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According to advertisements, the higher a suntan lotion’s sun protection factor, or SPF, the more protection from sunburn. In order for a suntan lotion to work, however, one has to remember to put it on before going in the sun, put on an adequate amount to cover the skin, and reapply it as needed. Therefore, it really does not matter what SPF a suntan lotion has.

Which one of the following best identifies the error in reasoning made in the passage?

(A) It is unreasonable to assume that the only purpose of a suntan lotion is to provide protection from sunburn.
(B) Because some people get sunburned more easily than others, the fact that there are different SPFs cannot be ignored.
(C) It cannot be concluded that the SPF is not important just because there are requirements for the application of the suntan lotion.
(D) It is unreasonable to assume that all suntan lotions require the same application.
(E) There is no reason to assume that manufacturers are unaware that people sometimes forget to apply suntan lotion before going in the sun.
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21 Dec 2008, 03:26
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X = SPF

Fact: --> SPF is there.(X)

Conclusion:--> If lotion to be used, then it has to be used.(Y)
So SPF is not needed.(Z)

There is no correlation between Y and Z, which the argument is trying to do.

This point is taken into consideration only by (C)
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21 Dec 2008, 03:32
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This question is similar to Brushing question and commonly observed pattern :
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07 Aug 2007, 19:45
is the answer C? it seems to be the only answer that doesn't fall out of scope.
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07 Aug 2007, 23:42
I think its D
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08 Aug 2007, 01:07
I think D is the one. If it is not application that is the key factor, then SPF must be it.
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08 Aug 2007, 01:24
C

not D because nowhere does he mention anything where he says applying the suntan lotion is the same for all

He's saying

2. But because you have to do X, Y and Z (REQUIREMENTS)
3. Because of 2, SPF is useless.

Which is absurd.

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08 Aug 2007, 07:35
I feel C too
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08 Aug 2007, 07:43
straight C
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08 Aug 2007, 07:47
Thanks guys, OA given is C. I am not also convinced. therefore I posted it to get your opinion.

I went to D and still think it should be D not C.

Fistail wrote:
According to advertisements, the higher a suntan lotion’s sun protection factor, or SPF, the more protection from sunburn. In order for a suntan lotion to work, however, one has to remember to put it on before going in the sun, put on an adequate amount to cover the skin, and reapply it as needed. Therefore, it really does not matter what SPF a suntan lotion has.

Which one of the following best identifies the error in reasoning made in the passage?

(A) It is unreasonable to assume that the only purpose of a suntan lotion is to provide protection from sunburn.
(B) Because some people get sunburned more easily than others, the fact that there are different SPFs cannot be ignored.
(C) It cannot be concluded that the SPF is not important just because there are requirements for the application of the suntan lotion.
(D) It is unreasonable to assume that all suntan lotions require the same application.
(E) There is no reason to assume that manufacturers are unaware that people sometimes forget to apply suntan lotion before going in the sun.
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08 Aug 2007, 07:54
OK, let's pretend the answer is D then.

Why is it unreasonable to assume suntan lotions have the same requirements for application?

1. You have to remember to put it on before going into the sun. I think it's fair to assume suntan lotions won't work if you don't use them.

2. Put on an adequate amount to cover the skin. If you don't use an adequate amount it won't work as well as it should...this makes sense right?

3. Reapply it as needed. Sure, some lotions won't need to be reapplied and others will need to be reapplied every hour...but since it as "as needed" it can vary by product. It's safe to assume that you must reapply it if you need to, right?

Nothing the passage says about the application of suntan lotions is unreasonable to assume about all suntan lotions. it would be unreasonable if the passage said "and you must reapply it every 30 minutes" but everything they suggest is open to flexibility between brands.

D just doesn't make any sense any way you look at it. Even if you pretend it's correct.

C is the clear choice here.
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08 Aug 2007, 08:42
eschn3am wrote:
OK, let's pretend the answer is D then.

Why is it unreasonable to assume suntan lotions have the same requirements for application?

1. You have to remember to put it on before going into the sun. I think it's fair to assume suntan lotions won't work if you don't use them.

2. Put on an adequate amount to cover the skin. If you don't use an adequate amount it won't work as well as it should...this makes sense right?

3. Reapply it as needed. Sure, some lotions won't need to be reapplied and others will need to be reapplied every hour...but since it as "as needed" it can vary by product. It's safe to assume that you must reapply it if you need to, right?

Nothing the passage says about the application of suntan lotions is unreasonable to assume about all suntan lotions. it would be unreasonable if the passage said "and you must reapply it every 30 minutes" but everything they suggest is open to flexibility between brands.

D just doesn't make any sense any way you look at it. Even if you pretend it's correct.

C is the clear choice here.

Great explanation!
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08 Aug 2007, 08:47
Fistail wrote:
According to advertisements, the higher a suntan lotion’s sun protection factor, or SPF, the more protection from sunburn. In order for a suntan lotion to work, however, one has to remember to put it on before going in the sun, put on an adequate amount to cover the skin, and reapply it as needed. Therefore, it really does not matter what SPF a suntan lotion has.

Which one of the following best identifies the error in reasoning made in the passage?

(A) It is unreasonable to assume that the only purpose of a suntan lotion is to provide protection from sunburn.
(B) Because some people get sunburned more easily than others, the fact that there are different SPFs cannot be ignored.
(C) It cannot be concluded that the SPF is not important just because there are requirements for the application of the suntan lotion.
(D) It is unreasonable to assume that all suntan lotions require the same application.
(E) There is no reason to assume that manufacturers are unaware that people sometimes forget to apply suntan lotion before going in the sun.

I got C.
For D, it is saying that the author assumes that all suntan lotions "require the same application" "same application" means, to me, is to protect against the sun. In C, "requirements for the application" is clearer.
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09 Aug 2007, 07:17
eschn3am wrote:
OK, let's pretend the answer is D then.

Why is it unreasonable to assume suntan lotions have the same requirements for application?

1. You have to remember to put it on before going into the sun. I think it's fair to assume suntan lotions won't work if you don't use them.

2. Put on an adequate amount to cover the skin. If you don't use an adequate amount it won't work as well as it should...this makes sense right?

3. Reapply it as needed. Sure, some lotions won't need to be reapplied and others will need to be reapplied every hour...but since it as "as needed" it can vary by product. It's safe to assume that you must reapply it if you need to, right?

Nothing the passage says about the application of suntan lotions is unreasonable to assume about all suntan lotions. it would be unreasonable if the passage said "and you must reapply it every 30 minutes" but everything they suggest is open to flexibility between brands.

D just doesn't make any sense any way you look at it. Even if you pretend it's correct.

C is the clear choice here.

Well explained...C it is.
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09 Aug 2007, 08:22
I go with C too.
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21 Dec 2008, 03:33
eschn3am wrote:
OK, let's pretend the answer is D then.

Why is it unreasonable to assume suntan lotions have the same requirements for application?

1. You have to remember to put it on before going into the sun. I think it's fair to assume suntan lotions won't work if you don't use them.

2. Put on an adequate amount to cover the skin. If you don't use an adequate amount it won't work as well as it should...this makes sense right?

3. Reapply it as needed. Sure, some lotions won't need to be reapplied and others will need to be reapplied every hour...but since it as "as needed" it can vary by product. It's safe to assume that you must reapply it if you need to, right?

Nothing the passage says about the application of suntan lotions is unreasonable to assume about all suntan lotions. it would be unreasonable if the passage said "and you must reapply it every 30 minutes" but everything they suggest is open to flexibility between brands.

D just doesn't make any sense any way you look at it. Even if you pretend it's correct.

C is the clear choice here.

Fantastic approach. Agree
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21 Dec 2008, 12:44
I got a straight C. Nothing else made sense.
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01 Jan 2009, 03:29
IMO C
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