Logical Reasoning - Analyzing Arguments - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Analyzing Arguments - Type 2 (Q.No. 3)
Directions to Solve
Choose the statement that is best supported by the information given in the question passage.

Mathematics allows us to expand our consciousness. Mathematics tells us about economic trends, patterns of disease, and the growth of populations. Math is good at exposing the truth, but it can also perpetuate misunderstandings and untruths. Figures have the power to mislead people.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
the study of mathematics is dangerous.
words are more truthful than figures.
the study of mathematics is more important than other disciplines.
the power of numbers is that they cannot lie.
figures are sometimes used to deceive people.
Answer: Option
This answer is clearly stated in the last sentence of the paragraph. Choice a can be ruled out because there is no support to show that studying math is dangerous. Words are not mentioned in the passage, which rules out choice b. Choice d is a contradiction to the information in the passage. There is no support for choice c.
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