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# Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games on a regu

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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.

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 guy who posted thisw question on the forum said the OA is D.
I agree on D but I feel C serves equally well.
If the carpal syndrome can be caused by things other than video games.then why will be the syndrome be curbed.
Curbed means stopped.
To undermine D , what if the adolscents are able to borrow the games from some of the older persons.

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31 Aug 2016, 07:58
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Can someone plz explain why option c is wrong ?

"Curb" means restrain or control, not "eradicate". Your point could be valid if the wording were as follows:

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

Even if there were other reasons for the syndrome, restricting video games would still curb or restrain the syndrome (among those who play videos games).
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Great question - thanks for posting this one (and for the invitation to chime in!).

This is a terrific example of two crucial strategies for Assumption questions:

1) You have to identify the exact conclusion of any CR strengthen/weaken/assumption question

2) The assumption is something that is necessary to the argument; not merely something that would strengthen it

Here, the conclusion is that "prohibiting the sale of video games to minors would help curb carpal tunnel syndrome among adolescents. That's entirely different than something that would eliminate it.

The problem with choice C as it pertains to this conclusion is that the conclusion doesn't require video games to be the only or even a primary reason that kids develop this problem. Even if only 5% of carpal tunnel cases were related to video games, eliminating video games would still "help curb" the problem, however slightly. We don't need for video games to be the only reason that kids get this problem...we just need it to be one reason.

Now, with D, we need that to be the case - prohibiting "the sale of games to minors" doesn't necessarily mean that minors won't still play the games. In order to curb the problem we need to stop kids from playing the games, not simply from buying the games. If D were untrue - if it were the opposite - then we could say that parents will just buy these games for their kids anyway, so the kids won't stop playing the games. Therefore, we need D to be true - it's required by the argument otherwise the conclusion (that this law will help reduce the problem) isn't supported at all.
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I have seen similar GMAT questions like this one many times; it looks like the GMAT wants us to distinguish between what the law says and what people actually do. as in this example, the law is prohibiting certain action, but the conclusion went as far as to conclude that the regulations will prevent the happening of the action. well, if the laws by themselves were capable of stopping people from doing bad things, we wouldn't need courts or jails...
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31 Aug 2016, 03:54
Can someone plz explain why option c is wrong ?
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Can someone plz explain why option c is wrong ?

In addition to what sayantanc2k said, C has an absolutistic meaning and correct answers on GMAT tend to be wish-washy or generalistic. As a rule of thumb, always check twice before picking an option with a strong word like Always, Never, Only, and so on.
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Can someone plz explain why option c is wrong ?

Here, we are concerned only with controlling this disease by restricting sales of video games.

There may be 100's of way this disease can occur, but they are out of scope in this case. Here only thing that matters is will the prohibition on sales of video games help to control this disease.

and we need to close this conclusion, by fixing any weak link that can shatter the argument.

If parents buy video games, then this will won't help to control and therefore is the assumption.
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Adolescents play video games regularly and thus are likely to develop some syndrome.
By prohibiting the sale to the MINORS would help curb this issue.

The assumption here is that these minors would not come in contact with the video games by any means. What if someone else buys for them or gift them? Then the argument fails.
Therefore correct choice would be one that states that there is no other way for these minors to come in contact with video games.
Choice D is correct as it states MOST (majority) of parents won’t buy video games for their adolescent children.
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17 Jan 2017, 14:30
For the above question only two possible answers can be there,and those are C and D

C. Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
The legislation works to reduce and control the number of cases rather than completely get rid of it

D. Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children.
If the parents of the children would purchase the video games for their adolescent children then the purpose of the legislation would be defeated al together.
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10 Aug 2018, 08:56
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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.

(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.

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03 Sep 2018, 02:40
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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.

I am not at all convinced with D. The adolescents can come in contact with the video games in the following way -

1. Someone else Gifts to them.
2. They buy on their own.

The passage nowhere mentions that the only way they can come in contact with Video Games is through their parent.

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03 Sep 2018, 17:41
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souvik101990 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.

I am not at all convinced with D. The adolescents can come in contact with the video games in the following way -

1. Someone else Gifts to them.
2. They buy on their own.

The passage nowhere mentions that the only way they can come in contact with Video Games is through their parent.

Hi D is indeed the correct answer.

The argument talks about the ban and says that it would be successful.
So in order it to be successful D has to be the assumption. If parents do not buy the video games then the ban would be effective. If parents purchase video games then the ban is not effective and children will suffer form carpel syndrome.

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03 Sep 2018, 19:31
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rahul16singh28 wrote:
souvik101990 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.

I am not at all convinced with D. The adolescents can come in contact with the video games in the following way -

1. Someone else Gifts to them.
2. They buy on their own.

The passage nowhere mentions that the only way they can come in contact with Video Games is through their parent.

Hi D is indeed the correct answer.

The argument talks about the ban and says that it would be successful.
So in order it to be successful D has to be the assumption. If parents do not buy the video games then the ban would be effective. If parents purchase video games then the ban is not effective and children will suffer form carpel syndrome.

Hope its clear

Hi,

In the passage it is nowhere mentioned that ONLY parents buy Video Games for their children. They can come in contact with the Video Game through other means also (As a Gift, Buying on their onwn).
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03 Sep 2018, 19:39
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rahul16singh28 wrote:
souvik101990 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.

I am not at all convinced with D. The adolescents can come in contact with the video games in the following way -

1. Someone else Gifts to them.
2. They buy on their own.

The passage nowhere mentions that the only way they can come in contact with Video Games is through their parent.

Hi D is indeed the correct answer.

The argument talks about the ban and says that it would be successful.
So in order it to be successful D has to be the assumption. If parents do not buy the video games then the ban would be effective. If parents purchase video games then the ban is not effective and children will suffer form carpel syndrome.

Hope its clear

Hi,
We should focus on the scope of the argument. In real world what your are saying will be correct, but in GMAT world we have see and infer only from the argument. That is why D is correct.
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11 Sep 2018, 01:33
Where does the parents come into picture? Absolutely no idea why D is correct?

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