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# A cellular communication development facility was built

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A cellular communication development facility was built just outside the town of Qwertyville. Five years later almost 28% of the population have experienced cases of abnormal cell growth. Recently, a cellular company has applied to the town council of Iopville for an approval to build a development facility there. The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts since its population would suffer like that of Qwertyville.

Which of the following would be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the argument above?

A. Whether the tests administered to the residents of Qwertyville check for abnormal cell growth alone or for additional disorders
B. Whether the cellular development facility built outside Qwertyville uses the same water supply as the town's residents
C. Whether the percentage of abnormal cell growth cases in Qwertyville is higher than that of other towns without such development facilities nearby
D. Whether a direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research
E.Whether the population of Iopville is as involved in current town activities as that of Qwertyville

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08 Feb 2017, 03:19
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Argument no where shows correlation between the disorders and the cellular company establishment.

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15 Feb 2017, 08:06
Sash143 wrote:
A cellular communication development facility was built just outside the town of Qwertyville. Five years later almost 28% of the population have experienced cases of abnormal cell growth. Recently, a cellular company has applied to the town council of Iopville for an approval to build a development facility there. The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts since its population would suffer like that of Qwertyville.

Which of the following would be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the argument above?

A. Whether the tests administered to the residents of Qwertyville check for abnormal cell growth alone or for additional disorders
B. Whether the cellular development facility built outside Qwertyville uses the same water supply as the town's residents
C. Whether the percentage of abnormal cell growth cases in Qwertyville is higher than that of other towns without such development facilities nearby
D. Whether a direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research
E.Whether the population of Iopville is as involved in current town activities as that of Qwertyville

Conclusion : The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts since its population would suffer like that of Qwertyville.

Now we need to check for the connection between the disorder and cellular company.

A. Tests are irrelevant to the conclusion.
B.Water supply is irrelevant to the conclusion

C. If we show the comparison that after setting up the company in QWERTYville then disorder increased in the population then it'll strengthen the conclusion.
Now assume that Qwertyville (percentage of disorder) has (increased from 28% to 60%) 60% and other ville that has no such cellular company and got disorder percentage (increased from 0% to 5%) 5%. Then this clearly show that it is due to cellular company(CC) that made disorder to increase(since we know that ville has CC setup). Even vice versa weakens the conclusion.

D. Cellular phone is irrelevant to the conclusion.
E. Activities doesn't support in any way.
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Why is D incorrect??
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28 Jul 2018, 13:50
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Prateek176,

Let's analyze the argument:

A cellular communication development facility was built just outside the town of Qwertyville. Five years later almost 28% of the population have experienced cases of abnormal cell growth. Recently, a cellular company has applied to the town council of Iopville for an approval to build a development facility there. The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts since its population would suffer like that of Qwertyville.

Which of the following would be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the argument above?

D. Whether a direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research -- We are told that a cellular communication development facility might be created. The USE of cellphones is completely out of scope for this question, because it is irrelevant to the issue at hand. What if cell phones do cause cancer? What does that prove? The facility isn't causing the cancer, but the cell phones are in this case. And this is not part of our question. This example is like an Iphone. If the factory in China where the phones are manufactured cause cancer, does that mean the phone will? And as a reversal, if the phone causes cancer, does that mean that the factory does? These points are unconnected and because they are unrelated, this cannot be our answer.

Does this help?
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28 Jul 2018, 15:16
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Sash143 wrote:
A cellular communication development facility was built just outside the town of Qwertyville. Five years later almost 28% of the population have experienced cases of abnormal cell growth. Recently, a cellular company has applied to the town council of Iopville for an approval to build a development facility there. The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts since its population would suffer like that of Qwertyville.

Which of the following would be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the argument above?

A. Whether the tests administered to the residents of Qwertyville check for abnormal cell growth alone or for additional disorders
B. Whether the cellular development facility built outside Qwertyville uses the same water supply as the town's residents
C. Whether the percentage of abnormal cell growth cases in Qwertyville is higher than that of other towns without such development facilities nearby
D. Whether a direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research
E.Whether the population of Iopville is as involved in current town activities as that of Qwertyville

Premise:
Five years after a cellular communication development facility was built just outside the town of Qwertyville, almost 28% of the population has experienced cases of abnormal cell growth.
Conclusion:
The Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts.

One assumption is that the development facility in Qwertyville is responsible for the higher incidence of abnormal cell growth cases there.

Rephrase the answer choices as basic statements.
The correct rephrase will either strengthen or weaken the conclusion, enabling us the EVALUATE its validity.
Here, the correct rephrase must strengthen or weaken the conclusion that the Iopville council should not allow the building of a development facility.

C, rephrased as a basic statement:
The percentage of abnormal cell growth cases in Qwertyville is higher than that of other towns without such development facilities nearby.
Here, towns without a development facility have a lower incidence of abnormal cell growth cases than Qwertyville, supporting the assumption that the development facility in Qwertyville is responsible for the higher incidence of abnormal cell growth cases there and STRENGTHENING the conclusion that the Iopville council should not allow the building of such a facility on its outskirts.

The tests administered to the residents of Qwertyville checked for abnormal cell growth alone.
The cellular development facility built outside Qwertyville uses the same water supply as the town's residents.
A direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research
The population of Iopville is as involved in current town activities as that of Qwertyville.

None of these rephrases supports or refutes the assumption that the DEVELOPMENT FACILITY in Qwertyvlle is responsible for the higher incidence of abnormal cell growth cases there.
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29 Jul 2018, 04:13
Though I did this question wrong, I learnt where I was wrong.
I was oscillating between C and D.

Cellular development facilities-------->abnormal cell growth
What is % of cell growth if other city doesn't have cellular facilities.
C is close to my logic.

D is talking about phone but cell phones are not discussed here. So this choice is out.

C is good choice.
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29 Jul 2018, 11:41
My reasoning is highlighted in bold.

A. Whether the tests administered to the residents of Qwertyville check for abnormal cell growth alone or for additional disorders
B. Whether the cellular development facility built outside Qwertyville uses the same water supply as the town's residents
Nothing mentions that abnormal growth is due to water supplies, so not relevant unless we got no other choices
C. Whether the percentage of abnormal cell growth cases in Qwertyville is higher than that of other towns without such development facilities nearby
This is relevant, if it's the same as areas without facilities then all points mention above is moot
D. Whether a direct relationship between using a cellular phone and abnormal cell growth has been established based on adequate research
Nothing to do with cellphone usage, all about the facilities
E.Whether the population of Iopville is as involved in current town activities as that of Qwertyville
Not relevant. Even if they were, doesn't support the point of not having facilities
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28 Aug 2018, 18:11
The argument dosn't seem to be tightly bound, in C, there is still possibility of some other reason causing the disorders. A mere parallel between C and other towns is not enough IMHO.

Because if it is same, it addresses the issue, but if it is not same it doesn't answer why the disorders are high in in the city.
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28 Aug 2018, 18:52
Due to time constraints, I have a tendency to skip words. Same happened here. I skipped the word phone while reading and marked 'D'. Can anyone help me with this ?

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