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Its little tricky. Just wanted to share with you all.

The higher the altitude, the thinner the air. Since Mexico City’s altitude is higher than that of Panama City, the air must be thinner in Mexico City than in Panama City.

Which one of the following arguments is most similar in its reasoning to the argument above?

(A) As one gets older one gets wiser. Since Henrietta is older than her daughter, Henrietta must be wiser than her daughter.
(B) The more egg whites used and the longer they are beaten, the fluffier the meringue. Since Lydia used more egg whites in her meringue than Joseph used in his, Lydia’s meringue must be fluffier than Joseph’s.
(C) The people who run the fastest marathons these days are faster than the people who ran the fastest marathons ten years ago. Charles is a marathon runner. So Charles must run faster marathons these days than he did ten years ago.
(D) The older a tree, the more rings it has. The tree in Lou’s yard is older than the tree in Theresa’s yard. Therefore, the tree in Lou’s yard must have more rings than does the tree in Theresa’s yard.
(E) The bigger the vocabulary a language has, the harder it is to learn. English is harder to learn than Italian. Therefore, English must have a bigger vocabulary than Italian.
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28 Aug 2007, 08:46
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Its little tricky. Just wanted to share with you all.

The higher the altitude, the thinner the air. Since Mexico City’s altitude is higher than that of Panama City, the air must be thinner in Mexico City than in Panama City.

Which one of the following arguments is most similar in its reasoning to the argument above?

(A) As one gets older one gets wiser. Since Henrietta is older than her daughter, Henrietta must be wiser than her daughter.
(B) The more egg whites used and the longer they are beaten, the fluffier the meringue. Since Lydia used more egg whites in her meringue than Joseph used in his, Lydia’s meringue must be fluffier than Joseph’s.
(C) The people who run the fastest marathons these days are faster than the people who ran the fastest marathons ten years ago. Charles is a marathon runner. So Charles must run faster marathons these days than he did ten years ago.
(D) The older a tree, the more rings it has. The tree in Lou’s yard is older than the tree in Theresa’s yard. Therefore, the tree in Lou’s yard must have more rings than does the tree in Theresa’s yard.
(E) The bigger the vocabulary a language has, the harder it is to learn. English is harder to learn than Italian. Therefore, English must have a bigger vocabulary than Italian.

Between A and D, I can't reason out the difference. I would pick A though since the sentence structure is closer to the original...

For B, Doesn't mention how Lydia beats the egg. It only uses one condition where it should use both.
For C, We don't know if Charles is the fastest runner
For E, it is reversed. It should be: English has more vocab; thus, harder, not the other way around.
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28 Aug 2007, 09:20
One more A
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28 Aug 2007, 09:27
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Fistail wrote:
Its little tricky. Just wanted to share with you all.

The higher the altitude, the thinner the air. Since Mexico City’s altitude is higher than that of Panama City, the air must be thinner in Mexico City than in Panama City.

Which one of the following arguments is most similar in its reasoning to the argument above?

(A) As one gets older one gets wiser. Since Henrietta is older than her daughter, Henrietta must be wiser than her daughter.
(B) The more egg whites used and the longer they are beaten, the fluffier the meringue. Since Lydia used more egg whites in her meringue than Joseph used in his, Lydia’s meringue must be fluffier than Joseph’s.
(C) The people who run the fastest marathons these days are faster than the people who ran the fastest marathons ten years ago. Charles is a marathon runner. So Charles must run faster marathons these days than he did ten years ago.
(D) The older a tree, the more rings it has. The tree in Lou’s yard is older than the tree in Theresa’s yard. Therefore, the tree in Lou’s yard must have more rings than does the tree in Theresa’s yard.
(E) The bigger the vocabulary a language has, the harder it is to learn. English is harder to learn than Italian. Therefore, English must have a bigger vocabulary than Italian.

Between A and D, I can't reason out the difference. I would pick A though since the sentence structure is closer to the original...

For B, Doesn't mention how Lydia beats the egg. It only uses one condition where it should use both.
For C, We don't know if Charles is the fastest runner
For E, it is reversed. It should be: English has more vocab; thus, harder, not the other way around.

yah its between A and D, but its D.

see the relationship between "air and mexico city" and "Heneritta and her wiseness".
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28 Aug 2007, 09:37
Fistail wrote:
yah its between A and D, but its D.

see the relationship between "air and mexico city" and "Heneritta and her wiseness".

Chose D for same reason.
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28 Aug 2007, 10:28
I would go with A. Its assumed that since Mexico city is at an higher altitude than Panama City, the air is thinner. In A, it matches that, since the assumption is made that Henrietta is wiser than her daughter since she is older, like that of the statement.

In case of D, its a fact that the older the tree is the rings are more.

So my choice is A.

Whats the OA on this one.
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28 Aug 2007, 10:51
Narrowed down to A and D..i think D is better
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28 Aug 2007, 11:06
tricky stuff...must be LSAT material...
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28 Aug 2007, 11:32
Looks D. Whats the OA
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28 Aug 2007, 11:41
bkk145 wrote:
tricky stuff...must be LSAT material...

yah its from LSAT though these kind of questions are no of gmat type.
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28 Aug 2007, 11:45
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bkk145 wrote:
tricky stuff...must be LSAT material...

yah its from LSAT though these kind of questions are no of gmat type.

Honestly, I think LSAT stuff is good practice because it makes you think more. Although OG is good, it doesn't have enough hard problems...and I feel that verbal is getting more difficult in the real test. Maybe it's just my feeling.
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28 Aug 2007, 11:50
Between, A and D, I will choose D for the following reason:

In the original sentence, the altitude is a 'property' of a city. And higher is a description for altitude. The air is also another property of the city. A correlation has been described between both these properties. (altitude and air)

In A, it is "one gets older". Here older is a description for a property 'age' (assumed here). But it is not in the same form as the original sentence. This is because, the pattern is <property> becomes <description> . Whereas in the org sentence, it is <description> <property>. Both these are not same. (A) would have been correct, if it was written, "Older a person, wiser he is".

In D, the formation is same as org sentence.

Let me know if my explanation was convoluted.
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28 Aug 2007, 12:15
bkk145 wrote:
Fistail wrote:
bkk145 wrote:
tricky stuff...must be LSAT material...

yah its from LSAT though these kind of questions are no of gmat type.

Honestly, I think LSAT stuff is good practice because it makes you think more. Although OG is good, it doesn't have enough hard problems...and I feel that verbal is getting more difficult in the real test. Maybe it's just my feeling.

agree with you.

considering that many people are being able to score 7xx, i am making a tentative conclusion that verbal (and overall gmat too) is easier under Pearson VUE than under ETS.

what you guys think?
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