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Almost every modern kitchen today is equipped with a microwave oven, mainly because microwave ovens offer a fast and convenient way of cooking and reheating food. Indeed, it has become a standard appliance in most households. Studies have shown, however, that microwave ovens are not completely safe and their use has occasionally resulted in serious injury. Because of this, some consumer advocates argue that microwave ovens should not be so readily accepted as a standard appliance until they can be certified to be completely safe.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument of the consumer advocates?
1.Microwave ovens have taken much of the joy out of cooking.
2.There have been many reported incidences of people who have been scalded by liquids superheated in microwave ovens.
3.Absolute safety is the only criterion by which an appliance should be judged to be acceptable as “standard.”
4.There is no such thing as a completely safe appliance.
5.Stoves and ovens that use natural gas consume energy much more efficiently than microwave ovens.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 10:02
Clearly C for me.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 10:22
Why not B?
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 12:19
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Why not B?


The conclusion is that microwave ovens should not be considered "satandard" appliance because they are not safe.

By saying this we assume that an item considered standard must be safe. and if this is true, it will strenghten the argument.

C clearly does.

B just give arguments to say that oven are not safe. but does not say that those appliances should not be accepted as standard.

what OA?
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 20:56
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 06:48
It is C.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 04:13
C is the ans....As only C correctly link the standard equipment and safety mentioned in the argument.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 12:27
C it is.

Not B because argument already says that "Studies have shown that microwave ovens are not completely safe" and (B) is reiterating the same thing ==> There have been many reported incidences of people who have been scalded by liquids superheated in microwave ovens.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 01:10
C for me
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 01:53
+1 for C
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 04:08
ezy 1..C it is
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 04:36
1. Nothing to do with the argument.
2. Repeats the statement again, doesn't strengthen the argument.
3. It does strengthen the argument. This is the correct answer.
4. It weakens the argument.
5. Nothing to do with the argument.
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 11:49
B for me .......whats the OA ?
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 01:23
C for me. Someone already gave a nice explanation!
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 11:52
C ...1.17 sec
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 07:51
C is the only one tht makes sense in the context of the question
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 08:05
Easy one...C
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 10:14
getting it right the second time ..C it is ! cheers !
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 11:22
C for me as well.

The conclusion uses some word which are in strong mood.
Because of this, some consumer advocates argue that microwave ovens should not be so readily accepted as a standard appliance until they can be certified to be completely safe.

C also uses the word Absolute .
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Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 11:56
IMO C

B has a week reasoning. For example, if you ride a bus and get a injury later, it can't be said that the bus is at fault. You might tumble and fell after you got down from the bus. Similarly, even though the water was heated in the microwave, we can't say with absolute certainity that the microwave was at fault. What if the person could handle the pot of superheated water properly. ( I have done to myself :-))

Hence C is the correct answer, it seems.
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