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# CR4

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10 May 2010, 09:44
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10 May 2010, 10:10
I'll go with B.

Rest all looks like out of scope to me.

I consider B and D, but will go with B

A correlation between cigarette tax and cigarette consumption, and postulates that one has a CAUSAL effect on the other. (here, the tax is taken to lead to decreased consumption.)
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10 May 2010, 11:20
I will go with 'A'

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10 May 2010, 11:26
onedayill wrote:
I'll go with B.

Rest all looks like out of scope to me.

I consider B and D, but will go with B

A correlation between cigarette tax and cigarette consumption, and postulates that one has a CAUSAL effect on the other. (here, the tax is taken to lead to decreased consumption.)

think again..OA will come later...

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10 May 2010, 11:26
prj wrote:
I will go with 'A'

think again..OA will come later...

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10 May 2010, 12:16
LM wrote:
think again..OA will come later...

If this is your reply for both options A and B, then I see that you are hinting at C. Because D is weakening by supplying an alternate reason for volume of cigarette sales going down and E is totally unrelated, they cannot be the OA. The possible explanation for C could be that if people had known about the rise in fed-tax on cigarettes earlier than it was imposed, they'd have digested the fact sooner and remained undisturbed and the volume of sales wouldn't have dropped. So is the case with option B too. It says that smokers' awareness on the health hazards didn't change much, thus eliminating a possible venue of alternate reason thereby, strengthening the claim.

The debate is between B and C. What's logically right? don't say that it is perception.........because my perception is that Smoking is Cool!!!
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10 May 2010, 12:37
I choose B for the following reasons:

Premise 1: price increase and decrease of sales of cigarettes by 10%

Premise 2: previous decrease of sales of cigarettes by 1%

Conclusion: volume of cigarette sales strongly related to price

This is a typical cause-effect argument. To strenghten the argument we need to find an answer that will eliminate any other cause for the stated effect or prove that when the cause happens the effect also happens. Only answer B can do that.

A: out of scope, what happened the following year doesn't not help here
B: this shows that a potential cause for the effect did not actually happen => correct answer
C: does not matter that consumers were not aware that the increase was going to happen
D: weakens the argument by proving the existence of another cause for the same effect
E: a greater variety of cigarettes cannot have an impact on the overall number of cigarette sold, it could have an impact only on a specific brand, but that it not the issue here

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10 May 2010, 13:09
LM wrote:
onedayill wrote:
I'll go with B.

Rest all looks like out of scope to me.

I consider B and D, but will go with B

A correlation between cigarette tax and cigarette consumption, and postulates that one has a CAUSAL effect on the other. (here, the tax is taken to lead to decreased consumption.)

think again..OA will come later...

I'll still go with B
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10 May 2010, 13:32
i think i am the odd man...but i will pick (D)

what is the OA?

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