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4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!

(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.
(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.
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25 May 2005, 08:02
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The argument is Tomata soup is nutritious becos it has more Vit C than serving of apricots or fresh carrots. Apricots or carrots might be the wrong comparison to make.
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25 May 2005, 19:52
D is tempting but agree with E.
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25 May 2005, 20:06
HIMALAYA wrote:
D is tempting but agree with E.

I vote for E.

D-is not correct as it adds an another dimension, a serving in constrast to a bowl, which we can ignore and still see green in the ad claim.

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26 May 2005, 05:23
Another one for E
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26 May 2005, 05:34
D is off because it brings extra information to the stem
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26 May 2005, 06:41
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26 May 2005, 08:29
I'll be the devil's advocate and vote for B

conclusion: tomato soup provides good nutrition

premis: warm bowl of it contains more vitamin C than a serving of apricot/carrots

the conclusion is not reached if it stands in contact for too long.

E only talks about apricot and carrots, totally ignoring the conclusion.
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26 May 2005, 09:11
TooLegitToQuit wrote:
I'll be the devil's advocate and vote for B

conclusion: tomato soup provides good nutrition

premis: warm bowl of it contains more vitamin C than a serving of apricot/carrots

the conclusion is not reached if it stands in contact for too long.

E only talks about apricot and carrots, totally ignoring the conclusion.

good point TooLegitToQuit.

However, I think B is out because it doesnâ€™t say how long a â€œprotracted period of timeâ€
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26 May 2005, 10:57
E should be. You cannot compare 2 things when they are not comparable.
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26 May 2005, 15:48
The OA is E.
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