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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 03 May 2010, 14:52
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 03:01
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Guys this is an easy one. But try answering this Q by using Casual Reasoning,which will help to solve tough question very easily...



what is a Casual Reasoning??
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 04:27
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Guys this is an easy one. But try answering this Q by using Casual Reasoning,which will help to solve tough question very easily...



what is a Casual Reasoning??


It should be causal reasoning. Its a methodology used by GMAT CR Bible book to solve cause-effect kind of CR's

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 05:25
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sure ill post explanation about casual reasoning soon.(gimme some time)
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 07 May 2010, 11:51
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sure ill post explanation about casual reasoning soon.(gimme some time)


my exam is in 1 week :wink: :wink:
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 08 May 2010, 08:13
haha!
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 20:17
nice thread Ravi... +1..
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 19 May 2010, 00:06
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Small, upscale retail stores often hire specialty security firms to prevent items from being stolen. These firms claim to be so effective that they usually offer service guarantees; for example, the firm Securishop reimburses the stores that it services one half the amount of any stolen item. Because items that contain magnetic codes against theft or those that set off laser alarm systems are much less likely to be stolen than are other items, Securishop, in an effort to reduce its annual reimbursements, will offer a discount to stores that it services if these stores equip a certain percentage of their items with magnetic codes or program these items to set off laser-alarm systems.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest indication that the plan is likely to achieve its goal?


The anti-theft effects of magnetic codes and laser alarm systems are weakened when more than a few stores are equipped with these devices.

Securishop has had to offer more reimbursements in the past year than other security firms have.

Within two years, the discount that Securishop is offering will amount to more than the cost of buying highly effective laser-alarm or magnetic theft systems.

Due to legal restrictions, Securishop cannot currently raise the amount that it charges for its annual security services.

It has cost Securishop significantly more to protect some small retail stores than it has to protect others.


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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 19 May 2010, 01:44
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Ravi, OA please ..
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 20 May 2010, 23:39
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Lets Start with an easy one

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Pundit: The only airline providing service for our town announces that because the service is unprofitable, it will discontinue this service next year. Town officials have urged the community to use the airline’s service more frequently so that the airline will change its decision. There is no reason to comply with their recommendation, however, for just last week these same officials drove to an out-of-town conference instead of flying.
The Pundit’s reasoning is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it presumes, without providing justification, that
(A) Increasing the number of tickets sold without increasing ticket prices will be sufficient to make continued air service economically feasible.
(B) Suspending service and losing money by continuing service are the airline’s only options.
(C) The town officials paid for their trip with taxpayers’ money rather than their own money.
(D) Ground transportation is usually no less expensive than airplane transportation.
(E) If the town officials did not follow their own advice, then that advice is not worth following.


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Ques 1 - Premise is that Pundit is raising a concern that the town officials are asking ppl
to fly more to save the airlines while they themselves are not practising what they are preaching.

What is asked - Pundit's critism is presuming that ...


A - Irrelevant - He does not say anything about the no of tckts sold will be enough or not.
B- Irrelevant - what all other options are not discussed anywhere
C- Irrelevant - whose money was never mentioned anywhere
D- Irrelevant - not mentioned about cost of any means of transportation
E - Best - He assumes that if the officials are not following there own advice, thn that advice is not worthy enough

CAN ANYbody please explain how the OA is D ???? :?

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 22:07
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 05:00
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2010, 02:29
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Hi . Next set of Questions plz ?

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 02:20
Hi Ravi,

Waiting for your next set of CR questions.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 04:34
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I don't agree with the answer to Q1. The answer should be "E" and NOT "D". Are you sure the official answer is D.

Q2: E

Q3: D

Q4: C

Q5: A

Q6: D


I completely agree about Q1 - It should be E

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 04:54
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1)D 2)E 3)D 4)D 5)C 6)D


Please specify if explanation for any answer is required


I completly disagree with 4- D -> It is straight C

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 04:13
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Q6)Policy analyst: Increasing the size of a police force is only a stopgap method of crime prevention. It does not get at the root causes of crime. Therefore, city officials should not respond to rising crime rates by increasing the size of their city’s police force.
The flawed reasoning in which one of the following arguments most closely resembles the flawed reasoning in the policy analyst’s argument?
(A) Some people think that rules with higher standards than people can live up to, such as those enjoining total honesty, prevent some immoral behavior by giving people a guide to self-improvement. But such rules actually worsen behavior by make people cynical about rules. Thus, societies should not institute overly demanding rules.
(B) Swamps play an important role in allaying the harsh effects of floods because they absorb a great deal of water. Although dams prevent many floods, they worsen the effects of the greatest floods by drying up swamps. Thus dams should not be built.
(C) Although less effective in preventing theft than security guards, burglar alarm systems are more affordable to maintain. Because the greater loss from theft when alarms are used is outweighed by their lower cost, companies are advised always to use burglar alarm systems.
(D) Because taking this drug does not cure the disease for which it is prescribed, but only reduces the disease’s most harmful effects, doctors should not continue to prescribe this drug.
(E) We will never fully understand what causes people to engage in criminal activity. Therefore, we should investigate other ways to improve society’s ability to combat crime


My choice is D for this one. We have a problem and a solution that doesn't fully address the problem and the argument given is that we shouldn't apply the solution because it is only a temporary means to prevent the problem. Choice D fits this reasoning.


Is there an easy way to tackle such questions...what confuses me is the answers talk about some other stuff which is not mentioned in the question stem and we need to relate..pls help..
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Q6)Policy analyst: Increasing the size of a police force is only a stopgap method of crime prevention. It does not get at the root causes of crime. Therefore, city officials should not respond to rising crime rates by increasing the size of their city’s police force.
The flawed reasoning in which one of the following arguments most closely resembles the flawed reasoning in the policy analyst’s argument?
(A) Some people think that rules with higher standards than people can live up to, such as those enjoining total honesty, prevent some immoral behavior by giving people a guide to self-improvement. But such rules actually worsen behavior by make people cynical about rules. Thus, societies should not institute overly demanding rules.
(B) Swamps play an important role in allaying the harsh effects of floods because they absorb a great deal of water. Although dams prevent many floods, they worsen the effects of the greatest floods by drying up swamps. Thus dams should not be built.
(C) Although less effective in preventing theft than security guards, burglar alarm systems are more affordable to maintain. Because the greater loss from theft when alarms are used is outweighed by their lower cost, companies are advised always to use burglar alarm systems.
(D) Because taking this drug does not cure the disease for which it is prescribed, but only reduces the disease’s most harmful effects, doctors should not continue to prescribe this drug.
(E) We will never fully understand what causes people to engage in criminal activity. Therefore, we should investigate other ways to improve society’s ability to combat crime.

Is there an easy way to tackle such questions...what confuses me is the answers talk about some other stuff which is not mentioned in the question stem and we need to relate..pls help..


These types of questions are usually considered hard because you need to extract the method or the style of the argument and check all the options that mimic the approach of the argument in stem.

Policy analyst: Increasing the size of a police force is only a stopgap method of crime prevention. It does not get at the root causes of crime. Therefore, city officials should not respond to rising crime rates by increasing the size of their city’s police force.

Let's check the approach:
Analyst acknowledges that police force is a method of crime prevention, though not the best one.
Author then recommends that because of the reason stated before, the response to crime should not be countered by increasing the police force.

This argument is flawed:
Because we don't know whether there is a method that gets to the root of the problem. If not, increasing police force may be the best way to attack the crime. Also, it doesn't suggest a middle ground where the other methods work in tandem with increased police force, together reducing the crime to a greater extent.

Perhaps increasing police force is currently the only available choice, without which crime will increase phenomenally.
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(D) Because taking this drug does not cure the disease for which it is prescribed, but only reduces the disease’s most harmful effects, doctors should not continue to prescribe this drug.

This option mimics the approach or the method of reasoning incorporated in the stem.

Perhaps reducing the side-effects is the only available approach to fight the disease. Many disease are actually dealt by fighting the symptoms just because there is no cure for the problem.

e.g.
Flu causes headache and running nose. Taking anti-allergic fights running-nose and taking analgesic fights headache but none of those actually cures flu.

The point is: "D" mimics the reasoning used by the author of the stem AND is the right answer.

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