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New post 07 Jan 2012, 23:09
+ 1 for D.In most cases it is the adults who buy video games for their children so banning the sail of video game would not curtail the problem, but making parents aware of carpel tunnel will definitely help.
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New post 23 Jan 2012, 07:26
I got C.
(C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

conclusion: Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.
Negating,
(C) Playing video games is NOT NECESSARILY the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. If one says this, then there are ways other than playing videogames because of which an adolescent can develop CTS. This means that even when the Fed. legislation is passes, minor will still suffer from CTS because of other ways to get it.
Hence, Fed. Legislation would not help curb CTS among adolescents.

Is my reasoning right?
Pl correct if wrong.
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If playing is not the only way to get desise but one of the ways government still helps to decrease desise by eliminating one way to get desise
so clear D
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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.


c)Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Negating, Playing video games is NOT NECESSARILY the only way an adolescent can develop CTS.
What does this mean?
This means that there may be other ways that adolescents develop CTS.
Conclusion: If Fed. legislation says NO VIDEO GAMES, then CTS would come down.
According to C, there may be other ways ppl can get CTS, so "even if Fed. leg. says NO video games, it may not curb CTS"
Hence, IMO correct.
d) Negating, Most parents would NOT refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children. I don't see how this option can BREAK the conclusion. Moreover, this option mentions nothing about CTS.

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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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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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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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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.
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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?


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.

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you can use NEGATION approach for this problem. Try to negate all the options, the once that attacks the conclusion is thebest answer

(A) If the majority of federal legislators would NOT vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors, the doctor could still be right that legislation would help curb carpal tunnel.

(B) If ALL adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, then the doctor could still be right.

(C) If adolescents can develop carpal tunnel syndrome from OTHER ACTIVITIES, the doctor could still be right that video games are the main culprit.

(D) If most parents WOULD purchase video games for their adolescent children, then the doctor is WRONG that legislation would have the intended effect. The doctor's argument therefore depends on (D), and it is the correct answer.

(E) If playing of video games by adolescents DOES produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time, then the doctor could still be right about the carpal tunnel issue.
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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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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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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 is answer. Reasoning is that if sales are prohibited to minors then guardian will also not buy.

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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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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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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.

Had a serious issue with this Question. Picked C but the answer given was D. Both options make valid points in my opinion. How do you crack this scenario?

Originally posted by NikTav on 21 Jul 2013, 03:16.
Last edited by Zarrolou on 21 Jul 2013, 23:14, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, added OA.
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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?
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.

Had a serious issue with this Question. Picked C but the answer given was D. Both options make valid points in my opinion. How do you crack this scenario?


curb this painful wrist condition - curb doesn't mean eliminate. The legislation will help to reduce number of cases of this condition, not completely eliminate. Hence C is too extreme and wrong.
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The GMAT uses term "Research" with a follow up question on "Conclusion/Assumption" very often. Please note that the GMAT is asking for assumption not the conclusion. Always remember that any research piece is always based on assumption and that none of research is 100% conclusive. Answer "C" seems to be most attractive and close, but it concludes with 100% surety (that no research can do). It's a conclusion (though wrong) not assumption. Thus, look for assumption not the conclusion.
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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?

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


The proposed legislation states minors can not buy video games. It does not prohibit parents from buying the games. Parents, following the spirit of the law, would have to refuse to buy their teens the games.
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