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# Improved technology and equipment often result in fewer

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25 Jul 2006, 04:22
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Improved technology and equipment often result in fewer injuries during high-risk activities such as rock climbing and scuba diving. But participant education also plays a large role in reducing the number of injuries sustained during these activities. People who are poorly trained in these activities run a much higher risk of injury even if provided with the latest and best equipment.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the information above?

A. Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk activities.

B. People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.

C. The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.

D. Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.

E. People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.
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25 Jul 2006, 04:30
After a quick look we can son cross out D and B that are out of scope,... we should look an explanation that address new equipment then also A is out remaining C and E,....... E is not mentioned in the passage then the correct answear should be C
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25 Jul 2006, 05:47
zoom612 wrote:
C. The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.

C here ...
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25 Jul 2006, 05:59
C as well as A looks good to me!
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25 Jul 2006, 06:21
I think A is more appropriate than C. Because it compares between proper training and high fi equipment.

B, D and E are out of scope.

C is slightly closer. But A makes more sense to me.
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25 Jul 2006, 08:25
C.

B,D and E are out directly.

Between A and C, I chose C because

1. C is says "CAN", but A says "training is MORE important"
2. Moreover the argument doesn't say that training is more important, it says participant education ALSO plays an important role", which is what C indicates
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25 Jul 2006, 08:48
It is C... if you use safety equipment with no preparation, then it isn't necessarily safe

People who are poorly trained in these activities run a much higher risk of injury even if provided with the latest and best equipment.
this is a moderate language in a conclusion, so we should find the answer with appropriate mood

A. no way of this indicator... sounds like those are both equal

B. very strong... it doesn't say that either

D. again, the answer with strong language

E. we don't know that.
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25 Jul 2006, 08:52
A. Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk activities.

Generalizes comparison between training and safety equipment... not suggested by stem.

B. People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.

Out of scope..

C. The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.

Stem covers this... correct inference.

D. Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.

Again generalization of activities.

E. People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.

Generalizes... not relevant.

Clearly within the scope of the discussion for inference...[/b]
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25 Jul 2006, 09:04
C it is
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25 Jul 2006, 09:10
haas_mba07 wrote:
A. Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk activities.

Generalizes comparison between training and safety equipment... not suggested by stem.

B. People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.

Out of scope..

C. The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.

Stem covers this... correct inference.

D. Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.

Again generalization of activities.

E. People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.

Generalizes... not relevant.

Clearly within the scope of the discussion for inference...[/b]

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25 Jul 2006, 11:20
C seems to be the clear winner here....
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25 Jul 2006, 11:23
C, as per the explanations above...
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25 Jul 2006, 11:56
Guys,

Don't you think "inadequate preparation" is different from "poor training". I rejected C because preperation is not discussed here but what is dicsussed here is the training.

Lets see whats the OE??
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25 Jul 2006, 16:03
ps_dahiya wrote:
Guys,

Don't you think "inadequate preparation" is different from "poor training". I rejected C because preperation is not discussed here but what is dicsussed here is the training.

Lets see whats the OE??

Vote for C.
IMHO, Poor training may be counted as one of component of inadequate preparation.
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25 Jul 2006, 18:39
ps_dahiya wrote:
Guys,

Don't you think "inadequate preparation" is different from "poor training". I rejected C because preperation is not discussed here but what is dicsussed here is the training.

Lets see whats the OE??

You can get to C by POE as well. Also, number of terms are used. education, training. Hence preparation could be a term that encapsulates both..
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25 Jul 2006, 18:39
"Improved technology and equipment often result in fewer injuries during high-risk activities"

also

"People who are poorly trained in these activities run a much higher risk of injury even if provided with the latest and best equipment".

"much higher risk" suggests that these activities are riskier even if you are provided with the latest and best equipment. If you are properly trained but don't have the better equipment, you still have more chances of sustaining an injury. So, both are equally important. You take one out and you might find yourself at the hospital

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25 Jul 2006, 18:46
shoonya wrote:
"Improved technology and equipment often result in fewer injuries during high-risk activities"

also

"People who are poorly trained in these activities run a much higher risk of injury even if provided with the latest and best equipment".

"much higher risk" suggests that these activities are riskier even if you are provided with the latest and best equipment. If you are properly trained but don't have the better equipment, you still have more chances of sustaining an injury. So, both are equally important. You take one out and you might find yourself at the hospital

Thanks Brij. Now I got it.
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25 Jul 2006, 21:58
Will go with C.

The passage mentions even though improved technology has reduced the number of that a poorly trained(poorly educated in the sports) person has a greater chance of getting into accidents.
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31 Jul 2006, 10:07
Clearly C.
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31 Jul 2006, 11:09
C 93%
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