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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 13:00
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Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a constant stream of new devices to the market, and many
of them enjoy commercial success. But announcing new technology too soon after the introduction of a successful
device can backfire. Once consumers hear about the new device, they may stop buying the one currently on sale.
So, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old
device have begun to decline.

Which of the following, if true, would best support the analyst’s main assertion?

• New technology often becomes less expensive after an initial surge in sales. irrilevant

• Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new correct
devices while the sales of old devices are still strong.

• Many consumers are unable to determine whether new technology is superior to current technology. we care about the sales not technology

• Surveys have shown that some consumers make only one or two technology purchases per year, whereas others
make more frequent purchases. irrilevant

• Consumers tend to be loyal to technology companies whose products they enjoy using. loyal is not the point

is not good to announce new devices and at the same time sell the old ones, because the latter fall and all customers go to the new devices BUT is media magazine and so on report that new devices are annonce and at the same time the old devices are still sold.


While announcing new technology -> wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline -> announce the upcoming sale of a new device.

How the aforesaid sequence is aligned with answer option 2, I don't see any correlation.



Sorry

If the media announce a new plan this come from the company (apple says: we have the new iPhone) then if this is possible, and is possible to have storg sales of old devices the argument is weaken. The plan is not feasible, B say that is feasible because we have reports about this, due to something that the companies say

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Premise 1: company announces new product
Premise 2 : people stop buying old.
Concluson: so the company should wait for the sale of old product to drop."NOTE:The drop is assumed to be natural"

Take choice B:It is the only choice that has common elements of premises and conclusion.
It states that "the(media) publish the news of new product when the current sale of old product is still strong"
So the result will be that "prospective customer of the old product will wait for new product to launch and the sale will drop"
NOTE :"the drop is caused by the news"------thus strenghten the augument that they should wait for sale to drop before announcing

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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 18:51
hey souvik

Awesome collection, it really proved that I need to work a lot in assumption-CR. :oops:
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thanks, for explaining Q10 :idea:
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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 06:19
Got 3 Wrong in Assumptions Set.


(5) Tree Rings - Totally Bowled over, Still doing the mistake of choosing "Strong Worded Answers" :(

(6) US Identification - Missed the point while answering that whether or not Americans are willing to give up their right or not. :x That was an easy one. Read AC's swiftly - Lesson Learnt#2 - Go Slow.

(8) Renewable sources of Energy - This one was simple - Have to avoid missing such questions.

Thanks Souvik for doing this effort,

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SC would be good, I know I am being selfish right now, as doing SC Set would keep me connected to SC while I finish Powerscore CR again just to accumulate my learning from 3 CR sets that we did.
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Yes, SC please!! It's the one section in Verbal I still struggle with - can't book a test date till I feel I have mastered SC.
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Q. Since the passage of the state’s Clean Air Act ten years ago, the level of industrial pollutants in the air has fallen by an average of 18 percent. This suggests that the restrictions on industry embodied in the act have worked effectively. However, during the same period the state has also suffered through a period of economic decline. The number of businesses in the state has fallen by 10 percent, and the number of workers employed has fallen by 12 percent. It is probable that the business decline, rather than the regulations in the act, is responsible for at least half of the decline in the pollution.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage above?

(A) During the last ten years, economic conditions in the nation as a whole have been worse than those within the state.
(B) Amendments to the Clean Air Act that were enacted six years ago have substantially strengthened its restrictions on industrial air pollution.
(C) Of the businesses that ceased operating in the state during the last ten years, only 5 percent were engaged in air-polluting industries.
(D) Several large corporations left the state during the last ten years partly in order to avoid compliance with the Clean Air Act.
(E) Due to its small budget, the state office charged with enforcement of the Clean Air Act has prosecuted only two violators of the law since its passage.

CONCLUSION: It is probable that the business decline, rather than the regulations in the act, is responsible for at least half of the decline in the pollution.

FACTS: Pollutants down by 18%, business down by 10% and workers down by 12%

Prephrasing: We need something that gives us a signal that the ACT and not the business decline is responsible for the decline

A) doesnt address any of the 2 issues
B) this is weird. Why would stricter regulations be responsible? Also this does not addresses the business decline
D) A lot of businesses left so it appears that pollution was less because of business withdrawal. Strengthens.
E) Says that the the ACT has not been very helpful. Strengthens again.


C) This means that the major businesses that cause pollution are still there. So it must be the ACT that has reduced the pollution. Good One. CORRECT!
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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 23:53
Hi Souvik - Do you have any set that comprises of Number and percentage CR? I guess they appear more often in all types of question. Any such set will be of great help......

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Hi Jp if I could suggest you one thing is this: do not think about % questions or else, neither if a question is low or upper level.

the best strategy is to resolve the problem in front of you. remember: you can do even 1000 questions but during the exam the same will be different to the extent that the only important things are: the concepts master. I hope you know what I mean.

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Hi Jp if I could suggest you one thing is this: do not think about % questions or else, neither if a question is low or upper level.

the best strategy is to resolve the problem in front of you. remember: you can do even 1000 questions but during the exam the same will be different to the extent that the only important things are: the concepts master. I hope you know what I mean.

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yes sir I got it. But there is a slight misunderstanding. By "Number and percentage CR" I mean CR that test issues on numbers and percentage mix ups. Question such as this between-1977-and-1989-the-percentage-of-income-paid-to-126703.html#p1134129

Any collection of this kind will certainly help a lot. But I guess Souvik is busy these days :D

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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 06:24
My Take - 1 - D, 2 - D, 3 - D, 4 - E , 5 - B, 6 - E, 7 - D, 8- E, 9 - D, 10 - E
Reasoning below -


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Quote:
1. Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials said that conditions on the
runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable
.

• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was
acceptable
• the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation
officials
• according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the
emergency landing
the runway was in acceptable condition during the emergency landing, according to aviation
officials
We need to find what is covered in snow that is modified by the Non-underlined part in the beginning - thats "runway".

• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were
acceptable

2. Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories,
searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the
nation’s leading manufacturing companies.


• searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the
nation’s leading manufacturing companies
• searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing
companies who are looking for alternative investment opportunities
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for
investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry
• the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment
opportunities for its shareholders
- Who is discouraged - manufacturing companies,

• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative
investment opportunities

3. Found in the wild only in Australia and New Guinea, powerful back legs with long feet
distinguish kangaroos from other large mammals.


• powerful back legs with long feet distinguish kangaroos from other large mammals
• powerful back legs with long feet distinguish kangaroos from other mammals that are large
• powerful back legs with long feet distinguish kangaroos from those of other mammals that are
large
• kangaroos are distinguished from other large mammals by powerful legs with long feet What are found - definitely not the powerfule back legs - "Kangaroos" are found in Oz and New guinea
• kangaroos are being distinguished from other mammals that are large by powerful legs with
long feet

4. Responding to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models are
so luxurious that they sell
for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

• the interiors of the newest models are so luxurious that they sell
• the interiors of the newest models are so luxurious that the cars are sold
• auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models that are so luxurious that they sell
• the interior of the newest models are so luxurious that they are sold
• auto makers have installed such luxurious interiors in the newest models that these cars sell
Who will respond to the growing demand for high-end vehicles - automakers as in C and E, and not the interiors :), between C and E - in C 'interiors are modified by -"so luxurious that they sell" where it should be such cars with luxurious interiors that sell, correctly done in E


5. By applying optimization techniques commonly used to plan operations, it is possible to
determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s products in order to
meet its goals in both the short and long terms.


• it is possible to determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s
products in order to meet its goals in both the short and long terms
• a company’s managers can determine how much effort should be dedicated to each of the
company’s products in order to meet its short and long term goals

• it can be determined by company managers how much effort ought to be devoted to each of
the company’s products in order to meet its goals, both short and long term
• it may be possible for company managers to determine how much effort should be dedicated
to each of these products in order to meet the company’s short and long term goals
• managers at a company can determine how much effort ought to be dedicated to each of
these products in order to meet the company’s goals in both the short and long term these products - what products??? it should be company's products, aint it.

6. Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is
surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

• the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads
• the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading
• the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads
• the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads
• the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading we need something that modifies "its" coverage - a textbook as in E is correct.

7. Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the fossils of a large scaly creature
resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of a possible link in the
evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.
A Tough one
• the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence
of
• a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are
evidence
• a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence
of
• the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides
evidence of the fossils clearly modify the discovery ; which modifies creature
• the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide
evidence of

8. Hoping to alleviate some of the financial burdens of a growing population, property taxes last
year were raised by an eleven percent increase by the county government.

• property taxes last year were raised by an eleven percent increase by the county government
• property taxes were raised by eleven percent last year by the county government
• the county government raised property taxes by an eleven percent increase last year
• the county government last year raised by eleven percent property taxes
• the county government raised property taxes by eleven percent last year Who was hoping to alleviate - the county governmen t

9. In order to properly evaluate a patient’s state of mind and gain informed consent prior to
surgery, a substantial period of time must be spent with the operating physician by the patient
to become fully aware of the pros and cons of undergoing a surgical procedure.

• a substantial period of time must be spent with the operating physician by the patient to
become fully aware of the pros and cons of undergoing a surgical procedure
• the operating physician and the patient must spend a substantial amount of time together,
thus ensuring full awareness of the pros and cons of undergoing the surgical procedure
• the patient must spend a substantial amount of time with his or her operating physician, thus
ensuring that he or she has been made fully aware of the pros and cons of undergoing the
surgical procedure
• the operating physician must spend a substantial amount of time with the patient, thus
ensuring that the patient is fully aware of the pros and cons of accepting the undergoing
procedure
who would evaluate and gain consent ? operating physician..

• the operating physician must ensure that he or she is fully aware of the pros and cons of
undergoing a surgical procedure by spending a substantial amount of time with the patient

10. Many daring vacationers who participate in guided boat tours on the Tarcoles River encounter
native crocodiles lurking in the shallows, whose eyes and noses are peaking out from the
surface of the murky water.

• encounter native crocodiles lurking in the shallows,whose eyes and noses are peaking out
• encountered native crocodiles lurking in the shallows, whose eyes and noses peak out
• had encountered native crocodiles lurking in the shallows, whose eyes and noses peak out
• encounter native crocodiles lurking in the shallows,with eyes and noses peaking out
• encounter native crocodiles lurking in the shallows,with eyes and noses that are peaking out




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Re: GMATCLUB VERBAL ATTACK [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 08:06
Thanks @carcass - I just did not pay attention to the meaning, now when I read (D) it makes me laugh!!!

superb catch....

Now I know its a killer set...

Modifier and meanings!!!

Insightful.

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@ methevoid chech your answer ;)

for instance, already the second one is incorrect


E must be the answer ;)

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Hi Souvik - Do you have any set that comprises of Number and percentage CR? I guess they appear more often in all types of question. Any such set will be of great help......

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Here you go
Critical Reasoning Problems: Numbers and Statistics (the Overlap between verbal and quantitative reasoning) http://vimeo.com/30382407
Critical Reasoning: Problems with Numbers and Statistics (part 2) http://vimeo.com/31217969

Also you can check this thursdays-with-ron-critical-reasoning-series-critical-140883.html

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