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PrepTest 73, Logical Reasoning 1, Question 17

The essence of tackling parallel reasoning questions on the GRE involves identifying arguments with structurally similar evidence, conclusions, and logical flow.
  • Parallel reasoning questions require matching the structure of the argument presented with one of the five answer choices.
  • The key to solving these questions is to analyze and understand the original argument's structure, focusing on the conclusion and evidence.
  • A correct answer choice will mirror the original argument's structure, presenting a scenario where two entities are compared based on a shared characteristic.
  • Incorrect answer choices typically fail to replicate the original argument's specific comparison or logical structure.
  • Identifying the correct answer involves eliminating choices that do not have two entities compared in a similar manner or that do not follow the same logical progression.
Understanding Parallel Reasoning
Analyzing the Original Argument
Evaluating Answer Choices
Identifying the Correct Answer