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Medications with an unpleasant taste are generally produced only in tablet, capsule, or soft-gel form. The active ingredient in medication M is a waxy substance that cannot tolerate the heat used to manufacture tablets because it has a low melting point. So, since the company developing M does not have soft-gel manufacturing technology and manufactures all its medications itself, M will most likely be produced in capsule form.

The conclusion is most strongly supported by the reasoning in the argument if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.

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Medications with an unpleasant taste are generally produced only in tablet, capsule, or soft-gel form. The active ingredient in medication M is a waxy substance that cannot tolerate the heat used to manufacture tablets because it has a low melting point. So, since the company developing M does not have soft-gel manufacturing technology and manufactures all its medications itself, M will most likely be produced in capsule form.

The conclusion is most strongly supported by the reasoning in the argument if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.

The conclusion for this argument is : The medication is more likely to be produced in Capsule form. I am not understanding how negating B will attack the conclusion. I chose C for this reason only. Can anyone explain why C is incorrect and B is correct ?
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Medications with an unpleasant taste are generally produced only in tablet, capsule, or soft-gel form. The active ingredient in medication M is a waxy substance that cannot tolerate the heat used to manufacture tablets because it has a low melting point. So, since the company developing M does not have soft-gel manufacturing technology and manufactures all its medications itself, M will most likely be produced in capsule form.

The conclusion is most strongly supported by the reasoning in the argument if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.

The conclusion for this argument is : The medication is more likely to be produced in Capsule form. I am not understanding how negating B will attack the conclusion. I chose C for this reason only. Can anyone explain why C is incorrect and B is correct ?


actual problem :as company dont have soft gel manufacturing technology now they have 2 options first (make a medication in liquid form ) second(if taste is bad then in capsule or tablet form).
in conclusion author chooses second.
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Let's try to negate B: Medication M has a wonderful taste. That would negate the conclusion that M will most likely be produced in capsule form. If M has a pleasant taste, it can be produced in any conceivable form: as a syrup, chewing gum, popsicle, you name it. But since it has a terrible taste (B), it has to be produced as either a tablet, a capsule or in a gel-form (see sentence 1 of the argument). Tablet and gel-form are out (see sentences 2 and 3). Therefore, it's going to be produced as a capsule.

C is wrong. This company doesn't have a soft-gel technology, but any other company can produce medications in both soft-gel and capsule form.
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Medications with an unpleasant taste are generally produced only in tablet, capsule, or soft-gel form. The active ingredient in medication M is a waxy substance that cannot tolerate the heat used to manufacture tablets because it has a low melting point. So, since the company developing M does not have soft-gel manufacturing technology and manufactures all its medications itself, M will most likely be produced in capsule form.

The conclusion is most strongly supported by the reasoning in the argument if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.




I marked C as the ans. I dont understand how B is relevant to the argument
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B ... Since the discussion is all about medications with unpleasant taste and the conclusion is an available option only with medications from unpleasant taste. So if conclusion has to be true than hypothesis has to be made which is : medications with unpleasant taste!

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[quote="zac123"][quote="Akela"]Medications with an unpleasant taste are generally produced only in tablet, capsule, or soft-gel form. The active ingredient in medication M is a waxy substance that cannot tolerate the heat used to manufacture tablets because it has a low melting point. So, since the company developing M does not have soft-gel manufacturing technology and manufactures all its medications itself, M will most likely be produced in capsule form.

The conclusion is most strongly supported by the reasoning in the argument if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.[/quote]



I marked C as the ans. I dont understand how B is relevant to the argument[/quote]


Since the basis of the hypothesis of this argument is all about the medications with foul taste and it doesn't talk about any other type of medicine so our concern is with medications with bad taste! And the conclusion is also amongst the options available for the same assumption hence the option b

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How C is incorrect and B is correct ?
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The argument states that medications that are unpleasant in taste are produced in 3 forms: tablet, capsule and soft gel. ( There are also some forms such as liquid and vapour).
The author says a particular medicine cannot be produced in 2/3 forms and hence has to be produced in the remaining form - capsule form.
As mentioned previously, there are other forms such as liquid and vapours. But the author is drawing the conclusion only from the three forms. Why is that so?
May be because the author only can consider the three options. For this to be true then considering the scope of argument the medication has to be unpleasant to taste.

(A) Medication M can be produced in liquid form.
This is another conclusion. We need to find why the medication can only be produced in capsule form

(B) Medication M has an unpleasant taste.
Exactly as per our thinking.
-correct answer
Negate- medication does not have a unpleasant taste. Means it is not required to be manufactured in the 3 forms. We can manufacture it in some other form - thus proves the conclusion wrong.

(C) No medication is produced in both capsule and soft-gel form.
Okay, no medication is produced in both forms. We don't require thr medication in both forms. Even if we get a medication in one form we are happy. As mentioned previously, unless the medication is unpleasant to taste we are not restricted to the three forms.
Negation - some medications can be produced in capsule and soft-gel form.
But we don't know the criteria for manufacturing these medications. The particular medicine in discussion may be produced or may not be.

(D) Most medications with a low melting point are produced in soft-gel form.
Most - this medication can be or cannot be of these low melting category. Not strong enough

(E) Medications in capsule form taste less unpleasant than those in tablet or soft-gel form.
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