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The music at live events and entertainment venues is played at much

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The music at live events and entertainment venues is played at much higher volume levels than it was 50 years ago. Some audiologists believe that hearing disorders will become more commonplace. Damage done to the auditory system is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to repair. Although some people are aware that music at very high volumes can cause damage, many refrain from taking the necessary precautions to prevent such damage.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(a) The first is a fact presented by audiologists; the second is evidence which proves this fact.
(b) The first is a theoretical prediction, the second is a conclusion to the argument.
(c) The first is an opinion shared by certain audiologists; the second is a fact that supports this opinion.
(d) The first is a premise that presents a future situation, the second is an explanation for the circumstances of this situation.
(e) The first is a viewpoint shared by a number of professionals; the second is an inference based on this viewpoint.

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04 Nov 2017, 08:45
C

First is a prediction, and second is a support to it.
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04 Nov 2017, 13:50
saswata4s wrote:
The music at live events and entertainment venues is played at much higher volume levels than it was 50 years ago. Some audiologists believe that hearing disorders will become more commonplace. Damage done to the auditory system is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to repair. Although some people are aware that music at very high volumes can cause damage, many refrain from taking the necessary precautions to prevent such damage.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(a) The first is a fact presented by audiologists; the second is evidence which proves this fact. First is not a fact
(b) The first is a theoretical prediction, the second is a conclusion to the argument.Second is not a conclusion
(c) The first is an opinion shared by certain audiologists; the second is a fact that supports this opinion.First is the opinion of some audiologists and second is a fact which is supporting it
(d) The first is a premise that presents a future situation, the second is an explanation for the circumstances of this situation.Not a premise but an opinion; second is not an explanation
(e) The first is a viewpoint shared by a number of professionals; the second is an inference based on this viewpoint.Its showing a reverse relationship. Many refrain... and hence it will become commonplace...

I think it should be C.

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11 Dec 2017, 11:08
Why the second BF statement is fact?I thought it's an opinion of the author which justifies the first BF statement.
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13 Dec 2017, 19:46
priyabratg wrote:
Why the second BF statement is fact?I thought it's an opinion of the author which justifies the first BF statement.

Hello,

I believe we could think about that making the reciproque question: is the BF statement an opinion?

'many refrain from taking the necessary precautions to prevent such damage'

I cannot identify any word that indicates an opinion. IMO, the author clear states a fact that 'many [people] refrain from taking the necessary precautions...'.

On the other hand, I agree that there is no data supporting the fact. To be more complete, the question could have some other clause like: 'as indicate in a recent reserch, 90% of respondents does not stop going in concerts even knowing their audition could be damaged'.

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29 May 2018, 05:44
Hello Guys,

Can anyone explain how the second BF is a fact? There is no data to suggest the same.

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11 Jun 2018, 21:21
pikolo2510 wrote:
Hello Guys,

Can anyone explain how the second BF is a fact? There is no data to suggest the same.

same doubt, can someone explain please?
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11 Jun 2018, 23:43
Some audiologists //believe// that hearing disorders will become more commonplace.

many refrain from taking the necessary precautions to prevent such damage.

(a) The first is a ((fact)) presented by audiologists; the second is evidence which proves this fact. The first BF is not a fact. It is just a belief/view shared by audiologists.

(b) The first is a theoretical prediction, the ((second is a conclusion)) to the argument. - the second NF is not a conclusion. It is a premise. The first part is a conclusion for which the author provides premise/fact.

(c) The first is an //opinion// shared by certain audiologists; the second is a //fact// //that supports this opinion.// - looks good.

(d) The first is a ((premise)) that presents a future situation, the second is an ((explanation for the circumstances)) of this situation. - incorrect.

(e) The first is a viewpoint shared by a number of professionals; the second is an ((inference based on this viewpoint.)) - incorrect.

Thus, C is best.

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11 Jun 2018, 23:47
rcaraujo20 wrote:
priyabratg wrote:
Why the second BF statement is fact?I thought it's an opinion of the author which justifies the first BF statement.

Hello,

I believe we could think about that making the reciproque question: is the BF statement an opinion?

'many refrain from taking the necessary precautions to prevent such damage'

I cannot identify any word that indicates an opinion. IMO, the author clear states a fact that 'many [people] refrain from taking the necessary precautions...'.

On the other hand, I agree that there is no data supporting the fact. To be more complete, the question could have some other clause like: 'as indicate in a recent reserch, 90% of respondents does not stop going in concerts even knowing their audition could be damaged'.

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pikolo2510 wrote:
Hello Guys,

Can anyone explain how the second BF is a fact? There is no data to suggest the same.

r19 wrote:
pikolo2510 wrote:
Hello Guys,

Can anyone explain how the second BF is a fact? There is no data to suggest the same.

same doubt, can someone explain please?
The first BF is an opinion and it is clearly implied by the word belief. When you believe in something it is your thought or opinion.

The second BF is a fact. Any premise in the argument is a fact. If you see, there is no keyword like thus, therefore, henceforth, so,....etc. to give an image of the second BF being the conclusion. The first BF is a conclusion. The author of the argument gives reasons to support that belief.

Hope this helps,
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