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The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increas

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New post 18 Aug 2018, 07:12
Question such as these are the reason why we should stick to OG questions!
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New post 19 Aug 2018, 08:33
AjiteshArun wrote:
Skywalker18 wrote:
OA-D is not true in real life. So, can we expect such answers on the GMAT?
I don't think we should get into this at all. The question stem clearly says Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests...


AjiteshArun - please enlighten on the below as well -

1. What if the majority of people traveling from Country Y to X are citizens of Country X who went to Y as a tourist or on business. So, these people won't qualify in the group all visitors from Country Y and thus will be excluded from the medical screening.

2. What if the majority of people visiting Country X are from Country A but these people visit country Y before visiting Country X. So, these people won't qualify in the group all visitors from Country Y and thus will be excluded from the medical screening.

Visitors from Country Y is different People who visited Country Y recently.

Are 1 and 2 correct strengtheners?
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 01:41
The question expects to weaken the claim made in the argument that medical examinations are not going to help curb the spread of TB.
Let’s explore the options
A- The argument is not concerned with Country Z. Out of scope
B- This option can be eliminated to because of extreme language’ ALL’
C- Again, this choice is also extreme.
D- Weakens the argument as tests will be of no use if the disease is not spread with human contact. Correct
E- Irrelevant to the discussion.
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New post 26 Aug 2018, 14:30
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D. Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact -- In real life, Tuberculosis does spread through contact(communicable diseases). So, probably that influenced my thinking here. Although Tuberculosis is a non-communicable disease(as per D), maybe it does not spread directly from one human to another but via some other agent (like the spread of malaria by a mosquito). So, it does still make sense to do a medical examination of visitors from Country Y.

OA-D is not true in real life. So, can we expect such answers on the GMAT?

Conclusion - the proposed medical examinations will not help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X
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1. What if the majority of people traveling from Country Y to X are citizens of Country X who went to Y as a tourist or on business. So, these people won't qualify in the group all visitors from Country Y and thus will be excluded from the medical screening.

2. What if the majority of people visiting Country X are from Country A but these people visit country Y before visiting Country X. So, these people won't qualify in the group all visitors from Country Y and thus will be excluded from the medical screening.

Visitors from Country Y is different People who visited Country Y recently.

Are 1 and 2 correct strengtheners?

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Hi Skywalker18,

As others have mentioned, the fact that D is not true in real life is irrelevant, because the question asks "Which of the following, if true, ..."

This question is actually a "weaken" question, not a "strengthen" question. Your statements 1 and 2 would be correct weakeners, assuming that the argument is differentiating between "visitors from country Y" and "people traveling from country Y to country X", which is not necessarily a correct assumption. We would need to know more details about this from the argument.

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