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Some people have been promoting a new herbal mixture
as a remedy for the common cold. The mixture contains,
among other things, extracts of the plants purple coneflower
and goldenseal. A cold sufferer, skeptical of the
claim that the mixture is an effective cold remedy, argued,
тАЬSuppose that the mixture were an effective cold remedy.
Since most people with colds wish to recover quickly, it
follows that almost everybody with a cold would be using
it. Therefore, since there are many people who have colds
but do not use the mixture, it is obviously not effective.тАЭ

Which one of the following most accurately describes
the method of reasoning the cold sufferer uses to
reach the conclusion of the argument?

(A) finding a claim to be false on the grounds that it
would if true have consequences that are false
(B) accepting a claim on the basis of public opinion
of the claim
(C) showing that conditions necessary to establish
the truth of a claim are met
(D) basing a generalization on a representative
group of instances
(E) showing that a measure claimed to be effective
in achieving a certain effect would actually
make achieving the effect more difficult

***Any :idea: ?
don't forget to include your reasoning

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New post 09 Dec 2003, 13:44
Looks like B, pretty open and shut, but where did this question come from? It doesn't look like any GMAT question I've ever seen.

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New post 09 Dec 2003, 14:02
Well, if it's not B, it's A. And in any case, where is this question from? Did any of the answers originally have commas?

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New post 09 Dec 2003, 14:10
I was confused about this question also, it is a tough one I think.
You still haven't go it.
If your confused by the answer choices, read the stimulus, and then the first few words of each answer choice...You should be able to elimate the suspect answer choices this way in this question.
Try again...

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New post 09 Dec 2003, 14:13
Sorry, I missed your answer in your post.
YES it is choice A
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New post 10 Dec 2003, 08:27
by the way, I think that A omits commas on either end of IF TRUE:

(A) finding a claim to be false on the grounds that it
would, if true, have consequences that are false

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New post 14 Apr 2016, 03:47
I still feel B should be the answer.

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New post 25 Aug 2016, 09:13
A is contradicting the premise, which is last line.

B is the answer

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