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13 Aug 2006, 18:20
D because it contradicts the passage's assertion that sleep cycles cause an unhappy marriage, whereas D gives an alternative explanation for the sleep cycles
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13 Aug 2006, 18:42
D.

We have been asked to weaken X=>Y. The easiest way to do it is show that Y=>X
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13 Aug 2006, 20:44
Will go with D.

Gives another explanation for the different sleeping cycles.
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14 Aug 2006, 05:02
Ill go against the grain and pick (E). If sleeping schedules can be easily changed, then spouses would be able to modify their circadian rythum and thereby improve relations. This would NOT jeapordize their relationship, therefore weakening the argument.
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14 Aug 2006, 06:26
Another vote for (E)

I don't see any reason why (D) is right - it actually supports the argument
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Re: CR: Sleeping cycles [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2006, 09:51
u2lover wrote:
A study of marital relationships in which one partner's sleeping and waking cycles differ from those of the other partner reveals that such couples share fewer activities with each other and have more violent arguments than do couples in a relationship in which both partners
follow the same sleeping and waking patterns. Thus, mismatched sleeping and waking cycles can seriously jeopardize a marriage.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Married couples in which both spouses follow the same sleeping and waking patterns also occasionally have arguments that can jeopardize the couple's marriage.

B. The sleeping and waking cycles of individuals tend to vary from season to season.

C. The individuals who have sleeping and waking cycles that differ significantly from those of their spouses tend to argue little with colleagues at work.

D. People in unhappy marriages have been found to express hostility by adopting adifferent sleeping and waking cycle from that of their spouses.

E. According to a recent study, most people's sleeping and waking cycles can be controlled and modified easily.

please explain

D for me as well.

E in fact offers another way of saying that the cycles are not brought upon by nature but are something that can be controlled/modified ..in other words folks (if they so desire) can use it to their advantage ..which goes against the ASSUMPTION that sleeping and waking cycles end up ruining marriages because they are inherent characteristics of human beings.
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14 Aug 2006, 10:57
I will go with E.

Statement E will solve sleeping cycle differences between married partners and smoothen their relationship. This way it's weaken the argument.
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14 Aug 2006, 11:13
Here only A and D are in scope.
However A somehow tries (although not complete) contradicts information given in the passage.

Moreover,
Conclusion can be weakened by a reasoning that is of equal strength in other direction. D serves the purpose.
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14 Aug 2006, 12:01
OA is D

was blinded by A here when reread during review was wondering what happened to my brain when I said A
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14 Aug 2006, 19:11
u2lover wrote:
OA is D

was blinded by A here when reread during review was wondering what happened to my brain when I said A

But doesnt (D) strengthen the argument

U2Lovergirl, I just cant understand this??? Do you have the OE?
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14 Aug 2006, 20:25
GMATT73 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
OA is D

was blinded by A here when reread during review was wondering what happened to my brain when I said A

But doesnt (D) strengthen the argument

U2Lovergirl, I just cant understand this??? Do you have the OE?

I thought I am the only one having this doubt.
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15 Aug 2006, 02:08
No D doesn't strengthen it...

Conclusion is ----

Thus, mismatched sleeping and waking cycles can seriously jeopardize a marriage.

however D says that a jeopardized marriage leads to mismatch in sleeping and waking cycles. So it provides another explaination for the conclusion....
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15 Aug 2006, 03:21
D for me. too
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15 Aug 2006, 06:04
I thought D in fact reverses the cause and effect and hence doesn't weaken or for that matter has no role to play?

Best answer for me seemed to be A..but OA is OA ..can't help much..

If U2lover can post the OE, it would be good to see the reason.

BTW, on a lighter note, do any of you see a banner related to "sleep deprivation.com" or something of that sort at the bottom of the topic? Was wondering if these days these banners are coming up based on the topic of discussion?
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15 Aug 2006, 06:08
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
OA is D

was blinded by A here when reread during review was wondering what happened to my brain when I said A

But doesnt (D) strengthen the argument

U2Lovergirl, I just cant understand this??? Do you have the OE?

I thought I am the only one having this doubt.

The conlusion says, "mismatched sleeping and waking cycles can seriously jeopardize a marriage" i.e. A causes B

But "D" says "A doesn't cause B" in fact "B causes A", hence the answer.

I think this is from OG10, the OE is the best in OG10!
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15 Aug 2006, 06:12
Got it now..thanks Vivek123..
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15 Aug 2006, 06:14
Thanks vivek.
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15 Aug 2006, 06:42
Went for D here.
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15 Aug 2006, 06:43
Chose "D" here.
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15 Aug 2006, 07:05
vivek123 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
OA is D

was blinded by A here when reread during review was wondering what happened to my brain when I said A

But doesnt (D) strengthen the argument

U2Lovergirl, I just cant understand this??? Do you have the OE?

I thought I am the only one having this doubt.

The conlusion says, "mismatched sleeping and waking cycles can seriously jeopardize a marriage" i.e. A causes B

But "D" says "A doesn't cause B" in fact "B causes A", hence the answer.

I think this is from OG10, the OE is the best in OG10!

Thanks Vivek. You are absolutely right, its problem #137 in the OG10. Your explanation parallels that of the OE and it all makes sense now. E attempts to prove the conclusion wrong, whereas D actually indicates an entirely different cause.

Thanx for sticking around and helping us out!! You are both a great mentor and moderator

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