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Re: Verbal Question of the Day Chat Group [#permalink]
Neither does it say in Choice A (which is the correct answer). In both choices it’s being said "increased significantly/increased greatly" which I infer to be one and the same thing.. :/

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we do not know the original number as well... Also the question asked for weaken the argument and not strengthen

But isn’t it Weakening the argument? The number of sightings increased -> Alligator population didn’t increase significantly, just the sighting i.e the number of people sighting the alligators increased -> Hence Weakening the argument that alligator pop inc significantly
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*the analysts expect google to report excellent earnings* , hence google stock prices to go up tomorrow .


Here the the first line is a fact to support a claim .

“ the analysts claim google to report excellent earnings “ , hence google stock price to go up tomorrow .


Now is the first claim is a claim or fact ??
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Hi all. Anyone has experience with using PowerScore Critical Reasoning bible as a complementary practice material?

I’m considering picking it up since I’ve gone through most of the OG questions already and looking to improve my CR/Verbal score. How is Powerscore CR bible compared to other books like the one from Manhattan Prep?
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Could anyone explain why C is incorrect? If there "The number of sightings" have increased that could mean, the population os alligator is the same or unchanged , just that the number of people seeing alligators have increased.

In choice A, we can establish a correlation that increase in the human population and not the increase in alligator population might have led to increase in the number of sightings . In Choice C and other options, such a correlation cannot be established.
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Answers seem to be D and B
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Answers seem to be D and B

Why would it be D and not C?
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Why would it be D and not C?

On hindsight C seems to be the right choice, keyword being “often” in the answer choice. I went with D to correlate the outside usage but that is weakening it
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On hindsight C seems to be the right choice, keyword being “often” in the answer choice. I went with D to correlate the outside usage but that is weakening it

D says computers are more mobile as compared to laptops. Does it really make any difference except for the fact that I wasted my money on laptop;
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Could anyone explain why C is incorrect? If there "The number of sightings" have increased that could mean, the population os alligator is the same or unchanged , just that the number of people seeing alligators have increased.

Which is the correct answer?

I would say it is E. If it is true the statement, it would have been difficult to determine that the appearance of alligators on golf courses had increased dramatically, as the sightings had occured at times at which few people were present.
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I would say it is E. If it is true the statement, it would have been difficult to determine that the appearance of alligators on golf courses had increased dramatically, as the sightings had occured at times at which few people were present.

if there are more sightings in less crowded people, it actually strengthens the argument that alligator population has increased.

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if there are more sightings in less crowded people, it actually strengthens the argument that alligator population has increased.

Sorry for the typo earlier,
if there are more sightings in less crowded place, it actually strengthens the argument that alligator population might have increased.
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Q1. It is widely accepted by nutritionists that calcium is strongly related to bone growth and maintenance. However, dairy products, common containers of this chemical element, cannot be consumed by vegans or people with allergies and unfavorable reactions to milk. Because of the importance of this mineral to the body, people who cannot simply consume dairy products should search for alternative sources of it. Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the author’s conclusion? A. Levels of calcium that exceed the necessary amount can be harmful to the kidney. B. Calcium fulfills certain functions that can be performed by other minerals that are received from sources that are not dairy products. C. Calcium is the most commonly found mineral in the human body. D. Many people do not consume the amount of calcium they should due to a lack of understanding of its importance. E. Substantial portions of calcium exist in non-dairy foods such as spinach and blackstrap molasses.



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Q2. A new handheld device purports to determine the severity of concussions by reading the brain’s electrical signals and comparing them to a database of 15,000 scans compiled at a brain research lab. The device is intended to help doctors decide whether an athlete who has received a blow to the head during a competition should be sent back into the game. Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the device for its intended purpose? A. Whether the database of brain scans will regularly be updated with new scans B. Whether by use of this device doctors will be able to make a sound decision about whether to allow an athlete back into the competition before it ends C. Whether the device will be endorsed by a large number of medical professionals D. Whether the database includes scans of non-injured athletes in the same game as the injured athlete E. Whether team doctors have until now been mistaken in their assessments of whether an athlete can safely continue to play



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Q1. A certain experimental fungicide causes no harm to garden plants, though only if it is diluted at least to ten parts water to one part fungicide. Moreover, this fungicide is known to be so effective against powdery mildew that it has the capacity to eliminate it completely from rose plants. Thus this fungicide, as long as it is sufficiently diluted, provides a means of eliminating powdery mildew from rose plants that involves no risk of harming the plants.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?


(A) There is not an alternative method, besides application of this fungicide. for eliminating powdery mildew from rose plants without harming the plants.

(B) When the fungicide is sufficiently diluted it does not present any risk of harm to people, animals. or beneficial insects.

(C) Powdery mildew is the only fungal infection that affects rose plants.

(D) If a fungicide is to be effective against powdery mildew on rose plants, it must eliminate the powdery mildew completely.

(E) The effectiveness of the fungicide does not depend on its being more concentrated than one part in ten parts of water.



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Q2. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed new federal requirements for driver’s licenses that would allow them to be used as part of a national identification system. Using licenses for purposes not directly related to operating a motor vehicle is un-American because it would require U.S. citizens to carry the equivalent of “papers.” Such a requirement would allow the government to restrict their movements and activities in the manner of totalitarian regimes. In time, this could make other limits on freedom acceptable.

The author assumes which of the following?


(A) The next presidential election will be dishonest, as has happened in eastern European countries.

(B) The government will soon start curtailing the activities of those it considers “dissidents.”

(C) Blanket restrictions on law-abiding individuals are contrary to the traditions of American culture and law.

(D) The majority of Americans are not willing to give up their right to travel and move about without identification.

(E) Americans should resist all government regulation of their lives.



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done . Both great question .

@buneal : please suggest with Rcs . struggling with RCs .

How to start ? Which to follow ?

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D seems to be correct
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Q2. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed new federal requirements for driver’s licenses that would allow them to be used as part of a national identification system. Using licenses for purposes not directly related to operating a motor vehicle is un-American because it would require U.S. citizens to carry the equivalent of “papers.” Such a requirement would allow the government to restrict their movements and activities in the manner of totalitarian regimes. In time, this could make other limits on freedom acceptable.

The author assumes which of the following?


(A) The next presidential election will be dishonest, as has happened in eastern European countries.

(B) The government will soon start curtailing the activities of those it considers “dissidents.”

(C) Blanket restrictions on law-abiding individuals are contrary to the traditions of American culture and law.

(D) The majority of Americans are not willing to give up their right to travel and move about without identification.

(E) Americans should resist all government regulation of their lives.



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