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# Recently, the research and development departments at major

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Recently, the research and development departments at major pharmaceutical companies have been experimenting with new injections that provide the boost in iron that anemic children need to reverse their condition. These companies have expressed confidence that children who are suffering from anemia will be cured relatively simply through the use of such biochemical supplements.

In concluding that the biochemical remedy being developed will have its desired effect, the pharmaceutical companies assume that

A. major pharmaceutical companies have the primary responsibility to cure childhood anemia
B. a low iron level in the body is the major factor influencing the incidence of anemia in children
C. a diet rich in iron cannot improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary
D. children afflicted with anemia will find out about and submit to injections that can reverse their conditions
E. the use of biochemical supplements is the safest way to cure anemia in children
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10 Jul 2011, 10:15
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I will go with D,

Negate the statement :If children aren't aware of such injection or refrain from using it, then no way this will work to cure anemia.
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11 Jul 2011, 02:38
Why not B?
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11 Jul 2011, 02:49
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Why not B?

Assumptions are unstated premise.
B is already stated in the argument .. You just need to paraphrase to get this .
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12 Jul 2011, 21:16
I also marked B, but i am now convinced that it has to be D. An assumption is always an unstated premise.
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12 Jul 2011, 21:33
D in IMO too.
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13 Jul 2011, 06:58
How come there are 3 different sources for this question? Just curious.
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13 Jul 2011, 07:48
selected B as well, forgetting that assumptions are unstated good trick question.
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08 Aug 2011, 10:14
why not C any idea?

i mean the conclusion is that "children who are suffering from anemia will be cured relatively simply through the use of such biochemical supplements"

so the assumption drawn can be that the natural foods which provide iron is not sufficient to reverse the condition.

If we use methods such as negation,

a diet rich in iron CAN improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary

that hurts the conclusion as well.

can somebody pls help.
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08 Aug 2011, 10:18
So B can't be the answer if the assumption has already by stated?
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08 Aug 2011, 21:52
+1 for D.

This question seems to be a variant of another similar question (which had adult persons instead of children). I do not like D for one reason : Even if children do not hear about the treatment, their parents might and eventually it is the parents that make the decision on the treatment.

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why not C any idea?

If we use methods such as negation,

a diet rich in iron CAN improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary

that hurts the conclusion as well.

can somebody pls help.

Hey viks, I also use the negation technique when down to two very close choices. But one has to use this technique correctly in order to reap its benefits.

C: a diet rich in iron cannot improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary

Negation of C is: a diet rich in iron can sometimes improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary

Now you can see that negation of C doesn't hurt the conclusion in a decisive manner, as in some (or many) cases, biochemical supplements are still required.

I have read about negation technique in Powerscore - Critical reasoning bible, where it is beautifully explained. It states that negation is logical opposite and not polar opposite.

eg: Negation of wet is not wet, and not dry,
similarly negation of none is some , and not all

if you want a concise list of negation words, you can find them in Manhattan Gmat-CR book.
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09 Aug 2011, 00:30
arghhh nice catch Mayank!! negating is not something i usually do since im not very comfortable with it... but in such situations where i see multiple likely answers, i have no choice...

Thanks i'll have to go thru the negation part again!!
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09 Aug 2011, 02:53
Very well explained mayansd! I was also carried away by the unstated premise thing!
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07 Mar 2017, 10:28
bschool83 wrote:
Recently, the research and development departments at major pharmaceutical companies have been experimenting with new injections that provide the boost in iron that anemic children need to reverse their condition. These companies have expressed confidence that children who are suffering from anemia will be cured relatively simply through the use of such biochemical supplements.

In concluding that the biochemical remedy being developed will have its desired effect, the pharmaceutical companies assume that

A. major pharmaceutical companies have the primary responsibility to cure childhood anemia
B. a low iron level in the body is the major factor influencing the incidence of anemia in children
C. a diet rich in iron cannot improve the conditions of children suffering from anemia to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary
D. children afflicted with anemia will find out about and submit to injections that can reverse their conditions
E. the use of biochemical supplements is the safest way to cure anemia in children

Shortlisted B and D.

I didn't select choice B because argument never stated that low level of iron is the cause of the condition, but only stated that it is needed to reverse the condition.

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