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Smoking in bed has long been the main cause of home fires. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 10:27
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Smoking in bed has long been the main cause of home fires. Despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking in the last two decades, however, there has been no comparable decline in the number of people killed in home fires.
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above EXCEPT:

A. Compared to other types of home fires, home fires caused by smoking in bed usually cause relatively little damage before they are extinguished.

B. Home fires caused by smoking in bed often break out after the homes occupants have fallen asleep.

C. Smokers who smoke in bed tend to be heavy smokers who are less likely to quit smoking than are smokers who do not smoke in bed.

D. An increasing number of people have been killed in home fires that started in the kitchen.

E. Population densities have increased, with the result that one home fire can cause more deaths than in previous decades.

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I am still struggling with the except questions. Just cant seem to get enough of them right in the first go. Would appreciate if u can solve the above mentioned question and give me an approach on how these questions are to be solved.
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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 10:37
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The except type of questions are tricky if one reads them the way they are just reverse the thing that is asked then it longer remains as an except type question it becomes a normal question like in this question if we can just reverse what is asked like
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, does not helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above
then you just need to find the correct answer that does not help in resolving paradox

now looking at the answer choices
Like A tells us that less no. of people are killed due to the fire caused by the smoking so it tells us that though smoking has reduced but y no. of deaths have not reduced so wrong
B is talking something that is general
c helps to resolve the paradox
d also helps to resolve the paradox
e it also hepls to resolve the padradox

so only b is not helping so i suppose B is correct

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Smoking in bed has long been the main cause of home fires. Despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking in the last two decades, however, there has been no comparable decline in the number of people killed in home fires.
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above EXCEPT:

A. Compared to other types of home fires, home fires caused by smoking in bed usually cause relatively little damage before they are extinguished.

B. Home fires caused by smoking in bed often break out after the homes occupants have fallen asleep.

C. Smokers who smoke in bed tend to be heavy smokers who are less likely to quit smoking than are smokers who do not smoke in bed.

D. An increasing number of people have been killed in home fires that started in the kitchen.

E. Population densities have increased, with the result that one home fire can cause more deaths than in previous decades.

Hi All,
I am still struggling with the except questions. Just cant seem to get enough of them right in the first go. Would appreciate if u can solve the above mentioned question and give me an approach on how these questions are to be solved.
Many thanks

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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 10:38
IMO C.

Check for weakens...

B,D and E all give valid facts to state why deaths increased despite a decrease in smoking.

A on the other hand denys that there has been a decrease in home fires (its not logged on the books cause they are smaller...but does not deny the fact that fires do not occur at all!!)

C does not mention any reason where there is an increase in deaths.
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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 10:48
apurva1985 wrote:
The except type of questions are tricky if one reads them the way they are just reverse the thing that is asked then it longer remains as an except type question it becomes a normal question like in this question if we can just reverse what is asked like
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, does not helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above
then you just need to find the correct answer that does not help in resolving paradox

now looking at the answer choices
Like A tells us that less no. of people are killed due to the fire caused by the smoking so it tells us that though smoking has reduced but y no. of deaths have not reduced so wrong
B is talking something that is general
c helps to resolve the paradox
d also helps to resolve the paradox
e it also hepls to resolve the padradox

so only b is not helping so i suppose B is correct

vdhawan1 wrote:
Smoking in bed has long been the main cause of home fires. Despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking in the last two decades, however, there has been no comparable decline in the number of people killed in home fires.
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above EXCEPT:

A. Compared to other types of home fires, home fires caused by smoking in bed usually cause relatively little damage before they are extinguished.

B. Home fires caused by smoking in bed often break out after the homes occupants have fallen asleep.

C. Smokers who smoke in bed tend to be heavy smokers who are less likely to quit smoking than are smokers who do not smoke in bed.

D. An increasing number of people have been killed in home fires that started in the kitchen.

E. Population densities have increased, with the result that one home fire can cause more deaths than in previous decades.

Hi All,
I am still struggling with the except questions. Just cant seem to get enough of them right in the first go. Would appreciate if u can solve the above mentioned question and give me an approach on how these questions are to be solved.
Many thanks


The OA is B

thanks for the fantastic explanation

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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 10:53
U are welcome anytime
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apurva1985 wrote:
The except type of questions are tricky if one reads them the way they are just reverse the thing that is asked then it longer remains as an except type question it becomes a normal question like in this question if we can just reverse what is asked like
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, does not helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above
then you just need to find the correct answer that does not help in resolving paradox

now looking at the answer choices
Like A tells us that less no. of people are killed due to the fire caused by the smoking so it tells us that though smoking has reduced but y no. of deaths have not reduced so wrong
B is talking something that is general
c helps to resolve the paradox
d also helps to resolve the paradox
e it also hepls to resolve the padradox

so only b is not helping so i suppose B is correct

vdhawan1 wrote:
Smoking in bed has long been the main cause of home fires. Despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking in the last two decades, however, there has been no comparable decline in the number of people killed in home fires.
Each one of the following statements, if true, over the last two decades, helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy above EXCEPT:

A. Compared to other types of home fires, home fires caused by smoking in bed usually cause relatively little damage before they are extinguished.

B. Home fires caused by smoking in bed often break out after the homes occupants have fallen asleep.

C. Smokers who smoke in bed tend to be heavy smokers who are less likely to quit smoking than are smokers who do not smoke in bed.

D. An increasing number of people have been killed in home fires that started in the kitchen.

E. Population densities have increased, with the result that one home fire can cause more deaths than in previous decades.

Hi All,
I am still struggling with the except questions. Just cant seem to get enough of them right in the first go. Would appreciate if u can solve the above mentioned question and give me an approach on how these questions are to be solved.
Many thanks


The OA is B

thanks for the fantastic explanation

Kudos to u for this

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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:03
I too sometimes get entangled in except kind of questions. I try to relate each of the answer choice with the conclusion to see if its weakening or strengthning it. But i've seen that if one has understood the conclusion thoroughly it'll be easier to attack the question. so try to pay a little more attention at the conclusion right when i am reading the question for the first time.

as far as this is concern i think it should be B

A. Compared to other types of home fires, home fires caused by smoking in bed usually cause relatively little damage before they are extinguished.

little damage - so it doesnt matter how many people are smoking on bed or not.

B. Home fires caused by smoking in bed often break out after the homes occupants have fallen asleep. correct

C. Smokers who smoke in bed tend to be heavy smokers who are less likely to quit smoking than are smokers who do not smoke in bed.

may be the decline is in the no. of people who do not smoke in bed.

D. An increasing number of people have been killed in home fires that started in the kitchen.

if the no. of people that get killed in the kitchen increases then total no. of people killed in home fires also increases.

E. Population densities have increased, with the result that one home fire can cause more deaths than in previous decades.

more no. of people get killed per fire ...almost same as D.
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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 03:55
The answer is B.
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Re: CR:-Smoking in bed has long been the [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 06:13
has been discussed already.

smoking-in-bed-has-long-been-the-main-cause-of-home-fires-cr-93220.html

somehow B encompasses all kind of home fires thereby giving a reason why smoking related/non related fires are causing trouble.

A takes into account that people are getting killed not by smoking related fires by other kinds of fires. Somehow this extra assumption is intended from this choice.

My take is still A.
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