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Although most people know that exercise is good for the body, few realize the extent to which it is valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all of the body’s organs to operate more efficiently. This increased activity enables the brain to receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher capacity for concentration.

The main point in the argument above is that

(A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain receives, the better the brain functions.
(B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical, activity.
(C) exercise helps the brain more than it does the rest of the body.
(D) people can greatly improve their powers of concentration by exercising more often.
(E) exercise serves more than one purpose

Can anyone suggest how to approach this CR .I was confused between two options !!!
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 09:24
spriya wrote:
Although most people know that exercise is good
for the body, few realize the extent to which it is
valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more
rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all
of the body’s organs to operate more efficiently.
This increased activity enables the brain to
receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher
capacity for concentration.

The main point in the argument above is that
(A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain
receives, the better the brain
functions.
(B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical,
activity.
(C) exercise helps the brain more than it does
the rest of the body.
(D) people can greatly improve their powers of
concentration by exercising more often.
(E) exercise serves more than one purpose

Can anyone suggest how to approach this CR .I was confused between two options !!!


IMO D) .... thats only conclusion I can see.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 09:46
spriya wrote:
Although most people know that exercise is good
for the body, few realize the extent to which it is
valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more
rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all
of the body’s organs to operate more efficiently.
This increased activity enables the brain to
receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher
capacity for concentration.

The main point in the argument above is that
(A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain
receives, the better the brain
functions.
(B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical,
activity.
(C) exercise helps the brain more than it does
the rest of the body.
(D) people can greatly improve their powers of
concentration by exercising more often.
(E) exercise serves more than one purpose

Can anyone suggest how to approach this CR .I was confused between two options !!!


E

exercise can help the body as well as the mind
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 09:48
gmatnub wrote:
spriya wrote:
Although most people know that exercise is good
for the body, few realize the extent to which it is
valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more
rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all
of the body’s organs to operate more efficiently.
This increased activity enables the brain to
receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher
capacity for concentration.

The main point in the argument above is that
(A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain
receives, the better the brain
functions.
(B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical,
activity.
(C) exercise helps the brain more than it does
the rest of the body.
(D) people can greatly improve their powers of
concentration by exercising more often.
(E) exercise serves more than one purpose

Can anyone suggest how to approach this CR .I was confused between two options !!!


E

exercise can help the body as well as the mind

Why B is wrong?physical and mental activity!!
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 09:52
I overlooked E) :stupid

B) talks about only mental and physical whereas argument also talks about better organ work so E) is better
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 10:00
nmohindru wrote:
I overlooked E) :stupid

B) talks about only mental and physical whereas argument also talks about better organ work so E) is better


Oh !!i know even i dont read the argument completely !!
anyways good one
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 11:56
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I overlooked E) :stupid

B) talks about only mental and physical whereas argument also talks about better organ work so E) is better


I would say E is way too generic. more than one purpose of what???

few realize the extent to which it is valuable to the mind (good enough to say mental activity??) and then it goes on to explain how the brain gets better.

Most people know that it is already a physical activity. The argument just explained that its good for the mind as well. Cant we say it Exercise is a mental as well as physical activity.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 19:51
spriya wrote:
nmohindru wrote:
I overlooked E) :stupid

B) talks about only mental and physical whereas argument also talks about better organ work so E) is better


Oh !!i know even i dont read the argument completely !!
anyways good one


Pls post the OA thanks.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 21:37
IMO E.

B and E both look fine, but b says that exercise is mental and physical activity.. which the passage does not state
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 22:36
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OA is E,
Reason why B is wrong is that there is noting discussed about physical activity ,its just the author starts the argument to give a statement ,exercise is good for body ,then gives others +ve points of exercise....but does not prsent what activities are done mentally or physicallyto do exercise.

hence E is perfect
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2008, 23:37
First, I chose D, but after reading the post, realized that D is only a supporting argument. The main argument is E.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 03:55
IMO E
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 10:36
I too chose B. Stand corrected now.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 11:18
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Although most people know that exercise is good for the body, few realize the extent to which it is valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all of the body’s organs to operate more efficiently. This increased activity enables the brain to receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher capacity for concentration.

The main point in the argument above is that

(A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain receives, the better the brain functions.
Though this is true it is not the sole purpose of the stimulus. It is something that is inferred from the last sentence.
(B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical, activity.
No where in the stimulus does it mention the mental or physical demand exercise requires
(C) exercise helps the brain more than it does the rest of the body.
This is an extreme statement and no where in the stimulus does it state this.
(D) people can greatly improve their powers of concentration by exercising more often.
Though this is possible it is not the main point of the article. Concentration is improved but it does not go into detail the extent of the concentration.
(E) exercise serves more than one purpose
The stimulus is about exercise and the word "although" in the stimulus suggests that even though it is good for the body as most people are aware it actually helps stimulate the mind too.

I chose E

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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 12:37
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Answer E is the only logic answer.

A) is incorrect because from the information in the passage the stimulus of the brain isn't the onl purpose of the short passage

B) is wrong: is not relevant

C) is wrong: all body have benefits, not only brain

D) is wrong: is true, but concentration increase more with excercises but also by sleep, Omega 3 and so on........not only by fitness although is one of the better way

E) the passage show more than one purpose.
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 22:40
i cannot decide between D & E.
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There is very subtle difference between D & E

If we rephrase the Argument , then " exercise helps physical and concentration"
D - answers only concentration
E - address two points
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I think (D) uses wording that is too strong which i eliminated.

(D)"people can greatly improve"
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Re: CR-exercise [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 08:46
The answer is 'E'.
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