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A sandhog claims that he has a list of thirty deceased

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A sandhog claims that he has a list of thirty deceased [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 11:48
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A sandhog claims that he has a list of thirty deceased workers who worked as a group on a tunnel that cut through a radon-intense area. He started his list after an oncologist reported that the incidences of cancer among sandhogs were five times greater than the incidence of cancer among other construction workers. The tunnel contractor states that its records show that no sandhogs working on the tunnel were exposed to more radiation than was safe.

1- If true, which of the following statements most damages the contractor's claim?
A) The medical records of the oncologist were accurate
B) All thirty of the deceased sandhogs died of radiation-related cancer
C) The contractor has denied requests to inspect its radiation records
D) Sandhogs contract illness at higher-than-normal rates
E) The remaining sandhogs that worked on the tunnel show no signs of illness

2- Which of the following conclusions can be drawn most reliably from the passage?
A) Radiation did not cause cancer in the sandhogs
B) The contractor is not being truthful about the radiation
C) The records of the contrator are likely to be inaccurate or incomplete
D) The sandhogs were exposed to radiation elsewhere rather than in the tunnel
E) There is disagreement about the level of radiation that is safe
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 12:05
my fisrt = B

argument= cancer high among about 30 sandhogs... seems to be caused by the radiiation of the tunnel where thy workd ... contractor says radiation level is safe level...

B says '' all the workers died of radiaton-related cancer... suits well..

A) may be they were but how does that proove to the workers here...
C) denying does not mean lying...
D) actually helps support the contarctor's statement...
E) same ..... as D.

second : my ans wud be D here....

two parts of the one says'' the tunnel work caused the radiation'' and the other( contarctor) says'' the radiation level is safe'' now consdiering both the above to be True we have only D which says like'' the workers did get affected but not in the tunnel we know ...elsewere...

hope that helps! let me know If I m wrong1

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Re: CR: Sandhog [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 12:11
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A sandhog claims that he has a list of thirty deceased workers who worked as a group on a tunnel that cut through a radon-intense area. He started his list after an oncologist reported that the incidences of cancer among sandhogs were five times greater than the incidence of cancer among other construction workers. The tunnel contractor states that its records show that no sandhogs working on the tunnel were exposed to more radiation than was safe.

1- If true, which of the following statements most damages the contractor's claim?
A) The medical records of the oncologist were accurate
B) All thirty of the deceased sandhogs died of radiation-related cancer
C) The contractor has denied requests to inspect its radiation records
D) Sandhogs contract illness at higher-than-normal rates
E) The remaining sandhogs that worked on the tunnel show no signs of illness

2- Which of the following conclusions can be drawn most reliably from the passage?
A) Radiation did not cause cancer in the sandhogs
B) The contractor is not being truthful about the radiation
C) The records of the contrator are likely to be inaccurate or incomplete
D) The sandhogs were exposed to radiation elsewhere rather than in the tunnel
E) There is disagreement about the level of radiation that is safe


My answers are:

1. C
2. E

I'll explain a bit later.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 12:23
Wow, this one is tricky

There are some very close calls here

1. For the first one I would agree that B should be the correct answer
2. E
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 12:33
1. C
2. E

if correct exp will follow.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2004, 13:17
1. To damage the contractor’s claim most, we need to show that the guy’s lying about the radiation to which the sandhogs were exposed. (C) strongly suggests that.

2. (E). Kind of difficult to explain the obvious. :oops:
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