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Mayor: the commuters from the nearby

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Mayor: the commuters from the nearby

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Mayor: the commuters from the nearby suburb of Coldstream perennially complain of a difficult commute to our downtown region. To address these concerns, we should install high-speed toll collector on the interstate between here and Coldstream, thus relieving any traffic snarls caused by the hand-operated toll booths.

Civil engineer: Over 95% of commuters from Coldstream take local roads, not the interstate, to our downtown region.

The civil engineer uses which of the following techniques in responding to the mayor?

(A) pointing out that the premise could lead to an opposing conclusion
(B) questioning whether the methods recommended would work in practice
(C) citing evidence that calls into question the assumption of the argument
(D) suggesting, by analogy, that the argument might not support the conclusion
(E) presenting evidence that the proposed solution would have damaging unforeseen consequences

How will i find the best option?

OA C

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Mayor: the commuters from the nearby suburb of Coldstream perennially complain of a difficult commute to our downtown region. To address these concerns, we should install high-speed toll collector on the interstate between here and Coldstream, thus relieving any traffic snarls caused by the hand-operated toll booths.

Civil engineer: Over 95% of commuters from Coldstream take local roads, not the interstate, to our downtown region.

The civil engineer uses which of the following techniques in responding to the mayor?

(A) pointing out that the premise could lead to an opposing conclusion
(B) questioning whether the methods recommended would work in practice
(C) citing evidence that calls into question the assumption of the argument
(D) suggesting, by analogy, that the argument might not support the conclusion
(E) presenting evidence that the proposed solution would have damaging unforeseen consequences

How will i find the best option?

OA C
The mayor is responding to complaints about a. difficult commute. His solution is to install high-speed toll-collectors. His assumption is that congestion in the toll plazas is the primary reason for the difficult commute.

The civil engineer rebuts the mayor by providing a statistic (evidence) suggesting that congestion in the toll plazas isn't the issue (undermining the assumption.) The answer is C

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