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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 ## Strengthen tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Strengthen It is true that students who meditate at least once a week do better on the GMAT than those who never meditate. This finding does not show that meditation causes people to do better, since students who meditate are more likely than other students to have adequate time to study. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above? (A) A person who meditates but has little time to study is more likely to give up other activities to allow more study time than a person who does not meditate and also has little time to study (B) Among people who meditate, the more frequent the meditation, the better that person does on the test, on average (C) Among the students who have adequate time to study, those who do not meditate do just as well on the test as those who do meditate OA is c. what is the correct answer here? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 The conclusion: It is not true that meditation causes people to perform better on the GMAT. The evidence: Students who meditate are more likely than other students to have adequate time to study. Assumption: Having adequate study time is the actual cause of superior scores. This is shown by correct Choice C. If meditation was the real reason, then students who meditate would do better than those who don't, even though both groups have adequate study time. That's not what happened according to the argument. When adequate study time was the same, the meditators did no better. This strengthens the conclusion that meditation does not cause people to perform better on the test. You've only included two wrong choices. Choice A does say that meditators are more likely to give up other activities to increase study time, but does NOT say that meditation was the cause of the higher scores. Choice B weakens the conclusion. It suggests that meditation DOES improve scores. I'm available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE 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 • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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