April 17, 2017 at 6:59 pm #3058AlexandraParticipant
on pg 286 with the drill about prostatectomies, I chose F as the flaw in the argument and not J because I was thinking along the lines of that flaw where the best detective in the precinct having a really low rate of solving crimes but its because they gave that detective the hardest cases, so I looked at this issue the same, the reasoning being the more traditional took longer because they had the harder cases whereas the new way got the easier cases. Thanks!
April 21, 2017 at 9:42 am #3060Mike KimKeymaster
Hi Alexandra —
I think what may be causing the issue here is how you are interpreting the given tasks (as opposed to the argument itself) —
When we are asked to identify the flaw in an argument, we need an answer that, in some way, gives a direct description of the reasoning relationship between support and conclusion, which also explaining why that reasoning is wrong.
Answer choice F is something that, if true, would help show that the reasoning is flawed (and that’s why F would be viable as a “weaken” answer), but answer choice F is not, in and of itself, a direct description of the flaw.
I hope that makes sense and I hope that helps — MK
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