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The measles mumps rubella vaccine, also known as the MMR vaccine, seek

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The measles mumps rubella vaccine, also known as the MMR vaccine, seeks to prevent contraction of these deadly diseases and is credited with saving millions of lives worldwide since its release in the early 1960s. The dosage has since been tuned to facilitate even greater results and has now been shown to prevent any case of these diseases. Only 1 in 25,000 and 1 in 40,000 children are thought to acquire a moderate or severe side effect from the vaccination. Given the considerable rarity for such a side effect to occur, it is considerably safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than to not receive it.

The answer to which one of the following questions would be most helpful to evaluate the argument drawn above?


Ⓐ How likely is it for an unvaccinated child to contract measles, mumps, or rubella?

Ⓑ How likely is it for a child to contract a disease other than measles, mumps, or rubella?

Ⓒ How many children who receive the MMR vaccination contract diseases other than measles, mumps, or rubella?

Ⓓ How effective is the vaccination in treating demographics other than children, such as adults or senior citizens?

Ⓔ How many children contract a dangerous virus of any variety?


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Originally posted by souvik101990 on 15 Aug 2015, 15:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Mar 2019, 04:16, edited 1 time in total.
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The measles mumps rubella vaccine, also known as the MMR vaccine, seeks to prevent contraction of these deadly diseases and is credited with saving millions of lives worldwide since its release in the early 1960s. The dosage has since been tuned to facilitate even greater results and has now been shown to prevent any case of these diseases. Only 1 in 25,000 and 1 in 40,000 children are thought to acquire a moderate or severe side effect from the vaccination. Given the considerable rarity for such a side effect to occur, it is considerably safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than to not receive it.

The answer to which one of the following questions would be most helpful to evaluate the argument drawn above?

Ⓐ How likely is it for an unvaccinated child to contract measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓑ How likely is it for a child to contract a disease other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓒ How many children who receive the MMR vaccination contract diseases other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓓ How effective is the vaccination in treating demographics other than children, such as adults or senior citizens?
Ⓔ How many children contract a dangerous virus of any variety?

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good qn from empower gmat. only 1 choice talks tries to evaluate the conclusion whether its safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than not to receive. Easy one IMO.
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The measles mumps rubella vaccine(MMR vaccine) seeks to prevent contraction of 3 deadly diseases and
is credited with saving millions of lives.
It continued to do so.
rarely children are thought to acquire a moderate or severe side effect from the vaccination.

Conclusion: Given the rarity for such a side effect, it is considerably safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than to not receive it.

The answer to which one of the following questions would be most helpful to evaluate the argument drawn above?

Ⓐ How likely is it for an unvaccinated child to contract measles, mumps, or rubella?
(If it is likely then it is safer to receive MMR else it is not necessary. This evaluates the argument

Ⓑ How likely is it for a child to contract a disease other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
(Out of scope.)

Ⓒ How many children who receive the MMR vaccination contract diseases other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
(we are concerned about only these 3 not others. Out of scope.)

Ⓓ How effective is the vaccination in treating demographics other than children, such as adults or senior citizens?
(Out of scope.)

Ⓔ How many children contract a dangerous virus of any variety?
(any variety is extreme since it does not help in evaluating the argument.)

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Not sure if there is a catch, as 1 answer is straightforward and rest could be eliminated easily. Option, B, C, D and E, easily gets out of scope as it either talks about other diseases or other demographic. Hence answer is .

The measles mumps rubella vaccine, also known as the MMR vaccine, seeks to prevent contraction of these deadly diseases and is credited with saving millions of lives worldwide since its release in the early 1960s. The dosage has since been tuned to facilitate even greater results and has now been shown to prevent any case of these diseases. Only 1 in 25,000 and 1 in 40,000 children are thought to acquire a moderate or severe side effect from the vaccination. Given the considerable rarity for such a side effect to occur, it is considerably safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than to not receive it.

The answer to which one of the following questions would be most helpful to evaluate the argument drawn above?

Ⓐ How likely is it for an unvaccinated child to contract measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓑ How likely is it for a child to contract a disease other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓒ How many children who receive the MMR vaccination contract diseases other than measles, mumps, or rubella?
Ⓓ How effective is the vaccination in treating demographics other than children, such as adults or senior citizens?
Ⓔ How many children contract a dangerous virus of any variety?
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The measles mumps rubella vaccine, also known as the MMR vaccine, seeks to prevent contraction of these deadly diseases and is credited with saving millions of lives worldwide since its release in the early 1960s. The dosage has since been tuned to facilitate even greater results and has now been shown to prevent any case of these diseases. Only 1 in 25,000 and 1 in 40,000 children are thought to acquire a moderate or severe side effect from the vaccination. Given the considerable rarity for such a side effect to occur, it is considerably safer for a child to receive an MMR vaccination than to not receive it.

The answer to which one of the following questions would be most helpful to evaluate the argument drawn above?


Ⓐ How likely is it for an unvaccinated child to contract measles, mumps, or rubella? This is the only answer choice that deals with both children and the three mentioned diseases. If we were to receive an answer for this question, regardless if it weakened or strengthened the argument, it would be most helpful to evaluate the argument
Ⓑ How likely is it for a child to contract a disease other than measles, mumps, or rubella? Out of scope. We are only dealing with measles, mumps, and rubella
Ⓒ How many children who receive the MMR vaccination contract diseases other than measles, mumps, or rubella? Again, out of scope.
Ⓓ How effective is the vaccination in treating demographics other than children, such as adults or senior citizens? The authors conclusion asks about children only. Out of scope
Ⓔ How many children contract a dangerous virus of any variety?Again, only asking about the vaccine's effectiveness for measles, mumps, and rubella
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