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by umaa » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:15 am
OA after discussion.
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by scoobydooby » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:04 am
would go for E,
strengthens the conclusion that street crimes have more convictions than embezzlements, insider tradings (property crimes)

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by arorag » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:29 am
WIll go with D as it remove the weakness

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by sanp_l » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:15 pm
I would go with Option A.
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by suragga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:49 pm
Following is my analysis:

As per the question argument needs to be strengthened by the selected option.

Conclusion is "Defendants with private defense lawyers have lower conviction rate. Criminals in lucrative crime can afford private lawyers."

A: Talks about afforadability. Does not strenthen argument.
B: Talk about lawyers competency. Does not strenthen argument.
C: Talks about numbers of street crime conviction and lucrative crime. This strenthens argument
D:Talks about percentage that actually committed crime. Does not strenthen argument.
E:Irrelevant. Does not strenthen argument.

Hence answer is C.

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by umaa » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:25 pm
OA is D.

arorag, can you explain your answer?
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by vikram_k51 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:29 pm
B seems to be the best here.

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by viju9162 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:39 am
I thought it to be "B" or "C".. i would be interested to know how it is "D"?
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by The Apprentice » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:42 pm
D is correct because it removes an alternate cause (which could have the same result as the one described in the conclusion). If percentage of defendants who actually committed the crime in greater in the case of public defendants, then it may explain why that group has a greater conviction rate.

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by joseph32 » Sun May 15, 2016 9:21 pm
I must admit that D seems to be the answer. What's OA?