GMAT Question of the Day (June 2): Word Problem and Critical Reasoning

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Math (PS)

If the power of an engine grows by 10% when the number of its cylinders is increased by one, which of the following is closest to the ratio of the power of a 9-cylinder engine to that of a 12-cylinder engine?

(A) 0.69
(B) 0.71
(C) 0.72
(D) 0.75
(E) 0.78

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - D - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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Verbal (CR)

A certain moral system holds that performing good actions is praiseworthy only when one overcomes a powerful temptation in order to perform them. Yet this same moral system also holds that performing good actions out of habit is sometimes praiseworthy.

Which one of the following, if true, does the most to reconcile the apparent conflict in the moral system described above?

(A) People who perform good actions out of habit have often acquired this habit after years of having resisted temptation.
(B) Most people face strong moral temptation from time to time but few people have to endure it regularly.
(C) People virtually always perform actions they think are good, regardless of what other people may think.
(D) Since it is difficult to tell what is going on in another person’s mind, it is often hard to know exactly how strongly a person is tempted.
(E) It is far more common for people to perform good actions out of habit than for them to do so against strong temptation.

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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