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Of the many over-the-counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache. SinEase costs the least per dose. And SinEase is as effective per dose as the most effective of those other medications. So for relief from sinus headaches, SinEase is the best buy.

Which weakens the argument.

A. Most of the over-the-counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache are equally effective per dose in providing such relief.

B. Many of the over-the-counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache contain the same active ingredient as SinEase does.

C. People who suffer from frequent sinus headaches are strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications.

D. An over-the-counter medication that is marketed for the relief of symptoms of head cold is identical in composition to SinEase but costs less per dose.

E. The per dose price for any given over-the-counter medication marketed for the relief of sinus headache is higher for smaller packages than it is for larger packages.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by jgomey on 23 Jan 2013, 13:55, edited 2 times in total.
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jgomey wrote:

Of the many over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache. Sinease costs the least per dose, and sinese is as effective per dose as the most effective of those other medications. So for relief from sinus headaches, sinease is the best buy.

Which weakens the argument.

A. Most of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache are equally effective per dose in providing such relief.

B. Many of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache contain the same active ingredient as sinease does.

C. People who suffer from frequent sinus headaches are strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any over the counter medications.

D. An over the counter medication that is marketed for the relief of symptoms of head cold is identical in composition to sinease but costs less per dose.

E. The per dose price for any given over the counter medication marketed for the relief of sinus headache is higher for smaller packages than it is for larger packages.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Lets discuss it

rarely in weaken argument the word many is correct. moreover, we are talkink about a medice that is effective

I go for A
I like this question because use many words such as $$many$$ or $$most$$ where we have to be careful
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The answers will be discussed whether or not the OA is put up. It would be helpful if after the Q the OA is put up so that atleast the time spent in trying to solve this question is not wasted waiting for someone to reveal the OA. Hope this is understood by all who don't put up OA after the Q waiting for the ans to be discussed.
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darsh wrote:
The answers will be discussed whether or not the OA is put up. It would be helpful if after the Q the OA is put up so that atleast the time spent in trying to solve this question is not wasted waiting for someone to reveal the OA. Hope this is understood by all who don't put up OA after the Q waiting for the ans to be discussed.

to be honest based on the forum rules the OA has to be put always at the bottom of the question
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carcass wrote:
jgomey wrote:

Of the many over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache. Sinease costs the least per dose, and sinese is as effective per dose as the most effective of those other medications. So for relief from sinus headaches, sinease is the best buy.

Which weakens the argument.

A. Most of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache are equally effective per dose in providing such relief.

B. Many of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache contain the same active ingredient as sinease does.

C. People who suffer from frequent sinus headaches are strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any over the counter medications.

D. An over the counter medication that is marketed for the relief of symptoms of head cold is identical in composition to sinease but costs less per dose.

E. The per dose price for any given over the counter medication marketed for the relief of sinus headache is higher for smaller packages than it is for larger packages.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Lets discuss it

rarely in weaken argument the word many is correct. moreover, we are talkink about a medice that is effective

I go for A
I like this question because use many words such as $$many$$ or $$most$$ where we have to be careful

same here carcass.
a doubt though in option D . i narrowed down to A, B and D.
introduction of the words "head cold" sort of put me out of the blue. practically "head cold" may be equivalent "sinus", but considering CR, are we allowed the privilege to assume both to be the same?? i would have gone with D but rejected only because of the words "head cold".
as far as option B, many contain same active ingredient, what about other ingredients?? they may not be the same as Sinease, unless explicitly mentioned like in option D, that both have the "same composition".

Hence IMO option A. do correct me in case i am wrong!!
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I would go with D. Although the other medicines might be as effective, sinease is the cheapest, and therefore probably the best buy (as the argument states) - however what if there is a cheaper alternative for the same symptoms?
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arnabs wrote:
carcass wrote:
jgomey wrote:

Of the many over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache. Sinease costs the least per dose, and sinese is as effective per dose as the most effective of those other medications. So for relief from sinus headaches, sinease is the best buy.

Which weakens the argument.

A. Most of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache are equally effective per dose in providing such relief.

B. Many of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache contain the same active ingredient as sinease does.

C. People who suffer from frequent sinus headaches are strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any over the counter medications.

D. An over the counter medication that is marketed for the relief of symptoms of head cold is identical in composition to sinease but costs less per dose.

E. The per dose price for any given over the counter medication marketed for the relief of sinus headache is higher for smaller packages than it is for larger packages.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Lets discuss it

rarely in weaken argument the word many is correct. moreover, we are talkink about a medice that is effective

I go for A
I like this question because use many words such as $$many$$ or $$most$$ where we have to be careful

same here carcass.
a doubt though in option D . i narrowed down to A, B and D.
introduction of the words "head cold" sort of put me out of the blue. practically "head cold" may be equivalent "sinus", but considering CR, are we allowed the privilege to assume both to be the same?? i would have gone with D but rejected only because of the words "head cold".
as far as option B, many contain same active ingredient, what about other ingredients?? they may not be the same as Sinease, unless explicitly mentioned like in option D, that both have the "same composition".

Hence IMO option A. do correct me in case i am wrong!!

So Arnabs - I went for D - I think that's the right answer based on what the OA seems to suggest. This is why (to help my own understanding as much as anything)

Says that this fancy Sinease drug is as effective as those medications specifically designed to treat sinus headaches per dose, but costs less. So I was on the lookout for anywhere where (a) maybe the dose level of Sinease differs from those other medicines or (b) as in this case, there's a viable substitute (that came to me more as I read the options)

A. Most of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache are equally effective per dose in providing such relief. - states what we already knew. the question stem already tells us that the OTC medicines are as effective as the Sinease medicine, so this is basically saying B=A after the question says A=B (make sense?)

B. Many of the over the counter medications marketed for the relief of sinus headache contain the same active ingredient as sinease does. - ok, so its the same, and its as effective, we already know that, won't make a difference

C. People who suffer from frequent sinus headaches are strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any over the counter medications. - irrelevant

D. An over the counter medication that is marketed for the relief of symptoms of head cold is identical in composition to sinease but costs less per dose. - So this is 'the one'. There's an identical drug, and can provide the same relief the Sinus does (the question states that Sinus is the best buy for sinus headaches - clearly this one is better as its cheaper. Hence D.

E. The per dose price for any given over the counter medication marketed for the relief of sinus headache is higher for smaller packages than it is for larger packages. - nope irrelevant
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I doubt OA is D because of two reasons-
2)SECOND REASON-Identical does not mean same.Suppose,we have .125 mg of Zn.If we have .126 mg of Zn,it will be identical in composition but may be that .001 mg can cause other side-effects,you don't know.

Can some one explain why correct answer is D.
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