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At Churchill High School, nearly 1,500 students are considered obese.

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At Churchill High School, nearly 1,500 students are considered obese. This is true even though over 1,200 students participate in extracurricular athletics or dance, activities offered by the school to promote physical fitness. Clearly, the school’s athletics and dance programs are not rigorous enough.

The above reasoning is flawed because it:

A. Fails to assess the rigor of each activity individually.
B. Does not compare Churchill High School’s programs with programs at other schools.
C. Overlooks the fact that there may be minimal overlap between the two populations cited.
D. Does not consider other factors, such as diet and genetics, that could lead to obesity in high school students.
E. Fails to adequately outline the criteria that would lead to a student being considered obese.​
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Re: At Churchill High School, nearly 1,500 students are considered obese. [#permalink]

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At Churchill High School, nearly 1,500 students are considered obese. This is true even though over 1,200 students participate in extracurricular athletics or dance, activities offered by the school to promote physical fitness. Clearly, the school’s athletics and dance programs are not rigorous enough.

The above reasoning is flawed because it:

A. Fails to assess the rigor of each activity individually.
B. Does not compare Churchill High School’s programs with programs at other schools.
C. Overlooks the fact that there may be minimal overlap between the two populations cited.
D. Does not consider other factors, such as diet and genetics, that could lead to obesity in high school students.
E. Fails to adequately outline the criteria that would lead to a student being considered obese.​


1500 Students - Obese
1200 Students - Participate in extracurricular activities
Conclusion - Activities not rigorous enough.

A - 2 Activities are rigorous, and 5 are not, for example. The author will still consider each activity as lax. And breaking down each activity, and still concluding they are not rigorous enough doesn't help us with the conclusion.
B - Irrelevant. OUT.
C - Yes! There aren't only 1500 students at the school of whom 1200 students attend activities. No information in the school supports this information, so the 2 groups might be completely different. KEEP.
D - We are only concerned with school activities, and how it's connected with obesity. OUT.
E - Irrelevant. OUT

Between A & C
C wins as it clearly states a flaw in the argument i.e. if the 2 groups are completely different, then the rigour of an activity cannot be questioned.

C is the answer.
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