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Mathematicians have a distinctive sense of beauty

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Mathematicians have a distinctive sense of beauty: they strive to present their ideas and results in a clear and compelling fashion, dictated by __________ as well as by logic.

A caprice
B aesthetics
C obligation
D methodologies
E intellect

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aesthetics (Choice B)
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The key to this question lies in the first part of the sentence – “a distinctive sense of beauty”. We need something that links to “beauty”. The only option is “aesthetics”. Methodologies and intellect are too similar to logic, and provide no connection with beauty. Obligation also does not connect with beauty. Another way to express caprice is to say “on a whim”. Again there is no connection to “beauty”. Process of elimination can be used, or the direct approach of linking beauty with aesthetics.
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Re: Mathematicians have a distinctive sense of beauty [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2016, 22:58
Can you please elaborate these terms?
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I assume you mean to elaborate the five answer choices. A caprice can be thought of as a sudden change of mood. Aesthetics is concerned with a sense of beauty. An obligation is something you must do. A methodology is a method. Intellect is to do with the mind. From these explanations you can probably see that to connect with the “beauty” mentioned in the first part of the sentence, only “aesthetics” is possible. There must be that connection with “beauty”; otherwise the first part of the sentence would not be connected to the second part.
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