• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5-Day Free Trial
5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions
25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• FREE GMAT Exam
Know how you'd score today for $0 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

# According to government figures, the rate of people treated

tagged by: alanforde800Maximus

00:00

A

B

C

D

E

## Global Stats

Difficult

According to government figures, the rate of people treated for melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased dramatically since 1980. These statistics prove that efforts to halt the destruction of the ozone layer, which serves to filter out the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, have been largely unsuccessful.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

A) The increase in the rate of people treated for melanoma did not result from an improved ability to detect the disease at a treatable stage of development.
B) The chances that an individual who contracts melanoma will survive have not improved since 1980.
C) Due to improvements in medical technology, melanoma patients are more likely to live longer after detection of the disease than they were in 1980.
D) It is highly unlikely that medical researchers will discover a cure for melanoma at any time in the foreseeable future.
E) The rate of melanoma will continue to increase unless the government poses a ban on the use of chlorofluorocarbons, which are largely responsible for the destruction of the ozone layer.

### Top Member

Legendary Member
Joined
02 Mar 2018
Posted:
525 messages
Followed by:
1 members
Option A - INCORRECT.
Looking at the time frame of when the disease have been in existence 1980 till date and yet an absolute cure has not been detected, then the increase in the rate of people treated for melanoma did not result from an improved ability to detect the disease at a treatable stage of development.

Option B - CORRECT.
This option best describes the stand with which the argument depends on. Rating the statistics of the increase rate of this disease since 1980 and the poor chances of people surviving it is very low due to efforts made to hart the destruction of the ozone layer which serves to filter out the cancer causing the ultraviolet rays of the sun, have been unsuccessful. Therefore. the chances that an individual who contracts melanoma will survive is uncertain till date except if tomorrow researchers will discover a cure for this long time disease.

Option C - INCORRECT.
Due to improvements in medical technology, melanoma patients are more likely to live longer after detection of the disease than they were in 1980, but its dishearten to know that till date researchers have been unable to halt the destruction of the ozone layer, which serves to filter out the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, have been largely unsuccessful.

Option D - INCORRECT.
Maybe, It is highly unlikely that medical researchers will discover a cure for melanoma at any time in the foreseeable future but the certainty is low due to new inventions in the medical sector and researchers are still working hard to find a cure for it each day.

Option E - INCORRECT.
It is certain that, the rate of melanoma will continue to increase unless the government poses a ban on the use of chlorofluorocarbons, which are largely responsible for the destruction of the ozone layer. However, researchers are working effortlessly to curb the exclamation of the deadly form of cancer disease.

### Top First Responders*

1 Jay@ManhattanReview 83 first replies
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow 68 first replies
3 fskilnik 55 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 36 first replies
5 ceilidh.erickson 13 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 fskilnik

GMAT Teacher

199 posts
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

160 posts
3 Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

109 posts
4 Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

95 posts
5 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

90 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts