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# Many people suffer an allergic reaction to sulfites-GMATPrep

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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers producing wine to which no sulfites are added, those who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink these wines without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

a)Sulfites occur naturally in most wine.
b)The sulfites that can produce an allergic reaction are also commonly found in beverages other than wine.
c)Wines without added sulfites tend to be at least moderately expensive.
d)Apart from sulfites, there are other substances commonly present in wine that can trigger allergic reactions.
e)Wine without added sulfites sometimes becomes undrinkable even before the wine is sold to consumers

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The answer is A, I thought D but after reviewing nothing fits to this Q for me...
Why is it A? Since it says, some winemakers produce wine without sulfites, so people with allergy can choose to drink this wine even sulfties contain in most wine...How does this weaken??

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01 Jul 2010, 01:17
I agree with 'A'.

In fact we can use POE tool here.

Option B: Nothing to do with wine. It is related to beverages
option c:Expensive is notmatter here. Health is the matter
Option D:Though it is very close and weaken the argument but not more than A. Again this is basesd on hypothesis
Option E:Not at all as it is discussing some other thing rather than health

Option: A: It clearly says that, even wine maker produce wine without sulphaites, but sulphiates are naturally present in wine. So Claim of wine makers are not true. By this reason resonl only Option D is out as option D give the reasoning about items other that sulphiates but option A givies clear reason of sulphaiates.
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01 Jul 2010, 05:22
Nice explanation, My two cents..

The conclusion of the stimulus mentions "risking an allergic reaction to sulfites" , so the other substances that can cause the allergies fall outside the scope of this argument.

Tricky one...
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01 Jul 2010, 08:02
gmatJP wrote:
since there are several winemakers producing wine to which no sulfites are added, is

This means sulfites are not naturally present in wine.

Its tough between A & E.
On D Day, I Must have chosen E only.
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02 Jul 2010, 20:54
sonigmat, thanks for the explanation..

With your explanation I can see why A, but such tricky question on a test day is very taugh to answer plus having time limit.. ;(
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06 Jul 2010, 09:19
The conclusion is about allergic reaction to sulfites...any option talking about things other than sulfite allergic reaction is irrelevant.

A says that even if winemakers do not sulfite, sulfites are naturally present in wines and thus weakens.
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19 Dec 2012, 22:07
Mod can you merge this topic, with the other thread that addresses why E is correct.

OA is E

E stands because we are concerned with and only with Sulfites, this renders D out of scope.

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25 Sep 2013, 06:45
I am bit confused between A and E.

a)Sulfites occur naturally in most wine.
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d)Apart from sulfites, there are other substances commonly present in wine that can trigger allergic reactions.

Can anyone give a good explanation for it.

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25 Sep 2013, 07:18
Hi - Agree this is a tricky one.

A is correct.

Here is the issue with D....

those who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites

Is quoted in the question. So you need a solution that talks directly about people allergic to sulfides.

D talks about allergies in general so is not correct....

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Re: Many people suffer an allergic reaction to sulfites-GMATPrep [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2016, 04:41
gmatJP wrote:
Many people suffer an allergic reaction to sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers producing wine to which no sulfites are added, those who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink these wines without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

a)Sulfites occur naturally in most wine.
b)The sulfites that can produce an allergic reaction are also commonly found in beverages other than wine.
c)Wines without added sulfites tend to be at least moderately expensive.
d)Apart from sulfites, there are other substances commonly present in wine that can trigger allergic reactions.
e)Wine without added sulfites sometimes becomes undrinkable even before the wine is sold to consumers

[Reveal] Spoiler:
The answer is A, I thought D but after reviewing nothing fits to this Q for me...
Why is it A? Since it says, some winemakers produce wine without sulfites, so people with allergy can choose to drink this wine even sulfties contain in most wine...How does this weaken??

Note: With the similar stimulus, there is a different question (assumption question) from OG -- that is discussed in:
many-people-suffer-an-allergic-reaction-to-certain-og13-25973.html

I don't think this is a good question, In A ............. Most can mean 51% to 99% of wines, there can be this 1% of wines, which these wine makers are selling.

But, most weakens question type suggest A is best among all .
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Re: Many people suffer an allergic reaction to sulfites-GMATPrep [#permalink]

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28 Apr 2017, 01:17
Allergic to sulfites ONLY and this is the reason D is incorrect. In fact D is a trap.

A is the correct answer. If sulfites occur naturally in MOST (yes it can be 51% or 99%) but this is best answer that weakens the conclusion.
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