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Many people experience deficiencies in their intake of certain essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, calcium, and zinc. Many companies sell supplements that allow people to increase their intake of individual vitamins and minerals. People can also purchase multivitamins. The leading multivitamin brands provide vitamin D, calcium, and zinc in doses equal to those found in many of the individual supplements.

Which of the following statements is most strongly supported by the information above?

a) Not all people switching from individual calcium supplements to multivitamins need to increase the number of pills they take daily.
b) People who are not deficient in vitamin D, calcium, or zinc should not take multivitamins.
c) It would be more cost-effective for people to take a multivitamin than to take individual supplements.
d) Multivitamins are the most effective way of increasing one's intake of certain essential vitamins and minerals.
e) Multivitamins contain some vitamins that are not available individually.

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Why Answer E is incorrect. It seems answer A is out of context.
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New post 20 Jun 2017, 11:25
This question mainly talks about Vitamin D, Zinc and calcium.
"The leading multivitamin brands provide vitamin D, calcium, and zinc in doses equal to those found in many of the individual supplements."
Please note that leading multivitamin companies provide only those 3. Those 3 are available individually. So option E is incorrect in this case.

If you take the case of multivitamin tablets by companies which are not leading, this will either be out of scope or make the answer choice E correct.
Either way, we cannot say E is correct.

This question type is inference. In this, only answer which is always true must be chosen.

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Why Answer E is incorrect. It seems answer A is out of context.


The leading multivitamin brands provide vitamin D, calcium, and zinc in doses equal to those found in many of the individual supplements

So person who are switching to multivitamins will get same amount of vitamins as he/she was getting from same number of individual vitamin...

A conveys that safely...

e) Multivitamins contain some vitamins that are not available individually---no where in the argument , it is mentioned that vitamins are not available individually...
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IMO A
If the number of pills does not increase then taking multivitamin is an effective way to decrease vitamin deficiency, hence it is fully supported by the passage .
The leading multivitamin brands provide vitamin D, calcium, and zinc in doses equal to those found in many of the individual supplements.
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Many people experience deficiencies in their intake of certain essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, calcium, and zinc. Many companies sell supplements that allow people to increase their intake of individual vitamins and minerals. People can also purchase multivitamins. The leading multivitamin brands provide vitamin D, calcium, and zinc in doses equal to those found in many of the individual supplements.

So, there are two ways for for people to increase intake of vitamins. Either through supplements that privide each vitamin individually, or through multivitamin pills containg different kinds of vitamins? The information above s supprted by which of the following options.

Which of the following statements is most strongly supported by the information above?

a) Not all people switching from individual calcium supplements to multivitamins need to increase the number of pills they take daily. (this looks fine to me )

b) People who are not deficient in vitamin D, calcium, or zinc should not take multivitamins. ( i cant assume this, because it is not mentioned. there could be people who take both individual vitamins + multivitamin pills


c) It would be more cost-effective for people to take a multivitamin than to take individual supplements. ( not concerned with cost. out of scope.)

d) Multivitamins are the most effective way of increasing one's intake of certain essential vitamins and minerals. ( definately cant assume that multivitamins are the most effective tool to increase level of essential vitamins. depends on individual treatment. out of scope)


e) Multivitamins contain some vitamins that are not available individually. ( this is false information if assumed. so eliminate)
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