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In the past decade, a decreasing % of money spent on treating disease X went to pay for standard methods of treatment, which are known to be effective though they are expensive and painful. An increasing % is being spent on nonstandard treatments, which cause little discomfort. Unfortunately,the nonstandard treatments have proved to be ineffective. Obviously, less money is being spent now on effective treatments of disease X than was spent 10 years ago.

Which one of the following if assumed, allows the concsulsion above to be properly drawn?

a) Varieties of disease X requiring expensive special treatment have become less common during the past decade

b) nonstandard methos of treating disease X are more expensive now than they were a decade ago.

c) of total medical expenditures, the percentage that is due to treatment of disease X increased during the past decade

d) Most of the money spent on treating disease X during the last decade went to pay for nonstandard treatments

e) The total amount of money spent on treating disease X slowly declined during the past decade

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05 Jan 2010, 14:15
E. If the total increased then the amount for effective procedures may or may not be less.
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05 Jan 2010, 14:26
I'm gonna go with E, too.

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05 Jan 2010, 15:13
IMO D since in D it is mentioned that most of the money was spent on the non standard treatment of the diseases which are less effective method and hence less money was spent on standard method.

In the conclusion it is clearly stated that less money is dedicated to effective treatment which is nothing but the standard treatment. Hence i support D

In E it is mentioned that total amount spent was declined i.e. it assumes that less money was spent on both types of treatment standard and non standard.

OA plz....

Also let me know if I assuming something wrong for my explanations.

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05 Jan 2010, 22:25
joemama142000 wrote:

Can you please explain, why not D?
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06 Jan 2010, 17:06
I will go with E.

The passage talks only about the percentage decrease in the amount of money spent in standard method of treating X and An increasing % is being spent on nonstandard treatments. Doesn't specify that most of the money is spent in nonstandard methods of treating X as in the answer D

d) Most of the money spent on treating disease X during the last decade went to pay for nonstandard treatments.

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12 Jan 2010, 04:10
joemama142000 wrote:

IMO D
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12 Jan 2010, 20:52
imo e

the passage talks about percentages and the conclusion talks about absolute value of money.

decline of total expenditure combined with decreasing percentage of spending means that actual amount of money spent is lesser than 10 years ago. none of the other statements lead to such an unequivocal conclusionl.

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07 May 2011, 07:51
E is very accurate . D states most of the money , but we don't know the percentage of money... what if even a decade back , most of the money used to be spent on nonstandard methods.

numbers and % imply different things and are often used in combination in CR questions to confuse.
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