Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 03 May 2015, 02:31

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2010
Posts: 79
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 1

At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 03:14
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

64% (02:36) correct 36% (00:50) wrong based on 27 sessions


At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has developed a manufacturing process for converting wood fibers into a plastic. According to the company, this new plastic can be used for, among other things, the hulls of small sailboats. But what does the company think sailboat hulls used to be made of? Surely the mania for high technology can scarcely go further than this.

18. The author’s opinion of the manufacturing process described in the passage is based primarily on the fact that

(A) plastic is unlikely to be durable enough for high-quality sailboat hulls
(B) the research costs of developing the process outweigh any savings possible from the use of the plastic
(C) a small sailboat is not normally regarded as a high-tech product
(D) hulls for small sailboats can be made from wood without converting it into plastic
(E) many other spheres of human activity are in far greater need of technological research

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 298
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 0

Re: sailboat hulls [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 03:44
nilesh376 wrote:


At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has developed a manufacturing process for converting wood fibers into a plastic. According to the company, this new plastic can be used for, among other things, the hulls of small sailboats. But what does the company think sailboat hulls used to be made of? Surely the mania for high technology can scarcely go further than this.

18. The author’s opinion of the manufacturing process described in the passage is based primarily on the fact that

(A) plastic is unlikely to be durable enough for high-quality sailboat hulls
(B) the research costs of developing the process outweigh any savings possible from the use of the plastic >>> Possible use can be many or none...!!
(C) a small sailboat is not normally regarded as a high-tech product >>> Out of Scope
(D) hulls for small sailboats can be made from wood without converting it into plastic
(E) many other spheres of human activity are in far greater need of technological research >>> Out of scope

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


"But what does the company think sailboat hulls used to be made of" : The author is only discussing the relevance of technology in the case of small boats. And only option D talks it.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jan 2014
Posts: 12
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V27
GMAT 2: 670 Q47 V35
GPA: 3.5
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 23

Re: At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2014, 06:45
confusing one narrowed down to 'D' after spending 2:25 mins ! :x
Re: At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has   [#permalink] 12 Nov 2014, 06:45
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has seekmba 10 04 Mar 2010, 10:29
At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has ps_dahiya 9 26 Jan 2006, 02:04
At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has vivek123 5 28 Nov 2005, 09:31
At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has vivek123 0 28 Nov 2005, 09:30
At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has ywilfred 7 02 Sep 2005, 06:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by

At an enormous research cost, a leading chemical company has

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.