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Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.
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Re: MANHATTAN GMAT: CRITICAL REASONING QUESTIONS [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 06:58
A is the best bet i guess...
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Re: Methyltetrachloride And Asthma [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 08:36
A.
This is certainly not 700-level question!!!
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Re: Methyltetrachloride And Asthma [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 20:35
bholakc wrote:
Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.

Clear A....by negating technique
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Re: Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 18:54
we dont even need to negate this ..

just going through the argument can give us the answer
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Re: Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2012, 11:08
+1 A

If it causes less than the 50% of cases, we cannot assure that this policy will reduce the cases in a 50%.
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Re: Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2012, 02:59
bholakc wrote:
Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.



I would also go for A for the same reasons as my friends have listed down....
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Re: Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2012, 20:50
Easy pick - A
Except option A, none were close to actual assumption.
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