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13. In general, a professional athlete is offered a million-dollar contract only if he or she has just completed an unusually successful season. However, a study shows that an athlete signing such a contract usually suffers a decline in performance the following season. This study supports the theory that a million-dollar contract tends to weaken an athleteâ€™s desire to excel by diminishing his or her economic incentive.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn above?
(A) On the average, athletes whose contracts call for relatively small salaries with possible bonuses for outstanding achievement perform better than other athletes.
(B) Athletes are generally offered million-dollar contracts mainly because of the increased ticket sales and other revenues they generate.
(C) Many professional athletes have careers marked by year-to-year fluctuations in their overall levels of performance.
(D) On the average, higher-salaried athletes tend to have longer and more successful professional careers than do lower-salaried athletes.
(E) Six of the ten leading batters in the National League this season signed million-dollar contracts during the off-season.
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12 Oct 2005, 13:02
I would go with A:

This study supports the theory that a million-dollar contract tends to weaken an athleteâ€™s desire to excel by diminishing his or her economic incentive.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn above?

B: does not talk about athlete's desire to excel or performance
C: this weakens the argument...we are looking for a statement that strengthens the conclusion
D: again, this weakens that argument that athlets have less incentive to perform better once achieving a million-dollar contract
E: the passage is drawing conclusions based on information from one season to the next...
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12 Oct 2005, 13:12
Going with A.

The conlusion is that million dollar contracts reduce the desire of the athlete to excel. We need to strengthen this. A strengthens then conclusion. The other choices are out of scope or are not related tot eh conclusion.

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13. In general, a professional athlete is offered a million-dollar contract only if he or she has just completed an unusually successful season. However, a study shows that an athlete signing such a contract usually suffers a decline in performance the following season. This study supports the theory that a million-dollar contract tends to weaken an athleteâ€™s desire to excel by diminishing his or her economic incentive.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn above?
(A) On the average, athletes whose contracts call for relatively small salaries with possible bonuses for outstanding achievement perform better than other athletes.
(B) Athletes are generally offered million-dollar contracts mainly because of the increased ticket sales and other revenues they generate.
(C) Many professional athletes have careers marked by year-to-year fluctuations in their overall levels of performance.
(D) On the average, higher-salaried athletes tend to have longer and more successful professional careers than do lower-salaried athletes.
(E) Six of the ten leading batters in the National League this season signed million-dollar contracts during the off-season.
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12 Oct 2005, 15:00
A

"atheletes with relatively small salaries perform better than others" implies athletes with \$1M contract do not perform so well.
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12 Oct 2005, 16:12
A it is. A says that the performance bonus motivates them to perform. SO this strengthens the argument.
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12 Oct 2005, 16:41
C for me
all the rest are not that relevant
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12 Oct 2005, 17:22
Can only be A
other are out of scope
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12 Oct 2005, 23:39
A is the best choice. It further supports the notion that such high value contracts diminshes the desire of the athletes as he/she no longer have to bother with the bonuses that are paid for outstanding achievemens.
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13 Oct 2005, 00:01
go A go....
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13 Oct 2005, 10:27
OA is A
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13 Oct 2005, 13:14
gmacvik wrote:
OA is A

Thanks .
OA is indeed A.
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