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New post 03 Apr 2019, 09:33
In the question stem, it is said that 'anemia will be cured relatively simply through the use of such biochemical supplements' meaning the new injections are 'simpler' ways to cure anemia. Negating option C would mean that an iron enriched diet can improve to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary suggesting there is a 'simpler' way i.e. the diet to cure anemia and this will undermine the conclusion. Why not C then?
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Actually I rejected B because B talked about deficiency of iron leading to incidence of anemia where as the discussion is about the cure i.e if the iron injections could reverse the already existing anemic condition.

I went through the thread but I did not find any post stating this as the very reason for rejecting B. Can you confirm if this thought process is correct.
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D is not completely logical/is ambiguous as children who refuse to get injections does not imply that their parents will also accept their refusal and won't take them to get injected (as children are not adults and parents/guardian are responsible for their child's health). If it mentioned parents or guardian instead, then D is definitely the correct choice.

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New post 07 Apr 2019, 23:38
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Actually I rejected B because B talked about deficiency of iron leading to incidence of anemia where as the discussion is about the cure i.e if the iron injections could reverse the already existing anemic condition.

I went through the thread but I did not find any post stating this as the very reason for rejecting B. Can you confirm if this thought process is correct.
Thanks a lot!

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Actually in (B), "influencing the incidence" doesn't necessarily mean "cause". It means iron has a role to play in the incidence of anaemia. What role is that exactly, the option doesn't say. But the argument does say "...the boost in iron that anaemic children need to reverse their condition..."
So the argument tells us that "a low iron level in the body is the major factor influencing the incidence of anaemia in children".
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D is not completely logical/is ambiguous as children who refuse to get injections does not imply that their parents will also accept their refusal and won't take them to get injected (as children are not adults and parents/guardian are responsible for their child's health). If it mentioned parents or guardian instead, then D is definitely the correct choice.

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In (D), "children will find out and submit" means "parents/family will find out and submit". Because the children are the beneficiaries, hence the option uses "children".

The argument says "The R&D Dep has expressed confidence that ... children will be cured ..."

Just because there is a cure doesn't mean people will be cured. They need to find out about it and submit to it. e.g. what if parents don't want their kids to get shots because of the risks associated with needles etc? So the R&D dip has assumed that their cure will be acceptable.
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Recently, the research and development departments of major pharmaceutical organisations 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 suffeing 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 pharmacuetical companies assume that :


(A) major pharmaceutical companies have the 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 necessary

(D) children aflicted 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

I answered correctly! But I have one question? - Negating option C would mean that an iron enriched diet can improve to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary suggesting there is a 'simpler' way i.e. the diet to cure anemia and this will undermine the conclusion. Why not C then?
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asaratchandra wrote:
Recently, the research and development departments of major pharmaceutical organisations 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 suffeing 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 pharmacuetical companies assume that :


(A) major pharmaceutical companies have the 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 necessary

(D) children aflicted 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

I answered correctly! But I have one question? - Negating option C would mean that an iron enriched diet can improve to the point that biochemical supplements would become unnecessary suggesting there is a 'simpler' way i.e. the diet to cure anemia and this will undermine the conclusion. Why not C then?



Option (C) states, "would become unnecessary" not "would become necessary"

Look at the quote in various posts. I am not sure why the first post gives it as "necessary". It makes no sense.
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