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Donna: For the most part, medical researchers agree that someone who regularly consumes large amounts of alcohol will probably have serious health problems.
Steve: Heavy drinking does not adversely impact one’s health. My great uncle drank heavily for years and seemed in perfect health. In fact, he lived to be 87 years old.

Which one of the following is a major flaw in Steve’s argument?

(A) Steve’s argument uses only one example to attempt to refute a probable, not a foregone, result.
(B) Steve cites an example that medical researchers did not study.
(C) Steve’s argument implies that there can be no correlation between heavy drinking and poor health.
(D) Steve’s argument fails to acknowledge the possibility that his great uncle may not have been in good health after all.
(E) Steve doesn’t indicate how long ago his great uncle lived so that different medical treatments can be taken into account.

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By giving ONE example of his uncle who lived till an age of 87,
Steve refutes Donna's argument which is more general in nature.

(A) Steve’s argument uses only one example to attempt to refute a probable, not a foregone, result.
It talks about what we though to be the flaw. Should be the correct answer.
(B) Steve cites an example that medical researchers did not study.
An example, will not change the overall trend of the study.
(C) Steve’s argument implies that there can be no correlation between heavy drinking and poor health.
The argument doesn't talk of any such correlation
(D) Steve’s argument fails to acknowledge the possibility that his great uncle may not have been in good health after all.
There is no proof about the problems Steve's uncle faced during the life he had
(E) Steve doesn’t indicate how long ago his great uncle lived so that different medical treatments can be taken into account.
This is an irrelevant answer option since neither Steve not Donna talk about the medical treatments.
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New post 13 Nov 2017, 21:26
since the source is from Nova Gmat which is not recommended as a reliable source to practice GMAT, I think ones should not waste time doing this question.
I still appreciate the post.
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New post 14 Nov 2017, 11:11
chesstitans wrote:
since the source is from Nova Gmat which is not recommended as a reliable source to practice GMAT, I think ones should not waste time doing this question.
I still appreciate the post.


Thanks for this valuable effort :-)
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