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# Improved technology and equipment often result in fewer

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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?
• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation.
• Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.
• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.
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I see A and C both are good candidates.

A)Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
>> Passage says "But participant
education also plays a large role ...."
So training is most important.
C)The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation.
>> From passage "People who are poorly trained in these activities run a
much higher risk of injury even if provided with the latest and best
equipment..."
So the 'inadequate' word fits well with 'poorly trained'.

IMO it is C.
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ykaiim wrote:
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?
• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
>>Both are mentioned to lower risk, but no comparison was presented.• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries. >>Too extreme
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation. >>Correct. Lack of either increases risks. • Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities. >> Out of scope.• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training. >> This may be the reason why the writer writes such passage, but not the inference.
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08 Apr 2010, 07:46
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IMO C as
A: It never said which one is more important or better than the other
B: In question we are only concerned about higher risk
D: Same as A
E: Out of scope
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Ans should be C. The conclusion of the question is stated in the last statement. C restates the same in different words.
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OA is C.

B/w A and C, C is the best.
In the passage, there is no comparison b/w training and equipments but you can easily see that training plays a large role which is prephrased in option C says - The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.
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08 Apr 2010, 07:57
Between A & C. I think is C. The rest looks pretty extreme. Wats OA?
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08 Apr 2010, 08:10
tech/equip ----> lower injuries
better education ----> also lower injuries

if no education then higher risk of injury even with equip

• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities. (no comparison's happening in argument)
• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries. ( do not is extreme)
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation. ( this is pretty much what I paraphrased)
• Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities. (other activities are not talked abt in the argument)
• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training (nothing regarding neglection in premise)

I think C is a pretty good ans choice
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09 Apr 2010, 01:44
Even I'll go with C !
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09 Apr 2010, 09:48
Agree with C. "A" was close, but the statement never says that training is better than equipment, only that both play a large role.
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11 Jul 2012, 08:54
+1 for 'C'

Paraphrase of the last statement.
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28 Jul 2012, 11:38
ykaiim wrote:
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?
• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation.
• Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.
• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.

Here its between A and C

Although many of u say its C can anyone plz explain why its not A?

Last sentence states that ". 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 implies that without training people are at a high risk even while using latest equipment. So it can be inferred that training is more important safety factor than equipment.

Also the whole argument is taking the position that equipment reduces the risk but training is the one that is more important

can anyone give the explanation y A is wrong?
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28 Jul 2012, 14:04
ykaiim wrote:
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?
• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation.
• Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.
• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.

My answer is A and I understand that OA is C. Below is my understanding -
C says "inadequate preparation" - which is unclear. Instead of "inadequate preparation" if the statement had mentioned "poor training", I would have picked C.

Any takers?
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28 Jul 2012, 16:08
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ykaiim wrote:
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?
• Training is a more important safety factor than equipment in high-risk
activities.
• People who are properly trained in their activities do not sustain injuries.
• The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate
preparation.
• Rock climbing and scuba diving are more risky than any other activities.
• People with the latest equipment often neglect proper training.

My answer is A and I understand that OA is C. Below is my understanding -
C says "inadequate preparation" - which is unclear. Instead of "inadequate preparation" if the statement had mentioned "poor training", I would have picked C.

Any takers?

Capricorn

How poor training is different from inadequate preparation? I think they are synonims, therefore that will answer your question. I am a non native English speaker, so maybe there is some meaning I am missing.
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28 Jul 2012, 21:07
@capricorn369 and bull78

Inadequate preparation has much wider scope than poor training.Inadequate preparation can have many factors including lack of training etc.. even though, the AC-(C) is saying that the safety benefits of latest equipment is OFFSET by inadequate preparation, it is giving you a more wider scope to prove it correct.
Offset-nullify the effect
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29 Jul 2012, 03:21
because it best concludes the argument....others cant be used as a conclusion and can be easily eliminated
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Hi guys,
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30 Jul 2012, 01:12
ykaiim wrote:
OA is C.

B/w A and C, C is the best.
In the passage, there is no comparison b/w training and equipments but you can easily see that training plays a large role which is prephrased in option C says - The safety benefits of the latest equipment can be offset by inadequate preparation.

I debated over A & C....I rejected C because the given info in the premises doesn't elaborate on "inadequate preparation", i do understand "training" is the key, which is been discussed in the premises but not the former one.

So, still don't agree with C. What is the source?

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31 Jul 2012, 08:46
IMO C.

A => one is more important than other, no not explicitly mentioned.

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I think that in "must be true" questions like this, you have to be very conservative.
Choice A goes beyond of what is actually stated in the argument.
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