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# Asthma, a chronic breathing disorder, is significantly more common

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24 Mar 2018, 10:42
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IMO, none of the options give a conclusive answer.

If the phrase 'Until a few years ago' were removed from option D, then it would have been the correct answer. The insertion of 'until a few years ago' indicates that it is not being prescribed in the present age, which could further create a doubt as to whether the original prescription was faulty and ,thus, not used anymore.
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22 Apr 2019, 06:10
E is a better choice.

We are assuming a lot in D.Few Year ago-->we cannot assume children w/t Asthma are now competitive adult swimmers.
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27 Feb 2020, 12:00
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This question is not hard to solve but took me more than 1m30s to solve it. To speed up, I personally think it's more important to practice with more precision and sensitivity to logic gaps. In this case because there is high incidence of asthma among swimmers doesn't mean it's caused by the sport. What if more people with Asthma will choose swim over other competitive sports?

Stimuli:
Premise 1 - Asthma is more common among swimmers than among other competitive sports
Premise 2 - chlorine is lung irritant and swimming pool water is chlorinated
Conclusion - too rash to conclude chlorine contributes to high incidence of Asthma among swimmers
- this question is not hard to solve but it took me more than 1m30s to solve it. Spee

Question: look for another assumption

A) this didn't explain within competitive sports, why swimming is different from others. so irrelevant
B) this strengthen the effect Chlorine has on high incidence of Asthma, so incorrect
C) same as A, incorrect
D) this explains more children with Asthma will participate in competitive swimming than other sports, weaken the Chlorine's effect
E) same as A, incorrect
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05 Apr 2020, 21:01
PhantomAY wrote:
This question is not hard to solve but took me more than 1m30s to solve it. To speed up, I personally think it's more important to practice with more precision and sensitivity to logic gaps. In this case because there is high incidence of asthma among swimmers doesn't mean it's caused by the sport. What if more people with Asthma will choose swim over other competitive sports?

Stimuli:
Premise 1 - Asthma is more common among swimmers than among other competitive sports
Premise 2 - chlorine is lung irritant and swimming pool water is chlorinated
Conclusion - too rash to conclude chlorine contributes to high incidence of Asthma among swimmers
- this question is not hard to solve but it took me more than 1m30s to solve it. Spee

Question: look for another assumption

A) this didn't explain within competitive sports, why swimming is different from others. so irrelevant
B) this strengthen the effect Chlorine has on high incidence of Asthma, so incorrect
C) same as A, incorrect
D) this explains more children with Asthma will participate in competitive swimming than other sports, weaken the Chlorine's effect
E) same as A, incorrect

But the argument says "It is more common today among ADULT COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS". Answer choice D talks about CHILDREN. "A few years ago": how long is this few years? 1 2 or 3 years? If the children is 6 years old now, 3 years later he is 9 years old. So how did the author come to the conclusion?
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