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Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.
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25 Jun 2009, 06:04
B it is.
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25 Jun 2009, 17:08
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Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.

I would say (C). Assuming the ad is completely true, then no other pill works quicker than Danaxil, but it is possible that a competing pill works AS FAST AS this one.

Translated into math terms, this is the difference between 'less than' and 'less than OR EQUAL TO', and the latter is the inequality being used in the ad. (C) conforms to this inequality better than B does, since it covers the 'OR EQUAL TO' possibility.

As for the other answers, well, they're all obvious distractions.
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25 Jun 2009, 22:13
tenaman10 wrote:
Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.

I would say (C). Assuming the ad is completely true, then no other pill works quicker than Danaxil, but it is possible that a competing pill works AS FAST AS this one.

Translated into math terms, this is the difference between 'less than' and 'less than OR EQUAL TO', and the latter is the inequality being used in the ad. (C) conforms to this inequality better than B does, since it covers the 'OR EQUAL TO' possibility.

As for the other answers, well, they're all obvious distractions.

at least as quickly as Jane's (or longer than that)

it says that the minimum time that Danaxil will take to cure the headache equals the time Danaxil's competitors take or more than that, which is against the ad
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26 Jun 2009, 08:23
tenaman10 wrote:
Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.

I would say (C). Assuming the ad is completely true, then no other pill works quicker than Danaxil, but it is possible that a competing pill works AS FAST AS this one.

Translated into math terms, this is the difference between 'less than' and 'less than OR EQUAL TO', and the latter is the inequality being used in the ad. (C) conforms to this inequality better than B does, since it covers the 'OR EQUAL TO' possibility.

As for the other answers, well, they're all obvious distractions.

Agree with you, however if we closely look at this clause in the ad, "no headache pill stops pain more quickly", that means Danaxil is faster than others and no one can match its speed to relieve the pain.

So, in this case B looks a better bet.
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27 Jun 2009, 10:29
Wait... I'm not convinced...

No pill is MORE quick than pill "D". So here is what I'm envisioning as an example:

Pill W: takes 3 min to start working.
Pill X: 3.1 min.
Pill Y: 4 min.
Pill Z: 1 hour.

Pill D: 3 min.

This scenario still satisfies the condition that no pill works MORE quickly, but we CANNOT say pill D works FASTER than pill W; 3 min is NOT faster than 3 min.

Is there an OA available?

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27 Jun 2009, 15:43
I'm with B.
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27 Jun 2009, 21:12
hmm...could we have the OA please?
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27 Jun 2009, 21:21
An official explanation would be nice as well. It seems the consensus is on (B), although I'm not at all convinced.
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01 Jul 2009, 09:08
B is a trap ..
OA :C
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tenaman10 wrote:
Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.

I would say (C). Assuming the ad is completely true, then no other pill works quicker than Danaxil, but it is possible that a competing pill works AS FAST AS this one.

Translated into math terms, this is the difference between 'less than' and 'less than OR EQUAL TO', and the latter is the inequality being used in the ad. (C) conforms to this inequality better than B does, since it covers the 'OR EQUAL TO' possibility.

As for the other answers, well, they're all obvious distractions.

Agree with you, however if we closely look at this clause in the ad, "no headache pill stops pain more quickly", that means Danaxil is faster than others and no one can match its speed to relieve the pain.

So, in this case B looks a better bet.

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02 Jul 2009, 04:54
The answer should be (C).
What is the OA?
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02 Jul 2009, 06:06
tenaman10 wrote:
Like Danaxil, all headache pills can stop your headache. But when you are in pain, you want relief right away. Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly.
Evelyn and Jane are each suffering from a headache. Suppose Evelyn takes Danaxil and Jane takes its leading competitor.
Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the claims in the advertisement?
(A) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved, but Jane’s will not.
(B) Evelyn’s headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane’s.
(C) Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane’s.
(D) Jane’s headache pain will be relieved at the same time as is Evelyn’s.
(E) Jane will be taking Danaxil for relief from headache pain.

I think this is C.

"Danaxil is for you-no headache pill stops pain more quickly" tell you that no other pill stops quicker than danaxil but they can stop as quickly as danaxil (underlined meaning).
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05 Jun 2013, 23:26
C is the OA. I couldn't agree more.

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Like all good advertising pitches, this one appears to claim more than it actually does. The key to
answering this question is the sentence “Danaxil is for you—no headache pill stops pain more quickly.” In
other words, Danaxil is at least as fast as any other headache pill. So Evelyn’s headache will be relieved at
least as quickly as Jane’s. The answer is (C). Choice (B) overstates the case. The advertisement doesn’t
say that Danaxil stops headache pain more quickly than any other medicine, just that no other medication is
faster.
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