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# Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience

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27 Dec 2011, 19:24
A wins
D thus a premise in the argument, hence, it is not the answers
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16 Jan 2012, 10:46
geraldineclub wrote:
I was doubting between A and D.
Finally I choose D....the wrong one!
Can anybody explain why this one cannot be the right answer?

Except A, all other options can be ruled out on the basis that they all include information that is outside of the argument where the argument talks about siblings and spouses only: no unmarried people, no children, etc.
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06 Feb 2012, 22:57
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Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call"common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine suferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines.
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers.
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches.

sib spouse
comm. 2 2
class. 4 1 where numbers denote likelihood of migraine wrt common man

thus we can see comm migraine effect sibling and spouse equally while class migraine effect siblings more than spouse. Now siblings share hereditary factors but not spouses. hence option A seemed correct on first thought.

B out of scope we could ascertain nothing form stimulus abt unmarried .

C again we can also say something abt people who have migraine from data in stimulus.

D no specific info childeren could be deduced from arg.

E nothing abt population as a whole could be ascertain from stimulus.
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12 Jul 2013, 04:45
A.. should be answer.. which supports the thesis
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14 Jul 2013, 07:00
lexis wrote:
Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call"common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine suferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines.
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers.
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches.

I tried to do this question through elimination and would try and explain it here

a) A can be the answer as its clear that siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times as likely than general population and siblings of common migraine sufferers are twice as likely.
b) B cant be the answer as unmarried adults are not mentioned in the passage at all.
c) C cant be the answer as again its unrelated to the passage.
d) D can be the answer but on close view D talks about children and in the passage only spouse and siblings are mentioned.
Hence D can be eliminated.
e) E again is pretty unrelated to the content of the passage.
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15 Jul 2013, 12:04
lexis wrote:
Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call"common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine suferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines.
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers.
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches.

Is it just me or the starting line of this questions is not correct i think it should be experiencing instead of experience
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05 Oct 2013, 23:58
lexis wrote:
Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call"common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine suferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines.
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers.
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches.

A,
But this is must be true question and not the strengthen .
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05 Dec 2014, 04:53
i got a migraine reading this...but A
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03 Jul 2015, 14:11
atey2010 wrote:
The correct answer is A. Here is why:

When I started to read this stimulus, I can tell that the author wants you to make distinction between siblings and spouse. The first sentence doesn't really help but the key to this question is the last sentence. There's a distinction and comparison between siblings of classical migraine sufferers and spouse of classical migraine sufferers. Author posits that siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than general population to experience classical migraine. On the other hand, spouse of classical migraine sufferers are no more likely than general population to experience classical migraine. If you understand this then it should be clear why A is correct. A is synonymous to the last sentence of the passage, the author just puts it in a different or perhaps more convoluted way to catch the test takers.

Why D is incorrect? The prompt only talks about siblings (brother & sister) and spouses (husband/wives) of the migraine sufferers. The author never talk about children of migraine sufferers, therefore choice D could be true but not must be true. We need more information. However, answer choice A must be true, this is why A is correct.

BTW, notice that D is talking in the opposite direction

It says

Children of people who suffer from common migraines are not more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.

Argument says that they are TWICE LIKELY even if you consider children to be a part of sibling
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04 Jul 2015, 07:13
IMO A is the correct answer.
And this is not a strengthen question

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

These question stems uses the word support but are basically must be true/Conclusion/Inference questions.

So out of all 5 options only A is true according to the Stimulus
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31 Jul 2015, 02:44
A: This is the correct answer
B: The stimulus discusses siblings and spouses (married) not unmarried adults.
C: Does not even make sense
D: Again, the stimulus discusses siblings and spouses not specifically children. Even though, siblings could not children
E: Not necessarily correct. Just because a part of the population is twice or four times more likely to experience certain types of migraines. It does not mean that between one-quarter and one-half the general population suffer from common or classical migraine headaches. This could even be proved with a numerical example.
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24 Sep 2016, 02:06
Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call"common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine suferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

Type - Inference
Boil it down - Common migraine - Siblings and spouses have 2x probability of suffering
Classical migraine -Siblings have 4x probability of suffering
Pre-Thinking - the hereditary link is an important factor in classical migraine

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines. Correct answer
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines. May or may not be true
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers. Out of scope
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine. May or may not be true as children have not been talked in the argument
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches. Out of scope
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10 May 2017, 03:31
A) Correct, since basing on premises provided it can be logically derived.
C) Incorrect, again new information about portion of population which is not susceptible to migraine.
D) Incorrect, again new information about children
E) Incorrect, new information about ratios.

Key feature of Inference question is that correct answer choice must be within given constrains presented in the passage.
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14 Aug 2017, 08:17
+1 for A.
It is mentioned that siblings are 4 times more likely to suffer from classical migraines and spouses are similar to the general population here. Hence the classical migraines are linked to a hereditary problem.
Only A specifies that.

You can also reach to A by method of elimination.
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28 Jan 2018, 00:37
Hi,
I was confused between A and E. I chose E over A because I thought that the argument gave a number of people suffering from migraine.

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05 Feb 2018, 22:36
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I was confused between A and E. I chose E over A because I thought that the argument gave a number of people suffering from migraine.

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Among people experience migraine headaches, some experience what doctors call "common" migraines, whereas others experience "classical" migraines. Siblings and spouses of common migraine sufferers are themselves twice as likely as the general population to experience common migraines. Siblings of classical migraine sufferers are four times more likely than the general population to experience classical migraines, whereas spouses of classical migraine sufferers are no more likely than the general population to experience such headaches.

The information above provides the most support for which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.
(B) Unmarried adults are more likely to suffer from classical migraines than they are to suffer from common migraines.
(C) People who do not experience migraine headaches are unlikely to have spouses who are migraine headache sufferers.
(D) Children of people who suffer from common migraines are more likely than the general population to experience a common migraine.
(E) Between one-quarter and one-half of the general population suffer from either common or classical migraine headaches.

Let's review what we're given:

• Siblings of common migraine sufferers are twice as likely as the GP to experience common migraines. (hereditary factor)
• Spouses of common migraine sufferers are also twice as likely as the GP to experience common migraines. (non-hereditary factor)
• Siblings of CLASSICAL migraine sufferers are FOUR TIMES more likely than the GP to experience classical migraines. (STRONGER hereditary factor)
• Spouses of CLASSICAL migraine sufferers are no more likely than the GP to experience classical migraines. (no non-hereditary factor)

If we have a group of people who suffer from common migraines and another group of people who suffer from classical migraines, we can use the information in the passage to discuss how likely it is that their siblings and spouses will also have common or classical migraines.

But the information in the passage does not give us any information to determine the PROPORTION of the GP that actually suffers from one of those types of migraines. Maybe 10% of the GP suffer from common migraines and 15% suffer from classical? Maybe half of the GP suffer from one or the other? Maybe only 1% suffer from each? We have no idea, so (E) must be eliminated.

Looking at the bullets above, it seems that susceptibility to classical migraines is more dependent on hereditary factors than is susceptibility to common migraines.

(A) is the best choice.
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