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PrepTest 73, Logical Reasoning 2, Question 18

The essence of tackling parallel flaw questions on the GRE involves identifying the flawed reasoning within the argument and matching it with an answer choice that exhibits the same logical fallacy.
  • Parallel flaw questions require understanding the original argument's flawed reasoning and finding a similar flaw among the answer choices.
  • The flawed reasoning in the provided example is akin to the sportscaster cliche of being 'due for a hit', implying an expectation of an event based on past occurrences rather than logical evidence.
  • The correct answer choice mirrors the original argument's structure, evidence, and flawed reasoning, demonstrating the 'due for' fallacy.
  • Incorrect answer choices are eliminated based on differences in evidence presentation, conclusion, or logical structure compared to the original argument.
  • Identifying the correct answer involves a detailed comparison of the conclusion, the nature of the evidence, and how the evidence is used in both the original argument and the answer choices.
Understanding Parallel Flaw Questions
Identifying the Flaw
Analyzing Answer Choices
Selecting the Correct Answer