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New post 31 Jan 2012, 05:45
Must be D because if they band kids from buying video games, but the adults still by the legislation will not provide a curb to CP.
C doesn't work because it's not the only reason. Since if it were true that people who don't play video games do not develop CP, then it wouldn't CURB CP it will STOP it.

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New post 31 Jan 2012, 07:11
OA is D
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http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/doc ... t4546.html

With due respect, i would like to say that question posted w/o OA kills lots of our valuable time.

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New post 31 Jan 2012, 07:54
Option D is the best answer
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New post 19 Mar 2012, 18:38
Is it true of Assumption questions that more often than not ones with strong words will be incorrect " like the word only" used in option C.

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New post 07 Dec 2012, 06:40
D it is. I think this is a slightly modified version of the Official Q.

The other aliases of answer could be
"Children buy the games themselves"
"No other mode is present for the children to get the games"

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New post 07 Dec 2012, 06:45
(A) At first I thought this was too far reaching...but it seems like a plausible assumption. I kept this open until I got to D.
(B) Irrelevant. The premise states that kids who play video games are more likely to suffer from CTS than kids who don't. The conclusion is focusing on reducing the likelihood that those kids who do play and do suffer will not be able to acquire the games.
(C) Too far reaching.
(D) This takes into account that kids will not be able to circumvent the new legislation by having their parents purchase games for them. As a result kids will not be playing video games.
(E) Irrelevant.

I did choose D initially, however now that I'm looking back on the choices I feel that A might be suitable too.

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New post 07 Dec 2012, 08:46
If minors can't buy games they will rely on non-minors to purchase it for them. If most parents refuse to purchase video games then CTS will be curbed among adolescents. CORRECT


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New post 07 Dec 2012, 10:43
Video game players are 3 times more likely to develop carpal tunnel symdrome than those who do not.
Prohibiting sale of video games to MINORS would help to curb carpal tunnel syndrom.

playing video games --> Carpal syndrome
Prohibiting the sale --> NO carpal syndrome ==> Video games are not played.

Successful Legislation prohibits sale games only to adolescents. It means that they don't get games by any other way.. i.e. purchased by someone else.

So, Matching answer to this logic is (D).

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D

D is answer. Reasoning is that if sales are prohibited to minors then guardian will also not buy.

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New post 23 Feb 2013, 02:52
I saw this in the GMAT review, the answer is D.

If legislature prohibits sale to minors, what's to stop parents from buying in for their kids?

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New post 14 Jun 2013, 09:16
In option choice "D"

applying negation technique:
Most parents would no refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
hence they will refuse to purchase,but then children can get video games from other sources as well
such as video games parlor,friends,siblings,piracy etc.
how can we assume the above statement then?

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The doctor concludes that federal legislation prohibiting the sale of video games
to minors would help reduce the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome. This
conclusion hinges on the assumption that the only way for adolescents to access
video games is to purchase the games themeselves.
(A) Majority consensus in the legislature has no bearing on whether the
recommended legislation would actually help to curb carpal tunnel syndrome.
(B) This argument states that "adolescents who play video games on a regular
basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome." Thus, the
argument directly indicates that carpal tunnel syndrome does not affect all
adolescents who play video games. Rather than an assumption, this answer
choice is simply an inference drawn from the text.
(C) The fact that adolescents can develop carpal tunnel syndrome by means
other than playing video games has no bearing on whether the recommended
legislation would help to curb carpal tunnel syndrome.
(D) CORRECT. In order for the doctor's recommended legislation to reduce the
incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome among adolescents, the prohibition from the
purchase of video games must result in the actual possession of fewer video
games. Thus, it must be assumed that parents will not simply purchase video
games for their children.
(E) The fact that video games can benefit adolescents in other ways has no
bearing on whether the recommended legislation would help to curb carpal
tunnel syndrome.

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D….
PRE THINKING…. Parents is new information, by refusing…. Law works, so must be true….. cannot B…. BECZ, IN FIRST statement it is adolscents who play….. so we cannot say not all adolescents, if this right then we can find a flaw in conclusion
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I Choose C "Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome".

But this answer question my reason for selecting the Answer choice C.
"The conclusion that federal legislation prohibiting the sale of video games to minor would curb painful wrist condition among adolescents can only be true if their parents do not continue to buy these games for their kids. The games are prohibited to be sold to children, but not to adults who can buy it for them."

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I Choose C "Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome".

But this answer question my reason for selecting the Answer choice C.
"The conclusion that federal legislation prohibiting the sale of video games to minor would curb painful wrist condition among adolescents can only be true if their parents do not continue to buy these games for their kids. The games are prohibited to be sold to children, but not to adults who can buy it for them."



Note that the conclusion says "Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents"

The conclusion says that it will help control the occurrence of carpal tunnel. It doesn't say that it will eradicate the condition. If a problem can happen in 3 ways and if you take care of one, you can certainly HELP CURB the problem. It may not eradicate the problem completely but it can definitely help reduce the occurence.
So we don't need to assume that carpal tunnel doesn't happen any other way to make our conclusion true.

But if adults buy games for kids then prohibiting the sale to kids will not help curb the problem. So for our proposal (that kids should be prohibited from buying these games) to have the desired effect (help curb carpal tunnel), it is necessary that parents not buy the games for kids.

Hence answer is (D)
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I am not sure that the line "Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents"
is the doctor's conclusion . Rather the line "adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome as are adolescents who do not play video games"
is the doctor's conclusion .
So, according to this 'C' should be the correct answer .
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I am not sure that the line "Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents"
is the doctor's conclusion . Rather the line "adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome as are adolescents who do not play video games"
is the doctor's conclusion .
So, according to this 'C' should be the correct answer .
correct me if I am wrong .


No, the conclusion is the author's opinion; it is the main point of the argument. It is the opinion that the author wants to express and does so by writing the argument.

"Research shows that adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome as are adolescents who do not play video games" is a fact given to you by the doctor (which we assume to be true since all premises are assumed to be true). It is not the doctor's opinion that adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. This is what research suggests. Opinion is subjective so you will usually not find numbers in it. Here the author's opinion is that "legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this condition"
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i thought it to be a clear C :(

why can't it be C?

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i thought it to be a clear C :(

why can't it be C?


Note that the conclusion says "Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents"

The conclusion says that it will help control the occurrence of carpal tunnel. It doesn't say that it will eradicate the condition. If a problem can happen in 3 ways and if you take care of one, you can certainly HELP CURB the problem. It may not eradicate the problem completely but it can definitely help reduce the occurence.
So we don't need to assume that carpal tunnel doesn't happen any other way to make our conclusion true. Therefore, C is not correct.

Take another example:

Me: I get frequent heartburns.
You: Avoid cooking fried foods at home. That would help control the problem.

Your opinion is that if fried food are not cooked at home, the heartburn problem will be controlled. What are you assuming? That I will not go outside/order in fried foods on a regular basis. You are not assuming that there is no other way in which I could get heartburn. Smoking, eating large meals etc can also cause heartburn. But you are addressing one cause, perhaps the main one - we don't know - and you are saying that taking care of this cause will help control the problem. That is perfectly valid, isn't it? You don't need to assume that other causes are not there.
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