Moderate exercise lowers the risk of blockage of the arteries due to blood clots, since anything that lowers blood ch...

on June 28, 2021

This is just cheap. How is it D?

Don't we always assume that the premises are true? This makes no sense in the slightest. It looks like a throw away answer. Like can someone run down these answer choices because I have no understanding of how they got to this conclusion. C literally is the most correct out of all of these.

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Alan on March 16 at 11:58PM

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Emil on March 18 at 12:11AM

I think cheap is the best way to put this! There are occasional questions that make me roll my eyes, and this is one of them. That said, If we look at the argument we might be able to get a better idea of why D is correct, and why it doesn't require attacking a premise.


The conclusion is that exercise lowers risk of blockage, since blockage risk falls with cholesterol. A recent study, if true, shows that exercise lowers cholesterol.

The key issue here is if true. The argument boils down to if it is true that ex Lowers, then it is true that ex lowers risk of blockage. However, the argument never actually established that the data are true. D fixes that flaw. C doesn't address that flaw, if C were true it would still not prove the link between cholesterol and exercise