- Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm
You're on to something there, ameliakate, although I would say having the rules posted conspicuously (obviously, in the open) provides the same advantage to all entrants, not disadvantage. Have easy access to the rules helps, rather than hinders, the people in the contest.
Answer D does not strengthen the argument primarily because it fails to address the numbers-and-percentages ideas on which the whole argument was based. 90% of the winners coming from the first two days of registration is unfair only if that is unrepresentative of when all entrants signed up for the contest. If 90% of the entrants registered in the first two days, then it would seem entirely fair and reasonable for 90% of the winners to come from that group.
If this answer did something to give a special advantage to the early registrants, like "the rules were only provided to those who registered in the first two days", that would strengthen the claim that the contest was unfair. Everyone having equal access to the rules, conspicuous or not, actually looks to weaken the argument, because that seems fair rather than unfair. But it really does nothing because it leaves us still wondering about whether the percentages we were given actually tell us what the author thinks they do.
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