It is currently 14 Dec 2017, 13:13

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Wharton R1 | Stanford R1 | Tuck R1 | Ross R1 | Haas R1 | UCLA R1


Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1818

Kudos [?]: 1068 [0], given: 90

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2017, 08:12
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

63% (01:42) correct 37% (01:44) wrong based on 56 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of divorce. Divorce lawyers report that over the past five years the proportion of couples citing limited time spent together as the sole reason for their divorce has gone up. Therefore, either married couples are spending even less time together than they used to five years ago, or they have become more sensitive to this issue.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the argument above?

A. Divorce rates haven’t shot up considerably in the last five years.
B. The number of lawyers handling divorce has not decreased significantly over the past five years.
C. Factors other than the lack of time spent are responsible for divorce in many cases.
D. Five years ago, it was relatively less easy to prove subjective issues such as compatibility, lack of time spent, etc. in court to obtain a divorce.
E. The time spent by people in their occupation related tasks has increased in the last five years
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Kudos [?]: 1068 [0], given: 90

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 09 Mar 2017
Posts: 252

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 465

Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2017, 08:27
Skywalker18 wrote:
The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of divorce. Divorce lawyers report that over the past five years the proportion of couples citing limited time spent together as the sole reason for their divorce has gone up. Therefore, either married couples are spending even less time together than they used to five years ago, or they have become more sensitive to this issue.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the argument above?

A. Divorce rates haven’t shot up considerably in the last five years.
B. The number of lawyers handling divorce has not decreased significantly over the past five years.
C. Factors other than the lack of time spent are responsible for divorce in many cases.
D. Five years ago, it was relatively less easy to prove subjective issues such as compatibility, lack of time spent, etc. in court to obtain a divorce.
E. The time spent by people in their occupation related tasks has increased in the last five years


D for me.
Five years ago, lack of time spent was not considered a legitimate reason to obtain divorce. Over the years, the laws might have started considering the same reason as an important factor, which allowed people to cite this as the main issue.
The proportion of couples citing limited time spent together as the sole reason for their divorce has thus gone up, not because married couples are spending even less time together than they used to five years ago, or they have become more sensitive to this issue, but because of the increased acceptability of this as a reason to obtain divorce.
_________________

------------------------------
"Trust the timing of your life"
Hit Kudus if this has helped you get closer to your goal, and also to assist others save time. Tq :)

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 465

Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 695

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 138

Re: The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2017, 09:33
The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of divorce. Divorce lawyers report that over the past five years the proportion of couples citing limited time spent together as the sole reason for their divorce has gone up. Therefore, either married couples are spending even less time together than they used to five years ago, or they have become more sensitive to this issue.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the argument above?

A. Divorce rates haven’t shot up considerably in the last five years. -Out of scope. The argument talks about the reason for divorce and not the percentage of cases
B. The number of lawyers handling divorce has not decreased significantly over the past five years. -The number of lawyers is simple out of scope.
C. Factors other than the lack of time spent are responsible for divorce in many cases. -We don't deny the possibility of any other factors. The argument conclusion itself states that lack of time is the LEADING cause and NOT the ONLY cause.
D. Five years ago, it was relatively less easy to prove subjective issues such as compatibility, lack of time spent, etc. in court to obtain a divorce. -Correct.If it is easier to prove the subjective issues in court now, then this gives an alternate explanation for the 2 reasons cited in the argument at the last
E. The time spent by people in their occupation related tasks has increased in the last five years -Same reason for discarding as that in option C
_________________

Kudos if my post helps!

Helpful links:
1. e-GMAT's ALL SC Compilation
2. LSAT RC compilation
3. Actual LSAT CR collection by Broal
4. QOTD RC (Carcass)
5. Challange OG RC

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 138

Re: The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of   [#permalink] 14 Nov 2017, 09:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The lack of time spent between married couples is a leading cause of

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.