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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote Having studied the mystic art of shamanism This topic has 1 expert reply and 2 member replies Top Member Having studied the mystic art of shamanism Having studied the mystic art of shamanism for seven years, Damian noticed that when the Chant of Rain was recited by a group of shamans during the night of a full moon, the place mentioned in the chant would get rainfall within a week. Damian thus concluded that it would be impossible to summon rain using the chant during the three weeks before the full moon. Damian's conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions? A) Shamans only chant their chants on moonlit nights. B) It only rains after the recitation of the Chant of Rain. C) The Chant of Rain is only effective when recited under a full moon. D) The shamans' ability to control weather has not been scientifically proven yet. E) The chant is ineffective unless a group of experienced shamans recites it. What is wrong with the other Options? Can some experts explain it? OA C Top Member Legendary Member Joined 07 Sep 2017 Posted: 833 messages Followed by: 3 members Upvotes: 6 Top Reply Hello lheiannie07. I think D is not correct because the statement above didn't mention anything about science. Option A is wrong because the statement never mentioned moonlit. Only full moon. But, I can not see how to discard options B and E. Experts, can you give us some help? GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Top Reply Conclusion: It would be impossible to summon rain using the chant during the three weeks before the full moon. Evidence: When the Chant of Rain was recited by a group of shamans during the night of a full moon, the place mentioned in the chant would get rainfall within a week. The evidence can be thought of as if-then statement. IF they chant on a full moon, THEN rain is summoned. This DOES NOT mean: IF they chant when it's not a full moon, THEN rain is not summoned. And yet that's what the conclusion says. Maybe the chanting works every day of the year. The assumption, Choice C, says "Actually, it only works when the moon is full." Now we can safely conclude that you can't summon rain when it's not a full moon. Choice A only discusses when they chant, not whether rain is summoned. Also, "moonlit" is vague. Choice B doesn't discuss when the chanting takes place. Do they chant only during full moons? Can't tell from this choice. Choice D is irrelevant to the argument. Choice E is also irrelevant. It's "noise." _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. Legendary Member Joined 14 Oct 2017 Posted: 521 messages Followed by: 3 members Hello. I think as Vincen. Also, I think option E is wrong because on the argument above, never were mentioned that the group of shamans was experienced. But, I don't know how to discard option B. Experts, please give us some help. • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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