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Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.
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20 Mar 2009, 02:15
is it C?
whats the best way to solve these Qs? Venn Diagram?
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20 Mar 2009, 13:00
Went for D.

Stem:
1.All P=F
2.No P=V
3.Only V=C
Try to draw the above as Vien diagrams and you will see that D follows.

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Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.
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Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.

It should be C. We know that there are no acrylic monochrome paintings in the gallery, because only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes, and there are no Vorticists in the gallery. If all the paintings in the gallery are French, and none of them are acrylic monochromes, it must be that some French painters don't use acrylic monochromes.
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20 Mar 2009, 13:28
IanStewart wrote:
ritula wrote:
Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.

It should be C. We know that there are no acrylic monochrome paintings in the gallery, because only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes, and there are no Vorticists in the gallery. If all the paintings in the gallery are French, and none of them are acrylic monochromes, it must be that some French painters don't use acrylic monochromes.

Thanks Ian for explaining - I have misdrawn my diagrams and I agree the answer should be C.
After a busy day at work I didn't pay attention in the logic. Assuming one can draw his diagrams correctly, it is a mechanical question. But drawing is sometimes error prone. How would you solve such questions?
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20 Mar 2009, 20:28
Oh dat means some Vorticists are french. I was taking them seperately.
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ritula wrote:
Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.

It should be C. We know that there are no acrylic monochrome paintings in the gallery, because only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes, and there are no Vorticists in the gallery. If all the paintings in the gallery are French, and none of them are acrylic monochromes, it must be that some French painters don't use acrylic monochromes.
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26 Mar 2009, 15:30
It is D.
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26 Mar 2009, 20:11
OA is C
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27 Oct 2009, 22:34
We are inclined to D because we think Vorticists and French are mutual exclusive. In fact some painter who are Vorticists can be French people. Even though I do not know who Vorticists are but they are definitely not a nationality name
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28 Oct 2009, 06:25
agree with C.
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03 Nov 2009, 02:25
Made the mistake of choosing D. Agree with Ian's explaination. It should be c
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23 Nov 2009, 05:45
The best way to solve this questions is to eliminate answers with EXTREME words.
In case inference questions in GMAT (infer, must be also true, support), NO EXTREME words should be in a right answer.
Fortunately, all answers except C have extreme words
A) NO - extreme
B) ALL - extreme
C) Some -it's ok
D) NO -extreme
E) ALL -extreme

I just scanned through the answers and even didn't read them as all exteme words are in the begining here. Straight to C.

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is it C?
whats the best way to solve these Qs? Venn Diagram?
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18 Mar 2010, 02:23
I agree with previuos post, I have eliminated wrong answer choices based on extreme words.
the Q seemed easy to me.
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09 Jul 2010, 00:53
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09 Jul 2010, 01:48
There are no acrylic monochrome paintings in the gallery and only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes. Hence, there are no painitngs by Vorticists in the gallery. All the paintings in the gallery are by French, and not made by using acrylic monochromes.
Conclusion: Some French painters don't use acrylic monochromes.
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10 Sep 2010, 15:35
IanStewart wrote:
ritula wrote:
Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.

It should be C. We know that there are no acrylic monochrome paintings in the gallery, because only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes, and there are no Vorticists in the gallery. If all the paintings in the gallery are French, and none of them are acrylic monochromes, it must be that some French painters don't use acrylic monochromes.

Amazing !!

Nobody's looking at the word 'ONLY' .. Its straight away mentioned that 'Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.'

And hence .. Neither french painters .. nor italian painters .. nor english painters .. rather nobody in this world uses acrylic monochrome , only the vorticists use it !!

And hence the answer is (D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works. !
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Amazing !!

Nobody's looking at the word 'ONLY' .. Its straight away mentioned that 'Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.'

And hence .. Neither french painters .. nor italian painters .. nor english painters .. rather nobody in this world uses acrylic monochrome , only the vorticists use it !!

And hence the answer is (D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works. !

I think you've misunderstood. 'French' is a nationality. 'Vorticism' is a style of painting. You can be French and also be a Vorticist.
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absoluteapoorv wrote:

Amazing !!

Nobody's looking at the word 'ONLY' .. Its straight away mentioned that 'Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.'

And hence .. Neither french painters .. nor italian painters .. nor english painters .. rather nobody in this world uses acrylic monochrome , only the vorticists use it !!

And hence the answer is (D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works. !

I think you've misunderstood. 'French' is a nationality. 'Vorticism' is a style of painting. You can be French and also be a Vorticist.

Agree with Ian.Hope you got it now Apoorv?
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ritula wrote:
Every painting hanging in the Hoular Gallery is by a French painter. No painting in the Hoular Gallery is by a Vorticist. Only Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?

(A) No French painters are Vorticists.
(B) All Vorticists use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(C) Some French painters do not use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(D) No French painters use acrylic monochromes in their works.
(E) All French painters who use acrylics use acrylic monochromes in their works.

This CR looked easy to me. Looked at the answer choices and went for C as the answer.

Believe the key would be to eliminate the extreme choices and look for boundary/exceptional cases that might break some of the answer choices.
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