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A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope.
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

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Re: A law is being proposed that would require the installation [#permalink]

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11 Jan 2013, 05:04
MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope.
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

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We weak the argument only if we find something that says CPR is unuseful

A says about the tranining but says nothing about the scenario to take in account. The training in CPR doesn't help us to weaken the argument at all

E instead says that CPR is not useful so we have the second scenario. So is sufficient to weaken the argument
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Re: A law is being proposed that would require the installation [#permalink]

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23 Nov 2013, 10:43
E is the best choice.

Conclusion: Majority of heart attacks can be prevented by employing CPR.

In order to weaken this conclusion given in the stimulus, find an answer choice that highlights the ineffectiveness of employing CPR to reduce heart attack deaths.

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A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment ofcardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Having no formal training will not hurt the conclusion. What if all the individuals be trained in some or other way?
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope. New restaurants being only a fraction of all restaurants in the area would not limit the effectiveness of the restauranteur's plan. What if most of the customers in the area visit those new restaurants?
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.Cost is not mentioned as a factor affecting the plan in the stimulus. Irrelevant.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.This choice strengthens the conclusion as less time to respond helps timely employment of CPR.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.If more heart attacks occur in situations where CPR trained personnel are not available, then the proposed plan would not have its intended effect. This choice best weakens the conclusion.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

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Re: A law is being proposed that would require the installation [#permalink]

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24 Nov 2013, 07:13
MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

+1 E.

A: Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The argument doesnt mention anything about individuals requiring "formal" training . What if informal training were enough? Nobody knows !
May be even without any"formal" training individuals can perform CPR and save patients.

E. The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.
If this is true, then the CPR training would be rendered useless. Let's say the govt did train 99% of the people in CPR. But what would be the point if none of those is present? Training would be in vain.

Hope this makes sense.
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Re: A law is being proposed that would require the installation [#permalink]

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18 May 2015, 05:02
MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope.
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

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Seriously, is AC E correct? You must weaken the restauranteur's argument and therefore find an argument that's against CPR. However AC E is in favor of CPR? Am I misunderstanding AC E?
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Re: A law is being proposed that would require the installation [#permalink]

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21 May 2015, 00:08
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E is the best choice.

Conclusion: Majority of heart attacks can be prevented by employing CPR.

In order to weaken this conclusion given in the stimulus, find an answer choice that highlights the ineffectiveness of employing CPR to reduce heart attack deaths.

MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment ofcardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Having no formal training will not hurt the conclusion. What if all the individuals be trained in some or other way?
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope. New restaurants being only a fraction of all restaurants in the area would not limit the effectiveness of the restauranteur's plan. What if most of the customers in the area visit those new restaurants?
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.Cost is not mentioned as a factor affecting the plan in the stimulus. Irrelevant.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.This choice strengthens the conclusion as less time to respond helps timely employment of CPR.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.If more heart attacks occur in situations where CPR trained personnel are not available, then the proposed plan would not have its intended effect. This choice best weakens the conclusion.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

MOKSH
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Hi Moksh,

As mentioned above conclusion is heart attacks can be prevented by using CPR
and option E states ,most heart attacks occur at a place where there are no CPR trained personnel.

So its just mentioning conclusion in other way round, i fail to understand how is this weakening the conclusion
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14 Sep 2015, 01:35
Leading local restaurant owner said the timely employment of CPR can save a lot of lives. But what if sufficient number of CPR trained people is not available then law requiring CPR is of no use. E states that most deaths were caused when "no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present"

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cssk wrote:
E is the best choice.

Conclusion: Majority of heart attacks can be prevented by employing CPR.

In order to weaken this conclusion given in the stimulus, find an answer choice that highlights the ineffectiveness of employing CPR to reduce heart attack deaths.

MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment ofcardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Having no formal training will not hurt the conclusion. What if all the individuals be trained in some or other way?
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope. New restaurants being only a fraction of all restaurants in the area would not limit the effectiveness of the restauranteur's plan. What if most of the customers in the area visit those new restaurants?
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.Cost is not mentioned as a factor affecting the plan in the stimulus. Irrelevant.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.This choice strengthens the conclusion as less time to respond helps timely employment of CPR.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.If more heart attacks occur in situations where CPR trained personnel are not available, then the proposed plan would not have its intended effect. This choice best weakens the conclusion.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

MOKSH
KUDO , if u like or it helps u !

Hi Moksh,

As mentioned above conclusion is heart attacks can be prevented by using CPR
and option E states ,most heart attacks occur at a place where there are no CPR trained personnel.

So its just mentioning conclusion in other way round, i fail to understand how is this weakening the conclusion

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MOKSH wrote:
A law is being proposed that would require the installation of defibrillators, which are used to treat heart attacks, in new restaurants. However, a leading local restauranteur opposes the law, saying that the vast majority of preventable heart attack deaths can be prevented by the timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the restauranteur's argument?

Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Since new restaurants are but a small fraction of all restaurants in the area, the new law would be extremely narrow in scope.
The installation of defibrillators in new restaurants costs significantly less than the installation of fire suppression equipment.
In the area that the proposed law would cover, the average time required for emergency personnel to respond to medical emergencies was far less than that of the whole country.
The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present.

I am struggling between A & E rest are OFS
Please differentiate the both options effectively , so that it could easily understood .

MOKSH
KUDO , if u like or it helps u !

My take is Option E. I took a simple approach.
Question Stem:
A law requires installation of defibrillators. However, a leading restaurant owner oppose the law and states that timely employment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will prevent the heart attack.

Option B, C, and D are straight away out. Let me know if you need me to explain those options.

Option A: Most individuals have no formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Okay, but what if that even though the individuals had no formal training but they can still operate the CPR (by reading user manual). Formal training is not a prerequisite to use the CPR. The option leaves that possibility.

Option E: "The largest proportion of heart attack deaths result from situations in which no cardiopulmonary resuscitation-trained individuals are present". Hmm interesting. Okay, restaurant owner (who oppose the law), you have the CPR. But what if the heart attacks are actually caused by the CPR since during the emergency situation no CPR trained individuals are present.

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