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A Study of Native-born Residents in Delhi Found that Two-thirds of the Children Developed Considerable Levels of Nearsightedness After Starting School, While Their Illiterate Parents and Grandparents - Logical Reasoning

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A study of native-born residents in Delhi found that two-thirds of the children developed considerable levels of nearsightedness after starting school, while their illiterate parents and grandparents, who had no opportunity for formal schooling, showed no signs of this disability.
If the above statements are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?

Options

  • Only people who have the opportunity for formal schooling develop nearsightedness

  • People who are illiterate do not suffer from nearsightedness

  • The nearsightedness in the children is caused by the visual stress required by reading and other classwork

  • Only literate people are nearsighted

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Solution

The nearsightedness in the children is caused by the visual stress required by reading and other classwork

Concept: Syllogism
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