# GMAT Question of the Day (Sept 11): Coordinate Geometry and Critical Reasoning

- Sep 11, 02:00 AM Comments [0]

Math (DS)

Is point $A$ closer to point $(1, 2)$ than to point $(2, 1)$ ?

1. Point $A$ lies on the line $y = x$
2. Point $A$ lies on the line $y = -x$

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Verbal (CR)

Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are dangerous. This is clearly untrue. None of the new buses in use has ever been crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
City councilman: The problem with the new buses is not that they malfunction, but that they are so flamboyantly painted that other drivers on the road are distracted and this may cause accidents.

The councilman responds to the bus company president by doing which of the following?

(A) Characterizing the bus company president’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts
(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the bus company president’s interpretation of the word “dangerous” is too narrow
(C) Invoking evidence that the bus company president has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant the point at issue
(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the bus company president’s claim
(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the bus company president’s knowledge of the number of recent traffic accidents

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