GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 24 Apr 2018, 01:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games

  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 25 Mar 2013
Posts: 267
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
GPA: 3.5
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Sep 2014, 00:25
Can anyone explain this question by negating each and every option.I am confused,Even i have done the negation and I thought my answer is either A or E.

A, Negate_ If the federal will not vote>>Not Prohibited to buy games>>then more effect adolescents, Fails the conclusion.
D,]Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.( Actual)
D Negate_ No Parents will refuse to buy>> kids will buy and play>>Once Prohibited to buy>>then helpful for kids.

Is My D , A negation analysis is Right!! I think i am confused :(
_________________

I welcome analysis on my posts and kudo +1 if helpful. It helps me to improve my craft.Thank you

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Oct 2014
Posts: 14
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Healthcare
GMAT Date: 12-17-2014
GPA: 3.7
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2014, 23:48
1
This post received
KUDOS
the conclusion is that the federal legislation can prohibit the sale to minors. The assumption is that if the federal legislation prohibits the parents will refuse to purchase.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2014
Posts: 9
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2014, 00:24
As the author says 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. Which means that it is not necessary that all adolescents who play video games develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sure shot OA is B.
D is out of context in relation to the stimulus.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2015
Posts: 66
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
WE: Research (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2015, 08:01
Initially, I also selected C. But after a second thought, D makes more sense for following reason:

The legislation does not care in which other ways can one develop the wrist problem. The purpose of the legislation is to reduce the wrist problem due to video games, which IS one of the causes. Hence, a legislation will discourage parents from buying the video games for their kids i.e. ANSWER D
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 434
Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2015, 04:17
TommyWallach wrote:
Hey All,

I'm happy to help out on one of our questions!

The important thing with this question, as with the majority of CR questions, is to focus on the EXACT wording of the conclusion. In this case, we can paraphrase to say "Federal legislation that you can't sell games to minors will HELP PREVENT kids from getting carpal tunnel."

Now, let's go through the ACs.

A. The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
-- The question isn't whether or not the legislation will pass, but what would happen if it did.

B. Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
--This isn't the point either. We want to totally keep kids from getting carpal tunnel, so that only applies to the ones that do get it.

C.Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
--This isn't the issue either. We never said we would stop all cases of carpal tunnel, but only that we would "curb" it.

D.Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
--Aha. Now we have a problem. If parents just go out and buy the games for their kids (because only minors were prevented from purchasing it in the legislation), then nothing is going to change.

E. The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.
--The question isn't about whether video games are bad or good. The question is whether or not we can keep them from causing carpal tunnel.


The correct answer here is D.

Hope that helps!

Tommy Wallach


Hi,

Can you please clarify as to how the parents would refuse to purchase video games when the conclusion claims that the legislation will prohibit the sale of video games?

Regards,
Dominic
Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3399
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 May 2015, 09:16
donisback wrote:
Doctor: 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. Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.


Adolescents playing video games has risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome = 3 ( Adolescents who do not play video games )

Now, a little bit of mathematics here ( Coz , I love it )


Red part is the determining factor here , if it is 0 then the Blue part will be zero ad that would mean - Adolescents playing video games has risk has the same risk as Adolescents who do not play video games.

So , there must be some +ve value for the red highlighted part ( Risk of carpal tunnel syndrome in Adolescents who do not play video games )

We can safely conclude that carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in Adolescents who do not play video games but chances are less in comparison with those playing video games.

The doctor’s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.

Whats the use of Legislation/Bill - The problem exists and the doctor's assumption is not based on who votes for a Bill.

B. Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.

Not all - Some ( who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome ) definitely suffers , that's enough for us - We are not considering all adolescents playing video games will develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

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

There might be some other ways as well ( Which we are unaware of , at least currently)

D.Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.

Surely they will do so , who will like their children to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.

E. The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.

This is leading to something else ( tried to board an aircraft instead boarded an airship )



Only (D) & (B) looks promising.

Consider something different , What might have forced the doctor to bring so much survey and evidence ? Why is this whole thing discussed ?

(B) - Is it because some adolescents playing video games on regular basis and yet not developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Or

(D) - Why most parents are refusing to purchase video games for their adolescent children ?


(D) looks best hence D seems the best answer...
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jun 2013
Posts: 60
Schools: ISB '16, NUS '15
Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Sep 2015, 04:19
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
KanupriyaS wrote:
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.


Hi Karishma,

Im trying to related this with the cause n effect question ? and assuming an alternate cause to be the correct answer choice.

Taking your example only ,

Avoid eating fried food to help to control heartburn problem.

So if there is any other food item that leads to heartburn problem. (alternate cause, should be correct choice/as it breaks down or weakens are conclusion.?

Or Is it the possible alternate cause (weakner) is not a potential assumption . These two are different thing?

If the question was to find a possible weakener then alternate cause could be the correct answer?

Can you correct my line of thoughts.

Regards

Nitin Singh
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2015
Posts: 74
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Nov 2015, 19:46
D.
Why?
Adolscents who play V/G develop synd.
So why does the law prohibit VG to minors?
Maybe, minors who play VG develop into adulsent who play VG.
Or parents do not give VG to adsc. but they give to minors. So no need to prohibit VG to adols. coz their parents already do not give VG to them.
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2745
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2015, 11:30
goalsnr wrote:
Doctor: 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. Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.


oh, wow, cracked it in 1 minute.

D says VG - bad.
FL - prohibit sale to minors.
prohibition -> curb CTS.

the assumption here is that minors are actually buying the games, and that once the prohibition is in effect, people would refuse to buy games for minors.

The doctor’s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
well, even if they vote, parents might buy games for the kids. thus, the # won't get down.

(B) Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
well, this is something that can be inferred from the argument. those who play VG are three times as likely to develop the syndrome as are those who do not play. B is out.

(C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
just like B, C is incorrect, as the argument clearly states that there are kids who do not play, but develop the syndrome.

(D) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
aha, if the parents refuse to buy - then the kids will not play, and thus the # of kids with syndrome will drop.

(E) The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.
this one is out of scope.
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1960
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jan 2017, 12:07
goalsnr wrote:
Doctor: 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. Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.

The doctor’s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
(B) Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
(C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
(D) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
(E) The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.


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 themselves.

(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.
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1927
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2017, 04:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
this is a great question because children cannot buy video games for themselves; they do not have money to purchase video games.
The parents will video games for children => the argument attack the parents => D is correct
C is strengthener.
E is out of scope
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Jun 2016
Posts: 72
Location: India
GMAT 1: 600 Q49 V21
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2017, 03:37
madGMAT wrote:
Why not C? how does parents buying video game for their children play role when the sale of the video game has
already been prohibited?


D actually completes the missing link and hence better than C.
If parents don't buy video games to their children then only we can reach the conclusion.
Otherwise as per C even though video game is the sole cause for an adolescent to develop carpal tunnel syndrome- we can't conclude that "Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents. "

Great question indeed!
_________________

If you appreciate my post then please click +1Kudos :)

Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 801
Premium Member
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2017, 07:12
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
_________________

Please Read: Verbal Posting Rules

Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 801
Premium Member
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2017, 07:13
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
_________________

Please Read: Verbal Posting Rules

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 180
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: Tuck
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.6
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Premium Member
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2017, 09:24
i eliminated all but C and D. I was sure of D, but picked C due to the word 'only' and getting the wrong conclusion after reading the premise.
'Only' is too strong word and i should have been little cautious. n ONLY is wrong as well as other children develop such symptoms. here we need to concentrate on the last sentence which talks about legislation that prohibits sale of video games to minors. here the author is assuming that if there is such a legislation, then parents will be discouraged to buy video games for adolescents.

hence correct option is D.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Jun 2017
Posts: 23
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2017, 00:57
I marked C in the first go. However, it now looks irrelevant, considering the conclusion of the premise.

Consider this-
Before the legislation comes in effect, shopkeepers must be selling the video games to the adolescents directly. But once the legislation comes into play, adolescents cannot directly buy the games. But, what if the parents (who are not adolescents) go and buy the games for their children. This would not involve going against the ruling/legislation. Hence, the argument assumes, that yes no parents would buy games for their children. If the parents are convinced not to buy the video games, then the legislation would have its desired effect.

This makes D the correct choice.

Hope my reasoning helps.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Posts: 23
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2017, 23:38
amit2k9 wrote:
Assumption : type Supporter
Test : Negation. (should weaken the conclusion)
POE : A,D prevail

D :Most parents would not refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.

Dosen't seem to affect the conclusion which states about legislators.
A: The majority of federal legislators would not vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.

Legislation won't pass.Hence weaken.
Clear choice A.
thank you



Can u pls elaborate on this??
Why is A not the correct answer?
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Feb 2016
Posts: 1
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Sep 2017, 20:34
A. The doctor doesn't know whether a bill would be passed. So, this is not an assumption.
D. If Federal Legislation prohibits sale to minors, the end result would only be achieved if the parents wouldn't buy video games for their adolescent children.

Hence D.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 13
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Sep 2017, 08:49
Is my understanding of the premise correct?

Given: 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.

My understanding: Adolescents who play video games are more vulnerable (3X times) to get a particular syndrome compared to those adolescents who do not play (X times). So, is it correct to say that adolescents who play and those who do not play are both vulnerable to get the syndrome?

Conclusion: Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.

My understanding: If prohibiting the sale of video games helps to control the situation among adolescents then based on the comparison (3X vs X) how will such prohibition helps to control the situation among adolescents who do not Play the video games?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 09 Mar 2017
Posts: 383
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Dec 2017, 05:12
Doctor: 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. Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.

The doctor’s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions?

(C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
(D) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.

Good Question. C and D are contenders. Since the conclusion talks about only curbing the issue based on the new rule, C can be ruled out.
--D--

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________

------------------------------
"Trust the timing of your life"
Hit Kudus if this has helped you get closer to your goal, and also to assist others save time. Tq :)

Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games   [#permalink] 12 Dec 2017, 05:12

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   [ 140 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games

  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.