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The more frequently employees take time to exercise during working hours each week, the fewer sick days they take. Even employees who exercise only once a week during working hours take less sick time than those who do not exercise. Therefore, if companies started fitness programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

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

(A) Employees who exercise during working hours occasionally fall asleep for short periods of time after they exercise.

(B) Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with or join a cooperate fitness program.

(C) Employees who exercise only once a week in their company's fitness program usually also exercise after work.

(D) Employees who exercise in their company's fitness program use their working time no more productively than those who do not exercise.

(E) Employees who exercise during working hour take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not exercise.

Originally posted by fozzzy on 14 Jul 2013, 07:56.
Last edited by hazelnut on 10 Mar 2018, 21:59, edited 1 time in total.
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14 Jul 2013, 08:11
fozzzy wrote:
The more frequently employees take time to exercise during working hours each week, the fewer sick days they take. Even employees who exercise only once a week during working hours take less sick time than those who do not exercise. Therefore, if companies started fitness programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

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

A. Employees who excercise during working hours occasionally fall asleep for short periods of time after they exercise.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with or join a coooperate fitness program.
C. Employees who exercise only once a week in their company's fitness program usually also exercise after work.
D. Employees who exercise in their company's fitness program use their working time no more productively than those who do not exercise.
E. Employees who exercise during working hour take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not exercise.

Can someone please provide a detailed analysis on this question. Thanks

hi,

conclusion: if companies started fitness programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

we have to weaken ..hence we can show....the decrease if there any ..will not be SIGNIFICANT.

A. Employees who excercise during working hours occasionally fall asleep for short periods of time after they exercise.==>
falling asleep in after exercise==>doesnt affect absent rate.

B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with or join a coooperate fitness program.
now this weakens==>to have a significant change ==>we have to improve this group health..but it is told that they are not going to co-operate...hence whatever change if any in absentees rate will not going to be significant...===>correct

C. Employees who exercise only once a week in their company's fitness program usually also exercise after work.==>we are not concerned about only one group of employess...we are concerned about the whole group absent rate.==>so this doesnt weakens.

D. Employees who exercise in their company's fitness program use their working time no more productively than those who do not exercise.==>we are not concerned about the productivity here...we are concerned only about ABSENTEE rate.==>hence incorrect

E. Employees who exercise during working hour take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not exercise.===>lunch breaks doesnt affect absentee rate...out of scope==>incorrect.

hope it helps..
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This is a weaken question so you first have to determine the conclusion of the argument. In this case of this argument, the conclusion is that if they start a program, absentee rate will decrease. The premise is that exercise reduces absentee time. The assumption of this argument is similar to many arguments and is one that assumes if you offer something, people will accept your offer. In order to weaken this type of assumption, you would need an answer that tends to prove that people will not likely accept the offer.

fozzzy wrote:

A. Employees who excercise during working hours occasionally fall asleep for short periods of time after they exercise. This answer speaks about sleep, which is not relevant to whether people will make use of the excercise class
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with or join a coooperate fitness program.This answer tends to show that the group the company is trying to affect is not likely to use the program, and thus weakens them
C. Employees who exercise only once a week in their company's fitness program usually also exercise after work. This does not show whether employees would use the program
D. Employees who exercise in their company's fitness program use their working time no more productively than those who do not exercise. The question only discusses absentee rate, not productivity so this is irrelevant.
E. Employees who exercise during working hour take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not exercise. [color=#ff0000]Similar to D, lunch breaks are irrelevant to whether people will use the program[/color]

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28 Jun 2016, 09:45
B.
For A i held it after i read it first time.after reading B i thought had 2 contenders (b more weakening)

rest c,d and e i could easily eliminate.

After going to these choices again B seemed more hurting to the argument.It says employees are not going to join fitness programs who are are more frequently absent.
So this shows the rate of absentees is going to be same as before.
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