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Playing eighteenth-century music on the instruments of that period provides valuable information about how the music originally sounded. Eighteenth-century instruments cannot be played without being restored, however,and restoring such an instrument destroys all of the information that researchers could obtain from it about eighteenth-century instrument-making techniques.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?

(A) Eighteenth-century instruments cannot be used to provide information about the original techniques used in playing such instruments if they have been restored.
(B) Eighteenth-century instruments that have been restored can provide information only about how eighteenth-century music originally sounded
(C) Eighteenth-century instruments are the only source of information about the instrument-making techniques of that period.
(D) An eighteenth-century instrument that has not been restored can provide more information than can one that has been restored.
(E) An eighteenth-century instrument cannot serve as a source of new information about eighteenth-century instrument-making techniques once it can be played
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Re: Playing eighteenth-century music on the instruments of tha [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2017, 22:30
B is the answer
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Re: Playing eighteenth-century music on the instruments of tha [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2017, 05:02
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No the OA is E.


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Re: Playing eighteenth-century music on the instruments of tha [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2017, 21:43
Why E ?
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Re: Playing eighteenth-century music on the instruments of tha [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2017, 14:35
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restoring such an instrument destroys all of the information that researchers could obtain from it


which means that once restored the instruments no longer provide \(new\) information about a previous technique used for.

B is wrong because you cannot be inferred that once restored from the shape, for instance, or the wood used to build the instrument cannot infer something about. You are still able, better: the researchers. As such, gaining info only about the music is not totally true.

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