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Spokesperson: The major school lunch vendors recently agreed to stop

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Spokesperson: The major school lunch vendors recently agreed to stop selling high-calorie beverages in elementary and middle schools because studies show that children of ages 7 to 8 who substitute one low-calorie beverage for one high-calorie soft drink in their daily diets will, on average, weigh 20 pounds less than they would have by the time they reach high school. Since only low-calorie beverages will be sold in schools, within six to eight years, we can expect to see a reduction in the percentage of overweight high-school children.

The spokesperson assumes which of the following to be true?


A. All low-calorie beverages are better for children than any high-calorie beverages.

B. Elementary and middle school students who used to buy high-calorie soft drinks at school will not bring them to school or drink extra high-calorie beverages at home as a substitute.

C. The companies will resume selling high-calorie beverages to schools in eight years.

D. Those children whose parents are concerned about healthy weight maintenance already limit their children's consumption of soft drinks.

E. Many schools depend on the extra revenue generated by sales of high-calorie drinks.

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Re: Spokesperson: The major school lunch vendors recently agreed to stop  [#permalink]

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Spokesperson: The major school lunch vendors recently agreed to stop selling high-calorie beverages in elementary and middle schools because studies show that children of ages 7 to 8 who substitute one low-calorie beverage for one high-calorie soft drink in their daily diets will, on average, weigh 20 pounds less than they would have by the time they reach high school. Since only low-calorie beverages will be sold in schools, within six to eight years, we can expect to see a reduction in the percentage of overweight high-school children.

The spokesperson assumes which of the following to be true?


A. All low-calorie beverages are better for children than any high-calorie beverages.

B. Elementary and middle school students who used to buy high-calorie soft drinks at school will not bring them to school or drink extra high-calorie beverages at home as a substitute.

C. The companies will resume selling high-calorie beverages to schools in eight years.

D. Those children whose parents are concerned about healthy weight maintenance already limit their children's consumption of soft drinks.

E. Many schools depend on the extra revenue generated by sales of high-calorie drinks.


IMO Answer is B

B. Elementary and middle school students who used to buy high-calorie soft drinks at school will not bring them to school or drink extra high-calorie beverages at home as a substitute.
- As the conclusion states that they expect to see a reduction in overweight in 6-7 years. The officials assume that the children will not have the same high calorie food at home as substitute

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Bunuel wrote:
Spokesperson: The major school lunch vendors recently agreed to stop selling high-calorie beverages in elementary and middle schools because studies show that children of ages 7 to 8 who substitute one low-calorie beverage for one high-calorie soft drink in their daily diets will, on average, weigh 20 pounds less than they would have by the time they reach high school. Since only low-calorie beverages will be sold in schools, within six to eight years, we can expect to see a reduction in the percentage of overweight high-school children.


Conclusion:
If elementary and middle schools are to sell only low-calorie beverages in schools, within six to eight years, we can expect to see a reduction in the percentage of overweight high-school children.

B. Elementary and middle school students who used to buy high-calorie soft drinks at school will not bring them to school or drink extra high-calorie beverages at home as a substitute. --> Correct, negate the statement and see how the conclusion fall apart

Hence, B.
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New post 19 Jul 2018, 08:08
+1 for B. Though B is a very good answer, I was looking for a better one. Clearly with negation of B, the conclusion will fall.
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