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12 Sep 2011, 21:53
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13 Sep 2011, 01:42
+1 D!
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15 Sep 2011, 23:46
I picked D I so bad in bold face CR's... need to improve myself
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16 Sep 2011, 15:34
I fell for A...I can see why D is correct.
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16 Sep 2011, 18:16
I Picked D. first sentence definitely looks like a premise to me.
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18 Sep 2011, 01:17
Im with D
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27 Sep 2011, 08:48
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Studies have shown that people who keep daily diet records are far more successful at losing weight than people who don’t keep track of what they eat. Researchers believe that many weight-loss efforts fail because people eat more calories than they intend to consume. One study followed a group of patients who reported that they could not lose weight when consuming only 1,200 calories a day. The study found that the group consumed, on average, 47% more than it claimed and exercised 51% less. In contrast, when dieters record what they eat, their actual consumption more closely matches their reported consumption.

The two boldface portions in the argument above are best described by which of the following statements?

(A.) The first is a conclusion reached by researchers; the second is evidence that that conclusion is correct.
(B) The first is an explanation of why a certain theory is thought to be true; the second is an example of research results that support this theory.
(C) The first is an example illustrating the truth of a certain theory; the second is a competing theory.
(D) The first is a premise upon which the researchers base their opinion; the second illustrates that their opinion is correct.
(E) The first introduces a theory that the researchers have disproved; the second is the basis for the researchers’ argument.

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21 Oct 2011, 04:50
definitely D is good.

premise -people who keep daily diet records are far more successful at losing weight than people who don’t keep track of what they eat.

conclusion -Researchers believe that many weight-loss efforts fail because people eat more calories than they intend to consume.

prove of this conclusion -The study found that the group consumed, on average, 47% more than it claimed and exercised 51% less.
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21 Oct 2011, 04:58
I will go with A
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21 Oct 2011, 08:28
" Studies have shown that people who keep daily diet records are ... " is not a conclusion. Hence A is wrong.
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21 Oct 2011, 10:19
+1 for D
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21 Oct 2011, 16:00
Still a little confused. I went with A and don't see how second part of D makes sense.
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21 Oct 2011, 16:29
Option D

The first bold part is introduced by "Studies have shown" clearly a premise

The second bold part starts with "The study found that" shows that the finding is correct.
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21 Oct 2011, 23:57
the second part is illustration/example .......
only D mentions this so ans is D
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22 Oct 2011, 02:52
Could anyone explain the difference between options B and D please.
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22 Oct 2011, 09:50
I was stuck between B and D..

ruled out B as the first boldface is not giving any explanation..
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01 Nov 2011, 00:41
good question I choose A... now i see hy I am wrong
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11 Jan 2012, 21:59
Tough choice between A and D.
But A refers to different studies and not an conclusion which is reached by the researchers.It is much better to consider the first Bold face as an premise.
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29 Apr 2012, 20:13
Just for my information, Is there a conclusion in this stimulus?

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29 Apr 2012, 21:05
I will go with A. if anybody can explain the reason for choosing D.
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