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Evaluate Revision: Child development specialists have observed

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Critical Reasoning : Evaluate Revision Project.

Child development specialists have observed that adolescents who receive large weekly allowances tend to spend money on items considered frivolous by their parents whereas adolescents who receive small weekly allowances do not. Thus, in order to ensure that their children do not spend money on frivolous items, parents should not give their children large weekly allowances. Which of the following pieces of information would be most useful in evaluating the validity of the conclusion above?

A. The average amount of money received by adolescents who receive large weekly allowances

B. Any differences among parents in the standard used to judge an item as frivolous

C. The educational background of the child development specialists who made this observation

D. The difference between the average annual income of families in which the parents give their children large weekly allowances and that of families in which the parents give their children small weekly allowances

E. The percentage of adolescents who receive no weekly allowance

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New post 25 Feb 2015, 22:57
My pick is option B

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New post 26 Feb 2015, 01:09
Answer should be B.
There are 2 terms in this argument that needs an objective definition "large allowance" and "frivolous". Any answer that gives explanation to these 2 terms would be important to evaluate the argument.
B is the correct option.
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Definition of Frivolous is critical for the argument. If I consider buying a Maserati - frivolous. Warren buffet might not think so.
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