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Despite the fact that the health-inspection procedures for catering establishment are more stringent than those for ordinary restaurants, more of the cases of food poisoning reported to the city health department were brought on by banquets served by catering services than were brought on my restaurant meals.

Which of the following, if true, helps explain the apparent paradox in the statement above?

a. A significantly larger number of people eat in restaurants than attend catered banquets in any given time period.
b. Catering establishments know how many people they expect to serve, and therefore are less likely than restaurants to have, and serve, leftover food, a major source of food poisoning.
c. Many restaurants provide catering services for banquets in addition to serving individual meals.
d. The number of reported food-poisioning cases at catered baquets is unrelated to whether the meal is served on the catererтАЩs or the clientтАЩs premises.
e. People are unlikely to make a connection between a meal they have eaten and a subsequent illness unless the illness strikes a group who are in communication with one another.
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I give my humble vote for E.


Why not C?
Please explain your choice.

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[quote="praetorian123"][quote="stolyar"]I give my humble vote for E.[/quote]

Why not C?
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It's about catering vs. restaurants, it doesn't matter if there are companies who offer both services. Moreover, if this situation were confusing, it would underestimate the number of "catering cases", because the stem suggests that these companies are better known as restaurants.

I'd vote for E, because people who go to banquets use to know one another but people who go to restaurants mostly don't.
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I choose C. Wanted to reopen this thread...any ideas?
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New post 13 Jul 2010, 05:39
E.

not C. Many restaurants provide catering services for banquets in addition to serving individual meals.

Because if C was true many resturants would have similar food poisoning cases( concidering they server same food as that served in resturant).

E brings about the reason why more cases are reported. It might be true that resturants server more shitty food, but E is trying to bring about another Cause for the effect.

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Praetorian wrote:
Despite the fact that the health-inspection procedures for catering establishment are more stringent than those for ordinary restaurants, more of the cases of food poisoning reported to the city health department were brought on by banquets served by catering services than were brought on my restaurant meals.

Which of the following, if true, helps explain the apparent paradox in the statement above?

a. A significantly larger number of people eat in restaurants than attend catered banquets in any given time period.>>> doesn't resolve the paradox
b. Catering establishments know how many people they expect to serve, and therefore are less likely than restaurants to have, and serve, leftover food, a major source of food poisoning.>>> Supports the caterers, so doesn't help the paradox
c. Many restaurants provide catering services for banquets in addition to serving individual meals.>>> What if many restaurants provide catering services...given is "More cases are reported forcatering establishment than for ordinary restaurants">>> It doesn't show why despite the stringent standards, catering services(including restaurants) have more cases..
d. The number of reported food-poisioning cases at catered baquets is unrelated to whether the meal is served on the catererтАЩs or the clientтАЩs premises. >>> Out of scope
e. People are unlikely to make a connection between a meal they have eaten and a subsequent illness unless the illness strikes a group who are in communication with one another.>>> Correct
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Praetorian wrote:
Despite the fact that the health-inspection procedures for catering establishment are more stringent than those for ordinary restaurants, more of the cases of food poisoning reported to the city health department were brought on by banquets served by catering services than were brought on my restaurant meals.

Which of the following, if true, helps explain the apparent paradox in the statement above?

a. A significantly larger number of people eat in restaurants than attend catered banquets in any given time period.>>> doesn't resolve the paradox
b. Catering establishments know how many people they expect to serve, and therefore are less likely than restaurants to have, and serve, leftover food, a major source of food poisoning.>>> Supports the caterers, so doesn't help the paradox
c. Many restaurants provide catering services for banquets in addition to serving individual meals.>>> What if many restaurants provide catering services...given is "More cases are reported forcatering establishment than for ordinary restaurants">>> It doesn't show why despite the stringent standards, catering services(including restaurants) have more cases..
d. The number of reported food-poisioning cases at catered baquets is unrelated to whether the meal is served on the catererтАЩs or the clientтАЩs premises. >>> Out of scope
e. People are unlikely to make a connection between a meal they have eaten and a subsequent illness unless the illness strikes a group who are in communication with one another.>>> Correct


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understood e only
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Praetorian wrote:
Despite the fact that the health-inspection procedures for catering establishment are more stringent than those for ordinary restaurants, more of the cases of food poisoning reported to the city health department were brought on by banquets served by catering services than were brought on my restaurant meals.

Which of the following, if true, helps explain the apparent paradox in the statement above?

a. A significantly larger number of people eat in restaurants than attend catered banquets in any given time period.>>> doesn't resolve the paradox
b. Catering establishments know how many people they expect to serve, and therefore are less likely than restaurants to have, and serve, leftover food, a major source of food poisoning.>>> Supports the caterers, so doesn't help the paradox
c. Many restaurants provide catering services for banquets in addition to serving individual meals.>>> What if many restaurants provide catering services...given is "More cases are reported forcatering establishment than for ordinary restaurants">>> It doesn't show why despite the stringent standards, catering services(including restaurants) have more cases..
d. The number of reported food-poisioning cases at catered baquets is unrelated to whether the meal is served on the catererтАЩs or the clientтАЩs premises. >>> Out of scope
e. People are unlikely to make a connection between a meal they have eaten and a subsequent illness unless the illness strikes a group who are in communication with one another.>>> Correct




hi there,
is there any OE for this question?
Is it really an official GMAT question? if yes, what year?
I know E is correct, but why C is not? dont tell me that otherwise the number of food poisoning for restaurants would be great too.
cuz what if the food restaurants serve for their indoor customers and the food they serve in banquets differ in their quality?
then the food poisoning cases are in direct relation with the restaurants, while caterings may be considered responsible for them (since it happened in a banquet).
how can we be sure that C is incorrect plz????
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omraan wrote:
hi there,
is there any OE for this question?
Is it really an official GMAT question? if yes, what year?
I know E is correct, but why C is not? dont tell me that otherwise the number of food poisoning for restaurants would be great too.
cuz what if the food restaurants serve for their indoor customers and the food they serve in banquets differ in their quality?
then the food poisoning cases are in direct relation with the restaurants, while caterings may be considered responsible for them (since it happened in a banquet).
how can we be sure that C is incorrect plz????


Hi Omraan.

Your thinking is right. But that's why C is wrong.

Basic knowledge of Resolve the Paradox question in GMAT

Just a small remind about resolve the paradox question in GMAT. According to "Power Score CR Bible - Resolve the Paradox question", to solve this kind of question, you must select the answer choice that contains a possible cause of the situation. So, when examining answers, ask you self if the answer choice could lead to the situation in the stimulus. If so, the answer is correct. If the answer is HALF RIGHT, HALF WRONG, the answer is INCORRECT.

Let examine C:

Before examine C, I just want to repeat "your thinking is right". C does not assume the qualities of catering services and of restaurants are the same (that's the case everybody assumes and concludes C is wrong, but that's only half of the answer). Definitely, there's a possibility that qualities of two services are different.

If qualities are the same. What happens? if the number of food poisoning of catering services is high, that of restaurants would be high too --> The paradox couldn't be solved.
If qualities are different. if the number of food poisoning of catering services is high, that of restaurants maybe not high --> The paradox could be solved

That's why C is half right, half wrong. Hence, it's clearly not the answer.

Takeaway:

1. The right answer in Resolve the Paradox question could lead to the situation in the stimulus.
2. The answer that is half right, half wrong, is always wrong.


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omraan wrote:
hi there,
is there any OE for this question?
Is it really an official GMAT question? if yes, what year?
I know E is correct, but why C is not? dont tell me that otherwise the number of food poisoning for restaurants would be great too.
cuz what if the food restaurants serve for their indoor customers and the food they serve in banquets differ in their quality?
then the food poisoning cases are in direct relation with the restaurants, while caterings may be considered responsible for them (since it happened in a banquet).
how can we be sure that C is incorrect plz????


Hi Omraan.

Your thinking is right. But that's why C is wrong.

Basic knowledge of Resolve the Paradox question in GMAT

Just a small remind about resolve the paradox question in GMAT. According to "Power Score CR Bible - Resolve the Paradox question", to solve this kind of question, you must select the answer choice that contains a possible cause of the situation. So, when examining answers, ask you self if the answer choice could lead to the situation in the stimulus. If so, the answer is correct. If the answer is HALF RIGHT, HALF WRONG, the answer is INCORRECT.

Let examine C:

Before examine C, I just want to repeat "your thinking is right". C does not assume the qualities of catering services and of restaurants are the same (that's the case everybody assumes and concludes C is wrong, but that's only half of the answer). Definitely, there's a possibility that qualities of two services are different.

If qualities are the same. What happens? if the number of food poisoning of catering services is high, that of restaurants would be high too --> The paradox couldn't be solved.
If qualities are different. if the number of food poisoning of catering services is high, that of restaurants maybe not high --> The paradox could be solved

That's why C is half right, half wrong. Hence, it's clearly not the answer.

Takeaway:

1. The right answer in Resolve the Paradox question could lead to the situation in the stimulus.
2. The answer that is half right, half wrong, is always wrong.


I hope my post helps you.




Sure it helps,
Tnx indeed!
good answer, well structured and to the point!
I got it!
TNX again
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You're very welcome!
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