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In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter snow in Verland used wooden sleds with runners and steering bars. Ten years ago, smooth plastic sleds became popular; they go faster than wooden sleds but are harder to steer and slow. The concern that plastic sleds are more dangerous is clearly borne out by the fact that the number of children injured while sledding was much higher last winter than it was ten years ago.

Which of the following, if true in Verland, most seriously undermines the force of the evidence cited?
A. A few children still use traditional wooden sleds.
B. Very few children wear any kind of protective gear, such as helmets, while sledding.
C. Plastic sleds can be used in a much wider variety of snow conditions than wooden sleds can.
D. Most sledding injuries occur when a sled collides with a tree, a rock, or another sled.
E. Because the traditional wooden sled can carry more than one rider, an accident involving a wooden sled can result in several children being injured.


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Re: In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 08:18
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In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter snow in Verland used wooden sleds with runners and steering bars. Ten years ago, smooth plastic sleds became popular; they go faster than wooden sleds but are harder to steer and slow. The concern that plastic sleds are more dangerous is clearly borne out by the fact that the number of children injured while sledding was much higher last winter than it was ten years ago.

Which of the following, if true in Verland, most seriously undermines the force of the evidence cited?
A. A few children still use traditional wooden sleds.
B. Very few children wear any kind of protective gear, such as helmets, while sledding.
C. Plastic sleds can be used in a much wider variety of snow conditions than wooden sleds can.
D. Most sledding injuries occur when a sled collides with a tree, a rock, or another sled.
E. Because the traditional wooden sled can carry more than one rider, an accident involving a wooden sled can result in several children being injured.


OA B????



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IMO the answer should be
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C
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Anyone else any thoughts on this one ?

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Re: In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 13:03
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In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter snow in Verland used wooden sleds with runners and steering bars. Ten years ago, smooth plastic sleds became popular; they go faster than wooden sleds but are harder to steer and slow. The concern that plastic sleds are more dangerous is clearly borne out by the fact that the number of children injured while sledding was much higher last winter than it was ten years ago.

Which of the following, if true in Verland, most seriously undermines the force of the evidence cited?
A. A few children still use traditional wooden sleds.
B. Very few children wear any kind of protective gear, such as helmets, while sledding.
C. Plastic sleds can be used in a much wider variety of snow conditions than wooden sleds can.
D. Most sledding injuries occur when a sled collides with a tree, a rock, or another sled.
E. Because the traditional wooden sled can carry more than one rider, an accident involving a wooden sled can result in several children being injured.


OA B????


A. A few children still use traditional wooden sleds. This doesnt compare the plastic with wooden sleds
B. Very few children wear any kind of protective gear, such as helmets, while sledding. Irrelevant. This statement doesnt contradict/weaken why plastic sleds are dangerous
C. Plastic sleds can be used in a much wider variety of snow conditions than wooden sleds can. This explains correctly that plastic sleds are not only used in certain snow conds, but used in much wider variety. Thus, this statement weakens the conclusion when comparing wooden and plastic sleds
D. Most sledding injuries occur when a sled collides with a tree, a rock, or another sled. Irrelevant
E. Because the traditional wooden sled can carry more than one rider, an accident involving a wooden sled can result in several children being injured. Irrelevant

OA is C IMO.
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Re: In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 06:23
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The argument concludes that The concern that plastic sleds are more dangerous is clearly borne out by the fact that the number of children injured while sledding was much higher last winter than it was ten years ago.

If we read the question stem closely, it asks which option undermines the force of evidence, that is which option attacks the reason provided in the argument for increase in injuries while using plastic sled. option C clearly provides an alternative reason.

OA to this question is C only :) I have checked in other threads as well.
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Re: In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 20:16
It's a question in Official Guide and the answer is C
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Re: In the past, most children who went sledding in the winter [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 00:58
Freaks this was seriously an amazing weaken question!!!

I think the key here is the question i.e. 'Which of the following, if true in Verland, most seriously undermines the force of the evidence cited?'

The normal question is that 'Which of the following, if true in Verland, most seriously undermines the conclusion' but here we need to undermine the evidence and hence, weakening the conclusion.

I was stuck between options C & E.

C wins from the perspective of the question cited.

Certainly OA is C.

B is out of scope.
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