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Recent research has indicated that married people are not only happier than unmarried people, but also healthier. This study has been widely reported by the media, with most commentators concluding that being married is good for one’s health and attitude.

The conclusion of the media commentators depends on which of the following assumptions?

A) The longer people are married, the happier and healthier they become.
B) Married couples who had a large, extravagant wedding are happier than those who had a small, simple ceremony.
C) Married people cannot get depressed.
D) Single people with depression or health problems are just as likely to get married as are other single people.
E) Some marriages are more harmonious than others.
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If only happy and healthy single people get married, then the marriage doesn't make them to be happy and healthy. In fact, they have happy marriage because they are happy people.
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26 Sep 2009, 22:32
I say D, but I dont really understand the underlying logic.
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26 Sep 2009, 22:33
What's the OA?
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28 Sep 2009, 08:16
OA is D.

fall2009,

Initially I didn't understand your reasoning. But today after rereading, I think I got what you were trying to say. Good explanation.

Here is my explanation -

Stimulas is stating that "Married people are happier and healthier when compared to unmarried people." Also the stimulus concluded that "Being Married is what makes the life happier and healthier".

Question stem is asking for the assumption that the author made. Even before we look at the answer choices, we(author) can assume that, single people once they are married, they live happier and healthier(irrespective of how they are before marriage) and also chances for single people getting married are for both those who are not happy and those who are happy.

In addition, look at fall2009's explanation. Hope it helps you in a better understanding.
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04 Mar 2012, 17:01
Hi

This is an old question,

I thought C would be the answer what is wrong with C

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04 Mar 2012, 17:35
@raviram80

i also marked C.
But for C to be correct we need to take another assumption that depression does not cause people to be happy 7 healthy.

I think here we need to affirm the relation between married & happy+ healthy
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04 Mar 2012, 19:40
hmm I think you are right,

It was easier to come to answer by process of elimination in this one to come to the answer, what do you think.

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Recent research has indicated that married people are not only happier than unmarried people, but also healthier. This study has been widely reported by the media, with most commentators concluding that being married is good for one’s health and attitude.

The conclusion of the media commentators depends on which of the following assumptions?

A) The longer people are married, the happier and healthier they become.
B) Married couples who had a large, extravagant wedding are happier than those who had a small, simple ceremony.
C) Married people cannot get depressed.
D) Single people with depression or health problems are just as likely to get married as are other single people.
E) Some marriages are more harmonious than others.

marriage -> being healthy. Option D prevent the reversal of this cause effect. IF single people with depression are not likely to get married as other single people then unmarried people would consist of this depressed one's having poorer health from before, rather than this condition occurring due to being unmarried.
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05 Mar 2012, 00:10
Simple question. Use the negation technique and you will find that only D weakens the argument so D is the correct answer.
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05 Mar 2012, 00:46
I want to learn the negation technique here could you pls let me know
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05 Mar 2012, 11:30
Abhi,

Could you please explain how the negation technique here is working for D?

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05 Mar 2012, 15:51
D comes out as the best choice..
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I want to learn the negation technique here could you pls let me know
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Negation of answer choice:::
Single people with depression or health problems are not just as likely to get married as are other single people.
Upon negation Conclusion falls
If only happy single people get married then we cant say being married is good for health & attitude.But if Depressed single people as likely to get married as single happy people we can conclude that being married is good for health & attitude.
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17 Mar 2012, 03:39
D is the best one here
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31 May 2015, 07:05
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conclusion - that being married is good for one’s health and attitude
Premise - results from the research
Assumption - Its not that only happy people marry and sad ones are single
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