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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Critical Reasoning tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Critical Reasoning Fitness Trainer : Arnold Schwarzzeneger started training with weights at the young age of 16 and, with a height of more than 6 feet, he is considered tall by the general public. So, weight training at a young age does not affect growth. The fitness trainer's conclusion is based on the assumption that : A. People more than 6 feet in height are considered tall by the general public. B. Starting weight training at a younger age and starting weight training at an older age are not any different from each other in terms of affecting growth. C. A person whose growth was affected by weight training cannot grow to such a height that people consider him tall. D. People at the age of 16 are considered young. E. Short people are not more likely than tall people to have started training with weights at a young age. OA is C CAn an Expert explain give a buttress point on the OA? ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Roland2rule wrote: Fitness Trainer : Arnold Schwarzzeneger started training with weights at the young age of 16 and, with a height of more than 6 feet, he is considered tall by the general public. So, weight training at a young age does not affect growth. The fitness trainer's conclusion is based on the assumption that : A. People more than 6 feet in height are considered tall by the general public. B. Starting weight training at a younger age and starting weight training at an older age are not any different from each other in terms of affecting growth. C. A person whose growth was affected by weight training cannot grow to such a height that people consider him tall. D. People at the age of 16 are considered young. E. Short people are not more likely than tall people to have started training with weights at a young age. OA is C CAn an Expert explain give a buttress point on the OA? Try negation: The correct answer, when negated, will undermine the conclusion. C negated:A person whose growth was affected by weight training CAN grow to such a height that people consider him tall. The whole argument is predicated on the notion that because Arnold is considered tall and began weight training when he was a child, weight training did not impact his growth. But if, despite being tall, Arnold's growth was still impacted by his early weight-training, then the conclusion no longer holds. Perhaps Arnold, though tall, would have been even taller had he not touched weights until he was an adult. Because the negation of C undermines the argument, this is the correct answer. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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