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

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 02:19

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

Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: D-Day is on February 10th. and I am not stressed
Affiliations: American Management association, American Association of financial accountants
Joined: 12 Apr 2011
Posts: 275
Location: Kuwait
Schools: Columbia university
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 52

GMAT Tests User
Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 11:44
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

63% (01:35) correct 38% (00:44) wrong based on 59 sessions
Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a form of gambling. Therefore, no police officer should ever bet on sports.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the conclusion that no police officer should ever bet on sports?
a) Gambling is illegal in many states and countries.
b)Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals.
c)People who bet on sports sometimes can ill afford to lose the amounts they wager.
d)No police officer should ever gamble.
e)Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

can please some explain this, i got E,? i will post the OA later on.
thanks
_________________

Sky is the limit

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 49
Concentration: Finance
GMAT Date: 08-04-2012
GPA: 3.3
WE: Accounting (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 13

Reviews Badge
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 18:44
manalq8 wrote:
Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a form of gambling. Therefore, no police officer should ever bet on sports.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the conclusion that no police officer should ever bet on sports?
a) Gambling is illegal in many states and countries.
b)Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals.
c)People who bet on sports sometimes can ill afford to lose the amounts they wager.
d)No police officer should ever gamble.
e)Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

can please some explain this, i got E,? i will post the OA later on.
thanks


(a)-It says gambling is illegal in many states and countries but it did not say every state and/or country. It could be (a) because of the illegality (unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules ) of gambling.
(b)-It does not say all people that bet on sports are convicted criminals.
(c)- I do not see how not being able to afford to lose your wager would be a reason for police officers not to bet on sports. If you are betting on sports then you risk losing your money.
(d)-I think this answer is correct because the conclusion states no police should ever bet on sports. And the answer for (d) says no police officer should gamble. It did not say you should not gamble just on sports but it said no gambling.[/b]
(e)-I would not chose (e) because it does not matter what philosophers say. Gambling could be morally wrong but it would not support the argument that police officers should not bet on sports.
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 818
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
Schools: Ross '17, Duke '16
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 217 [0], given: 43

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 23:10
IMO D, only D connect the gap between the gamble with police official and betting on sports. Choice E is partly out of scope. D is the best answer choice among all slightly strengthen ones.
_________________

Rules for posting in verbal gmat forum, read it before posting anything in verbal forum
Giving me + 1 kudos if my post is valuable with you :)

The more you like my post, the more you share to other's need

CR: Focus of the Week: Must be True Question

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V34
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 03:14
+1 for D .
But this on seems like an assumption question.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 583
Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, General Management
GPA: 3.86
WE: Accounting (Commercial Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 16

GMAT Tests User
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 11:50
+1 D
_________________

+1 Kudos If found helpful..

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: MBAing!!!!
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 311
Location: United States (FL)
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GPA: 3.65
WE: Project Management (Real Estate)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 56

GMAT Tests User
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 13:28
I picked A...because if gambling is illegal in some states then no cops should engage in gambling
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: D-Day is on February 10th. and I am not stressed
Affiliations: American Management association, American Association of financial accountants
Joined: 12 Apr 2011
Posts: 275
Location: Kuwait
Schools: Columbia university
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 52

GMAT Tests User
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 14:19
thanks folks for the great explanation, OA is D.
_________________

Sky is the limit

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 37
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 7

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 18:25
it's D isn't it?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Posts: 79
Schools: NUS
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 29

GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 04:24
+1 for D...straight one
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Rising GMAT Star
Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 133
Location: Philippines
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 660 Q V
GPA: 3.22
WE: Corporate Finance (Consulting)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 16

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2012, 07:11
I guess this is an example of a GMAT critical reasoning type in which the OA is so obvious you think the GMAT is fooling you. :)
_________________

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
- T. Roosevelt

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 57
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 12

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 10:58
whats wrong with "B"
is option "B" wrong because "Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals"
:- some people bet on sports are convict criminal and some are not..
so police officer can fall in later part of "some" and can bet on sports"

guys is these reasoning correct enough to eliminate option "B
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2012
Posts: 26
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GMAT 2: 660 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.71
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 21:02
arzad wrote:
I picked A...because if gambling is illegal in some states then no cops should engage in gambling


Hello friend, if gambling is illegal then nobody should do it.. it doesn't answer why police in particular
GMAT Pill Representative
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 346
Schools: LBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V48
Followers: 138

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 4

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 02:59
WarriorGmat wrote:
whats wrong with "B"
is option "B" wrong because "Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals"
:- some people bet on sports are convict criminal and some are not..
so police officer can fall in later part of "some" and can bet on sports"

guys is these reasoning correct enough to eliminate option "B


Hi Warrior -

B is simply irrelevant - everyone of the 'some' could be convicted for (say) GTA, soomething totally unrelated to the question.

You need evidence why Police Officers should not bet on sports - that is in D
_________________

Former GMAT Pill student, now on staff. Used GMATPILL OG 12 and nothing else: 770 (48,48) & 6.0



... and more

Re: Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a   [#permalink] 20 Jun 2013, 02:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
8 Among the sports played primarily by women in the United thinktank 6 31 Mar 2013, 06:13
1 Betting ggarr 2 20 Mar 2010, 15:39
Experts publish their posts in the topic Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a bsd_lover 10 30 May 2008, 18:26
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small mbassmbass04 3 26 Apr 2005, 17:29
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small swath20 23 31 Mar 2005, 11:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.