It is currently 29 Jun 2017, 02:10

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Reviewing historical data, medical researchers in California

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Posts: 212
Reviewing historical data, medical researchers in California [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2007, 13:52
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Reviewing historical data, medical researchers in California found that counties with the largest number of television sets per capita have had the lowest incidence of a serious brain disease, mosquito-borne encephalitis. The researchers have concluded that people in these counties stay indoors more and thus avoid exposure to the disease.
The researchersâ€™ conclusion would be most strengthened if which of the following were true?
(A) Programs designed to control the size of disease-bearing mosquito populations have not affected the incidence of mosquito borne encephalitis.
(B) The occupations of county residents affect their risk of exposure to mosquito-borne encephalitis more than does television-watching.
(C) The incidence of mosquito-borne encephalitis in counties with the largest number of television sets per capita is likely to decrease even further.
(D) The more time people in a county spend outdoors, the greater their awareness of the dangers of mosquito-borne encephalitis.
(E) The more television sets there are per capita in a county, the more time the average county resident spends watching television.
VP
Joined: 06 Feb 2007
Posts: 1022

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2007, 14:02
E for me. We need to strengthen the following conclusion: people in counties with the largest number of television sets per capita stay indoors more and thus avoid exposure to the disease. E perfectly strenthens is by providing a supporting premise, which is that people who own TVs actually watch them, thereby staying indoors.
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 351

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2007, 19:49
I would go with E as well.

(A) irrelevant
(B) weaken
(C) this is just a likely outcome if the researchers' conclusion were true.
(D) awareness seems irrelevant
Director
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 745
Location: Dallas, Texas

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2007, 22:08
E !
_________________

"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Posts: 212

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 18:21
ricokevin wrote:
I would go with E as well.

(A) irrelevant
(B) weaken
(C) this is just a likely outcome if the researchers' conclusion were true.
(D) awareness seems irrelevant

OA is E.
I was traped by D. Just like your comment. I did not even have a look at (E), a lesson.
Manager
Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 177

### Show Tags

23 Feb 2008, 13:57
E baby!
Re: CR: mosquito-borne encephalitis   [#permalink] 23 Feb 2008, 13:57
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 It is illegal to advertise prescription medications in 6 30 Sep 2009, 06:42
Biomedical researchers 2 10 Jul 2009, 08:36
Historical Costing 4 09 Sep 2008, 12:30
Reviewing historical data, medical researchers in California 1 22 Aug 2008, 16:24
It is an historical fact that only in conditions of profound 8 19 May 2008, 20:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by