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Consumer Advocate: The new soft drink, Mango Paradise, contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra, a chemical supplement that stimulates the activity of the nervous system but may also result in serious cardiac problems. Therefore, this drink is harmful to consumer health and should be banned from distribution in our state.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the consumer advocate?
A)The new soft drink will soon be introduced into mass production.
b)Consumers are unlikely to enjoy the taste of Mango Paradise because of the high amount of Ephedra contained in the drink.
c)Any drink that contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra is harmful to consumer health.
d)The Consumer Advocate is not affiliated with the producer of Mango Paradise.
e)Most consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems.

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Consumer Advocate: The new soft drink, Mango Paradise, contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra, a chemical supplement that stimulates the activity of the nervous system but may also result in serious cardiac problems. Therefore, this drink is harmful to consumer health and should be banned from distribution in our state.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the consumer advocate?

a)The new soft drink will soon be introduced into mass production.

b)Consumers are unlikely to enjoy the taste of Mango Paradise because of the high amount of Ephedra contained in the drink.

c)Any drink that contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra is harmful to consumer health.

d)The Consumer Advocate is not affiliated with the producer of Mango Paradise.

e)Most consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems.
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25 Nov 2011, 18:24
I believe that the correct answer of this problem is C and not D . D is totally irrelevant.

The competition was between C and E.

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27 Nov 2011, 21:32
the OA is incorrect .
it should be C
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28 Nov 2011, 01:19
Answer could be C or E.
I am confused between C & E.C is explicitly mentioned in the argument as a premise hence E could be the answer.
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28 Nov 2011, 02:58
D is totally out.

Between C and E, c states what has already been presented in the argument.

+1 for E.
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Choice C is the correct one. D is truly irrelevant. Please read this thread.

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23 Dec 2011, 05:33
Thanks for the link tuanquang269. I clicked on C and was shocked to see the OA provided as D. D just did not make sense. I agree that the OA should indeed be C.
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26 Dec 2011, 07:21
Consumer advocate wants to ban the drink because it has atleast 2.5% of harmful chemical .
A ) not relevant
B ) not relevant
C ) this is the base of his argument
D ) not relevant
E ) Very much relevant and puts direct cardiac problem in line
So it has to be E
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Consumer advocate wants to ban the drink because it has atleast 2.5% of harmful chemical .
A ) not relevant
B ) not relevant
C ) this is the base of his argument
D ) not relevant
E ) Very much relevant and puts direct cardiac problem in line
So it has to be E

If use the negate choice E. It will be:

e) ALL consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems. => not weaken.

If you negate choice C, it will weaken the argument.
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01 Jan 2012, 21:28
i originally went for E, but i'm sure that C is correct.
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01 Jan 2012, 22:19
C is the answer,D could not be an assumption made by the advocate it is an assumption made about the advocate.
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E is close but can be negated by applying the Negative tecnique..
IMO C
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09 May 2012, 10:53
+1 C

If a concentration of 5% is dangerous, but the cans only contain 2.5% of that substance, we could not conclude that Mango Paradise is dangerous.

We need to assume that at least 2.5% is dangerous.
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10 May 2012, 10:21
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Consumer Advocate: The new soft drink, Mango Paradise, contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra, a chemical supplement that stimulates the activity of the nervous system but may also result in serious cardiac problems. Therefore, this drink is harmful to consumer health and should be banned from distribution in our state.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the consumer advocate?
A)The new soft drink will soon be introduced into mass production.
b)Consumers are unlikely to enjoy the taste of Mango Paradise because of the high amount of Ephedra contained in the drink.
c)Any drink that contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra is harmful to consumer health.
d)The Consumer Advocate is not affiliated with the producer of Mango Paradise.
e)Most consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems.

+1 for C. Option D is clearly wrong.It does not have any relevance with the stem.
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Ephedra, has certain harm associated if taken at a certain dosage. here the concerned person assumes that at least 2.5% of consumption can harm in some way. C is the OA.
Option is incorrect because of only 1 word "MOST".
Consider visting http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/con ... t2541.html
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premise- Mango Paradise, contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra, a chemical supplement that stimulates the activity of the nervous system but may also result in serious cardiac problems.
conclusion- Therefore, this drink is harmful to consumer health and should be banned.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the consumer advocate?
A)The new soft drink will soon be introduced into mass production.....NOT OF CONCERN
b)Consumers are unlikely to enjoy the taste of Mango Paradise because of the high amount of Ephedra contained in the drink.IRRELEVANT
c)Any drink that contains at least 2.5% of Ephedra is harmful to consumer health...CORRECT....2.5 % OF Ephedra CAN LEAD TO CARDIAC PROBLEMS.
d)The Consumer Advocate is not affiliated with the producer of Mango Paradise....DOES'NT AFFECT THE CONCLUSION
e)Most consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems...AN OVERSTATEMENT.
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03 Jul 2014, 08:08
rajeevrks27 wrote:
neha2785,
E is close but can be negated by applying the Negative tecnique..
IMO C

Can anyone write what the negation of E is?
and what the negation of C is?
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ronr34 wrote:
rajeevrks27 wrote:
neha2785,
E is close but can be negated by applying the Negative tecnique..
IMO C

Can anyone write what the negation of E is?
and what the negation of C is?

Read here:
consumer-advocate-the-new-soft-drink-mango-paradise-98780.html#p761241
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04 Aug 2014, 03:46
tuanquang269 wrote:
neha2785 wrote:
Consumer advocate wants to ban the drink because it has atleast 2.5% of harmful chemical .
A ) not relevant
B ) not relevant
C ) this is the base of his argument
D ) not relevant
E ) Very much relevant and puts direct cardiac problem in line
So it has to be E

If use the negate choice E. It will be:

e) ALL consumers who drink Mango Paradise will eventually experience serious cardiac problems. => not weaken.

If you negate choice C, it will weaken the argument.

Not sure on the negating. Will it be ALL consumers or few consumers ?
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