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# Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some

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Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.
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02 Sep 2011, 07:58
A is the best bet i guess...
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02 Sep 2011, 09:36
A.
This is certainly not 700-level question!!!
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02 Sep 2011, 21:35
bholakc wrote:
Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.

Clear A....by negating technique
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29 Aug 2012, 19:54
we dont even need to negate this ..

just going through the argument can give us the answer
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01 Sep 2012, 12:08
+1 A

If it causes less than the 50% of cases, we cannot assure that this policy will reduce the cases in a 50%.
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02 Sep 2012, 03:59
bholakc wrote:
Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants. Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma. In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

The government's plan to halve the nation's asthma. rate relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. .
(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.

I would also go for A for the same reasons as my friends have listed down....
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02 Sep 2012, 21:50
Easy pick - A
Except option A, none were close to actual assumption.
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02 Dec 2016, 06:22
Premise: Methyltetrachloride (MTC) is chemical found in some pesticides, glues, and sealants.
Premise: Exposure to MTC can cause people to develop asthma.

Conclusion: In order to halve the nation's asthma rate, the government has announced that it will ban all products containing MTC.

MTC………………cause asthma………………ban MTC………………….to halve asthma rate

This conclusion indicates that MTC is ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF ASTHMA and not any other cause is present. Therefore, it assumes that by banning MTC, asthma rate would go down by half.

Let’s look at the choices:
(A) Exposure to MTC is responsible for no less than half of the nation's asthma cases.
This is the correct choice.
Negated statement: Exposure to MTC is responsible for LESS THAN HALF of the nation’s asthma rate. Then MTC does not contribute much to the asthma rate. There are some other reasons for this. It matches our pre-thinking.

(B) Products containing MTC are not necessary to the prosperity of the American economy.
Prosperity of the American economy is OUT OF SCOPE here because it is not the concern for the government at the moment.

(C) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions.
OK but how does banning MTC helps. INCORRECT.

(D) Exercise and proper nutrition are helpful in maintaining respiratory health.
OUT OF SCOPE. No information on MTC……

(E) Dust mites and pet dander cause asthma.
Irrelevant because it does not tell that is this contribution more than MTC’s or not………
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