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

It is currently 20 Aug 2014, 07:13

Going on Right now:

Live Q&A Session with Cambridge Admissions Team   ||    Join Chat Room to Attend the Session


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

In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
10 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 72
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [10] , given: 0

In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 11:55
10
This post received
KUDOS
19
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

23% (02:39) correct 77% (01:57) wrong based on 1472 sessions
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy rainfall (more than two inches), moderate rainfall (more than one inch, but no more than two inches), light rainfall (at least a trace, but no more than one inch), or no rainfall. In 1990, there were fewer days with light rainfall than in 1910 and fewer with moderate rainfall, yet total rainfall for the year was 20 percent higher in 1990 than in 1910.

If the statements above are true, then it is also possible that in Patton City

(A) the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910
(B) the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same in 1990 as in 1910
(C) the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in 1990 than in 1910
(D) the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990 was more than twice what it had been in 1910
(E) the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910

really tuff one :-D
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
2 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2008
Posts: 709
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 94 [2] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 12:18
2
This post received
KUDOS
C by POE

A. the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910 -> cannot say..

B. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same
in 1990 as in 1910 -> cannot say...

C. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in
1990 than in 1910 -> sounds good

D. the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990
was more than twice what it had been in 1910 -> may or may not be

E. the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910 -> cannot be
_________________

Persistence+Patience+Persistence+Patience=G...O...A...L

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 51
Followers: 0

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

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 12:34
how is 'c' possible

The stem says there are fewer days of light and moderate rain in 1990
option C directly contradicts what is written in the stem cos it essentially says that 1990 got more number of light and moderate rain days , which is false

IMO the best choice is D ....

lets say 1990 got fewer no of days for moderate + light rain but on days when it got it , the rains were closest to 2 inches
whereas in 1910 u got more number of such days , but its possible each day u got it closer to the lower end of the slab which is around one

So only D sounds possible to me
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

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

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 17:22
D.

The question is "COULD" be possible.

As mentioned above, C cannot be possible because its contradicting the evidence.

In short: The evidence leaves out heavy rain days from 1990.


This is possible:
Heavy rain fell on many of the moderate rain days.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 May 2008
Posts: 102
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 0

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 17:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
i don't see any option as logically correct over here.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2006
Posts: 62
Location: Houston TX
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 0

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 18:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
I think D explains why total rainfall in 1990 was higher than that in 1910. So D is the correct ans.
_________________

haveaniceday

9 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2006
Posts: 186
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 25 [9] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 18:34
9
This post received
KUDOS
I think A is a possible answer as it says:

"the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910" however the amount of rain in 1990 can be more on these days than in 1910. Since heavy rainfall is defined as anything greater than 2 inches.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2008
Posts: 1634
Location: Southern California
Schools: Chicago (dinged), Tuck (November), Columbia (RD)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 176 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 19:42
D here
_________________

Check out the new Career Forum
http://gmatclub.com/forum/133

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 14 Aug 2007
Posts: 735
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 99 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 19:58
1
This post received
KUDOS
D for me.

quantum wrote:
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy rainfall (more than two inches),
moderate rainfall (more than one inch, but no more than two inches), light rainfall (at
least a trace, but no more than one inch), or no rainfall. In 1990, there were fewer days
with light rainfall than in 1910 and fewer with moderate rainfall, yet total rainfall for the
year was 20 percent higher in 1990 than in 1910.
If the statements above are true, then it is also possible that in Patton City
A. the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910.
doesn't help
B. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same
in 1990 as in 1910
Argument only mentions 4 categories of rainfall;some rainfall is not defined. some rainfall can be no rainfall too.
C. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in
1990 than in 1910
Argument only mentions 4 categories of rainfall;some rainfall is not defined. some rainfall can be no rainfall too.
D. the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990
was more than twice what it had been in 1910
This says inches of rainfall was higher; helps
E. the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910
doesn't help

really tuff one :-D
10 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 759
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 174 [10] , given: 8

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 22:26
10
This post received
KUDOS
quantum wrote:
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy rainfall (more than two inches),
moderate rainfall (more than one inch, but no more than two inches), light rainfall (at
least a trace, but no more than one inch), or no rainfall. In 1990, there were fewer days
with light rainfall than in 1910 and fewer with moderate rainfall, yet total rainfall for the
year was 20 percent higher in 1990 than in 1910.
If the statements above are true, then it is also possible that in Patton City
A. the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910
definitely possible. Consider in 1990 one day about 1000000000 inches fell. (just kidding, but u get the point)
B. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same
in 1990 as in 1910 can't be true because we know moderate and light says were fewer in 1990 than in 1910

C. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in
1990 than in 1910 same problem as in B

D. the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990
was more than twice what it had been in 1910 not mathematically possible. We can only get twice the amount of rainfall if the number of moderate days were the same and all the moderate days in 1990 have 2 inches of rain and all the moderate rain days have 1 inch of rain in 1910


E. the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910
not possible (unless there were more months in 1990 :) )since we are told total in 1990 was hight
really tuff one :-D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 72
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 23:57
OA is A
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2008
Posts: 709
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 21:54
yeah C is clearly contradicting.. cannot be the answer.. :oops:
_________________

Persistence+Patience+Persistence+Patience=G...O...A...L

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Posts: 244
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:58
D for me...we need to account for the increase in 1990...I dont see how A can account for the increase by 20% given the conditions.
3 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [3] , given: 0

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 04:48
3
This post received
KUDOS
I will go with A.


(A) the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910
>>>> The author says lower light and moderate rainfall, YET only 20% more rainfall in 1990. This means there was some other factor that led to lower total rainfall. Above argument solves this !

(B) the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same in 1990 as in 1910
>>> There is no such rainfall listed in the question. So rejected.

(C) the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in 1990 than in 1910
>>> There is no such rainfall listed.

(D) the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990 was more than twice what it had been in 1910
>>> If 1910 received 1.5inch of rainfall, then 1990 would have received 3inch rainfall. But 2+ inch means heavy rainfall. So this is incorrect too.

(E) the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910
>> This will mean that 1990 had less rainfall than 1910.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: ACA, CPA
Joined: 26 Apr 2009
Posts: 445
Location: Vagabond
Schools: BC
WE 1: Big4, Audit
WE 2: Banking
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 41

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 04:51
Wow..real sneaky!! Missed it completely.
_________________

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

2 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 15
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [2] , given: 0

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 04:54
2
This post received
KUDOS
buffdaddy wrote:
quantum wrote:
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy rainfall (more than two inches),
moderate rainfall (more than one inch, but no more than two inches), light rainfall (at
least a trace, but no more than one inch), or no rainfall. In 1990, there were fewer days
with light rainfall than in 1910 and fewer with moderate rainfall, yet total rainfall for the
year was 20 percent higher in 1990 than in 1910.
If the statements above are true, then it is also possible that in Patton City
A. the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910
definitely possible. Consider in 1990 one day about 1000000000 inches fell. (just kidding, but u get the point)
B. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was the same
in 1990 as in 1910 can't be true because we know moderate and light says were fewer in 1990 than in 1910

C. the number of days with some rainfall, but no more than two inches, was higher in
1990 than in 1910 same problem as in B

D. the total number of inches of rain that fell on days with moderate rainfall in 1990
was more than twice what it had been in 1910 not mathematically possible. We can only get twice the amount of rainfall if [color=#8000FF]the number of moderate days were the same and all the moderate days in 1990 have 2 inches of rain and all the moderate rain days have 1 inch of rain in 1910[/color]

Nowhere in the question it is mentioned that no of moderate days were the same.??? Please correct me if I am wrong
E. the average amount of rainfall per month was lower in 1990 than in 1910
not possible (unless there were more months in 1990 :) )since we are told total in 1990 was hight
really tuff one :-D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Posts: 92
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 7

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 05:10
I narrowed down to A and D. Both seem correct. Please explain why D is not OA.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: Beta Gamma Sigma
Joined: 13 Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Location: New York
WE 1: Intern - Morgan Stanley Tax
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 06:33
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
D is not possible because it contradicts the prompt.

The prompt says "moderate rainfall (more than one inch, but no more than two inches)".

D says that the total number of incheas with moderate rainfall was more than twice what it had been. Since moderate rainfall, as defined in the prompt, is more than one but less than two, it isn't possible for this answer to work.

Thus, A is the answer.
5 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Waiting to hear from University of Texas at Austin
Joined: 24 May 2010
Posts: 76
Location: Changchun, China
Schools: University of Texas at Austin, Michigan State
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 38 [5] , given: 4

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 06:45
5
This post received
KUDOS
First I chose D, then after reviewing I see how A is the correct answer.

From the first statement we know

1990 has
fewer light rainfall days
fewer moderate rainfall days
20% more total rainfall

I think the question's design is for you to search for an explanation for the difference. We all know the questions:

"Which one of the following would best explain the seeming contradiction" or some wording similar......So this is the way we approach this question, that leads us to find D as a possible explanation.

But they questions is which could possibly be true.

You could read choice A as follows:

It is possible that in Patton City the number of days with heavy rainfall was lower in 1990 than in 1910.

Yes it is possible, why not. For example....

In 1990 we could have 10 days with heavy rainfall, and in 1910 we could have 11 days with heavy rainfall.

This example reminds us that when we see which could be true.....we should keep a very open mind.

I tried out some sample data for D.
1910 --> 100 moderate days x 1.0000000000000000000000000000000001 inches each day = c. 100 inches on moderate days
1990 --> 99 moderate days x 2 inches each day = 198 inches

198 inches is not greater than double 100 inches
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2009
Posts: 139
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 2

Re: CR Rainfall [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 08:07
I chose option D bt still not convinced with the OA as A
Re: CR Rainfall   [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 08:07
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
25 Experts publish their posts in the topic In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy raghavs 8 04 Nov 2010, 23:03
1 In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy vivektripathi 13 14 Dec 2008, 04:11
3 In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy seofah 9 12 Nov 2008, 10:34
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy KC 16 16 Oct 2006, 20:40
In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy jzchina 11 13 May 2006, 20:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In Patton City, days are categorized as having heavy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2   3   4   5    Next  [ 83 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®.