The cause of the wreck of the ship Edmund Fitzgerald
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
A. Ships as large as the Edmund Fitzgerald rarely sink except in the most violent weather.
B. Underwater currents at the time of the storm did not move the separated pieces of the hull together again.
C. Pieces of the hull would have sunk more quickly than the intact hull would have.
D. The waves of the storm were not violent enough to have caused the ship to break up on the surface.
E. If the ship broke up before sinking, the pieces of the hull would not have remained on the surface for very long.
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