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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.

Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?


(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.

(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.

(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.

(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.

(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.


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c. this says people use the jogging shoes for other uses than jogging - perhaps as walking shoes. regardless it is another way to use the equipment so i think this weakens.
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its C as it says that the joggers are buying the shoes for other activities...which makes the conclusion incorrect,
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This seems very straight forward. Stimulus talks about only jogging. This answer choice points out that the shoes can be used for other purpose.
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Used POE to narrow down to C. All other choices are irrelevant or out of scope.
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as someone said it's very straight forward
It's been claimed jogging shoes are bought but not used because of jogging survey.
the C says those who bought shoes use them for other tasks and this shut the conclusion up :D
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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.
Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?

(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.
(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.
(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.
(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.
(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.

argmnt:

Spts eqp prchs -> not much use
e.g. jgrs shoes -> not used much

ans = C . one side of relation distrbd by giving alternative to the use of shoes
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Between c and D , what maked D weaker than C?
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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.
Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?

(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.
(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.
(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.
(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.
(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.

argmnt:

Spts eqp prchs -> not much use
e.g. jgrs shoes -> not used much

ans = C . one side of relation distrbd by giving alternative to the use of shoes

hi experts,
why option A is incorrect.
someone pls explain.
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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.
Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?

(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.
(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.
(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.
(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.
(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.

argmnt:

Spts eqp prchs -> not much use
e.g. jgrs shoes -> not used much

ans = C . one side of relation distrbd by giving alternative to the use of shoes

hi experts,
why option A is incorrect.
someone pls explain.


Hello,
Here conclusion is : most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase .

To attack this conclusion you have to show that the sport shoe buyers use the shoe . Whereas option A says that why they are not able to use the shoes.
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Between c and D , what maked D weaker than C?



Pretty straight forward via POE:

(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.
- not really related as in the first 6 months is a one time occurence which is not expected to show any significant long term results from the study
(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.
- irrelevant, too extreme
(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.
- Correct conclusion, also had in mind w/ prethinking
(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.
- Not really weakening anything (that is what the question asked for)
(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.
- Irrelevant
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Between c and D , what maked D weaker than C?



Pretty straight forward via POE:

(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.
- not really related as in the first 6 months is a one time occurence which is not expected to show any significant long term results from the study
(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.
- irrelevant, too extreme
(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.
- Correct conclusion, also had in mind w/ prethinking
(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.
- Not really weakening anything (that is what the question asked for)
(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.
- Irrelevant


Trying to pin down the reasoning used to eliminate D and E.

D) could we eliminate D because Choice D says that even though the shoe could be used in other sports but we dont know if people play other sports or not (How active they are in other sports). Since we dont know the usage of the shoe, we cant say anything. Is this the right reasoning?

E) Even if the joggers who jog more than once a week are active in other sports, it will be only the 17%, who are active since we dont know about the remaining 38% [ total 100 adults, 17% of 100 own Joggers, which is 17, Out of this 17 only 17% of this 17 are jogger owners, who jog more than once a week and are active in other sports based on this ans choice). so therefore we cant really say that this option weakens the statement as we dont know about other 38% of 17 and we cant firmly conclude that most users do not get much use out of their sports equipment.
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Trying to pin down the reasoning used to eliminate D and E.

D) could we eliminate D because Choice D says that even though the shoe could be used in other sports but we dont know if people play other sports or not (How active they are in other sports). Since we dont know the usage of the shoe, we cant say anything. Is this the right reasoning?

E) Even if the joggers who jog more than once a week are active in other sports, it will be only the 17%, who are active since we dont know about the remaining 38% [ total 100 adults, 17% of 100 own Joggers, which is 17, Out of this 17 only 17% of this 17 are jogger owners, who jog more than once a week and are active in other sports based on this ans choice). so therefore we cant really say that this option weakens the statement as we dont know about other 38% of 17 and we cant firmly conclude that most users do not get much use out of their sports equipment.


Hi Rocket7 ,

Here are my two cents to your points:

D) Actually we are talking about buying an equipment and using that equipment. D is saying D bought two equipment. But do we know they will use both? You stated that "the shoe could be used in other sports " , but we have two different shoes mentioned in this option. Hence, we need to bother about the one he bought not the other he will but because he bought the first one.

E) Active in other sports?? Are they using the same shoes or different shoes? No information. Our purpose is to say that hey! they are going to use these shoes more than what has been stated.

Does that make sense?
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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.

Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?


(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.

(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.

(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.

(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.

(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.


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though this problem appeared very simple in first instance but m hell confused in it now.
Suppose there are 100 adults in US
out of tht 17 percent own jogging shoes so 17 ppl
now out of 17
45 % jog more than once a year so approx 7 ppl
17 percent jog more than once a week = 3 approx
so 7 (17-7-3)ppl donot jog but bought jogging shoes
now C) many purchased for activities other thnm jogging
so these 7 (who donot jog ) pruchased fr some other purpose nd those who jog even they may b using fr other purpose so conclusion weaknes

D) consumers who take up jogging : 7(45%) + 3(17%) so total 10
so 10 is most of 17 so even this shows most ppl use fr other use so why it is not weakner?
E) joggers who jog more than once a week: 3
so 3 is minority in 17 so stregthens the conclusion

Please clarify C,D,E
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Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase. For example, seventeen percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week.

Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the claim that most consumers get little use out of the sports equipment they purchase?


(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.

(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.

(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.

(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.

(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.


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Question No.: CR 65
Page: 486



17% percent of the adults in the United States own jogging shoes, (of 100 people, 17 have jogging shoes)
but only forty-five percent of the owners jog more than once a year, (9 of these 17 jog once a year or not at all)
and only seventeen percent jog more than once a week (3 people jog regularly)

Conclusion: Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports equipment they purchase.

We conclude that consumers don't get USE out of their purchases. But the example only discusses 'use for that particular sport'. Option (C) says that consumers get non-jogging use out of their jogging shoes. This weakens our conclusion. We cannot conclude that consumers do not get use. We may be able to conclude that they do not get use for that particular sport.

Note that the argument discusses people who buy jogging shoes - that 45% of them jog more than once a year and only 17% jog more than once a week.
It talks about consumers who buy sports equipment and how they use the equipment.


(A) Joggers are most susceptible to sports injuries during the first six months in which they jog.

Irrelevant.

(B) Joggers often exaggerate the frequency with which they jog in surveys designed to elicit such information.

This just says that the 'use for jogging' numbers are actually exaggerated. So the use is even lower and our conclusion is good.

(C) Many consumers purchase jogging shoes for use in activities other than jogging.

Correct. It tells us that we cannot conclude about generic "USE" based on our example. People use jogging shoes for other things so they do get use out of it even though they may not jog.

(D) Consumers who take up jogging often purchase an athletic shoe that can be used in other sports.

Irrelevant. We are not talking about consumers who jog and purchase other shoes. Those people are irrelevant to us.
We are talking about consumers who purchase jogging shoes. Our entire argument revolves around a different set of people.

(E) Joggers who jog more than once a week are often active participants in other sports as well.

Irrelevant. We don't care about the set of joggers who jog more than once a week. We don't know how many of them buy jogging shoes. They do not represent our set of concern.

Answer (C)
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