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GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 12:58
In countries where automobile insurance includes compensation for whiplash
injuries sustained in automobile accidents, reports of having suffered such injuries
are twice as frequent as they are in countries where whiplash is not covered.
Some
commentators have argued, correctly, that since there is presently no objective test for
whiplash, spurious reports of whiplash injuries cannot be readily identified. These
commentators are, however, wrong to draw the further conclusion that in the countries
with the higher rates of reported whiplash injuries, half of the reported cases are spurious:
clearly, in countries where automobile insurance does not include compensation for
whiplash, people often have little incentive to report whiplash injuries that they actually
have suffered.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
A. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
an intermediate conclusion drawn to support the judgment reached by the
argument on the accuracy of that finding.
B. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
evidence that has been used to challenge the accuracy of that finding.
C. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second
is an intermediate conclusion that has been used to support a conclusion that the
argument criticizes.
D. The first is a claim that the argument disputes; the second is a narrower claim that
the argument accepts.
E. The first is a claim that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument
accepts; the second is that conclusion.
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 22:19
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In countries where automobile insurance includes compensation for whiplash injuries sustained in automobile accidents, reports of having suffered such injuries are twice as frequent as they are in countries where whiplash is not covered. Some commentators have argued, correctly, that since there is presently no objective test for whiplash, spurious reports of whiplash injuries cannot be readily identified. These commentators are, however, wrong to draw the further conclusion that in the countries with the higher rates of reported whiplash injuries, half of the reported cases are spurious: clearly, in countries where automobile insurance does not include compensation for whiplash, people often have little incentive to report whiplash injuries that they actually have suffered.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion drawn to support the judgment reached by the argument on the accuracy of that finding.
B. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence that has been used to challenge the accuracy of that finding.
C. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument criticizes.
D. The first is a claim that the argument disputes; the second is a narrower claim that the argument accepts.
E. The first is a claim that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.


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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 22:59
D by POE.
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 06:52
C for me...

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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 11:27
Three different answers already :-D
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 15:36
C for me too ...
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 17:51
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C for me too ...

ditto. OA?
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 18:46
C for me too. What is OA?
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 21:35
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 21:31
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 03:58
OA C. Thanks guys!
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 16:53
Shytt! I picked C but this was tough!!!
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 17:09
Some how it was B for me!


Situation: A higher report of the incidences is not due inaccuracies but due to incentive to report the incidence.

Bold face1: Evaluates the argument
Boldface2: not supported or rejected by the argument



A. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
an intermediate conclusion drawn to support the judgment reached by the
argument on the accuracy of that finding. [Second is not intermediate conclusion]

B. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
evidence that has been used to challenge the accuracy of that finding. [ Hold]

C. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second
is an intermediate conclusion that has been used to support a conclusion that the
argument criticizes.[ Not the implications]

D. The first is a claim that the argument disputes; the second is a narrower claim that
the argument accepts. [Nop]

E. The first is a claim that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument
accepts; the second is that conclusion. [Second is not the conclusion]

Answer: B
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 17:20
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Some how it was B for me!


Situation: A higher report of the incidences is not due inaccuracies but due to incentive to report the incidence.

Bold face1: Evaluates the argument
Boldface2: not supported or rejected by the argument



A. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
an intermediate conclusion drawn to support the judgment reached by the
argument on the accuracy of that finding. [Second is not intermediate conclusion]

B. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is
evidence that has been used to challenge the accuracy of that finding. [ Hold]

C. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second
is an intermediate conclusion that has been used to support a conclusion that the
argument criticizes.[ Not the implications]

D. The first is a claim that the argument disputes; the second is a narrower claim that
the argument accepts. [Nop]

E. The first is a claim that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument
accepts; the second is that conclusion. [Second is not the conclusion]

Answer: B


It has to be the implications and here is why. The argument starts off to say that the frequency of such WL claims is twice compared to other countries which do not support the WL claims. Author agrees that there might be spurious claims but disagree with the bigger claim that half of all the claims are spurious and also draws another conclusion that one cannot compare it with the countries which do not support WLC as there is no incentive to claim there.

Any way, the ice breaker was the evidence vs IC. I feel that it is IC and not evidence because

(a) Some commentators have argued, correctly, that since there is presently no objective test for whiplash, spurious reports of whiplash injuries cannot be readily identified. Reason in red conclusion in green

(b) commentators are, however, wrong to draw the further conclusion that in the countries
with the higher rates of reported whiplash injuries, half of the reported cases are spurious:
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 03:20
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Re: GMAT Set 30 - 26 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 04:07
This is one of those arguments on which there are multi types of BF questions has been created :)

I marked C in 3+ min
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