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Re: GMATPrep CR : Bold Face:Burton tool company [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 01:55
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A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton Tool company has recently claimed that the company is mismanaged, citing as evidence the company's failure to slow production in response to a recent rise in its inventory of finished products. It is doubtful whether an investor's sniping at management can ever be anything other than counterproductive, but in this case it is clearly not justified. It is true that an increased inventory of finished products often indicates that production is outstripping demand, but in Burton's case it indicates no such thing. Rather, the increase in inventory is entirely attributable to products that have already been assigned to orders received from customers.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first provides evidence to support the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the second states the conclusion.

B.The 1st states the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the second states an intermediate conclusion that is drawn in order to support that conclusion

C.The 1st is the position that the argument as a whole opposes;the second provides evidence against the position being opposed.

D.The first states an intermediate conclusion that is drawn in order to support the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the 2nd states the conclusion of the argument as a whole

E. The 1st & the 2nd both state intermediate conclusions that are drawn in order to support jointly the conclusions of the argument as a whole.


zaarathelab an you please post QA.
I got B.
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Re: GMATPrep CR : Bold Face:Burton tool company [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 23:55
+1 for B.

A very good question to test your CR Bold Face strategy.

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Re: GMATPrep CR : Bold Face:Burton tool company [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 07:10
B

One conclusion and one sub-conclusion.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 02:29
My answer is B, the first is the conclusion. The 2nd used to support that conclusion.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 11:01
+1 B
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Re: GMATPrep CR : Bold Face:Burton tool company [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 06:31
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Any guide for BOLD FACED QUESTIONS ?
I get all of them wrong :(
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I think punzo' approach is a good guide to solve this kind of question.
you should set different parts (from premises to intermediate conclusions to final conclusion) in order.
Any order that makes sense is the valid order.
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Re: GMATPrep CR : Bold Face:Burton tool company [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2012, 16:59
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Any guide for BOLD FACED QUESTIONS ?
I get all of them wrong :(
Someone please suggest me something for that!!!!

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IMO, it is waste to try to guess what is the conclusion of the argument because there can be multiple conclusions possible depending on to what piece of info one gives importance. So never try to conclude yourself before reading answer choices.

For this reason, I think following should help:

--> Read the whole argument and get the author's voice.
--> Read answer choices; try to connect statements in question as per the answer choice. Whatever connection makes sense, that is the answer.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2012, 22:59
+1 B
nice Qn.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 21:55
IMO B but very tough one for me
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 26 May 2012, 04:42
Seems like it is B.
As the first bold sentence is for sure a conclusion. Only answer B states this fact, other than that, Guys does anyone know how to tackle such questions. I do not get the answers!!! Help
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 02:58
Chose D, Got totally stumped by the question.

Thank you for the explanations.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 04:48
B for me too. My strategy with questions such as this is that I break down the argument into parts - premises, sub-conclusion/s to main conclusion.
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 05 May 2014, 11:32
The correct answer should be B and most of us have selected B but on selecting B, the answer choice B is indicated in RED as the wrong answer and answer choice C is higlighted in green to indicate that it is the correct answer. Is anyone else facing this issue?
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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 06 May 2014, 22:24
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The correct answer should be B and most of us have selected B but on selecting B, the answer choice B is indicated in RED as the wrong answer and answer choice C is higlighted in green to indicate that it is the correct answer. Is anyone else facing this issue?


Hi BPD,

The question poster has posted the wrong correct option. That is why you are facing this issue. You are right: the correct option is B.

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Re: A prominent investor who holds a large stake in the Burton [#permalink] New post 07 May 2014, 22:30
Zaarathalab: please change the OA response in the GMAT Timer. Ans should be B not C.

please refer to Ron Purewals explanation at following link.
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