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Re: The greater the number of people who regularly use a product, the grea [#permalink]
Hi, Please help to understand why option E is wrong.

This stimulus tells us that ''As cleaning products are used by more people than medicines, it is more important to test the safety of cleaning products than to test the safety of medicines''.
More people consuming cleaning products are at risk than people consuming medicines.
And this is what option E explains. Although E provides 2 situations, it is still along the lines of our conclusion in the stimulus, right?
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This is where LSAT problems tend to be trickier: the use of conditional logic. I'll go over how to interpret E, but keep in mind that you're unlikely to see anything like this on the GMAT.

The term UNLESS basically translates to IF NOT. So "X is true UNLESS y" means "If not Y, then X." Therefore, E is saying "If a nonmedical product does NOT put more people's lives at risk than a medicine, then it is more important to test the medicine carefully." This doesn't tell us anything about the case in the argument, in which the nonmedical product DOES put more people's lives at risk.

Here's a simpler example as a parallel. What if someone says "Unless it's December, I never sing Christmas songs." So what if it IS December? Is this person singing Christmas songs all month long? Are they singing them at all? We don't know. We just know that during the other 11 months of the year, they do NOT sing these songs. So if we hear them singing a Christmas song, we know it is December.
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