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Identify a flaw | Worked example

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clothes dryers manufactured by archway appliances incorporated our poor quality crucial bolts are missing and some sections are assembled in the wrong order thereby creating a shock and fire hazard concern for safety and quality is conspicuously lacking so archway must use shoddy substandard components in its clothes dryers so they're going after archway appliances they're saying that they are poor quality the clothes dryers in particular are poor quality crucial bolts are missing some sections are assembled in the wrong order because of that they create a shock and fire hazard shock and fire hazard they're saying that this company that it doesn't have concern for safety and quality its concern is conspicuously lacking and then they even make this conclusion so arch where archway must use shoddy substandard components in its clothes dryers which isn't a direct conclusion from all of what you said before you could you could be missing some bolts but the ones that are there could still be high-quality and you could assemble things of that are components of high quality in the wrong order but let's just keep reading to see what they're asking us the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it fails to consider the possibility that there's not a single known case of an archway dryer starting a fire or electrocuting someone so that one does undermine the thereby creating a shock and fire hazard and making this statement that's that saying hey these things are happening which call it creates a shock and fire hazard but if it's true that there's not a single known case of an archway dryer starting a fire or electrocuting someone and especially if you knew that there were a lot of them around well it would undermine that one statement but doesn't undermine everything else so I don't like this one that much I'll kind of pseudo cross it out it undermines part of what they're saying but not the whole not the whole criticism there are aspects of dryer construction that are more relevant to the quality of the finished product than those mentioned well if that is true it does somewhat water down the argument but if I'm thinking about buying a clothes dryers from archway appliance that still be quite worried based on everything that this author saying even if there are other aspects of dryer construction that might be more relevant so I don't know this one that doesn't feel that strong archways dryers consistently perform well and enjoy considerable customer loyalty archways dryers consistently perform well and enjoy considerable customer loyalty this one is interesting because it does address that the that there of poor quality if they were poor quality well they're saying that if this was true she was true the dryers consistently performed well that seems to contradict the first statement and then crucial bolts are missing and some sections are assembled in the wrong order this if this is true that archways dryers consistently perform well that seems to undermine that as well and there's high customer loyalty also seems to undermine the beginning of this argument but it doesn't undermine this last statement this last statement is so archway must use shoddy substandard components in its clothes dryers and this is really the way it's set up is kind of the conclusion of the argument and so if it's not undermining the conclusion of the argument even though this is close it undermines a lot of what was said I would rule this one out let's check out D a shoddily constructed appliance can be made of high quality parts so that is true you could take a lot of high quality parts and put them together and have and put them together in a bad way and so this one would directly undermine what looks like the conclusion here because even if you accept everything that was said before and this was kind of my brain was feeling that dissonance before even if you accept everything that was up here you can badly put together things that are made of high quality so you can't even if all these other statements are true you can't make the conclusion that so therefore archway must use shoddy substandard components in its clothes dryers the way it's set up this is kind of the final conclusion and so this one does undermine that a shoddily constructive appliance can be made of high quality parts that is absolutely true so now also get choice D archways other product lines exhibit careful and safe assembly and use high-quality components well that might make you feel a little bit better about the company but it still doesn't address these concerns about the clothes dryers in particular so this one more than any of the other ones I think doesn't do much to really water down the underlying argument so I definitely like choice D that look this last conclusion so R to a must do shoddy substandard components in his clothes dryers that doesn't necessarily fall out of everything that was said before because a shoddily constructed appliance can be made of high quality parts