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Critical Reasoning

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Paint-O advertisement:
Our Eco-paint line of paint products has the fewest volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of all our paints. Consequently, our Eco-paint is one of the most ecologically responsible paint lines on the market today.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument in above advertisement?


(A) The Environmental Protection Agency listed many other paints with more VOCs than Eco-paint.

(B) In recent months, Paint-O has sold more Eco-paint than it sold any of its other lines of paint.

(C) Paint products made by Paint-O generally have more VOCs than paint products made by other companies.

(D) White and red paints usually have more VOCs than other colors.

(E) Paint-O introduces a new line of paint products every six months.

OA is C
what validates option C. An Expert view is needed.

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Roland2rule wrote:
Paint-O advertisement:
Our Eco-paint line of paint products has the fewest volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of all our paints. Consequently, our Eco-paint is one of the most ecologically responsible paint lines on the market today.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument in above advertisement?


(A) The Environmental Protection Agency listed many other paints with more VOCs than Eco-paint.

(B) In recent months, Paint-O has sold more Eco-paint than it sold any of its other lines of paint.

(C) Paint products made by Paint-O generally have more VOCs than paint products made by other companies.

(D) White and red paints usually have more VOCs than other colors.

(E) Paint-O introduces a new line of paint products every six months.

OA is C
what validates option C. An Expert view is needed.
The basic logic: Our Eco-paint is the least toxic of all our paint lines. Therefore it is one of the least toxic paint lines on the market.

Well, just because the Eco-paint is less toxic than the other paint lines this company produces doesn't mean that Eco-paint is safe compared to the rest of the market! This is what C establishes. The least bad product from one company, may still be much worse than the alternatives produced by other companies.

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