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# In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream,

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In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream, a SkinBright spokesperson stated that any reactions caused by its products would develop within the first week of starting to use the product, and since the person who has filed the charges did not see any visible reaction for more than three weeks, it is not possible for the reaction to have been caused by SkinBright cream.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the spokesperson's conclusion above?

A. The reactions caused by the Trilet lotion, a competitor of SkinBright, look exactly the same as the reactions caused by SkinBright creams.

B. The person filing the charges has not used any beauty product other than SkinBright cream in the past three weeks.

C. SkinBright products are one of the few dermatologically tested products and are unlikely to cause any skin reactions.

D. In some cases the inner layers of the skin might react to the product, and the subsequent rash may take time to become visible to the naked eye.

E. Most people using SkinBright are happy with the product and have never had any reactions.

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09 Sep 2018, 19:03
PeepalTree wrote:
In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream, a SkinBright spokesperson stated that any reactions caused by its products would develop within the first week of starting to use the product, and since the person who has filed the charges did not see any visible reaction for more than three weeks, it is not possible for the reaction to have been caused by SkinBright cream.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the spokesperson's conclusion above?

A. The reactions caused by the Trilet lotion, a competitor of SkinBright, look exactly the same as the reactions caused by SkinBright creams.

B. The person filing the charges has not used any beauty product other than SkinBright cream in the past three weeks.

C. SkinBright products are one of the few dermatologically tested products and are unlikely to cause any skin reactions.

D. In some cases the inner layers of the skin might react to the product, and the subsequent rash may take time to become visible to the naked eye.

E. Most people using SkinBright are happy with the product and have never had any reactions.

Company S claims reaction to come in first week itself and MR A reporting the rashes after 3 weeks suggests it was not from S..
Something to weaken??

The flaw is connecting reactions and visible reactions as same..

Choice D says the same..

D
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09 Sep 2018, 20:27
chetan2u wrote:
PeepalTree wrote:
In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream, a SkinBright spokesperson stated that any reactions caused by its products would develop within the first week of starting to use the product, and since the person who has filed the charges did not see any visible reaction for more than three weeks, it is not possible for the reaction to have been caused by SkinBright cream.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the spokesperson's conclusion above?

A. The reactions caused by the Trilet lotion, a competitor of SkinBright, look exactly the same as the reactions caused by SkinBright creams.

B. The person filing the charges has not used any beauty product other than SkinBright cream in the past three weeks.

C. SkinBright products are one of the few dermatologically tested products and are unlikely to cause any skin reactions.

D. In some cases the inner layers of the skin might react to the product, and the subsequent rash may take time to become visible to the naked eye.

E. Most people using SkinBright are happy with the product and have never had any reactions.

Company S claims reaction to come in first week itself and MR A reporting the rashes after 3 weeks suggests it was not from S..
Something to weaken??

The flaw is connecting reactions and visible reactions as same..

Choice D says the same..

D

thanks,
I have came up with 'D' and 'B'. 'D' is strong, but why not 'B'?
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Re: In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream,  [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2018, 20:44
chetan2u wrote:
PeepalTree wrote:
In responding to the charges against the company’s skin cream, a SkinBright spokesperson stated that any reactions caused by its products would develop within the first week of starting to use the product, and since the person who has filed the charges did not see any visible reaction for more than three weeks, it is not possible for the reaction to have been caused by SkinBright cream.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the spokesperson's conclusion above?

A. The reactions caused by the Trilet lotion, a competitor of SkinBright, look exactly the same as the reactions caused by SkinBright creams.

B. The person filing the charges has not used any beauty product other than SkinBright cream in the past three weeks.

C. SkinBright products are one of the few dermatologically tested products and are unlikely to cause any skin reactions.

D. In some cases the inner layers of the skin might react to the product, and the subsequent rash may take time to become visible to the naked eye.

E. Most people using SkinBright are happy with the product and have never had any reactions.

Company S claims reaction to come in first week itself and MR A reporting the rashes after 3 weeks suggests it was not from S..
Something to weaken??

The flaw is connecting reactions and visible reactions as same..

Choice D says the same..

D

thanks,
I have came up with 'D' and 'B'. 'D' is strong, but why not 'B'?

The conclusion has to do with symptoms/reactions in three weeks.

Had the conclusion been that ...
Although the reactions are from a cream but not our cream, then this would have been OK.
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