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Premise 1: If retraining of workers is efficient, then it allows companies to meet their own short term needs (RE SN). This is the second sentence of the stimulus and the premise of the argument.
Conclusion: If it is a large governmental training program, then retraining of workers is not effective (LGP ~RE). This is the last sentence of the stimulus and the conclusion of the argument.
I need to find a way to connect LGP to SN. Well, the contrapositive of premise 1 -- ~SN ~RE -- would allow me to connect LGP to RE by having the following premise: If there is a large governmental training program, then it does not allow companies to meet their short term needs. (LGP ~SN).
As such, the argument would go:
1a.) RE SN
1b.) Contrapositive: ~SN ~RE
2.) LGP ~SN
Conc: LGP ~RE
This missing premise is exactly what answer choice (D) says. And thus, it is the missing premise of the argument. As such, would this classify as a supporter answer as opposed to a defender answer?
Thanks in advance, Powerscore. Ya'll are really helping me nail down this test.