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# Tourism spokesperson: Rumors that our nation suffers from high

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12 Mar 2018, 17:38
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Tourism spokesperson: Rumors that our nation suffers from high rates of tuberculosis are unfounded. First of all, our nation spends substantially more money per-capita on the prevention of tuberculosis than do any surrounding nations. Second, tourists who visit our nation usually spend all of their time along our coasts and hills, the areas of the country where there are almost no cases of tuberculosis.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the spokesperson's claim that the nation does not have high rates of tuberculosis?

A. A tourist could choose to visit the nation's swamps, where tuberculosis is more common.
B. A nation with high rates or tuberculosis has a strong incentive to spend large amounts of money on preventing the spread of the disease.
C. A large percentage of the money that the nation devotes to tuberculosis prevention comes originally from the tourist trade.
D. One of the nations that shares a border with the nation in question has very high rates of tuberculosis.
E. The nation devotes most of its tuberculosis prevention budget to the areas outside of the coasts and hills where tourists are unlikely to visit.

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13 Mar 2018, 11:32
B makes more sense to me..

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14 Mar 2018, 03:13
Btw B) and E). Any suggestions ?
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14 Mar 2018, 06:53
meetsampat16 wrote:
B makes more sense to me..

The spokesperson employs the premise that spending money on tuberculosis equates to low rates of tuberculosis, but choice B suggests that the opposite could be true—the nation spends more on tuberculosis prevention precisely because it has a tuberculosis problem. B does not disprove the spokesperson's assertion, but it undermines it more than the other choices: choices A, C, and E discuss the location of tuberculosis cases and the relationship between prevention funding and tourism, none of which proves or disproves whether the nation has a high rate of tuberculosis. D suggests that the nation could have high rates of tuberculosis if conditions in the nation were the same as in the neighboring nation, but the spokesperson establishes that his nation spends more on tuberculosis prevention than its neighbors and that the conditions are in fact not the same; this choice therefore does little to undermine the claim on its own. B is the Answer.
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Re: Tourism spokesperson: Rumors that our nation suffers from high   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2018, 06:53
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