The passage states which one of the following?

on July 3 at 01:34PM

question 6

With these type of questions can we assume that the information in the passage is completely true. I chose answer choice "B" and don't understand why it is not true. In the passage the last sentence says that no other pill relieves pain faster. Do we not take that as true? In the video they said it could be equal. Just need some clarification, thanks.

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Victoria on July 3 at 01:59PM

Hi @charlierusso04,

For all question types, always assume that the information presented to you in the passage is true unless it is glaringly false. It is rare that a passage will present clearly false information but just keep this in the back of your mind when going through practice questions.

This passage tells us that "no headache pill stops pain more quickly" than Danaxil. This means that the leading competitor does not stop pain faster than Danaxil does. However, this does not necessarily mean that the leading competitor is slower at relieving pain than Danaxil. Notice that the passage does not say that Danaxil stops pain faster than all other pills; it says that no other headache pill stops pain faster than Danaxil. This means that there is the possibility that the leading competitor relieves pain just as quickly as Danaxil does.

Therefore, it does not have to be true that Evelyn's headache pain will be relieved more quickly than Jane's, making B incorrect.

C is the correct answer because it states that Evelyn's headache will be relieved at least as quickly as Jane's, encompassing both possibilities:
1) Evelyn and Jane's headaches will be relieved in the same amount of time
2) Evelyn's headache will be relieved more quickly than Jane's

Hope this is helpful! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

on July 11 at 08:38PM

Awesome thank you so much that really helped!