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Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken for lunch the day of a game. The last three times he's eaten fried chicken for lunch, he has pitched a shut-out. He is sure that if he eats something else on his team's next road trip, he will not have a good outing.

Which of the following would be a good way to test Lefty's theory about fried chicken?

A Lefty should eat something different before his next game and see how he pitches.

B Lefty’s manager should have him keep a food diary for the next month to see how what he eats correlates with how he pitches that day.

C Lefty’s manager should point out that Lefty has pitched as many shut-outs on days when he didn’t eat fried chicken as he did on fried chicken days.

D Lefty should continue to eat fried chicken on game days.

E Lefty should ask his doctor if eating too much fried food is dangerous.

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Hi chesstitans, can you pls explain your bit.
Finding Which of the following would be a good way to test Lefty's theory about fried chicken? I chose option A which can be a good test for the assumption.
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New post 14 Apr 2018, 13:50
Certainly, this argument content is unusual, but the pattern of the argument is not new.

First, this is an assumption question, not a weaken, or an inference question. I agree with OA even though I chose B.

D and E are certainly wrong.
In A, Lefty should eat something different before his next game and see how he pitches. -> first, there is only one game to know whether the theory is correct. Secondly, the theory about last games, not the next game, leading to elimination of B.
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