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The only purpose for which a particular type of tape is needed is to hold certain surgical wounds closed for ten daysâ€”the maximum time such wounds need tape. Newtape is a new brand of this type of tape. Newtapeâ€™s salespeople claim that Newtape will improve healing because Newtape adheres twice as long as the currently used tape does.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most seriously call into question the claim made by Newtapeâ€™s salespeople?

(A) Most surgical wounds take about ten days to heal.

(B) Most surgical tape is purchased by hospitals and clinics rather than by individual surgeons.

(C) The currently used tapeâ€™s adhesiveness is more than sufficient to hold wounds closed for ten days.

(D) Neither Newtape nor the currently used tape adheres well to skin that has not been cleaned.

(E) Newtapeâ€™s adhesion to skin that has been coated with a special chemical preparation is only half as good as the currently
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21 Nov 2005, 18:54
My answer is A

Salespeople claim that the new tape would increase healing time by adhering twice as long. However, if the healing tim is only 10 days, then the current tape does the same job and the longevity of the new tape would not matter, thus weakening the salespeople's claim.
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21 Nov 2005, 18:55
(A) Most surgical wounds take about ten days to heal.

(B) out of scope

(C) not important

(D) too narrow

(E) same as D

A is the best choice. If most wounds takes 10 days to heal, then using the new tape is not going to hasten the recovery process, whatever the sales person may claim.
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21 Nov 2005, 22:58
The answer is C
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21 Nov 2005, 23:16
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22 Nov 2005, 00:16
A) is out b/c it is already stated in the argument. if a piece of information of the arg is repeated in one of the answer choices, its always wrong !

it is C)...b/c there is no need for the new tape...
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22 Nov 2005, 00:39
A is also out of scope because they are talking about a particular type of wound. Other wounds are out of scope.
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22 Nov 2005, 00:59
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The only purpose for which a particular type of tape is needed is to hold certain surgical wounds closed for ten daysâ€”the maximum time such wounds need tape. Newtape is a new brand of this type of tape. Newtapeâ€™s salespeople claim that Newtape will improve healing because Newtape adheres twice as long as the currently used tape does.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most seriously call into question the claim made by Newtapeâ€™s salespeople?

(A) Most surgical wounds take about ten days to heal.

(B) Most surgical tape is purchased by hospitals and clinics rather than by individual surgeons.

(C) The currently used tapeâ€™s adhesiveness is more than sufficient to hold wounds closed for ten days.

(D) Neither Newtape nor the currently used tape adheres well to skin that has not been cleaned.

(E) Newtapeâ€™s adhesion to skin that has been coated with a special chemical preparation is only half as good as the currently

Arguement is that newtape sticks better than oldtape for a certain type of surgical wound.

A-os
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C-I agree that there would be no need for newtape here.
D-newtape may still stick better than oldtape even though they both suck
E-I chose E beacuse it gives an example of where newtape does not stick as well as oldtape. therefore, oldtape stays.
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22 Nov 2005, 01:57
It should be C.
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22 Nov 2005, 03:02
A - Correct. Why do you need it for more than 10days when the wounds heal in 10 days.
B - Incorrect. Out of Scope
C - Incorrect.
D - Incorrect. Only partially answers
E - Incorrect. Only partially answers

I will vote for A.
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22 Nov 2005, 03:45
It's gotta be C

It clearly states that if the current tape can hold for ten days well and good ,then the new tapes added feature is useless.

It directly questions the new tapes benefit....
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22 Nov 2005, 03:59
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A - Correct. Why do you need it for more than 10days when the wounds heal in 10 days.
B - Incorrect. Out of Scope
C - Incorrect.
D - Incorrect. Only partially answers
E - Incorrect. Only partially answers

I will vote for A.

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Yup it should be C.

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22 Nov 2005, 06:10
Should be (C).

Should be (C).
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