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Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.
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I dont have any clue, what is going on in this CR....

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Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.


I thought answer is C
But that is not the case :(

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questions like these just serve to reinforce my decision to stick only to Offical questions

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Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.

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This is how i arrived at right answer! Feel free to add your perspectives.

conclusion: Fatalities can be caused by rabies via dog bite & organ transplant (despite non-existent)
In order to weaken/ attack this argument, we have to find a statement which can show that - there is another cause that is fatal, which statement "E" exactly does!

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Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.


Can you tell us the source of this question?

The crucial thing we are investigating here is whether there is a possibility, albeit small, that the recipient of organ transplant gets infected somehow. The argument says that various tests are carried out before the transplant takes place. We need to assume that those tests can somehow be beaten or are insufficient in preventing the cause. That's all the pre-thinking I was able to do in this CR.

A) Doesn't really matter. The consequence are rabies and we are not concerned of their origins.

B) At first I found this one tempting. It seems like there isn't enough donors or there will soon not be enough of them. In that case, the infected people might give it a shot and go ahead with the transplant as this is better than no transplant and consequently death. But this is out of scope too.

C) Isn't touching the conclusion whether the possibility is non existent or not.

D) The cause is irrelevant.

E) Since nothing else makes enough sense to me, I have to go with this one. But this one also isn't touching the transplant itself and the possibility of getting infected during the transplant. It point to the fact that people can get rabies some other way, namely though using cocaine, but doesn't help to explain if a person can get rabies during the transplant.

Therefore, I chose B, even though it assumes too much.

Weird question. Maybe someone else can offer better explanation.

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New post 22 Sep 2017, 14:05
is this question really a gmat question?
pls help.

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New post 22 Sep 2017, 14:06
if this is truly a gmat question, then the passage should be re-written.

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