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# A drug that is highly effective in treating many types of infection ca

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25 Sep 2014, 05:03
him1985 wrote:
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
Can somebody please tell why E in incorrect ?
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The ibora generally grows in largely inaccessible places.

If the tree grows in inaccessible area then no way one could cut it.So, The tree cant extinct !

If no once can cut trees, then how drug can be made?
We need to weaken the conclusion, so if we can grow trees by any other method then there is no question of extinction.

The question stem is "Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?" So, We can safely assume that the option can be considered to be true.

Moreover, The option says largely inaccessible places NOT completely ! So, The drug was made with accessible area.And if there will be there in inaccessible area then it cant extinct.

I agree that D is also a weakener but i want to know why E is wrong ?
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25 Sep 2014, 05:47
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him1985 wrote:
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
Can somebody please tell why E in incorrect ?
Quote:
The ibora generally grows in largely inaccessible places.

If the tree grows in inaccessible area then no way one could cut it.So, The tree cant extinct !

If no once can cut trees, then how drug can be made?
We need to weaken the conclusion, so if we can grow trees by any other method then there is no question of extinction.

The question stem is "Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?" So, We can safely assume that the option can be considered to be true.

Moreover, The option says largely inaccessible places NOT completely ! So, The drug was made with accessible area.And if there will be there in inaccessible area then it cant extinct.

I agree that D is also a weakener but i want to know why E is wrong ?[/quote]

Focus on Argument:
Premise 1: A drug that is highly effective in treating many types of infection can, at present, be obtained only from the bark of the ibora, a tree that is quite rare in the wild. Premise 2: It takes the bark of 5,000 trees to make one kilogram of the drug.
Conclusion : It follows, therefore, that continued production of the drug must inevitably lead to the iboraâ€™s extinction.

Now lets prethink that what author assumes while concluding his conclusion

- There is not any Law that prohibit cutting of trees
- There not any possibility for a new method by which that can be made in near future.
- There is no possibility for growing trees.

Now attack on the assumptions of author to weaken conclusion. Additionally answer choice must present some new relevant information.
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25 Sep 2014, 06:25
him1985 wrote:

Focus on Argument:
Premise 1: A drug that is highly effective in treating many types of infection can, at present, be obtained only from the bark of the ibora, a tree that is quite rare in the wild. Premise 2: It takes the bark of 5,000 trees to make one kilogram of the drug.
Conclusion : It follows, therefore, that continued production of the drug must inevitably lead to the iboraâ€™s extinction.

Now lets prethink that what author assumes while concluding his conclusion

- There is not any Law that prohibit cutting of trees
- There not any possibility for a new method by which that can be made in near future.
- There is no possibility for growing trees.

Now attack on the assumptions of author to weaken conclusion. Additionally answer choice must present some new relevant information.

Thanks Him1985 for putting so much efforts.I really appreciate that.Kudos to you.

I think i get it now. The key here is "continued production of the drug".I didn't take that into account and fell for the catch.

Thanks,
Varun
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13 Oct 2016, 10:27
I first thought it was E. However, D seems to make more sense than E.

But the fact that these trees are growing at inaccessible places, can also means that these trees cannot be easily cut, which prevents extinction?
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26 Oct 2017, 02:16
I dint get the meaning clearly of option D. What does it exactly mean?
Re: A drug that is highly effective in treating many types of infection ca   [#permalink] 26 Oct 2017, 02:16

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