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# Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games

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01 Aug 2011, 03:54
A partly contradict evidence and is wrong.
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20 Aug 2011, 04:35
I'm not see difficult (at first glance), but indeed was a tough one.

Anyway, following the same rule:

Premise----> Who play---> have TS
Conclusion-----> A new law CAN REDUCE this scenario avoiding to sell videogames to minors

A) what about a bill '? clearly do not fit

B) Not all (or all the reverse) adolescents and bla bla.......out

C) here is the most contender but why ?? if we read closer this statement has problem like: fall in the premise area we can say, not in the field of cocnlcusion, and most important thing: NOT in the field of assumption; the word only.......we do not see an extreme tone in the stimulus as well.

D) the choice: the conclusion says that the legislation could avoid the sellling of video games to minor and indeed avoiding the syndrome BUT the parents could buy games for children

E) completely out

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20 Aug 2011, 04:56
I went for D,
C is too strong to be the assumption, moreover if negated, it does not call the conclusion into question.
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20 Aug 2011, 07:37
hmmm...i can see c to be a strong contender but it loses to D in that C does not address one important issue about
FEDERAL LEGISLATION. If the conclusion had been "banning video games would help curb the syndrome in the minors", then C would have won over D.

But here the conclusion is "federal legislation...... would help curb the...."..that's the catch.. So the author is assuming that there's no other way minors will get their hands on those video games.

The below sentence can also be an alternate ans
"The internet cafes would not allow minors to play video games after the law is passed"
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19 Nov 2011, 12:37
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.

any explanations please, I will post the AO later on!
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20 Nov 2011, 00:05
IMO D

d) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children. => Federal legislation need only prohibits the sale video game to the minor of adolescents
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20 Nov 2011, 20:04
tuanquang269 wrote:
IMO D

d) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children. => Federal legislation need only prohibits the sale video game to the minor of adolescents

i did not get the focus of the question that is the vid game sales to the minor,
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22 Nov 2011, 02:40
IMO C,

Could someone please explain why C is incorrect and D a better option?
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22 Nov 2011, 07:20
+1 C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

The conclusion by doctors is: Prohibit sales of Video Games to minors and they will not suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

which shows that the doctors are assuming that, it is only through playing Video Games minors get that syndrome, which may or may not be true.

In picking option D, we are also making the same assumption, that if kids don't buy games themselves, their parents would do that for them and in any case... it is only through Video Games that this syndrome occurs.
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23 Nov 2011, 04:54
Its D

C uses very strong word "only"
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24 Nov 2011, 04:04
Conclusion:: Federal law can help can help adolescents ... from the disease.

argument:: kids playing ...... in regular basis are 3 time more likely to get the disease.

Tough one! can't decide between A and D,
i think i would go for A.
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25 Nov 2011, 07:26
It should be C ! Because if we try to negate the option C , the conclusion falls apart. If there are other means by which a person can get CTS , then even if the legislation is passed regarding the video games , it will not help curb the disease.

This is my thinking. What is the OA?
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25 Nov 2011, 21:08
I am with D , though C is also close , but if we notice the argument stem '' Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents. '' the answer should be closely related to it if possible and it does it better than C . Also to add if D is not considered the assumption falls apart and in C it only weakens a bit .
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26 Nov 2011, 23:48
D

C is incorrect because the conclusion does not indicate that legislators believe the law will stop ALL cases of the disease. Their can be several other factors (in addition to video games) that result in the disease. Stopping some of the cases (those related video games) will have SOME affect on the incidents.
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08 Dec 2011, 20:41
Spoilt wrote:
Spoilt wrote:
Why not C?

I would go with C.

If there is some alternate cause for carpal tunnel syndrome, the Federal legislation would NOT help curb this painful condition among adolescents.

So this option is defender.

Oh sorry didn't read it properly : yangsta8 is right : D for me too.

By POE,
C and D remain good contenders.

But, one thing that could eliminate C - Always choose options that uses more info given in the question.
C tries to be a little OOS, and speak about an assumption that is all beyond the legislation itself. Whereas, D speaks of the legislation(Legislation passed, Yet parents could buy), and thus is more relevant in GMAT.

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08 Dec 2011, 21:58
Yes C is a little too extreme I think.

Answer has to be D for the conclusion to hold firm about sales.
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08 Dec 2011, 23:28
My choice is D as well. The conclusion is stating that the legislation would help curb the wrist problem. The main issue here is that prohibiting the sale of it would reduce carpel tunnel. However if there is a way to go around this law then it would make defeat the purpose of creating this legislation.
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08 Dec 2011, 23:29
To continue on that point... Sorry for not completing it.
That would make A out of scope and D would assume that parents are not bending the law.
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12 Dec 2011, 09:16
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I did not even read the option D completely....made it out of scope since Parents are coming into the discussion. Chose option C. On a second look, i realized that D is correct.

Lesson learnt : Read all options carefully. When you hit an interesting contender early on, you will start ignoring other options, coz of your bias towards an option and your brain asking you to rush to beat the time. Never ignore any option without completely reading it. I tell this to myself everytime, but somehow fall into the same trap again and again.
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12 Dec 2011, 20:53
this has been discussed in another thread too, OA is D
Re: Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games &nbs [#permalink] 12 Dec 2011, 20:53

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