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# Some people believe that gaining wealth

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Some people believe that gaining wealth is due to luck. However, research from many institutions worldwide indicates a strong correlation between gaining wealth and high educational levels. Thus research supports the view that gaining wealth is largely the result of making informed career and business choices.

The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument..

(A) presumes, without providing justification that only highly educated people make informed career and business choices.
(B) overlooks the possibility that people who make informed career and business choices may nonetheless belong to a poor family.
(C) presumes, without providing justification, that informed career and business choices are available to everyone.
(D) overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to gaining wealth.
(E) does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed career and business choices have gained wealth.
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27 Jun 2014, 10:12
Why is A not the answer? There is a strong correlation between gaining wealth and high education levels. Then it is written that gaining wealth is largely the result of making informed career and business choices. So, I guess A correctly criticizes the argument.

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Statistics says if two events correlate it can be three possibilities:
-event 1 can cause event 2
-event 2 can cause event 1
-event 3 can cause event 1 and 2
it can justify answers choice D, but I personally selected A because it also fits the assumption

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21 Jul 2014, 06:58
If you look closely, option A is an assumption. Now when you try to negate A is says "that some highly educated people make informed career and business choices." which actually goes in line with the conclusion that says "that gaining wealth is largely the result of making informed career and business choices" (Not "entirely"). The negated A does not destroy the conclusion.

The argument is between luck and wealth not wealth and education. Answer is D clearly.

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Some people believe that gaining wealth is due to luck. However, research from many institutions worldwide indicates a strong correlation between gaining wealth and high educational levels. Thus research supports the view that gaining wealth is largely the result of making informed career and business choices.

The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument..

A.presumes, without providing justification that only highly educated people make informed career and business choices. WRONG BECAUSE OF WORD "ONLY".....OTHER THINGS BESIDES EDUCATION COULD ALSO LEAD TO INFORMED CHOICES....
B.overlooks the possibility that people who make informed career and business choices may nonetheless belong to a poor family..... IRRELEVANT...
C.presumes, without providing justification, that informed career and business choices are available to everyone. IRRELEVANT....
D.overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to gaining wealth. CORRECT....."EDUCATION" MAY NOT LEAD TO "INFORMED CHOICES" BUT SOMETHING ELSE MAY HAVE LED TO BOTH....
E.does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed career and business choices have gained wealth. IRRELEVANT.....

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10 Sep 2014, 06:23
semwal wrote:
Some people believe that gaining wealth is due to luck. However, research from many institutions worldwide indicates a strong correlation between gaining wealth and high educational levels. Thus research supports the view that gaining wealth is largely the result of making informed career and business choices.

The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument..

A.presumes, without providing justification that only highly educated people make informed career and business choices. WRONG BECAUSE OF WORD "ONLY".....OTHER THINGS BESIDES EDUCATION COULD ALSO LEAD TO INFORMED CHOICES....
B.overlooks the possibility that people who make informed career and business choices may nonetheless belong to a poor family..... IRRELEVANT...
C.presumes, without providing justification, that informed career and business choices are available to everyone. IRRELEVANT....
D.overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to gaining wealth. CORRECT....."EDUCATION" MAY NOT LEAD TO "INFORMED CHOICES" BUT SOMETHING ELSE MAY HAVE LED TO BOTH....
E.does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed career and business choices have gained wealth. IRRELEVANT.....

Hi Semwal,
I eliminated A, B and C on the same grounds. I was stuck with E for quite a while, I eliminated E after spotting the phrase "some people". When the argument is about a research, the conclusion holds true only if the research provides something more convincing. With "some people" making it even without luck, the question that strikes immediately is "how many people"?
As its a research, we can assume that it holds true for most of the cases and "some people" may not be necessarily enough to tarnish the results of the research. Hence, i eliminated E and anyways D makes a lot more sense than E.

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03 Apr 2016, 06:33
Please can anybody elaborate on why D is not the correct answer versus E.I am not clear with the reasoning.
Is this not the typical Cause and effect wherein No cause but still effect---> No informed career and business choices but still gain in wealth

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09 May 2016, 06:55
bhamini1 our argument is concerned about the possible causal relationship btw education and wealth. option E states that some people who fail to make informed career and business have gained wealth. but think of another thing that would have contributed to both education and wealth. if it exist then it will weaken our conclusion.

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26 Jun 2016, 05:46
Typical correlation --> causation flaw in reasoning. Answer choice D.

A is wrong because the statement is beyond scope. The passage states likelihood while the answer choice indicates absolution.
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The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument A. presumes, without providing justification, that only highly educated people make informed lifestyle choices B. overlooks the possibility that people who make informed lifestyle choices may nonetheless suffer from inherited diseases C. presumes, without providing justification, that informed lifestyle choices are available to everyone D. overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to good health E. does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed lifestyle choices are in good health Last edited by broall on 22 Jun 2017, 22:39, edited 1 time in total. Merged post. Please search before posting Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0 Manager Joined: 23 Jan 2016 Posts: 220 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 510 Location: India GPA: 3.2 Re: Some people believe that good health is due to luck [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2016, 08:21 D for me. Argument says good health is education and not luck. He shows this by providing evidence of a research stating tha informed lifestyle choices and good health have high correlation. What if luck were to decide your education as well? That's what D says. Hence it weakens the argument. Experts let me know your thoughts. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G920I using GMAT Club Forum mobile app Last edited by OreoShake on 17 Nov 2016, 11:15, edited 1 time in total. Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 510 Manager Status: The first one did not go in accordance with my plans Joined: 15 Aug 2016 Posts: 63 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 2 Location: India GMAT 1: 660 Q51 V27 GMAT 2: 690 Q48 V37 GPA: 4 WE: Consulting (Internet and New Media) Re: Some people believe that good health is due to luck [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2016, 10:03 burnrohan wrote: Some people believe that good health is due to luck. However, studies from many countries indicate a strong correlation between good health and high educational levels. Thus research supports the view that good health is largely the result of making informed lifestyle choices. The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument A. presumes, without providing justification, that only highly educated people make informed lifestyle choices B. overlooks the possibility that people who make informed lifestyle choices may nonetheless suffer from inherited diseases C. presumes, without providing justification, that informed lifestyle choices are available to everyone D. overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to good health E. does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed lifestyle choices are in good health A - Too extreme B - Out of scope. The criticism talks about inherited diseases, something that the stem does not talk about C - If informed lifestyle choices were available, wouldn't everyone be healthy? D - Cause and effect may be the same source. Hold with this option E - The stem only speaks about healthy people making informed lifestyle choices. Hence, out of scope D fits the most! Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 2 Intern Joined: 14 Jul 2016 Posts: 28 Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0 Re: Some people believe that good health is due to luck [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2016, 10:31 Doesn't the argument mean only educated people make informed lifestyle decisions? 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The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument A. presumes, without providing justification, that only highly educated people make informed lifestyle choices B. overlooks the possibility that people who make informed lifestyle choices may nonetheless suffer from inherited diseases C. presumes, without providing justification, that informed lifestyle choices are available to everyone D. overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to good health E. does not acknowledge that some people who fail to make informed lifestyle choices are in good health High Education Level $$α$$ Good health Research : Informed lifestyle choices---->Good health Among the given options only (D) fits in... burnrohan wrote: Doesn't the argument mean only educated people make informed lifestyle decisions? 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The author of the passage reasons that a high education level increases the chances of making informed lifestyle choices which in turn increases the chances of having good health. However, what if there is another underlying factor that leads to BOTH high education levels AND good health? For example, perhaps growing up in a wealthy neighborhood increases the chances of getting a high education while simultaneously increasing the chances of having good health. In that case, education does not lead to good health. Rather, growing up in a wealthy neighborhood leads to good health, and, at the same time, growing up in a wealthy neighborhood leads to high education. 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23 Jun 2017, 08:48
Imo D overlooks the possibility that the same thing may causally contribute both to education and to gaining wealth is our answer .
From the argument we can infer X and Y leads to Z , but it overlooks the fact that Z can also lead to X and Z .
Hence option d is correct .
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10 Dec 2017, 10:16
Hi,
I am really bad in solving correlation questions. I gave my best still got this one wrong. In this question, how "luck" is associated, can anyone please explain. And how one should go ahead with these kind of questions.
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