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# Studies have shown that photosynthesis, the process by which plants ma

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08 Oct 2018, 07:42
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Studies have shown that photosynthesis, the process by which plants manufacture life-sustaining proteins from sunlight and carbon, is actually intensified if the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increased. Since carbon dioxide levels are increased by the burning of fossil fuels and by other human industrial activities, it is obvious that these industrial activities are purely beneficial to agriculture and those of us who depend upon it.

The flawed reasoning in the argument above is most similar to that in which one of the following?

(A) Because a high fiber diet has been shown to be more healthful than a low fiber diet, a diet in which foods with a low fiber content have been entirely replaced by foods with a high fiber content is bound to be even more healthful.

(B) Because exercise has been shown to prevent a number of diseases, injuries, and other human ills, clearly no harm, and a lot of good, can come from exercise.

(C) Consistently consuming more calories than one expends inevitably leads to excessive weight gain, so if one wishes to avoid the health problems associated with this condition, one ought to fast periodically.

(D) It has been shown that one can obtain more vitamins and minerals from fresh fruits and vegetables than from processed fruits and vegetables. One ought, therefore, to completely abandon consumption of the latter in favor of the former.

(E) Excessive use of penicillin tends to increase one's susceptibility to penicillin-resistant infections. The best policy, therefore, is to avoid using penicillin, thereby strengthening the body's innate ability to resist disease.

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08 Oct 2018, 09:12
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I made it wrong. My goal is to solve any CR with in 90 to 120 sec. For avg of 105 sec.

Here I went till 150 sec and made it wrong.

38 sec for reading the question stem. 30 sec for pre-thinking - but nothing conclusive, I would have left it here by doing a random guess and moved forward, but I tried to jump in to options and lost there.

So, the problem for me in similar reasoning question is to make it mathematical equation and see what patterns match the option.

Like example

Question stem - Photoxx Incr with Co2 incr, Co2 incr with Emission incr, so Emission are good

So look out for sentence with above pattern

1. 1 better than 2, so 2 is good - Not comparison - wrong
2. 1 incr with 2, so 2 is good - Yes
3. 1 incr with 2 incr, so to 2 decr do 3 - Noo
4. No equestion
5. One causes 2, so 2 is decr - Noo

So best way here is to solve by equations, Might take up to 150 sometimes, but can make it right.
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08 Oct 2018, 09:40
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Sapiens wrote:
I made it wrong. My goal is to solve any CR with in 90 to 120 sec. For avg of 105 sec.

Here I went till 150 sec and made it wrong.

38 sec for reading the question stem. 30 sec for pre-thinking - but nothing conclusive, I would have left it here by doing a random guess and moved forward, but I tried to jump in to options and lost there.

So, the problem for me in similar reasoning question is to make it mathematical equation and see what patterns match the option.

Like example

Question stem - Photoxx Incr with Co2 incr, Co2 incr with Emission incr, so Emission are good

So look out for sentence with above pattern

1. 1 better than 2, so 2 is good - Not comparison - wrong
2. 1 incr with 2, so 2 is good - Yes
3. 1 incr with 2 incr, so to 2 decr do 3 - Noo
4. No equestion
5. One causes 2, so 2 is decr - Noo

So best way here is to solve by equations, Might take up to 150 sometimes, but can make it right.

Argument says that A increases because of B and B increases due to C; therefore C increases A
we can rule out A and D as these are comparing things
E says A increases B therefore in order to increase C one must avoid A--->not the same reasoning
C says A leads to B, therefore in order to avoid C related to B one must do Z---Not the same reasoning

I hope this helps
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Re: Studies have shown that photosynthesis, the process by which plants ma   [#permalink] 08 Oct 2018, 09:40
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