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The increase in the number of reality shows on television channels bolsters the contention that channels owners are more interested in boosting their revenues by pandering to voyeuristic tendencies of viewers. The premise behind the above argument is that
(3) reality shows on television appeal to the basic instincts of viewers.
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cognizant_81 Says
The increase in the number of reality shows on television channels bolsters the contention that channels owners are more interested in boosting their revenues by pandering to voyeuristic tendencies of viewers. The premise behind the above argument is that(1) reality shows on television channels are a recent phenomenon. (2) everything that channel broadcasts should be educational. (3) reality shows on television appeal to the basic instincts of viewers. (4) reality shows make more money than other types of programs. (5) the channel owners can influence what is watched by the viewers.



i'd go with (2)

The increase in the number of reality shows on television channels bolsters the contention that channels owners are more interested in boosting their revenues by pandering to voyeuristic tendencies of viewers. The premise behind the above argument is that(1) reality shows on television channels are a recent phenomenon. (2) everything that channel broadcasts should be educational. (3) reality shows on television appeal to the basic instincts of viewers. (4) reality shows make more money than other types of programs. (5) the channel owners can influence what is watched by the viewers.

qs) B is the daughter in law of E, who has cookin as her hobby.

Now my qs is who has the cookin as her hobby b or e. when we tell more info abt a subject it is generally after a comma rt.
so i thot it is b but the answer is e.
Lemme know the actual reason.
pls help out

arijitprepares Says
Well, the answer is 4. I would like to know why A should come after B and why C cant follow B (why DBCA is wrong). The logic jadedsoul is giving here is incontrovertible. I also thought the same way. If there is another logic which suppports A after B, then which one got more importance and how do we decide in the hall which logic the paper setter thought. Its like two different logic giving two answers and both seem right.



Ah well...DBAC can be justified along these lines...

statement B introduces the example of the accident and statement A goes onto explain the suitability of this example to our present context...

it's like A is a subset of B or nested within B so that the continuity from B to C is not interrupted..

but by going staright to C from B we leave the idea of the accident hanging mid-air...we've introduced it but have.'t said anything about it's purpose and how it's related to the Generic statement made in D....

but then again..this is like concocting a logic-any logic-to suit the conclusion....



i hope practice can help us improve...

Well, the answer is 4. I would like to know why A should come after B and why C cant follow B (why DBCA is wrong). The logic jadedsoul is giving here is incontrovertible. I also thought the same way. If there is another logic which suppports A after B, then which one got more importance and how do we decide in the hall which logic the paper setter thought. Its like two different logic giving two answers and both seem right.

Parajumble I am confused with the answer...Please help....
A. The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crossed the street.
B. An accident involing a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
C. Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
D. The simplest strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other an each must decide what to do without knowing what the other is doing.

1.ABCD 2.ADCB 3.DBCA 4.DBAC

Please explain the solution. What connects what and why?


i'd go with 3.DBCA

This ordering of the sentences begins with a generic statement about a problem(i.e. interaction between 2 individuals) which is statement D
It then goes to describe a specific example of such a situation(The accident)

Statement C seems like an extension of statement B in that it appears to translate into specification the generality mentioned in statement D.

For eg: the generic statement D mentions two conditions:
1.Interaction of 2 individuals
2.Each must decide what to do without knowing what the other does.

Statement B corresponds to the first condition and statement C to the second one,so that B and C together form a single idea.

and finally statement A which presents a third idea distinct from the previous two about the chances of an accident occuring.
Parajumble I am confused with the answer...Please help....
A. The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crossed the street.
B. An accident involing a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
C. Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
D. The simplest strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other an each must decide what to do without knowing what the other is doing.

1.ABCD 2.ADCB 3.DBCA 4.DBAC

Please explain the solution. What connects what and why?


I think the answer is 4.DBAC ... All four statements speak of the strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other ... Statement D sort of introduces the topic... So D has got to be the opening line.. B cannot follow A .... A describes the example that B mentions ... So A follows B .... C logically follows A
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Parajumble I am confused with the answer...Please help....
A. The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crossed the street.
B. An accident involing a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
C. Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
D. The simplest strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other an each must decide what to do without knowing what the other is doing.

1.ABCD 2.ADCB 3.DBCA 4.DBAC
my take in bold!!

Parajumble I am confused with the answer...Please help....
A. The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crossed the street.
B. An accident involing a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
C. Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
D. The simplest strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other an each must decide what to do without knowing what the other is doing.

1.ABCD 2.ADCB 3.DBCA 4.DBAC

Please explain the solution. What connects what and why?

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