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Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games

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New post 29 Jul 2017, 23:57
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.

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New post 24 Sep 2017, 22:38
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.
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Can u pls elaborate on this??
Why is A not the correct answer?

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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.

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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?

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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.
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