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Financial Forecaster

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Financial Forecaster

by Sprite_TM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:15 pm
1. Nearly one in three subscribers to Financial Forecaster is a millionaire, and over half are in top management. Shouldn’t you subscribe to Financial Forecaster now?



A reader who is neither a millionaire nor in top manage­ment would be most likely to act in accordance with the advertisement’s suggestion if he or she drew which of the following questionable conclusions invited by the advertisement?

(A) Among finance-related periodicals. Financial Forecaster provides the most detailed financial information.

(B) Top managers cannot do their jobs properly without reading Financial Forecaster.

(C) The advertisement is placed where those who will be likely to read it are millionaires.

(D) The subscribers mentioned were helped to become millionaires or join top management by reading Financial Forecaster.

(E) Only those who will in fact become millionaires, or at least top managers, will read the advertisement.

OA D

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by thought » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:27 pm
IMO, this is a pretty easy question.

The advertiser's argument goes like this:

Because 1/3rd of subscribers is a millionaire and over 1/2 are in top management, (therefore) you should subscribe to Financial Forecaster now.

The argument implies (or invites the conclusion) that FF has had a role in the success of the current subscribers. So a reader would subscribe if they believe that FF causes you to be a millionaire/be in top management.

(A) Wrong. The reader might believe this but the advertisement doesn't explicitly or implicitly mention this.
(B) Wrong. Again, the reader might believe this but the advertisement doesn't explicitly or implicitly mention this.
(C) Wrong. Very Wrong. If the reader believes this he/she probably wouldn't subscribe. (The reader will believe that the advertisement is misleading.)
(D) Correct. This is the implication of the argument. Reading FF caused/helped the subscribers to become millionaires or join top management.
(E) Wrong. If the reader believes this he/she probably wouldn't subscribe. (The reader might believe that the argument is misleading and/or doesn't apply to him/her.)

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by Sprite_TM » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:42 pm
thanks for the explanation

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by vanessa.m » Sun May 15, 2016 2:17 am
I agree with OA