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June 2007, Logical Reasoning 1, Question 21

The content focuses on how to approach and solve flaw questions in the GRE exam, specifically by identifying errors in arguments through understanding the argument's conclusion and evidence.
  • Flaw questions require identifying the argument's conclusion and its supporting evidence.
  • A common flaw is confusing correlation with causation, mistaking the correlation of two factors for one causing the other.
  • The correct answer choice points out the flaw by indicating that a cause is inferred from a mere correlation.
  • Other answer choices are dismissed by analyzing the argument's structure and the evidence provided, emphasizing the importance of closely examining the argument's claims and the basis for its conclusion.
Understanding Flaw Questions
Identifying the Argument's Conclusion and Evidence
Confusing Correlation with Causation
Analyzing Answer Choices