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# During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners

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During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners--Runners A and Runners B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max, the volume of oxygen an athlete can use. During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B. Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the argument rests?

A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.

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21 Aug 2015, 08:59
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Did pre-thinking here.. so the answer basically explains how the VO2 max would be correlated even when the training sessions involves over 168 beats per min.. based on that I am going with , as increased intensive training would still not influences the VO2 max measurement. The intention is to address the assumption that addresses the conclusion (Based on which we can eliminate all other choices)

During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners--Runners A and Runners B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max, the volume of oxygen an athlete can use. During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B. Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the argument rests?

A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.
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21 Aug 2015, 09:33
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During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners A and B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max,

During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity(heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. )

At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B.

Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.
(Similar or greater or less does not matter. A must have more VO2 than B. This need not be assumed.)

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.
(as per the session, VO2 maxes of A>VO2 maxes of B and if they respond equally the VO2 maxes of A continues to be greater than VO2 maxes of B. If we negate this statement, we say Runners do not respond equally to the training, then the result may or may not favor conclusion.)

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.
(This is mentioned in the argument. Not an assumption)

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.
(Whether the training does influence Oxygen levels in Postive(supports the conclusion) or negative(weakens) or does not(same as is from the sessions......A>B supports cannot surely support the conclusion.)

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.
(This weakens if not anything.)

I eliminated C and E quickly leaving A, B and D.
Out of these three I chose B.
I hope my analysis is right.
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21 Aug 2015, 10:48
Good question. Took little time to comprehend.

This is a typical 3/2 incorrect/may be correct question. Took little time to prove one wrong and the other one right.

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21 Aug 2015, 15:11
A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.
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21 Aug 2015, 21:39
Eliminated 3 choices in less than a min. With the rest 2 choices, only 1 seems to go with my pre-thinking. Done in 1min6secs.
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21 Aug 2015, 22:07
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During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners--Runners A and Runners B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max, the volume of oxygen an athlete can use. During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B. Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the argument rests?

A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.

Eliminated 3 option pretty quickly, but got stuck in the other 2 for a while...still confused..Waiting for the OA.

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22 Aug 2015, 00:00
souvik101990 wrote:

During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners--Runners A and Runners B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max, the volume of oxygen an athlete can use. During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B. Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the argument rests?

A. Runner A and Runner B had similar VO2 maxes upon entering the study.

B. Regarding their VO2 maxes, runners respond equally to intensive training.

C. Intensive training involves sessions in which athletes maintain a heartbeat over 168 beats per minute.

D. The amount one trains does not influence one’s VO2 max.

E. During the experiment, Runner A did not always have the greater VO2 max than Runner B.

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tricky question, had to choose one. The question is not given properly. It says Runners in the beginning and Runner at the end. This confuses a lot.
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22 Aug 2015, 02:16
For this level of question, I believe the POE method is the best. My choice is B
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22 Aug 2015, 08:39
two choices seemed of similar weightage but then when i read the third choice which is correct the earlier two seemed absolutely wrong.

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22 Aug 2015, 09:32
My answer is also B . Reason : If we negate the statement Runners respond equally to intensive training i.e. Runners dont respond equally to intensive training with regards to VO2 max, then the conclusion falls flat as there is no basis why Runner A will still be better than Runner B.

I still find A interesting though. If we look at the statement critically i.e. if both didnt enter with same VO2 and one always had more VO2 ability then then the conclusion that same runner has more VO2 kind of sounds little problematic.

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24 Sep 2018, 01:03
everything is in the passage:
all you have to do is read and understand EACH GIVEN word.

During the period in which there are no competitive races, two runners--Runners A and Runners B--take part in an experiment measuring their VO2 max, the volume of oxygen an athlete can use. During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B. Therefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.

During these sessions, the runners engaged in moderate aerobic activity, or a sustained heart rate between 146-154 beats per minute. At the end of the sessions, Runner A had a greater VO2 max than Runner B
Meaning - The experiment conducted involved MODERATE AERBOBIC ACTIVITY.
The result A>B is for moderate activity.

herefore, once the two runners begin identical intensive training--sessions involving over 168 beats per minute-- for the race season, Runner A will continue to have the greater VO2 max, assuming that neither become injured and that both train with similar intensity.
Conclusion- is for INTENSIVE training...

is it possible that A is good at moderate but not at intensive???? YES

so we have to close this gap.
Hence B
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