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

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 21:23

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

Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 500
WE 1: 4 years Tech
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 73 [0], given: 149

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 05:42
unplugged wrote:
I think A also weakens the argument

If the carpentry in only the hotels is good then there is a possibility that only a few number of carpenters specialized in hotel carpentry were good(I'm assuming that majority of the carpenters, who were pathetic, in 1930s worked for houses, stores etc - makes sense because there must have been hardly a hand few hotels in that period)

So, the author's point of comparison is illogical - he cannot compare only a handful of carpenters of one era with the ones in some other era and make a conclusion about the carpenters as a whole

Cheers,
Unplugged

The person who is making the staement is only talking about Hotels and the carpentry he observed in hotels that he visited
_________________

My Post Invites Discussions not answers
Try to give back something to the Forum.I want your explanations, right now !
Please let me know your opinion about the Chandigarh Gmat Centrehttp://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-experience-at-chandigarh-india-centre-111830.html

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 29
Schools: Kelley
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 4

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 08:30
Survivorship bias - so D.

The good hotels are overrepresented in the pre-1930s pool, becuase the bad ones got demolished. In the post 1930s pool (1930 to 2010), the bad to good ratio is not as skewed - since the recent bad ones are still in the sample.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Sep 2010
Posts: 18
Followers: 0

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

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 02:40
bigfernhead wrote:
What is the source of this question?



Source is OG-12
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: Preparing again for second attempt....
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Posts: 23
WE 1: 6 years
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 2

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 02:58
Hi Guys, Thanks for the explanation to every option. I am however not convinced as to how D can be the correct answer. Here is my reasoning....

D - in D, you are comparing hotels that are still standing to hotels that were demolished. It makes sense to me that hotels with good carpentary were least likely to be demolished, so the carpenters who made them must have done a good job. On the other hand, the ones that were demolished lacked this sort of carpentary. Now if the author has not seen the ones that were demolished, how can he comment on the skill and hard work of the carpenters who made such hotels? Agreed....But i think we are missing something in this explanation.

Author compares hotels (that are standing - because he visited them) before and after 1930. He isnt even bothered about the quality of carpentary in the hotels that were demolished. So he is comparing GOOD vs EXCELLENT carpentary that was used in the hotels that are still standing. That makes option D do no good.

Please explain if ive missed something here...........thanks
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: I am Midnight's Child !
Joined: 04 Dec 2009
Posts: 148
WE 1: Software Design and Development
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 11

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 07:01
good one and nice explanation grumpy !
_________________

Argument : If you love long trips, you love the GMAT.
Conclusion : GMAT is long journey.

What does the author assume ?
Assumption : A long journey is a long trip.


Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2010
Posts: 23
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 70

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2010, 07:09
Excellent question
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 101
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 18

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2011, 08:05
D
_________________

Hung M.Tran
Faculty of Banking and Finance,
National Economics University of Vietnam


Follow me on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AndyTranHung

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Oct 2010
Posts: 190
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 20

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2011, 13:55
D through POE.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 220
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q44 V39
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 5

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2011, 22:52
Good Question. D by POE.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 658
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 84 [0], given: 51

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 06:46
excellent explanation grumpy , thanks for letting me know that i need to revise the power score CR bible.
_________________

What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: MBA Aspirant
Joined: 12 Jun 2010
Posts: 178
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, International Business
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 1

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 20:56
My choice is D
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 186
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, International Business
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 6

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 22:45
i am not happy with the answer D
I choose E

as explained by someone above -->

D) This one says that a building with lower quality carpentry is more likely to be destroyed. Obviously, hotels built before 1930 have had more time to be destroyed than hotels built afterwards. THIS weakens the argument; it says that the guidebook writer is much less likely to SEE the hotels which were built with bad carpentry before 1930, because those are most likely to have disappeared. Consequently, the hotels STILL STANDING which were built before 1930 may not be a representative sample of all hotels which were built back then. Now we can see the assumption, which is that the hotels seen by the writer are representative of both the pre-1930 and the post-1930 time periods. (D) undermines that assumption, and weakens the argument.

how can we assume above ??

I find the question weird ,whats the source of question
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 186
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, International Business
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 6

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 01:47
ok i understood now really nice explanation by someone above ---->

D. The better the quality of original carpentry in a building, the less likely that building is to fall into disuse and be demolished. I'LL GO WITH THIS ONE!! If this is true, it means that only the hotels built with the best carpentry are still up and operating; the hotels built with bad carperntry have been demolished, and thus the author hasn't had the opportunity to visit them and see the job made by less skilled carpenters working in hotels before 1930.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Nov 2011
Posts: 55
GMAT Date: 12-15-2011
Followers: 0

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

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 18:45
+1 D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Nov 2010
Posts: 133
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 12

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 21:14
D
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 31
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 62

Re: Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 11:09
Nice question. Great explanation Grumpy. +1 Kudos
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 86
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: CBS '17
GPA: 4
WE: General Management (Consumer Products)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 28

Re: Confusing CR [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 05:58
scthakur wrote:
To me, it looks like option B for the reason that if the hotel can accommodate more guests, chances are that more guests usually got accommodated and resulted into more use of carpentry work and faster deterioration of quality.


I also thought in the same way. B seems the correct one.
Re: Confusing CR   [#permalink] 20 Dec 2013, 05:58
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the circkit 9 27 Jun 2007, 05:13
Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the uvs_mba 6 08 Nov 2006, 00:19
Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the Puilunchristin 2 16 Jan 2006, 14:02
Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the gamjatang 6 28 Dec 2005, 05:03
Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the nakib77 19 17 Dec 2005, 10:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Guidebook writer: I have visited hotels throughout the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 37 posts ] 



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®.