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

It is currently 23 Jul 2014, 02:05

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

CR 1000 The earth’s resources

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 881
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 138 [0], given: 7

GMAT Tests User
CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 12:48
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

45% (01:53) correct 55% (01:43) wrong based on 16 sessions
I am strongly against the OA in this one.
Please post your reasoning.

The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast.
To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

14.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 28
Followers: 0

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 14:00
Should be B. We need to know the impact of a reduction of US consumption would be on world consumption. Let's say the US only consumed 1% of the world's resources. Then the US reducing consumption would have negligble effect on the planet.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Dec 2004
Posts: 181
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 15:13
I agree the answer should be B

_________________

Regards

Subhen

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 252
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 15:18
CalSpeedRacer wrote:
Should be B. We need to know the impact of a reduction of US consumption would be on world consumption. Let's say the US only consumed 1% of the world's resources. Then the US reducing consumption would have negligble effect on the planet.



wouldnt D be more convincing, since the all the other countries have agreed to keep the consumption at present levels so if only now USA keeps it constant can correct the depleting situation ?

how is B more convincing that this...going by B its possible that if no other country keeps the consumption constant then the situation would not be corrected.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2007
Posts: 463
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 21:30
botirvoy wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast.
To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

14.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
weakens

(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
I dont care. Whay should it maintain?
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
I am sure US doesnt care about this either.Makes no sense logically
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
Irrelevant. US present levels may be unfairly low

(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
It is doing a good job. It should continue to do so


I actually go for E. I know it will sound weird.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2006
Posts: 233
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 21:33
One more for B
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 199
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 17:00
I'll vote for D. My reasoning was the same as Empty Spaces.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 48
Schools: Olin
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 17:55
I vote for 'B'

what if the current rate of consumption is very high, so even if US does not increase its consumption rate still the resources are going to deplete
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3405
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 149 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 18:11
B makes sense..
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 178
Followers: 0

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 20:32
i'll go for E..it makes more sense.
Since US has been saving natural resources for several years, it still has to continue to do the same so that the resources are not depleted too fast. suppose if its consumption rate is 10% of the world's resource and it starts consuming at the rate of 30%(1/3) then the resources will get depleted soon.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 216
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 22:58
I go with D. It shows a general consensus among all nations.

My theory about B is that we know that US consumes 1/3 of the resources but what if India and China are consuming just about 2/3 of the resources so whatever US may do, it won't make sense. Also what if only countries in the world are India and US. India is consuming 2/3 and US is consuming 1/3.

We are advised to read between the lines so lets assume that only 2 or 3 countries account for using 95% of the resources and all other countries are not using anything at all or there was a nuclear war and all population has been wiped out in other countries :roll:

Am i going too far?????
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 932
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 23:17
botirvoy wrote:
I am strongly against the OA in this one.
Please post your reasoning.

The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast.
To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

14.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.


I am with answer B

A) out of scope / neutral
B) strengthens the argument the most - if the U.S. consumes 1/3 of the resources used this shows that its consumption level will have a significant impact on the depletion of the Earth's resources. Remember we have to try to stick to the narrow scope of argument and not introduce some other reasoning!
C) irrelevant
D) the stimulus does not mention anything about other countries so we cannot assume that they carry the same impact as the United States. Maybe some might but maybe all of the other countries COMBINED does not have anywhere near the impact as the US. We simply cannot infer from what the stimulus says.
E) this might have strengthen the argument except that this choice is talking about what the U.S. has done in past - we are concerned with what the U.S. will do for years to come. We simply cannot assume that U.S. will continue this pattern.

What is the OA?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 899
Schools: University of Chicago, Wharton School
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 23:26
botirvoy wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

14.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.



B. unquestionably.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 881
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 138 [0], given: 7

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 03:28
I think the choice is between B and D.
Let's analyse these two.

Stem:
Premise: The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast.
Conclusion: To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.
So, premise is talking about resource depletion on EARTH, whereas conclusion is saying keeping the US consumption constant will stop THIS depletion. Here, the author is assuming something about other consumers. Stating the significance of US is not enough, even if US is consuming 90% of total consumption! Think what would happen if other countries were increasing their consumption at 300%. Total consumption would not stay the same.

(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
This fact by itself is neutral. As shown in the table, below, to keep total world consumption constant we need infomation about other consumers.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
As the table below shows, keeping the consumption of other countries constant make the author's conclusion more likely to happen.

Table:
Let's assume all countries consume 100t (t=tonne) of resources. The aim is to keep total consumption constant in the future. US consumes, say 35t.

In Years: 0____1_____2_____3
The _US: 35___35____35____35
Other__: 65___65____65____35
Total___: 100__100__100___100
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2007
Posts: 75
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 04:47
B seems the only one here..

Rest all doesn't help in strengthing the argument --
'To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.'

The argument is focused on United States relating it to the depletion of the resources worldwide.

A -- Weakens
C -- Out of context.
D -- Doesn't strengthen why US should be keeping the consumption at present levels.
E -- Irrelevant.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 370
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 26

Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 19 May 2011, 12:31
seofah wrote:
I think the choice is between B and D.
Let's analyse these two.

Stem:
Premise: The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast.
Conclusion: To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.
So, premise is talking about resource depletion on EARTH, whereas conclusion is saying keeping the US consumption constant will stop THIS depletion. Here, the author is assuming something about other consumers. Stating the significance of US is not enough, even if US is consuming 90% of total consumption! Think what would happen if other countries were increasing their consumption at 300%. Total consumption would not stay the same.

(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
This fact by itself is neutral. As shown in the table, below, to keep total world consumption constant we need infomation about other consumers.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
As the table below shows, keeping the consumption of other countries constant make the author's conclusion more likely to happen.

Table:
Let's assume all countries consume 100t (t=tonne) of resources. The aim is to keep total consumption constant in the future. US consumes, say 35t.

In Years: 0____1_____2_____3
The _US: 35___35____35____35
Other__: 65___65____65____35
Total___: 100__100__100___100


Guys, B is OA for this. But the analysis above in favor of D is also pretty good.

_________________

If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of anybody! Cowards do that and You're better than that!
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.
Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.

Press +1 Kudos, if you think my post gave u a tiny tip.

VP
VP
avatar
Status: There is always something new !!
Affiliations: PMI,QAI Global,eXampleCG
Joined: 08 May 2009
Posts: 1365
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 131 [0], given: 10

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 19 May 2011, 19:42
Strengthen choice,if negated should weaken the argument.
D does this effecting the conclusion more than B does.

D

_________________

Visit -- http://www.sustainable-sphere.com/
Promote Green Business,Sustainable Living and Green Earth !!

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Completed GMAT on 22 Nov 2011
Joined: 08 Nov 2010
Posts: 167
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 04:21
IMO E. Tough one :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Nov 2010
Posts: 227
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 38

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 21:28
IMO B

_________________

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MGMAT 6 650 (51,31) on 31/8/11
MGMAT 1 670 (48,33) on 04/9/11
MGMAT 2 670 (47,34) on 07/9/11
MGMAT 3 680 (47,35) on 18/9/11
GMAT Prep1 680 ( 50, 31) on 10/11/11

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CR notes
http://gmatclub.com/forum/massive-collection-of-verbal-questions-sc-rc-and-cr-106195.html#p832142
http://gmatclub.com/forum/1001-ds-questions-file-106193.html#p832133
http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-critical-reasoning-collection-106783.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html?hilit=chineseburned

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2010
Posts: 13
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 10

Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 02:22
I think it`s B because if US consumes 1/3rd of the world energy resources then it will have have a great impact .
Re: CR 1000 The earth’s resources   [#permalink] 09 Sep 2011, 02:22
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
CR Resource mojorising800 10 28 Jan 2010, 13:30
CR_1000 el1981 0 25 Feb 2008, 07:18
cr - resources biggamejames 23 27 Jun 2006, 07:12
1000CR automan 2 14 Sep 2005, 13:13
1000 CR's? bragss2 3 19 Aug 2005, 06:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

CR 1000 The earth’s resources

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 28 posts ] 



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®.