The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 04 Dec 2016, 20:53
GMAT Club Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

CEO
CEO
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3460
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 854 [0], given: 781

The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Sep 2003, 12:00
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

62% (02:24) correct 38% (01:07) wrong based on 75 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably low compared to that in North America , especially considering that japan has a modern life style, industrial pollution included. The cancer rates, however, for japanese people who immigrate to north america and adopt the diet of north americans approximate the higher cancer rates prevalent in north america

If the statements above are true, they provide the most support for which one of the following?

A. the greater the level of industrial pollution in a country, the higher that country's cancer rate will tend to be.

B. the stress of life in north american is greater than that of life in japan and predisposes to cancer.

C. the staple foods of the japanese diet contain elements that cure cancer.

D. the relatively low rate of cancer among people in japan does not result from a high frequency of a protective genetic trait among japanese people

E. The higher cancer rates of japanese immigrants to north america are cused by fats in the north american diet.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Keats on 10 Nov 2016, 12:21, edited 1 time in total.
Added the OA
Request Expert Reply
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Verbal Expert
User avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 1951
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
Followers: 297

Kudos [?]: 1243 [1] , given: 20

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Nov 2016, 11:36
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
rezwan001 wrote:
E
Short-listed D and E
Assumption negation - E stands, D doesn't
Experts, please advise.


This is not an assumption type question. This an inference type - so use of negation technique won't be useful.

D is correct. The only problem with E is the reference of fats, otherwise E would also be an inference.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Posts: 257
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Sep 2003, 19:54
Will go with D.
Only thing that can be reasonably assumed from passage is that Japanese dont have protective genetic traits against cancer, else even in North america they wud have not got cancer.
E - is not correct - how can u assume that it is fat. Remember not to bring info. from outside the argument. No where passage says that american diet contains more fat..!! u know it from outside.
ps: This is what can you infer/conclude/ type question, given the argument. In such questions be cautious not to bring anything from outside passage/assumption.
In evidence type questions - which will further strengthen/weaken the argument - one is allowed to bring assumption/support/evidence from outside.
paret, correct me if i am wrong.
thanks
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Jan 2003
Posts: 128
Location: Ukraine
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Sep 2003, 00:34
Agree with D. The safest deduction.
CEO
CEO
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3460
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 854 [0], given: 781

Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Sep 2003, 11:34
vaka wrote:
Agree with D. The safest deduction.


Vicks/Vaka

D is correct.

A B and C are obviously wrong.

Exy :

For E, a big clue is the "STRONG WORDING" of E.... any inference is just
a slight extension of the agruments conclusion...

E says too much..

1. How does one know what the immigrants diet was...were they eating fast food /snacks left right and center...

2. How can we say that fat causes cancer. Let us remember not to influence our choice by our own experience (easier said that done)

D goes a little further in that it does not try to very specific.. it leaves room for other causes...it just rules out one.

Vicks :

As to vicks comment, even D brings info outside the argument.

With E, in fact, DIET is mentioned in the argument. so one might be tempted to select E, which is what i did.

thanks
praetorian
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10437
Followers: 883

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Nov 2016, 23:54
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Australia
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 43

Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Nov 2016, 14:38
E
Short-listed D and E
Assumption negation - E stands, D doesn't
Experts, please advise.
Re: The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably   [#permalink] 08 Nov 2016, 14:38
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
270 GMAT Critical Reasoning: 10 Most Common Question Types dentobizz 11 31 Oct 2013, 01:05
Most Frequently Occuring Questions Types Oplusion 1 03 Feb 2013, 10:34
7 Most of the whole blood donated for transfusion is type O, zuberahmed 14 19 Jul 2011, 06:03
4 The incidence of suicide in the country of Travonia has hemanthp 6 17 Oct 2010, 16:33
2 A certain laboratory is studying the incidence of fatal x97agarwal 7 21 Jul 2008, 00:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.