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Although the ratio of physicians to total population is about the same in the United States and Canada, the United States has 33 percent more surgeons per capita. Clearly, this is the reason people in the United States undergo 40 percent more operations per capita than do Canadians.

The explanation given above rests on an assumption that:

(A) patients in the United States do not have a greater need for surgery than do patients in Canada.
(B) the population of the United States is not larger than that of Canada.
(C) United States patients sometimes travel to Canada for certain kinds of surgery.
(D) General practitioners in the United States do not as a rule examine a who is a candidate for surgery before sending the patient to a surgeon.
(E) There are no unnecessary surgical operations performed in Canada.
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Re: CR - POPULATION [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2006, 16:55
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Although the ratio of physicians to total population is about the same in the United States and Canada, the United States has 33 percent more surgeons per capita. Clearly, this is the reason people in the United States undergo 40 percent more operations per capita than do Canadians.

The explanation given above rests on an assumption that:

(A) patients in the United States do not have a greater need for surgery than do patients in Canada.
(B) the population of the United States is not larger than that of Canada.
(C) United States patients sometimes travel to Canada for certain kinds of surgery.
(D) General practitioners in the United States do not as a rule examine a who is a candidate for surgery before sending the patient to a surgeon.
(E) There are no unnecessary surgical operations performed in Canada.


the statement makes the comment:
United States has 33 percent more surgeons per capita. Clearly, this is the reason people in the United States undergo 40 percent more operations per capita than do Canadians.

it justifies the operation of 40% to the 33% more surgeans, instead of the operation needed due to poor health in the US

A. Best choice...
B. we are told that the population is about the same.
C. Out of scope
D. could be true, but the argument does not mention anything about it.
E. extreme answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2006, 18:00
Yup. Im with A.

Cause and effect.

The passage says that more surgeons cause more people to have surgery.

This means that you have to assume that the opposite is not true. A says exactly that.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 02:13
B is irrelevant.
C and E try to trick us with 180s.
D is out of scope.

(A) stands. Especially when we consider gastric bypasses :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 02:55
A is the winner.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 02:59
I think D is the answer.

Can we have the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 03:35
it's a little confusing. what is the definition of per capita income? I think it's the "total income/pupulation". Do you guys agree?


I think it's B.

what's the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 09:19
The OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 09:20
The OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 14:56
Dead set A.

We must see whether there is another reason or not? My assuming A, we can be sure that the reason mentioned is the only reason.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 05:40
ps_dahiya, could you please explain your answer. I am clueless on this question.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 05:53
shoonya wrote:
ps_dahiya, could you please explain your answer. I am clueless on this question.


Try negating (A), and if the stimulus falls apart then it is a perfectly plausible assumption.

(Sorry to step in for DaHiya)
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