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# Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play 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?

(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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04 Aug 2008, 19:28
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04 Aug 2008, 20:18
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?
The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.

IMO B)

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05 Aug 2008, 12:59
D for me.

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05 Aug 2008, 14:28
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?
The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.

Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents.
Conclusion says "would help" its not "must"

So author assumed that
" Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. "

I will go with B.

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05 Aug 2008, 15:02
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05 Aug 2008, 15:50
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?
The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors.
Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time.

B-

a; out of scope-- should focus on research which is the evidence
b; regulation must pass law
c; not focused on "only way" but ways to reduce develop cts
d; looks like another conclusion for regulation
e; out of scope

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05 Aug 2008, 16:08
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IMO D.
The doctor's conclusion is ..Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents. In other words, the conclusion says "if such a law is passed, it will help"
Doctor does not conclude that this law will be passed... so B should not be the assumption.
However, the doctor's conclusion to be valid , the desired effect of the law should be achieved . For that D should be true ( assumption ).

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05 Aug 2008, 16:32
OA is D

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06 Aug 2008, 01:13
can you please explain what is wrong with C
"Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome."

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12 Aug 2008, 05:51
Even I am confused it looks to be a clear C
The question of parents following legistation does not arise a legislation should be followed
I think we need more discussion on this one

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Even I am confused it looks to be a clear C
The question of parents following legistation does not arise a legislation should be followed
I think we need more discussion on this one

C is irrelevant because the conclusion is focussed on how the legislation can curb the condition

COnsider this :
What is the Conclusion of the argument?

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

What is the evidence provided?
Research shows that adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome

Paraphrase: Doctors know video games are the reason for Carpal tunnel syndrome in adolescents .If legistation is passed such that videos cannot be sold to minors the painful wrist condition can be curbed.

What is the gap between the conclusion and evidence?

Hope this helps.

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one of th ebest ways to solve "assumption" problem is to negate the assumption and the conclusion should fall apart..

if we negate C, what do we have

Playing video games is NOT the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

now it tells us that there could be other factors for CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome) ... OK fine but it doesnt rule out the possibility that playing video games is also one of the factors ... So a ban will help curm the CTS ... argument doesnt fall apart.... so C is not the answer

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13 Aug 2008, 21:30
Thank you very much:
I realise my mistake in this one was loosing track of the conclusion is " the legislation should be able to prevent CTS..."

hence we have concentrate on the legislation. other way to look at asumption questions is to establish the relevance of the premise as far a C is concerned it is weakening the premise hence can tbe the answer

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13 Aug 2008, 23:55
Thank u very much friends

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01 Nov 2009, 03:38
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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01 Nov 2009, 09:15
IMO A. Definately not [B],[C] and [E], however confused between [A] and [D]. Infact chose [A] over [D]. Can somebody explain the OA for the ques.?

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02 Nov 2009, 03:10
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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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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I dont understand why D is the answer.
If most parents refuse to buy video game, what is the need for a law prohibiting its sale?

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02 Nov 2009, 06:29
Fedral registration prohibits sale of video games for minor only and If parents buy these game then whatever fedral legislation has thought will fall as parents are no minors so D is correct ans.

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