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Advertisement: According to a recent research study, daily use of Fresh Start, a new toothpaste, reduces the risk of developing dental cavities by over 20 percent. In addition,as a result of a new formula, the use of Fresh Start results in whiter, healthier-looking teeth. Clearly, Fresh Start not only gives your teeth a beautiful look but also provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

Which of the following is an assumption in the argument above?
(A) No other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities.
(B) Fresh Start's formula does a better job of whitening teeth than do competitor's formulas.
(C) People are just as interested in having beautiful teeth as they are in having healthy teeth.
(D) Fresh Start also prevents other dental disorders, such as gingivitis.
(E) Reliable protection against dental cavities, combined with excellent aesthetic properties, is likely to make Fresh Start a popular toothpaste on the market.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: MANHATTAN GMAT: CRITICAL REASONING QUESTIONS (4th Ed.) [#permalink]

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02 Sep 2011, 08:06
C.
What is the oa?

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The conclusion of the stem says:

bholakc wrote:
Clearly, Fresh Start [...] provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

For the argument to conclude that Fresh Start is the *most* reliable protection against cavities, it's certainly assuming that "no other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities", which is what A says.

We really don't care whether people are more interested in healthy teeth or in beautiful teeth, so C is not right.
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02 Sep 2011, 20:44
IanStewart wrote:
The conclusion of the stem says:

bholakc wrote:
Clearly, Fresh Start [...] provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

For the argument to conclude that Fresh Start is the *most* reliable protection against cavities, it's certainly assuming that "no other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities", which is what A says.

We really don't care whether people are more interested in healthy teeth or in beautiful teeth, so C is not right.

+1 for A...as the conclusion is fresh start provides the most reliable protection.....
The answer will be C if conclusion is "the people will use more fresh start toothpaste than other toothpaste".

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03 Sep 2011, 14:11
A.

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03 Sep 2011, 15:25
I chose E. What is the OA ?

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04 Sep 2011, 01:34
Its A. That is what attacks the reliability that is drawn in the conclusion.

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04 Sep 2011, 01:41
ganjupatel wrote:
C.
What is the oa?

is it A but im still confused btw A, C

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04 Sep 2011, 02:15
I choose C.
Advertisement: According to a recent research study, daily use of Fresh Start, a new toothpaste, reduces the risk of developing dental cavities by over 20 percent. In addition,as a result of a new formula, the use of Fresh Start results in whiter, healthier-looking teeth. Clearly, Fresh Start not only gives your teeth a beautiful look but also provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

Which of the following is an assumption in the argument above?
(A) No other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities.
(B) Fresh Start's formula does a better job of whitening teeth than do competitor's formulas.
a fact presented in the argument
(C) People are just as interested in having beautiful teeth as they are in having healthy teeth.
The author assumes that people are concrened about beautiful teeth as they are interested in having healthy teeth. Perhaps, people are only interested in having healthy teeth.
(D) Fresh Start also prevents other dental disorders, such as gingivitis.
out of scope.
(E) Reliable protection against dental cavities, combined with excellent aesthetic properties, is likely to make Fresh Start a popular toothpaste on the market.
out of scope

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06 Sep 2011, 04:58
IMO with A.

the conclusion of the problem is "Fresh Start not only gives your teeth a beautiful look but also provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities"

langauge used here is "most reliable" means there is no other way to get more reliable protection against dental cavities.

Answer choice A states this asumption.
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07 Sep 2011, 19:48
bholakc wrote:
Advertisement: According to a recent research study, daily use of Fresh Start, a new toothpaste, reduces the risk of developing dental cavities by over 20 percent. In addition,as a result of a new formula, the use of Fresh Start results in whiter, healthier-looking teeth. Clearly, Fresh Start not only gives your teeth a beautiful look but also provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

Which of the following is an assumption in the argument above?
(A) No other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities.
(B) Fresh Start's formula does a better job of whitening teeth than do competitor's formulas.
(C) People are just as interested in having beautiful teeth as they are in having healthy teeth.
(D) Fresh Start also prevents other dental disorders, such as gingivitis.
(E) Reliable protection against dental cavities, combined with excellent aesthetic properties, is likely to make Fresh Start a popular toothpaste on the market.

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08 Sep 2011, 03:17
OA is E

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15 Sep 2011, 04:42
Is the OA E?? Can't believe it..

I am completely stumped by this question..
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bholakc wrote:
Advertisement: According to a recent research study, daily use of Fresh Start, a new toothpaste, reduces the risk of developing dental cavities by over 20 percent. In addition,as a result of a new formula, the use of Fresh Start results in whiter, healthier-looking teeth. Clearly, Fresh Start not only gives your teeth a beautiful look but also provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities.

Which of the following is an assumption in the argument above?
(A) No other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities.
(B) Fresh Start's formula does a better job of whitening teeth than do competitor's formulas.
(C) People are just as interested in having beautiful teeth as they are in having healthy teeth.
(D) Fresh Start also prevents other dental disorders, such as gingivitis.
(E) Reliable protection against dental cavities, combined with excellent aesthetic properties, is likely to make Fresh Start a popular toothpaste on the market.

Conclusion: "Fresh Start provides most reliable protection against dental cavities"
(A) No other toothpaste provides more reliable protection against dental cavities.

IMO:

Ans: "A"
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15 Sep 2011, 10:49
+ 1 A.
IanStewart's explanation is spot-on.

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15 Sep 2011, 23:05
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23 Oct 2011, 01:44
I think it is A. Although the answer uses extreme language it is appropriate here as conclusion also uses extreme language.

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23 Oct 2011, 20:32
It should be "A"
the argument says that the toothpaste provides the most reliable protection against dental cavities

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25 Oct 2011, 00:32
+1 A

E doesn't make sense. It is out of scope.
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25 Oct 2011, 10:27
I picked A...in order for the extreme words in the conclusion to be true we need the assumption stated in option A.

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