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

It is currently 23 May 2015, 05:35

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

Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
2 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Finally Done. Admitted in Kellogg for 2015 intake
Joined: 25 Jun 2011
Posts: 552
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: International Business, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
GPA: 2.9
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 1042 [2] , given: 217

Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 16:01
2
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

76% (02:06) correct 24% (01:34) wrong based on 198 sessions
Editorial: Regulations recently imposed by the government of Risemia call for unprecedented reductions in the amounts of pollutants manufacturers are allowed to discharge into the environment. It will take costly new pollution control equipment requiring expensive maintenance to comply with these regulations. Resultant price increases for Risemian manufactured goods will lead to the loss of some export markets.Clearly therefore, annual exports of Risemian manufactured goods will in the future occur at diminished levels. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument in the editorial?

A. the need to comply with the new regulations will stimulate the development within Risemia of new pollution control equipment for which a strong worldwide demand is likely to emerge.
B. the proposed regulations include a schedule of fines for noncompliance that escalate steeply in cases of repeated noncompliance.
C. Savings from utilizing the chemicals captured by the pollution control equipment will remain far below the cost of maintaining the equipment.
D. By international standards, the levels of pollutants currently emitted by some of Risemia's manufacturing plants are not considered excessive.
E. The stockholders of most of Risemia's manufacturing corporations exert substantial pressure on the corporations to comply with environmental laws.

I have selected A first and then changed my mind purely because one equipment cannot be equal to all the manufactured goods and went for D. can someone please explain why I was wrong?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Best Regards,
E.

MGMAT 1 --> 530
MGMAT 2--> 640
MGMAT 3 ---> 610
GMAT ==> 730

2 KUDOS received
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 819
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
Followers: 56

Kudos [?]: 295 [2] , given: 43

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Risemia [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 02:08
2
This post received
KUDOS
Hi egnima,

First, you should not boldface your confused choices. You make other cannot improve through critical thinking. Second, just spoil your choices in the question. OK? Please, edit your question :D. Thank you so much.

Let's I try to help you:

New regulation will make the price of good increase => decrease the export

Quote:
A. the need to comply with the new regulations will stimulate the development within Risemia of new pollution control equipment (NPCE) for which a strong worldwide demand is likely to emerge.

In this choice, you will realize that NPCE will become popular all over the world, and price of all product relate to that industry also increase while the demand is still remain comparably to the last year. So, export of Risemia will not be affected by increased price

Quote:
D. By international standards, the levels of pollutants currently emitted by some of Risemia's manufacturing plants are not considered excessive.


Does it stick to price, the main factor affected to the export of Risemia? This choice talk about standard of good. Ok, before and after regulation. The quality of Risemia products is acceptable. It does not prove anything. Rights?

Hope that help.
_________________

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

1 KUDOS received
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3977
Followers: 439

Kudos [?]: 93 [1] , given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 23:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Nov 2013
Posts: 85
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 22

Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 06:15
Hi Enigma123

A is the best option, reason- The conclusion says that annual exports of Risemian manufactured goods will in the future occur at diminished levels. Now If you see the conclusion it is more a certain claim then a possibility of it to happen. The best answer would be any that can induce a certain degree of uncertainty in it. The right answer has to just doubt about the certainty of diminished level.

I hope this might clear you doubt.

thanks
Sid
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Oct 2013
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

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

Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 17:39
Y A?
I dont understand how an increase in sale of NPCE will affect the export of the actual goods being exported...2 different items here ryt?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 225
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 1995

Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 03 May 2014, 20:57
anujohnsgmat wrote:
Y A?
I dont understand how an increase in sale of NPCE will affect the export of the actual goods being exported...2 different items here ryt?

Yes, but the new pollution control equipment is still considered a manufactured good.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Posts: 39
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.83
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 26

Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2015, 03:04
IMO - A

Conclusion : Annual exports of Risemian manufactured goods will in the future occur at diminished levels.
Assumption: The export loss due to resultant price increase will NOT be countered by any other means at the same time.

Hit the assumption to get the weakener: The export loss due to resultant price increase will be countered by any other means at the same time.

So, we need to check the option which is inline with our weakener hence obtained.
A) CORRECTLY weakens the conclusion and is inline with our weakener (obtained via hitting the assumption)
B) This can't reverse or counter the increase cost, rather favor the increase.
C) can't be drawn is there is any effect on export loss.
D) So what. Nothing to do with export loss again.
E) This is strengthening the conclusion. If manuf. corp. are pressurising to comply, cost will definetly rise. This can't reverse or counter the increase cost, rather favor the increase.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2012
Posts: 101
Schools: Schulich '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 2

Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2015, 04:28
Hi enigma,

Happy to help

for D..u can simply avoid it by seeing the premises of the argument - "Regulations recently imposed"

regulations have been imposed already..so we dont think if its less or not.

A is the best.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 Oct 2013
Posts: 112
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 10

Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2015, 02:14
A is the only one which proves that Regulations recently imposed by the government of Risemia might not result in annual exports of Risemian manufactured goods in the future to occur at diminished levels.

This is because while the "existing" manufactured goods might decrease in exports, a new area of exports might pop up: new pollution control equipment. Since A says that a strong worldwide demand is likely to emerge for this new pollution control equipment, it clearly tell us that is is not necessary that the overall exports will decrease.
Re: Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2015, 02:14
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Editorial: Regulations recently imposed by the government of TooLong150 4 03 May 2014, 17:06
17 Experts publish their posts in the topic Editorial: The government claims that the country's nuclear joshnsit 12 07 Jul 2012, 16:57
At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that nakib77 9 12 Oct 2005, 12:54
At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that ywilfred 8 05 Sep 2005, 07:40
Editorial: The government claims that the country's nuclear ronybtl 4 01 Aug 2005, 07:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Editorial : Regulations recently imposed by the government

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.