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Physician: In itself, exercise does not cause heart attacks; rather, a sudden increase in an exercise regimen can be a cause. When people of any physical condition suddenly increase their amount of exercise, they also increase their risk of heart attack. As a result, there will be an increased risk of heart attack among employees of this company due to the new health program.

The conclusion drawn by the physician follows logically if which one of the flowing is assumed?

(A) Employees will abruptly increase their amount of exercise as a result of the new health program.
(B) The exercised involved in the new health program are more strenuous than those in the previous health program.
(C) The new health program will force employees of all levels of health to exercise regularly.
(D) The new health program constitutes a sudden change in the company’s policy.
(E) All employees, no matter what their physical condition, will participate in the new health program.
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A is the ans
B. We dnt knw abt the intensity of older program
C.it doesnt tel anythng which can lead to the conclusion
D.out of scooe


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look at the gap in argument so that you can anticipate the answer choice beforehand -

Premise
A sudden increase in exercise regimen --> increased risk of heart attack.

the author's conclusion -
New health program in the company --> increased risk of heart attack.

Note that the left hand sides of both these are not the same. For my conclusion to logically follow, I must connect the premise to conclusion.

i.e. any answer option that says this is the correct answer -

New health program in the company --> A sudden increase in exercise regimen

Which option says this? Option A.

Option B - Incorrect.
Negate this.
"the exercise involved in the new health program are as strenuous as or less strenuous than those in the previous health program." - this does not weaken the argument. The previous program might have been held some time back and thus employees haven't been exercising for a while.
This then means that they will experience an abrupt increase in exercise regimen.

Option C - Incorrect.
Not necessary. Even if it increases the exercise regimen of some of them, it increases the risk of heart attacks.
Moreover, this option does not talk about "increase in exercise regimen". It talks about something else "exercising regularly".

Option D - Incorrect.
Not relevant.

Option E - Incorrect.
Even if they participate, we do not whether this will constitute an increase in their exercise regimen or not. Hence, incorrect.
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sudden increase in exercise causes rise in heart attack risks.
so the answer must be A

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I have a doubt in this question.In the last sentence of the argument it is written that the new health program is applied in the company.From the argument we understand that the new health program has increase in exercise included.Since it is applied in the company so increase in exercise is implicit.So if we select A as answer then are we re stating what is mentioned in the argument.Should not we consider the participation of employees?
I am confused. :roll:

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I have a doubt in this question.In the last sentence of the argument it is written that the new health program is applied in the company.From the argument we understand that the new health program has increase in exercise included.Since it is applied in the company so increase in exercise is implicit.So if we select A as answer then are we re stating what is mentioned in the argument.Should not we consider the participation of employees?
I am confused. :roll:


No, It may happen that the new health program actually does something else(for example, teaching how to eat healthy food, etc)

But now, the conclusion says that the risk of heart attack has increased after the program. This means the author is assuming that the new health program is going to increase the amount of exercise. Hence, A is correct.

If we were asked to weaken the conclusion, we would have said this program doesn't include any exercises.

I hope that makes sense.
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nishantt7 wrote:
I have a doubt in this question.In the last sentence of the argument it is written that the new health program is applied in the company.From the argument we understand that the new health program has increase in exercise included.Since it is applied in the company so increase in exercise is implicit.So if we select A as answer then are we re stating what is mentioned in the argument.Should not we consider the participation of employees?
I am confused. :roll:



The author directly concludes that the new health program will cause an increased risk of heart attack among employees of this company. The premise states that heart attack is caused by sudden increase in the exercise regime. The missing link would be that - Employees will abruptly increase their amount of exercise as a result of the new health program.

If we negate this --> Employees will not abruptly increase their amount of exercise as a result of the new health program.

If the cause is removed (i.e. abrupt increase) then the effect will not be observed and hence conclusion falls apart.

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Physician: In itself, exercise does not cause heart attacks; rather, a sudden increase in an exercise regimen can be a cause. When people of any physical condition suddenly increase their amount of exercise, they also increase their risk of heart attack. As a result, there will be an increased risk of heart attack among employees of this company due to the new health program.

The conclusion drawn by the physician follows logically if which one of the flowing is assumed?
(A) Employees will abruptly increase their amount of exercise as a result of the new health program.
(B) The exercised involved in the new health program are more strenuous than those in the previous health program.
(C) The new health program will force employees of all levels of health to exercise regularly.
(D) The new health program constitutes a sudden change in the company’s policy.
(E) All employees, no matter what their physical condition, will participate in the new health program.


Premise: the sudden increase in the excersice causes heart attack risk to rise.
Conclusion:The new health program will cause the reise in the risk
Assumption:The new health program has tougher excercises that increase the heart rate.

A is a clear answer,

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here, a sudden increase in exercise is the key point which increases the probability of a heart attack.

we can zero down to options A and B. B can be discarded as it does not talk about an employee, but talks about the new health program. health program can't get a heart attack, but an employee does. hence A is the correct answer.

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the key word here is "suddenly" => only A and D are left, but D talks about a change in the company's policy => D is out.

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