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# 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away

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23 Apr 2010, 08:35
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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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23 Apr 2010, 09:41
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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.

here we go:
1. if any this indicates that the situation will worsen.
2. comparison with other security firms is not concern of the argument. whether the proposed plan will be beneficial to Securishop, we need to valuate.
3. this again indiacates that the plan will not be succeed due investemnt and return issue.
4. this does not give any indication about the proposed plan's scussess or failure.
5. once the proposed plan is implimented it will reduce the overall reimbursements costs.

IMO E
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23 Apr 2010, 09:52
poohv005 wrote:

i missed the question.. i thought Securishop will buy those security systems and then ask shop stores to install. in that case option C is just opposite. but it's big mistake from my side and somehow i tried to justify option E.
in CR or RC questions, correct option does not require much justification .. thanks good question ( for me at least )
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23 Apr 2010, 13:03
should be C
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23 Apr 2010, 21:04
good question thanku ISB2011
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24 Apr 2010, 11:10
chauhan2011 wrote:
RaviChandra wrote:

16 - D
17 - D
18 - A
19 - C
20 - E

Hey Ravi,
What are the answers for the above ??
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25 Apr 2010, 08:42
In my opinion, the correct answer is C. This is how it goes

Q5Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detective’s dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the author’s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

(A) Most mystery stories feature a brilliant detective who solves the mystery presented in the story.
Incorrect: The argument never mentions that brilliant detective mostly able to solve the problem.

(B) Mystery readers often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of the detective’s dull companion in that story.
Incorrect: The statement indicates a way of solving the mystery used by readers.We never know, how the readers are using the clues to solve the problem !!

(C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
Correct:Catch the word "Some".It states that authors gives the chance to readers to solve the problem and also diverts them from solving.This can be inferred from the argument.

(D) The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective’s dull companion.
Incorrect: We never know ,how the actions of brilliant detective helps.

(E) The detective’s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mystery’s correct solution.
Incorrect: This can be a close catch if you dont notice"misleading clues". Its a good example of Shell Game answer choice. We are given information about clues.
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27 Apr 2010, 07:23
OA Are
16 - D
17 - D
18 - A
19 - C
20 - E
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28 Apr 2010, 20:47
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Q7)One-year-olds ordinarily prefer the taste of sweet food to that of salty food. Yet if one feeds a one-year-old salty food rather than sweet food, then over a period of about a year he or she will develop a taste for the salty flavor and choose to eat salty food rather than sweet food. Thus, a young child’s taste preferences can be affected by the type of food he or she has been exposed to.
Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?
(A) Two-year-olds do not naturally prefer salty food to sweet food
(B) A child’s taste preferences usually changes between age one and age two.
(C) Two-year-olds do not naturally dislike salty food so much that they would not choose it over some other foods.
(D) The salty food fed to infants in order to change their taste preferences must taste pleasant
(E) Sweet food is better for infant development than is salty food

I would go with "A", here. if two year old's naturally prefer Salty food, then the conclusion that young child's taste preferences can be affected by the type of food he or she has been exposed to will be proved false. Hence that assumption is necessary.
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Q8)Damming the Merv River would provide irrigation for the dry land in its upstream areas; unfortunately, a dam would reduce agricultural productivity in the fertile land downstream by reducing the availability and quality of the water there. The productivity loss in the downstream area would be greater than the productivity gain upstream , so building a dam would yield no overall gain in agricultural productivity in the region as a whole.
The reasoning in the argument above most closely parallels that in which one of
the following?
(A) disease-causing bacteria in eggs can be destroyed by overcooking the eggs, but the eggs then become much less appetizing; health is more important than taste, however, so it is better to overcook eggs than not to do so.
(B) Increasing the price of transatlantic telephone calls will discourage many private individuals from making them. But since most transatlantic telephone calls are made by businesses, not by private individuals, a rate increase will not reduce telephone company profits.
(C) A new highway will allow suburban commuters to reach the city more quickly, but not without causing increased delays within the city that will more than offset any time saved on the highway. Therefore, the highway will not educe suburban commuters’ overall commuting time.
(D) Doctors can prescribe antibiotics fro many minor illnesses, but antibiotics are expensive, and these illnesses can often be cured by rest alone. Therefore, it is better to rest at home than to see a doctor for these illnesses.
(E) A certain chemical will kill garden pest that damage tomatoes, but that chemical will damage certain other plants more severely than the pests damage the tomatoes, so the only garden that will benefit from the use of the chemical are those in which only tomatoes are grown.

Logic:
X helps Y but harms Z
Loss in Z due to X is greater than gain of Y.
So X is not a necessity.

This logic most closely matches with C
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28 Apr 2010, 20:56
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Q9)Some educators claim that it is best that school courses cover only basic subject matter, but cover it in depth. These educators argue that if student achieve a solid grasp of the basic concepts and investigatory techniques in a subject, they will be able to explore the breadth of that subject on their own after the course is over. But if they simply learn a lot of factual information, without truly understanding its significance, they will not be well equipped for further study on their own.
The educator’s reasoning provides grounds for accepting which one of the following statements?
(A) It is easier to understand how plants and animals are classified after learning how plants and animals can be useful
(B) It is more difficult to recall the details of a dull and complicated lecture than of a lively and interesting one.
(C) It is easier to remember new ideas explained personally by a teacher than ideas that one explores independently.
(D) It is easier to understand any Greek tragedy after one has analyzed a few of them in detail.
(E) It is easier to learn many simple ideas well than to learn a few complicated ideas well.

It was between A and D. I prefer C as it is more similar to the logic in the stimuli
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28 Apr 2010, 21:49
Great Initiative Ravi +1 from me
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29 Apr 2010, 03:25
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Hi Ravi,

Can you continue to add the Question Number for each question.
It helps to keep track of the discussion related to each question.

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RaviChandra wrote:

Hi Ravi,

Can you continue to add the Question Number for each question.
It helps to keep track of the discussion related to each question.

Thanks

Also is it a possibility to have questions based on difficulty level, tht would help us in realizing where we stand.
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29 Apr 2010, 05:52
good collection...thanks:)
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01 May 2010, 10:56
Can anyone help me in getting '1000 CR'. Looking for it for some time and have not found it.

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