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Main Point CR Question

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Main Point CR Question

by Pdgmat2010 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:55 am
Doctor: The practice of using this therapy to treat the illness cannot be adequately supported by the claim that any therapy for treating the illness is more effective than no therapy at all. What must also be taken into account is that this therapy is expensive and complicated.

Which 1 of the foll most accurately expresses d main point of the author's argument ?

A. The therapy is more effective than no treatment at all for the illness

B. The therapy is more effective than other forms of treatment for the illness.

C. The therapy is more expensive and complicated than other forms of therapy for the illness.

D. the therapy should not be used to treat the illness unless it is either effective or inexpensive.

E. the therapy's possible effectiveness in treating the illness is not sufficient justification for using it.

source: LSAT paper 31

OA after some debate!![/spoiler]

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by Pdgmat2010 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:00 am
A. on the contrary, the first sentence argues against this mindset 'something is better than nothing'

B. no mention is made of other forms of treatment. reject

C. no mention is made of other forms of treatment. reject


D. okay. here's where i fell for the trap 'effective or inexpensive'
So this choice says, if therapy is effective or inexpensive -> use it

this has a weakness that a therapy might be 'effective but very expensive ' or 'not effective but inexpensive'
Certainly this is not the author's intent.
i didnt reason well enough while choosing D. ( pls clarify if my reasoning is correct)

E. Yes, this is the author's intent. a treatment might be effective but very expensive. So the expense factor needs to be considered while making the right choice abt the treatment.
This is the correct answer

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by selango » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:01 am
IMO E.

Even tough therapy can able to treat the illness,doctor states that this fact alone does make the therapy effective.
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by adi_800 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:39 am
Option E captures the main idea correctly...

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by Pdgmat2010 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:59 pm
OA E

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by reply2spg » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:23 pm
E is correct here.
Pdgmat2010 wrote:Doctor: The practice of using this therapy to treat the illness cannot be adequately supported by the claim that any therapy for treating the illness is more effective than no therapy at all. What must also be taken into account is that this therapy is expensive and complicated.

Which 1 of the foll most accurately expresses d main point of the author's argument ?

A. The therapy is more effective than no treatment at all for the illness

B. The therapy is more effective than other forms of treatment for the illness.

C. The therapy is more expensive and complicated than other forms of therapy for the illness.

D. the therapy should not be used to treat the illness unless it is either effective or inexpensive.

E. the therapy's possible effectiveness in treating the illness is not sufficient justification for using it.

source: LSAT paper 31

OA after some debate!![/spoiler]
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