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Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2012, 04:45
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Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of cigarette will not find it easier to quit and in fact may find harder. It may be that smokers think that a lighter brand is better for their health and is therefore an acceptable alternative to giving up completely. As per a study conducted on 50,000 smokers, those who switched brands were 58% more likely to have tried to quit smoking than those who stuck with their brands. But they were 60% less likely to actually succeed in quitting. Other research has shown that so-called low-tar cigarettes have just as much tar, nicotine and other compounds as regular cigarettes.

In the above argument, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first part provides evidence that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second is an explanation in support of main conclusion.
B. The first part is a prediction that, if correct, would support the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion.
C. The first is a claim that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first part is a presumption that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second provides evidence in support of the main conclusion.

I dont have the OA and OE.
IMO D
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2012, 05:50
A. The first part provides evidence that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second is an explanation in support of main conclusion.
B. The first part is a prediction that, if correct, would support the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion.
C. The first is a claim that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first part is a presumption that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second provides evidence in support of the main conclusion. right
"smokers think"- presumption
"58% and 60% "- evidence in support of main conclusion that-smokers don't quit !

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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2012, 09:58
Is it E? i feel E gives us the best explanation
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 08:37
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Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of cigarette will not find it easier to quit and in fact may find harder. It may be that smokers think that a lighter brand is better for their health and is therefore an acceptable alternative to giving up completely. As per a study conducted on 50,000 smokers, those who switched brands were 58% more likely to have tried to quit smoking than those who stuck with their brands. But they were 60% less likely to actually succeed in quitting. Other research has shown that so-called low-tar cigarettes have just as much tar, nicotine and other compounds as regular cigarettes.

In the above argument, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first part provides evidence that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second is an explanation in support of main conclusion.
B. The first part is a prediction that, if correct, would support the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion.
C. The first is a claim that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first part is a presumption that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second provides evidence in support of the main conclusion.

I dont have the OA and OE.
IMO D


Does the first bold phrase actually weaken the main conclusion?
From my understanding the main conclusion is that smokers might find it harder to quit, so they probably never will. Now if A is true then it supports the conclusion because of they believe that a lighted brand is better for their health then they will in fact never quit.

Any other opinions around here?
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 23:47
I agree with you jlgdr..could we please have the OA for this !
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 01:45
A. The first part provides evidence that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second is an explanation in support of main conclusion. --- Although the first statement, I feel is correct. But the second statement is not an explanation but hard evidence from a research that supports the main conclusion.
B. The first part is a prediction that, if correct, would support the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion. --- Incorrect because the first statement- if correct would weaken the conclusion.
C. The first is a claim that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusion of the argument. --- The second statement is not a claim but evidence of the research conducted.
D. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented in support of the main conclusion of the argument. ---- The first statement is not a finding. It is just an opinion of a smoker.
E. The first part is a presumption that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second provides evidence in support of the main conclusion. ---- CORRECT. The first statement is a presumption, because it basically gives an opinion of the smoker. The second statement provides evidence that strengthens the main conclusion of the argument.
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 05:17
A. The first part provides evidence that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second is an explanation in support of main conclusion. Incorrect. as the first part cannot be an evidence. No need to analyze further.
B. The first part is a prediction that, if correct, would support the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion. Incorrect. The first statement cannot be a prediction as it is not supported with any facts or findings.
C. The first is a claim that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusion of the argument. Incorrect. Again, the first part cannot be a claim. The phrase 'it may be' is not strong enough to be called a claim.
D. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented in support of the main conclusion of the argument. Incorrect. The first is not a finding.
E. The first part is a presumption that, if correct, would weaken the main conclusion; the second provides evidence in support of the main conclusion. Correct as the first statement clearly shows an opinion or assumption that the author has made.
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2013, 07:29
Its between D and E.

It may be that smokers think that a lighter brand is better for their health and is therefore an acceptable alternative to giving up completely ---- its a believe or presumption,not an evidence. and it is opposed in the last sentence -----> Other research has shown that so-called low-tar cigarettes have just as much tar, nicotine and other compounds as regular cigarettes.---- ( more inclined towards D )

those who switched brands were 58% more likely to have tried to quit smoking than those who stuck with their brands. But they were 60% less likely to actually succeed in quitting.
its a fact or evidence. and it support to the argument ---> will not find it easier to quit

I will go with D.
what is the OA?
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Re: Smokers who switched to a low-tar, light or mild brand of [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2014, 17:06
Can we have OA/OE for this one, I think this is a great question

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