PT 56, Section 3, Question 21 – Flaw in Reasoning – WHAAAAT?

    • March 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm #1613

      Hi Mike – I can not for the life of me figure out why the correct answer to this is D.  Can you explain, please?


    • March 22, 2016 at 10:21 pm #1616

      George wants to know why a lot of people are now taking ballroom dancing lessons, given that pretty much no one did in the 1980s and early 1990s. Boris replies that once a lot of people started learning some ballroom dances in 1995, this spread to other ballroom dances as well. But George’s question hasn’t really been addressed: Why did a lot of people start learning some ballroom dances in 1995, given that pretty much no one did in the 1980s and early 1990s?  Answer choice D captures what Boris has failed to address in attempting to answer George’s question.

    • March 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm #1619
      Mike Kim

      Danny hit the nail on the head — George is asking, “Why is ballroom dancing popular when it wasn’t before?” and Boris basically responds “Because it got really popular!” — without addressing the why.

      Strange Q.

    • March 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm #1623

      Ah, ha- so basically this question is saying Boris’s response is non-responsive.  Nice.

      Thanks, guys!

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