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Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity.
The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta's operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
(A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.
(C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument.
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19 Aug 2009, 17:49
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Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity.
The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta's operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
(A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.
(C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument.

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Answer is B. The fact that delta corp moved from fossil fuel to electricity and fact that fossil fuel to generate electricity that supports delta's operation is less than that directly be the fuel for delta's operation are two supporting statements for the conclusion that delta corp is now using less fossil fuel.
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19 Aug 2009, 22:28
another vote for (B). i just looked at the second part...which is not quite a conclusion. the conclusion is "the new technologies allow Delta Products Inc less fuel to produce same output..." the second highlighted part provides content for the conclusion.
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20 Aug 2009, 03:00
Another explanations ?
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(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.

Look at the second part of the question - "the second identifies the content of that conclusion"

Now question to yourself - Does the second bold faced does that?

Now go back and check for it and you will realize that the second bold faced does identifies what the conclusion is when it says - "The question .....is"

And obviously the first bold faced supports the conclusion as to why Delta moved partly towards electricity

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12 Jun 2010, 23:40
IMO B.

Please post the OA.
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13 Jun 2010, 19:20
IMO B
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17 Jun 2010, 19:38
The conclusion of the argument was introduced by phrase "The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that" --> the answer choice is B.

What is the OA?
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I think I am the odd person to pick (D).
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25 Jun 2010, 04:13
B... Pls do post the OA
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M the another odd 1 out . D for me .
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28 Jun 2010, 19:46
Good one.
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IMO B
The first sentence is a premise and the other one is the conclusion therefore my support for B
Are bold type questions in scope of GMAT CR, i heard that they were out??
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08 Jul 2010, 02:42
OA is E.

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24 Jul 2010, 04:16
I went for B.....not E..feel the second part was not providing the support.....rather a piece of information to be determined to make the conclusion true .......so still feel B likely.......Unfortunate if OA truly is E.
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26 Aug 2010, 20:01
I go with B
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07 Oct 2010, 02:18
D,
could someone explain why E?
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07 Oct 2010, 03:44
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Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity.
The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta's operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
(A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.
(C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument.

the OA must be E, I picked B though
the problem is identification of conclusion, it seems the conclusion is simply : the ANSWER, CLEARLY IS YES
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07 Oct 2010, 05:31
I belive it is B, what is the OA?
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07 Oct 2010, 19:58
perfectstranger wrote:
Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity.
The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta's operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
(A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.
(C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument.

Other type of this question exists but this is another version. Please explain in a detailed way.Nice explanation will be appreciated with kudos ) . OA after explanations.

I have a fundamental question do you consider the role of just the boldface portion of the sentence or the whole sentence. In PowerScore CR I see that they consider the whole sentence.

If we look at the for a given level of output Delta's operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. I firmly believe that it "identifies the content of that conclusion." which is option B. I wont agree with E as second statement does not provide any support to conclusion, it instead raises a question to gather support for the conclusion.
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