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CR Chlorofluorocarbons [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 06:04
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Chlorofluorocarbons are the best possible solvents to have in car engines for cleaning the electronic sensors in modern automobile ignition systems. These solvents have contributed significantly to automakers’ ability to meet legally mandated emission standards. Now automakers will have to phase out the use of chlorofluorocarbons at the same time that emission standards are becoming more stringent.
If under the circumstances described above cars continue to meet emission standards, which one of the following is the most strongly supported inference?
(A) As emission standards become more stringent, automakers will increasingly cooperate with each other in the area of emission control.
(B) Car engines will be radically redesigned so as to do away with the need for cleaning the electronic ignition sensors.
(C) There will be a marked shift toward smaller, lighter cars that will have less powerful engines but will use their fuel more efficiently.
(D) The solvents developed to replace chlorofluorocarbons in car engines will be only marginally less effective than the chlorofluorocarbons themselves.
(E) Something other than the cleansers for electronic ignition sensors will make a relatively greater contribution to meeting emission standards than at present.


Plz explain especially B and E?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 06:44
I believe (D) and (E) come closer but (E) is better.

(B) we cannot infer this for sure. it is possible that the engine design remains the same and some new solvent will be developed to clean the ignition systems. Since ignition systems are not cleaned that well the auto manufacturers might install additionaldevice to further reduce the pollution.

(E) is the most diplomatic answer I believe. Since folorocarbons are replaced with other cleaners the pollution will increase definitely if nothing is changed. There are two possibilities here.
1 - change the engine design to exclude ignition systems/electronics
2 - introduce another device to purify the exhaust.

These two can contribute towards reducing the pollution level further.
SO somthing other than the cleaning solvents will contribute greater towards reducing pollution levels.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 06:52
Brilliant anand, so E does include the possibilty of B. Really diplomatic !!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 06:57
I'd go with E.

Since CFC's need to be phased out to meet stringent controls on emission, the only possiblity for cars to meet emission standards is through some other way. Possibly by implementing what Anand had mentioned or even using an alternate form of fuel that helps cars meet emission standards.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 07:00
shankarn wrote:
I'd go with E.

Since CFC's need to be phased out to meet stringent controls on emission, the only possiblity for cars to meet emission standards is through some other way. Possibly by implementing what Anand had mentioned or even using an alternate form of fuel that helps cars meet emission standards.


Good show. that is another perspective.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 07:18
E), because there are other parts beside the Chlorofluorocarbons that are responsible responsible for meeting the standard, but they are less responsible than the Chlorofluorocarbons are. when the Chlorofluorocarbons are phase out the "other" part automatically will be more responsible.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2005, 03:16
brilliant explanation anandnk.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2005, 06:39
(A) As emission standards become more stringent, automakers will increasingly cooperate with each other in the area of emission control.
- Out of scope.

(B) Car engines will be radically redesigned so as to do away with the need for cleaning the electronic ignition sensors.
- Could be the case. But we're not sure if radically redesigned engines could do the job.

(C) There will be a marked shift toward smaller, lighter cars that will have less powerful engines but will use their fuel more efficiently.
- out of scope

(D) The solvents developed to replace chlorofluorocarbons in car engines will be only marginally less effective than the chlorofluorocarbons themselves.
- Absolute no. It has to be more effective or at least equally effective if they are to meet the stringent emission standards.

(E) Something other than the cleansers for electronic ignition sensors will make a relatively greater contribution to meeting emission standards than at present.
- This is true, and there is no 'at the back of the mind possibilities'. The new cleansers have to make a greater contribution if the new emission standards, which are more stringent are to be made.

(E) for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2005, 09:33
For inference questions, it is best to choose an option with a mild inference than one which says something ought to happen(that is unless you have two options which are equally mild)

E is a clear winner here (with the use of "Something other than" and "relatively greater contribution")
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