QUESTION TYPE: Must Be True
FACTS: Only Canadian films are shown at the festival. Most of the films at the festival won prizes at international festivals.
ANALYSIS: We can say that some Canadian films won prizes abroad, because they were shown at the festival.
You might have gotten confused because the argument goes from ‘most’ films at the festival to ‘some’ Canadian films won prizes abroad.
That’s because ‘most’ just refers to films at the festival. E.g. 51 out of 100. But when you consider those 51 films out of all the films that won prizes internationally, they are just ‘some’ films. The total changed.
F ➞ C
F most ➞ P
Some canadian films won prizes abroad
Most films at the festival won prizes abroad
- This gets things backwards. Maybe 1,000 Canadian films won prizes internationally, while only 100 films were shown at the festival.
- Similar to A. There could be 1,000 Canadian films, and only 100 were shown at the festival.
- CORRECT. This must be true, because some films from the festival won prizes and all the films at the festival were Canadian.
- This could be true, but we have no idea. It’s possible that every film that won a prize at that festival was also shown internationally. ‘Most’ can include ‘all’.
- Who knows? Maybe Canadian films swept the international film festivals this year, and Canadian films won all the prizes.
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