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# The federal government expects hospitals to perfonn 10,000 o

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The federal government expects hospitals to perfonn 10,000 o [#permalink]  15 Feb 2019, 12:19
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The federal government expects hospitals to perform 10,000 organ transplants next year. But it is doubtful that this many donor organ will be available since the number of fatalities resulting from car and motorcycle accidents has been dropping steadily over the past decade.

The argument above makes which of the following assumptions?

(A) A significant number of the organs used in transplants come from people who die in car and motorcycle accidents.
(B) The number of car and motorcycle accidents will increase significantly during the next year.
(C) No more than 10,000 people will be in need of organ transplants during the next year.
(D) In the past the federal government's estimates of the number of organ transplants needed during a given year have been very unreliable.
(E) For any given fatality resulting from a car or motorcycle accident, there is a hospital in the vicinity in need' of an organ for a transplant
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Re: The federal government expects hospitals to perfonn 10,000 o [#permalink]  23 Feb 2019, 19:28
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(A) The argument connects traffic fatalities and organ donation without making the link explicit. This choice fills in that missing information. If a significant number of organ donations did not come from traffic accidents, then the argument wouldn't make any sense.

(B) The argument states that the number of accidents has been decreasing, and there is no indication that this trend will reverse itself.

(C) The conclusion of the argument is that 10,000 donor organs will likely not be available. This will be the case whether or not more than 10,000 people need organs.

(D) Again, whether or not the estimate is reliable has no bearing on the fact that decreased accidents is causing decreased availability of donor organs.

(E) The organs can simply be transported, making this choice irrelevant. We can't assume that they can't be transported.
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