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## Princeton Verbal1 Q16

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sandeep_chhabra Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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#### Princeton Verbal1 Q16

Sun May 11, 2008 12:41 am
An explaination on this would be appriciated.

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Ur_Sky Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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Mon May 12, 2008 6:05 pm
Hi,
I see it like this:

Part 1.- From the beginning of the argument you can state that people in general tend to strongly believe that an event X will happen to them if they are in frequent contact with proofs of this event X happening.
Part 2.- As a supporting idea you read that not only more lotteries have been stablished, but also the advertising of lottery winners has increased. Why could this be taken as a supporting idea?. Because if people need to see lots of proofs of an event that they would like to believe in (in this case to be a lottery winner), it is logical to asume that it would be a good idea to publish a picture of the winners on every media that you can in order to atract more consumers.

With this first info, we go to the choices:
1.- This idea could be part of the argument, but not the conclusion. Remember that the main point we are talking about is the people´s judgements, not what those who run lotteries want.

3.- This is OK. Why?. Because it relates the two ideas stated in the text: people tend to judge that an event will happen to them if they see many proofs of this event happening, so I see lots of ads with lottery winners and I judge (and believe) that I will be one of them overestimating the real probabilities of winning (maybe one out of thousands).

4.- Irrelevant idea. We aren´t talking about taking right or wrong decisions.

5.-This seems to be a good answer. The problem is (like in choice 1), that it refers to the specific case of lottery businness, and remember that the main point is about people´s judgements in general. Lotteries are just an example to distract you.

Hope this could help

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