70 LR Two Question 23

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30 Game 1
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30 Game 2
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30 Game 4
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31 RC Passage 2
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32 RC Passage 2
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33 Game 2
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33 RC Passage 2
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34 RC Passage 2
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34 RC Passage 3
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35 Game 2
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35 Game 4
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35 RC Passage 2
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35 RC Passage 3
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36 Game 2
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36 Game 4
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36 RC Passage 2
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36 RC Passage 3
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36 RC Passage 4
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37 Game 2
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37 Game 3
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37 Game 4
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37 RC Passage 1
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37 RC Passage 2
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37 RC Passage 3
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37 RC Passage 4
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38 Game 1
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38 Game 2
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38 Game 3
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38 Game 4
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38 RC Passage 1
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38 RC Passage 2
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38 RC Passage 3
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38 RC Passage 4
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39 Game 1
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39 Game 2
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39 Game 3
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39 Game 4
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39 RC Passage 2
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39 RC Passage 3
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39 RC Passage 4
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40 Game 2
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40 Game 3
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40 Game 4
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40 RC Passage 1
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40 RC Passage 2
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40 RC Passage 3
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40 RC Passage 4
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41 Game 2
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41 Game 3
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41 Game 4
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41 RC Passage 1
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41 RC Passage 2
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41 RC Passage 3
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41 RC Passage 4
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42 Game 1
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42 Game 2
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42 Game 3
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42 Game 4
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42 RC Passage 1
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42 RC Passage 2
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42 RC Passage 3
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42 RC Passage 4
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43 Game 1
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43 Game 2
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43 Game 3
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43 Game 4
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43 RC Passage 1
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43 RC Passage 2
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43 RC Passage 3
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43 RC Passage 4
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44 Game 1
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44 Game 2
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44 Game 3
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44 Game 4
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44 RC Passage 1
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44 RC Passage 2
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44 RC Passage 3
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44 RC Passage 4
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45 Game 1
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45 Game 2
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45 Game 3
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45 Game 4
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45 RC Passage 1
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45 RC Passage 2
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45 RC Passage 3
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45 RC Passage 4
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46 Game 1
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46 Game 2
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46 Game 3
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46 Game 4
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46 RC Passage 1
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46 RC Passage 2
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46 RC Passage 3
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46 RC Passage 4
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47 Game 1
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47 Game 2
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47 Game 3
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47 Game 4
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47 RC Passage 1
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47 RC Passage 2
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47 RC Passage 3
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47 RC Passage 4
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48 Game 1
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48 Game 2
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48 Game 3
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48 Game 4
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48 RC Passage 1
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48 RC Passage 2
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48 RC Passage 3
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48 RC Passage 4
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49 Game 1
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49 Game 2
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49 Game 3
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49 Game 4
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49 RC Passage 1
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49 RC Passage 2
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49 RC Passage 3
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49 RC Passage 4
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50 Game 1
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50 Game 2
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50 Game 3
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50 Game 4
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50 RC Passage 1
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50 RC Passage 2
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50 RC Passage 3
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50 RC Passage 4
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51 Game 1
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51 Game 2
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51 Game 3
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51 Game 4
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51 RC Passage 1
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51 RC Passage 2
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51 RC Passage 3
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51 RC Passage 4
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52 Game 1
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52 Game 2
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52 Game 3
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52 Game 4
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52 RC Passage 1
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52 RC Passage 2
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52 RC Passage 3
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52 RC Passage 4
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53 Game 1
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53 Game 2
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53 Game 3
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53 Game 4
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53 RC Passage 1
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53 RC Passage 2
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53 RC Passage 3
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53 RC Passage 4
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54 Game 1
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54 Game 2
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54 Game 3
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54 Game 4
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54 RC Passage 1
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54 RC Passage 2
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54 RC Passage 3
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54 RC Passage 4
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55 Game 1
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55 Game 2
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55 Game 3
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55 Game 4
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55 RC Passage 1
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55 RC Passage 2
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55 RC Passage 3
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55 RC Passage 4
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56 Game 1
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56 Game 2
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56 Game 3
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56 Game 4
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56 RC Passage 1
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56 RC Passage 2
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56 RC Passage 3
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56 RC Passage 4
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57 Game 1
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57 Game 2
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57 Game 3
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57 Game 4
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57 RC Passage 1
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57 RC Passage 2
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57 RC Passage 3
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57 RC Passage 4
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58 Game 1
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58 Game 2
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58 Game 3
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58 Game 4
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58 RC Passage 1
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58 RC Passage 2
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58 RC Passage 3
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58 RC Passage 4
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59 Game 1
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59 Game 2
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59 Game 3
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59 Game 4
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59 RC Passage 1
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59 RC Passage 2
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59 RC Passage 3
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59 RC Passage 4
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60 Game 1
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60 Game 2
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60 Game 3
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60 Game 4
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60 RC Passage 1
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60 RC Passage 2
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60 RC Passage 3
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60 RC Passage 4
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61 Game 1
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61 Game 2
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61 Game 3
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61 Game 4
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61 RC Passage 1
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61 RC Passage 2
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61 RC Passage 3
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61 RC Passage 4
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62 Game 1
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62 Game 2
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62 Game 3
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62 Game 4
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62 RC Passage 1
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62 RC Passage 2
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62 RC Passage 3
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62 RC Passage 4
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63 Game 1
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63 Game 2
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63 Game 3
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63 Game 4
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63 RC Passage 1
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63 RC Passage 2
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63 RC Passage 3
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63 RC Passage 4
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64 Game 1
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64 Game 2
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64 Game 3
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64 Game 4
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64 RC Passage 1
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64 RC Passage 2
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64 RC Passage 3
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64 RC Passage 4
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65 Game 1
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65 Game 2
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65 Game 3
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65 Game 4
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65 RC Passage 1
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65 RC Passage 2
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65 RC Passage 3
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65 RC Passage 4
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70 Game 1
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70 Game 2
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70 Game 3
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70 Game 4
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70 RC Passage 1
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70 RC Passage 2
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70 RC Passage 3
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70 RC Passage 4
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71 Game 1
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71 Game 2
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71 Game 3
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71 Game 4
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71 RC Passage 1
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71 RC Passage 2
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71 RC Passage 3
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71 RC Passage 4
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72 Game 1
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72 Game 2
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72 Game 3
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72 Game 4
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72 RC Passage 1
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72 RC Passage 2
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72 RC Passage 3
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72 RC Passage 4
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73 Game 1
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73 Game 2
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73 Game 3
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73 Game 4
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73 RC Passage 1
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73 RC Passage 2
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73 RC Passage 3
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73 RC Passage 4
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74 Game 1
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74 Game 2
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74 Game 3
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74 Game 4
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75 Game 1
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75 Game 2
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75 Game 3
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75 Game 4
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75 RC Passage 1
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75 RC Passage 2
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75 RC Passage 3
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75 RC Passage 4
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76 Game 1
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76 Game 2
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76 Game 3
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76 Game 4
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76 RC Passage 1
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76 RC Passage 2
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76 RC Passage 3
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76 RC Passage 4
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77 Game 1
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77 Game 2
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77 Game 3
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77 Game 4
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77 RC Passage 1
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77 RC Passage 2
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77 RC Passage 3
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77 RC Passage 4
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78 Game 1
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78 Game 2
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78 Game 3
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78 Game 4
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78 RC Passage 1
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78 RC Passage 2
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78 RC Passage 3
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78 RC Passage 4
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79 Game 1
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79 Game 2
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79 Game 3
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79 Game 4
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79 RC Passage 1
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79 RC Passage 2
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79 RC Passage 3
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79 RC Passage 4
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80 Game 1
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80 Game 2
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80 Game 3
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80 Game 4
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80 RC Passage 1
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80 RC Passage 2
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80 RC Passage 3
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80 RC Passage 4
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81 Game 1
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81 Game 2
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81 Game 3
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81 Game 4
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81 RC Passage 1
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81 RC Passage 2
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81 RC Passage 3
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81 RC Passage 4
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82 Game 1
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82 Game 2
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82 Game 3
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82 Game 4
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82 RC Passage 1
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82 RC Passage 2
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82 RC Passage 3
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82 RC Passage 4
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83 Game 1
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83 Game 2
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83 Game 3
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83 Game 4
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83 RC Passage 1
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83 RC Passage 2
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83 RC Passage 3
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83 RC Passage 4
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84 Game 1
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84 Game 2
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84 Game 3
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84 Game 4
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84 RC Passage 1
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84 RC Passage 2
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84 RC Passage 3
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84 RC Passage 4
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85 Game 1
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85 Game 2
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85 Game 3
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85 Game 4
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85 RC Passage 1
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85 RC Passage 2
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85 RC Passage 3
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85 RC Passage 4
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86 Game 1
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86 Game 2
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86 Game 3
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86 Game 4
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86 RC Passage 1
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86 RC Passage 2
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86 RC Passage 3
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86 RC Passage 4

Comments

forrestgroves's picture

I found it difficult to decide between B and D for this question since they seem essentially the same to me. I ultimately decided B because "at least 10 years of experience" was similarly vague to "a massive television advertising campaign" whereas having a PhD is more clear. What is the defining feature that makes D better than B?

majorgeneraldave's picture

How did you conditionally symbolize (B)? If you didn't originally, try doing so—I think you'll see the difference that way. Let me know!

laubsterrr's picture

Hi, Dave! I thought option (E), while not as "stupid" of an argument, was structurally similar. Could you clarify by showing how you would symbolize (D) and (E)? I'm still getting the hang of it. :)

majorgeneraldave's picture

This is a good example of the limits of conditional symbolization as a tool! 

You have already correctly assessed the difference between (D) and (E)—it's that (E) is not as stupid. This question has asked us to identify the answer that best demonstrates the stupidity of the argument, and since (D) is obviously stupid (and is also parallel), it does the best job of illustrating the absurdity. Precisely, as you've noted, because it is more stupid.

In other words, (E) is close to our argument, but is also showing us a more plausible claim (profitabilty is not usually a random occurrence; it's likely that Peninsula Press is good at choosing which novels to publish. Or, to say it another way, there is likely to be a causal relationship at work in (E) that does not appear likely in our argument), so (E) doesn't demonstrate the flaw in our argument as effectively as does (D).

 

kaoriwat's picture

I chose B.

I read as
almost every programmer in Coderight -> 10 years of experience
Donna has 10 years of experience -> Coderight will hire her.

What's wrong with me?

The same reason as E?

majorgeneraldave's picture

It looks like you overlooked the "since" and therefore you missed the conclusion.

(Well, I'm guessing as to how you missed the conclusion, but I can see from your work that you did so. A correct symbolization would reverse the last two elements.) Or you could put it like this:

1. almost every programmer in Coderight → 10 years of experience

2. Coderight will probably hire Donna

∴ Donna has 10 years of experience