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# In America, children who are given secondhand clothing tend

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In America, children who are given secondhand clothing tend to come from households with more children. This makes sense, but what is unusual is that children who wear secondhand clothing also tend to be injured accidentally more often than children who do not wear secondhand clothing.

Which of the following statements best explains the conclusion drawn above?

(A) Children who wear secondhand clothing tend to have parents who are more concerned about their safety and well-being.
(B) Children who wear clothing that doesn't fit well are more likely to get their sleeves and cuffs caught on playground equipment and have accidents.
(C) Younger children who come from larger families tend to get injured accidentally at high rates because they tend to engage in rough play with their older siblings.
(D) The youngest child, who gets the most secondhand clothing, is also the most likely to have an accidental injury.
(E) Secondhand clothing is nearly indistinguishable from clothing bought new.
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21 Jun 2011, 12:05
Well according to my understanding Option B has to be the ans of this question. It correctly gives the reason that gives connection between second hand clothing and accidents.

Option C tells us about large families, but large families does not necessarily have ore children. Many adults and only 2 children also form a large family. Thus This can not be the ans.
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21 Jun 2011, 13:46
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Well according to my understanding Option B has to be the ans of this question. It correctly gives the reason that gives connection between second hand clothing and accidents.

Option C tells us about large families, but large families does not necessarily have ore children. Many adults and only 2 children also form a large family. Thus This can not be the ans.

OA is C.

I am confused between B and C.
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21 Jun 2011, 22:12
I can see why C is the correct answer...
The argument states that children who wear second hand clothing tend to get injured accidentally than others... Now these children can be of various age groups... thats the key point... Consider a large family of say 4 or 5 children and all the children get to wear second hand clothing.. according to the argument "All" the children tend to get injured accidentally... It is more possible that the siblings may get themselves involved in rough play, thereby injuring themselves than the possibility of injuring themselves on playground equipment... However the necessary assumption being that the older siblings will not hurt themselves by indulging themselves in playground equipment...

Nice question...
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I can see why C is the correct answer...
The argument states that children who wear second hand clothing tend to get injured accidentally than others... Now these children can be of various age groups... thats the key point... Consider a large family of say 4 or 5 children and all the children get to wear second hand clothing.. according to the argument "All" the children tend to get injured accidentally... It is more possible that the siblings may get themselves involved in rough play, thereby injuring themselves than the possibility of injuring themselves on playground equipment... However the necessary assumption being that the older siblings will not hurt themselves by indulging themselves in playground equipment...

Nice question...
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I'm not quite sure if that is the reason why C is correct.

I figure that B is incorrect because it implies that ill fitting clothes are reduced to long sleeves and cuffs. this kind of narrows the scope of what ill fitting clothes are and indirectly implies that well fitting clothes wont have these 'features'. That is of course not correct. A well fitting dress may just as well have loose sleeves etc because that could be the design or cut.

Because of narrowing of scope, I can see why B may not be the right answer.
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In America, children who are given secondhand clothing tend to come from households with more children. This makes sense, but what is unusual is that children who wear secondhand clothing also tend to be injured accidentally more often than children who do not wear secondhand clothing.

Which of the following statements best explains the conclusion drawn above?

(A) Children who wear secondhand clothing tend to have parents who are more concerned about their safety and well-being.
(B) Children who wear clothing that doesn't fit well are more likely to get their sleeves and cuffs caught on playground equipment and have accidents.
(C) Younger children who come from larger families tend to get injured accidentally at high rates because they tend to engage in rough play with their older siblings.
(D) The youngest child, who gets the most secondhand clothing, is also the most likely to have an accidental injury.
(E) Secondhand clothing is nearly indistinguishable from clothing bought new.

I don't know which category this question fits in as I don't see any conclusion in the passage. The two statements look more like factual statements.

"Which statement, if true, would strengthen the fact that children who wear secondhand clothing tend to be injured accidentally".

Let's see the options:
(A) Children who wear secondhand clothing tend to have parents who are more concerned about their safety and well-being.
Yet, the children are getting injured. Why parents? This statement is creating a paradox and nothing else.

(B) Children who wear clothing that doesn't fit well are more likely to get their sleeves and cuffs caught on playground equipment and have accidents.
Who said the secondhand clothes won't fit?

(C) Younger children who come from larger families tend to get injured accidentally at high rates because they tend to engage in rough play with their older siblings.
This statement is just giving an answer to what the question asked. Younger children are getting injured and they also use secondhand clothing. Satisfactory relation.Correct.

(D) The youngest child, who gets the most secondhand clothing, is also the most likely to have an accidental injury.
This is another factual information which doesn't give us a reason why he/she is getting injured.

(E) Secondhand clothing is nearly indistinguishable from clothing bought new.
Thanks for the info, err, useless info!!!

Ans: "C"
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22 Jun 2011, 13:49
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jaizen wrote:
In America, children who are given secondhand clothing tend to come from households with more children. This makes sense, but what is unusual is that children who wear secondhand clothing also tend to be injured accidentally more often than children who do not wear secondhand clothing.

Which of the following statements best explains the conclusion drawn above?

(A) Children who wear secondhand clothing tend to have parents who are more concerned about their safety and well-being.
(B) Children who wear clothing that doesn't fit well are more likely to get their sleeves and cuffs caught on playground equipment and have accidents.
(C) Younger children who come from larger families tend to get injured accidentally at high rates because they tend to engage in rough play with their older siblings.
(D) The youngest child, who gets the most secondhand clothing, is also the most likely to have an accidental injury.
(E) Secondhand clothing is nearly indistinguishable from clothing bought new.

I don't know which category this question fits in as I don't see any conclusion in the passage. The two statements look more like factual statements.

"Which statement, if true, would strengthen the fact that children who wear secondhand clothing tend to be injured accidentally".

Let's see the options:
(A) Children who wear secondhand clothing tend to have parents who are more concerned about their safety and well-being.
Yet, the children are getting injured. Why parents? This statement is creating a paradox and nothing else.

(B) Children who wear clothing that doesn't fit well are more likely to get their sleeves and cuffs caught on playground equipment and have accidents.
Who said the secondhand clothes won't fit?

(C) Younger children who come from larger families tend to get injured accidentally at high rates because they tend to engage in rough play with their older siblings.
This statement is just giving an answer to what the question asked. Younger children are getting injured and they also use secondhand clothing. Satisfactory relation.Correct.

(D) The youngest child, who gets the most secondhand clothing, is also the most likely to have an accidental injury.
This is another factual information which doesn't give us a reason why he/she is getting injured.

(E) Secondhand clothing is nearly indistinguishable from clothing bought new.
Thanks for the info, err, useless info!!!

Ans: "C"

Yep. B is wrong because second hand clothes neednt not fit well. Which leaves C. Thank you.
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24 Jun 2011, 08:12
C follows neatly from the stimulus.
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24 Jun 2011, 08:51
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C follows neatly from the stimulus.

dont really know what you mean by that..
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24 Jun 2011, 15:37
jaizen wrote:
DevilDoggNC wrote:
C follows neatly from the stimulus.

dont really know what you mean by that..

Sorry..I was a bit vague.

What I meant was / is:

The Stimulus states: 1) Large families are more likely to use second hand clothes.
2) Children wearing second hand clothes (implying children in larger families) tend to get injured often.

So what piece of information can connect these two statements logically?

Choice C provided a proper connection between the two claims made in the stimulus.

Hope this makes it more clear.
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25 Jun 2011, 07:09
C is the correct one.
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B and C both can bet true, why B is wrong answer?
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B and C both can bet true, why B is wrong answer?

I'm guessing it's because B doesn't address the "large family" part? there need to be more children AND accidents that the answer choice must address, and C addresses that by linking younger siblings & elder siblings to the story.
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B and C both can bet true, why B is wrong answer?

I'm guessing it's because B doesn't address the "large family" part? there need to be more children AND accidents that the answer choice must address, and C addresses that by linking younger siblings & elder siblings to the story.

Thank you
sometimes I just force my self to think like that .
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20 Mar 2016, 03:17
eiffel wrote:
B and C both can bet true, why B is wrong answer?

Even i chose B as the answer (mainly cause in my head that was the reason i was looking for) !!
But then went back and read them , and the choices are brilliant, cause if you read carefully choice B doesn't talk about "Second hand " clothes at ALL !
choice B just talks about ill fitting clothes, but i guess most of us immediately took the implication that its the second hand clothes that are ill fitting, despite the fact that no where do they mention the second hand clothes
Very neat trick though ! Awesome q.
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