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(D) Just as a raging river may be frozen into stillness during the winter, so mayone’s career falter at certain times of the year.(E) Just as a boxer may become too tense before a big fight, so may one’spersonal concerns stand in the way of professional success.
GMAT & LSAT CR22724.Which one of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument?(A) Bicycle chains are used to turn wheels, but the human mind is used to “turn”ideas.(B) People and bicycles are similar only in that both may not function well understress.(C) Bicycles help people with transportation, but careful, conscientious thoughthelps to solve many different problems.(D) Extreme tension helps a bicycle chain to function efficiently.(E) People engage in poor reasoning whether they are careful and conscientiousor not.25.All of the best comedians have had unhappy childhoods. Yet, many people whohave had happy childhoods are good comedians, and some good comedians whohave had miserably unhappy childhoods are happy adults.If the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following CANNOT betrue?(A) The proportion of good comedians who had unhappy childhoods isgreater than the proportion of the best comedians who did.(B) Some good comedians have had unhappy childhoods and are unhappy adults.(C) Most of the best comedians are happy adults.(D) More good comedians have had unhappy childhoods than have had happychildhoods.(E) The proportion of comedians who are happy adults is higher than theproportion who are unhappy adults.26.The usefulness of lie detectors cannot be overestimated. Although there is noemployee screening procedure that is 100 percent accurate, the lie detector is avaluable tool for employers and employees alike. The lie detector’s usefulness isamply demonstrated in a recent survey conducted by a prestigious university. Inthe survey, those employees of a large company who were applying for a newlycreated position within the company were asked if they had ever worked onProject X. More than one-third of the applicants studied lied and said they hadworked on the project—a project that never existed.Which one of the following best identifies a flaw in the author’s argument aboutthe usefulness of lie detectors?(A) The argument depends on the assumption that whatever is good for theemployer is good for the employee.(B) Since lie detectors are known to be less than 100 percent accurate, the testwill tend to help only those with something to hide.(C) By referring to a prestigious university, the author is appealing to authorityrather than to evidence.
228LSAT(D) The study shows only that certain individual will lie, not that the liedetector can detect them.(E) The author fails to address the issue that the use of lie detectors may fail toprevent embezzlement.

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