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Gary Johnson, a major star in track and field

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Gary Johnson, a major star in track and field, advertises a certain brand of vitamin supplements for aspiring athletes. Alan runs cross country for his university and has decided to start a fitness regimen including the vitamins to improve his event rankings.

Which of the following, if true, most clearly points to a flaw in Alan's reasoning?

(A) Gary Johnson runs the 400-meter dash, not cross country events.
(B) The vitamins are designed to build muscles for shot put and discus throwers.
(C) Alan's coach recommends a fitness program that includes vitamins and conditioning exercises.
(D) While Alan’s performance has remained steady over the last year, his event rankings have dropped because of the improved performance of his competitors.
(E) The efficacy of the vitamins has mainly been tested on college-aged athletes.

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New post 11 Apr 2015, 06:16
Good Question, but definitely cannot be a 700 level question.

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Gary Johnson, a major star in track and field, advertises a certain brand of vitamin supplements for aspiring athletes. Alan runs cross country for his university and has decided to start a fitness regimen including the vitamins to improve his event rankings.

Which of the following, if true, most clearly points to a flaw in Alan's reasoning?

(A) Gary Johnson runs the 400-meter dash, not cross country events.
(B) The vitamins are designed to build muscles for shot put and discus throwers.
(C) Alan's coach recommends a fitness program that includes vitamins and conditioning exercises.
(D) While Alan’s performance has remained steady over the last year, his event rankings have dropped because of the improved performance of his competitors.
(E) The efficacy of the vitamins has mainly been tested on college-aged athletes.

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New post 11 Apr 2015, 23:28
Conclusion: Alan decided to take vitamins which are advertised by a star in track & field to increase his rank in cross - country running.
Premises:
- Gary Johnson, a major star in track and field, advertises a certain brand of vitamin supplements for aspiring athletes.
In making the decision, Alan must assume that the vitamins will help improve his running ability as a star has promoted the vitamin.
The correct answer should then attack this assumption.
A - The type of Gary Johnson running might indicate something about the running but it does not tie directly to the effect that the vitamin can have on its users.
B - Correct.
C - Strengthen a little bit indeed.
D - OOS.
E - OOS.
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New post 26 Mar 2019, 07:05
B is not the correct option. ...builds muscles for shotput and discus throwers doesn't meant it doesn't build muscles required for other athletes. That would've been the case if ....builds muscles ONLY for shot put and discus throwers.
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