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Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 05:43
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Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response

(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Last edited by doe007 on 23 Apr 2013, 04:50, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 06:37
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Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
-- IMO
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience

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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 06:48
A it is . though faulty wiring and overload ckt cause damage still lighting rods have a role .
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 07:21
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Clearly A

Erik just shows an alternate reason which can causes more damage than lightning. However, he does not mention about the recommendation of Frieda about lightning rods

Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 13:36
A for me as well.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 00:51
clear A
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 07:05
Clear A.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 07:35
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Clearly A

Erik just shows an alternate reason which can causes more damage than lightning. However, he does not mention about the recommendation of Frieda about lightning rods

Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience



I agree with Minheequang reasoning. Erik has not provided any reason y Frieda's recommendation is not useful. he has not even evaluated Frieda's reasoning .... just refuted it.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 19:25
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Minheequang wrote:
Clearly A

Erik just shows an alternate reason which can causes more damage than lightning. However, he does not mention about the recommendation of Frieda about lightning rods

Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience



I agree with Minheequang reasoning. Erik has not provided any reason y Frieda's recommendation is not useful. he has not even evaluated Frieda's reasoning .... just refuted it.


Guys, I am still confusing! Can you help rephrase the question? I think the question makes me confused!

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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 22:32
Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. [Recommendation]Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.[/Recommendation]

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does. Faulty wiring and overloaded circuits are out of context w.r.t Frieda's statement

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response

(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage -> Erik's response fails since it does not nullify the Frieda's recommendation any which way, thus correct

(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning->
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason-> irrelevant
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring->incorrect, the comparison is between the fire and damage caused by Lightning and faulty wiring and overloaded circuits
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience->irrelevant
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 07:21
Its A for me.
No idea why OA is C.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 07:35
I am confused b/w A and D but C is irrelevent choice. There is no mention of emotions in the argument.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 08:55
A is answer. Erik gives no actual reason why having lightning rods could be bad.

OA ~ is out of scope, no mention of feelings
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 10:29
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 15:03
One more vote for option A.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 20:14
OA is A

To counter any suggestion or argue you have to show any advantage or disadvantage , erik argue fail to do this.
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 22:01
sondenso wrote:
Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience


i'd also go with A
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 00:01
Can someone explain why B is wrong!!!
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 22:57
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Re: Electronic equipment [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2011, 04:36
Well I think both A and B are correct, but going with the GMAT tradition of choosing the best answer I would go with (A)

Can someone explain how (C) is the OA.

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