A 1991 calculation was made to determine what, if any, additional health–care costs beyond the ordinary are borne by ...

on July 7, 2020

Please explain why A is incorrect.

I felt as though A was not included within the calculation of the dollar amount in that it refers to people who do not live sedentary lifestyles. I picked this answer choice because of that. I originally picked C but retracted because I believed that the calculation would have included C.

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Shunhe on July 8, 2020

Hi @Joeswish13,

Thanks for the question! So remember, this passage is going to be about people who live a sedentary life. Now let’s take a look at (A), which tells us about many people who employment requires physical exertion who don’t choose to engage in regular physical exercise when they’re not at work. Here’s the problem. Even if these people don’t exercise after work, their employment requires physical exertion. That means they aren’t living a sedentary lifestyle. A fitness trainer, for example, who doesn’t work out outside of fitness training would not be living a “sedentary lifestyle.” Nor would a soldier. So (A) doesn’t actually apply to what we’re concerned about and is out of scope and thus wrong.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.