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In the past five years, there has been a marked decline in the consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar. During the same time, there has been increasing publicity about the adverse health effects of weight gain caused by the consumption of sugar-laden drinks. Clearly, the public's awareness of the harmful health effects of weight gained by consuming sugar-laden drinks caused the decline in the consumption of such drinks.

Which of the following statement, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

    A. Many consumers have switched to drinking diet soft drinks which are not sweetened with sugar.
    B. The average person's consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar has decreased by 8.2 ounces per day.
    C. Consuming large quantities of sugar-laden drinks has also been linked to mood swings throughout the day.
    D. The consumption of packaged cookies which feature sugar as a key ingredient has decreased during the time period in question.
    E. The price of sugar-laden soft drinks has remained stable for the past five years.
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Why is D not the answer in this case?

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Why is D not the answer in this case?

Because it does not say that decline in cookies is because of sugar. It just mentions that sugar is key-component.

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IMO E

A,B,C and D are not strengthening.

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In the past five years, there has been a marked decline in the consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar. During the same time, there has been increasing publicity about the adverse health effects of weight gain caused by the consumption of sugar-laden drinks. Clearly, the public's awareness of the harmful health effects of weight gained by consuming sugar-laden drinks caused the decline in the consumption of such drinks.

Which of the following statement, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

    A. Many consumers have switched to drinking diet soft drinks which are not sweetened with sugar.
    B. The average person's consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar has decreased by 8.2 ounces per day.
    C. Consuming large quantities of sugar-laden drinks has also been linked to mood swings throughout the day.
    D. The consumption of packaged cookies which feature sugar as a key ingredient has decreased during the time period in question.
    E. The price of sugar-laden soft drinks has remained stable for the past five years.



Premises 1 : In the past 5 years, the consumption of product X is decreased.
Premises 2 : adverse health effects of product X is publicized.
Conclusion : awareness is the reason for product X's decline.

This can be strengthen by any two addition statement.
Statement 1 : proving that awareness is the only reason for product X's decline.
Statement 2 : proving that there is no any other reason for product X's decline.

A- irrelevant, Many consumer were switched to diet, This doesn't tell that public awareness is the reason for product X's decline.
B- Irrelevant, Already we know that consumption is decreased. This statement gives only how it is decreased.
C- Out of the scope, We don't need to worry large consumption and small consumption.
D- Out of the scope, It is speaking about cookies. We don't want details about the cookies consumption.
E- Correct Price remains stable. So, this eliminated the possibility that prices might be the reason for product X's decline. It states statement 2 explanation.
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[quote="abansal1805"]In the past five years, there has been a marked decline in the consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar. During the same time, there has been increasing publicity about the adverse health effects of weight gain caused by the consumption of sugar-laden drinks. Clearly, the public's awareness of the harmful health effects of weight gained by consuming sugar-laden drinks caused the decline in the consumption of such drinks.

Which of the following statement, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

A. Many consumers have switched to drinking diet soft drinks which are not sweetened with sugar. - This can be inferred from the passage. Can't be strengthener
B. The average person's consumption of soft drinks sweetened with sugar has decreased by 8.2 ounces per day. - This can be inferred from the passage. Can't be strengthener
C. Consuming large quantities of sugar-laden drinks has also been linked to mood swings throughout the day. - mood? out of scope
D. The consumption of packaged cookies which feature sugar as a key ingredient has decreased during the time period in question. - tricky, but we aren't interested in the cookies
E. The price of sugar-laden soft drinks has remained stable for the past five years - Correct. This removes any alternate cause
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