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A recent study demonstrated that parents living with children consume nearly five more grams of fat per day, on average, than do adults living without children. The higher fat intake among these parents is probably attributable to their snacking on the pizza and cookies that tend to be plentiful in households with children.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken this explanation of the parents' higher fat intake?


A. On average, households with children spend $15 more per week on pizza and cookies than do households without children.
B. Households with children purchase much more whole milk, which has a high fat content, than do households without children.
C. Children consume most of the pizza and cookies in any given household.
D. Parents ought to set a good example for their children, in dietary choices as in other matters.
E. Not all parents living with children consume more grams of fat than do adults living without children.
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IMO B because B provides an alternative reason as the cause of high fat content.
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A recent study demonstrated that parents living with children consume nearly five more grams of fat per day, on average, than do adults living without children. The higher fat intake among these parents is probably attributable to their snacking on the pizza and cookies that tend to be plentiful in households with children.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken this explanation of the parents' higher fat intake?


A. On average, households with children spend $15 more per week on pizza and cookies than do households without children. >>> Doesn't comment on "fat intake"
B. Households with children purchase much more whole milk, which has a high fat content, than do households without children. >>> Correct
C. Children consume most of the pizza and cookies in any given household.>>> If the "Most" is a very high quantity in terms of fat...then even a small portion (taken by parents)can have a high content of fat.
D. Parents ought to set a good example for their children, in dietary choices as in other matters.>>> Out of scope >> No discussion how the conclusion that "higher fat intake among these parents is probably attributable to their snacking on the pizza and cookies" can be weakened
E. Not all parents living with children consume more grams of fat than do adults living without children. >>> Doesn't weaken the argument >> Only suggests that there are some exceptions..
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A and B are the only ones suitable to be the answer. B is the answer, IMO.

A is not the answer because spending more doesn't mean intaking more. for example, 2 cookies/Pizzas of brand A can be costlier than 10 cookies/Pizzas of brand B.
B is the answer as it gives us an alternative for high fat intake.

What is the OA ?
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