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Betting Against Smiley

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Mark Twain, 1867

What logical inference can be made about Jim Smiley's ability to engage others in making wagers with him?

A

He boasts about how often he wins so that the other person feels obliged to make a wager.

B

He acts like he does not have a chance to win, thus fooling the other person to make a bet.

C

He acts indifferent, showing little interest so that the other person's interest is piqued.

D

He has a reputation for being overly lucky, which causes people to bet against him from all over.