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#22 - Doctor: Being overweight has long been linked with a

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:39 am
by Applesaid
Hello!

Another flawed reasoning question.

I reasoned like: because recent study shows that slightly overweight may bring healthy to people than considerably underweight, it is adequate to be slightly overweight if one wants to be healthy.

And I guess D is correct because it takes that if one replaces considerably underweight with slightly overweight (thus lacks the property), then one will be healthy, which is pretty much the reduction of the stimulus. But why not C?

Re: PT53 Sec1 #22

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:14 pm
by David Boyle
Applesaid wrote:Hello!

Another flawed reasoning question.

I reasoned like: because recent study shows that slightly overweight may bring healthy to people than considerably underweight, it is adequate to be slightly overweight if one wants to be healthy.

And I guess D is correct because it takes that if one replaces considerably underweight with slightly overweight (thus lacks the property), then one will be healthy, which is pretty much the reduction of the stimulus. But why not C?


Hello Applesaid,

Actually, E is correct.
D is incorrect because the stimulus doesn't exactly say that if you aren't seriously underweight, you're healthy. What the stim says is that slightly-overweights are **healthier** than super-skinny people. "Healthier" is comparative, not absolute. So E is correct, about relative vs. absolute.
Answer choice C, about variance of weight among people, is not something that absolutely needs to be taken into account in the argument.

Hope this helps,
David

LSAT #53, Section #1, Question #22

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:22 pm
by SLF
Given this question: LSAT #53, Section #1, Question #22...and having narrowed the list of candidate answer choices down to 'D' and 'E', how would I distinguish which one is the correct answer choice and why?

Re: LSAT #53, Section #1, Question #22

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:33 pm
by David Boyle
SLF wrote:Given this question: LSAT #53, Section #1, Question #22...and having narrowed the list of candidate answer choices down to 'D' and 'E', how would I distinguish which one is the correct answer choice and why?


Hello,

D is incorrect because the stimulus doesn't exactly say that if you aren't seriously underweight, you're healthy. What the stim says is that slightly-overweights are **healthier** than super-skinny people. "Healthier" is comparative, not absolute. So E is correct, about relative vs. absolute.

David

Re: #22 - Doctor: Being overweight has long been linked with

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:16 am
by mpoulson
Hello,

Just want to be clear about why D is incorrect. For D to be to be the right answer, the stimulus would have had to articulate that anyone who is not considerably underweight is healthy? Is this correct?

V/r,

Micah

Re: #22 - Doctor: Being overweight has long been linked with

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:08 pm
by Emily Haney-Caron
Hi Micah,

That's definitely one way of looking at it. You might also think about it as sort of not fitting the argument, which isn't talking about a characteristic or lack thereof, but rather points along a continuum (since underweight and overweight aren't separate characteristics, exactly, but rather different locations within a range).