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Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.

If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them ?

(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.

(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.

(C) Aspirin inhibit the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.

(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.

(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.
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My Answer : B

seems to be the best fit.

C - "Aspirin inhibit the growth of white blood cells" - wrong
"Aspirin stimulates the growth of white blood cells"

A - Wrong
D - We cannot conclude that directly from the sentence given
E - We cannot conclude that about the focus of todays medicine

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Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.

If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them ?


(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.

(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases. Corrrect
(C) Aspirin inhibit the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.

(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.

(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.


Moderate fever serves two purposes
1.stimulates the activity of white blood cells
2.inhibits growth of disease causing bacteria

Aspirin serves one purpose
1.eliminates moderate fever

from these two evidences we can conclude B
Aspirin eliminates moderate fever which is helpful in fighting some diseases

We cannot conclude C because nowhere it is stated that Aspirin inhibits growth of white blood cells

other options are irrelevant

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Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.

If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them ?


(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.

(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.

(C) Aspirin inhibit the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.

(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.

(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.


Could you please explain the logic behind the selection you make ?


B

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The answer is B.

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Straight B.

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Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.

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B looks good to me as well.
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Explanation.. ???


why did you eliminate C ??

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why did you eliminate C ??


The original paragraph does not mention any direct link b/w Aspirin and WBC. Aspirin decreases fever which inhibits growth of WBC's.

Choice B seems to be more appropriate.
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Explanation.. ???


why did you eliminate C ??


Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.

Since you narrowed it down to between B and C, I am not going to look at the other options.

It is not C, because the option is way too extreme. No where in the passage does the author mention that Asprin completely prevents the formation of white blood cells. Also there is another piece of evidence that the author makes that a moderate fever stimulated the activity of disease fighting white blood cells, but can we infer that no white blood cells form when there is no fever?...nooo that's a wrong assumption.

Thus it is B.

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Can someone plz explain, why D is incorrect. last 3 lines did talk about D , then why it cant be the answer ?

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Let's say that under normal conditions, your body produces 100 white blood cells per day (no idea if this is true :| , but bear with me). Then you get a fever, and now you make 200 WBC's per day. Then you take some asprin, your fever goes away, and you go back to producing 100 WBC's per day.

Big question: Is asprin inhibiting WBC production? No, it's just returning WBC production to normal. Rembember, "not stimulating" is NOT equivalent to "inhibiting" - there's something in between: neither stimulating nor inhibiting (i.e. normal conditions). Besides, it's the fever doing the stimulating, not the asprin itself. (C) doesn't work for this reason.

(D) is a problem because there's nothing in the premises to indicate scale. In other words, the problem tells us only that WBC's fight disease, but maybe there is a threshold number of WBC's before they can become effective, or after which they become ineffective. Furthermore, the severity of the disease depends on the type of disease (about which we have no info) as well as the WBC count.
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Can someone plz explain, why D is incorrect. last 3 lines did talk about D , then why it cant be the answer ?


I made this question wrong two times . But I understand finally

C is wrong because it is not inhibiting the growth of blood cells , it stops to produce even bigger numbers.

D is wrong because it says less severe the ilness will be but in the argument it mentions just a process . It never told that it eliminates severeness. Maybe it will be more severe but the body will heal more quickly.

The OA is B

It is understood from the question that doctors do not want to give patients asprin because it stops to to produce big numbers of blood cells and it says it inhibits many strains of bacteria . It can be said that taking aspirin can prolong the normal disease by eliminating to produce more the important cells.
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Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.


B. It says in the prompt that a fever stimulates the activity of white blood cells that kill disease causing bacteria. Thus aspirin, by stopping the fever, can prolong a patient's illness.

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B it is...whenever going thru a conclusion question find a answer choice that summarizes the given argument as a whole.

If it is just crving a premise..it might not be the correct answer choice.

As per my exp with these types of question alwys co-relate the premise and then conclude.

like for this question in answer choice C -"Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses"
We already know this as stated in the argument .so this cant be the conclusion.

We however have to relate this premise with what the argument is trying to say..which B does clearly.

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