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# Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one

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Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true?

A. Chase’s membership was preapproved.
B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry.
C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club.
D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted.
E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies.
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21 Jul 2012, 15:25
This an inference question

1) if you vvant memebership --> vvroth > 10 billion
2) no connections to the entertainment industry.

Chase, has been accepted to the club

--> he has 5 billion $and no connections to the entertainment industry. E nehadass wrote: Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club. Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true? A. Chase’s membership was preapproved. B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry. C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club. D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted. E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies. Moderator Joined: 01 Sep 2010 Posts: 2994 Followers: 715 Kudos [?]: 5751 [0], given: 971 Re: Pls help me in understanding this question.. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Jul 2012, 15:35 nehadass wrote: Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club. Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true? A. Chase’s membership was preapproved. B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry. C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club. D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted. E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies. For me is not a good question. What is the source ?? back to the question by POE I would say E A) nothing in the question tals about preapproved B) Country club knows all members (note the word must) C) ex business partner - who cares of ex D) brother - who cares of his brother E) right answer even though I can't figure out why properly?? The access criteria to the club are :$ AND no connection
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21 Jul 2012, 15:37
o ya i can totally bet this is not even relevant .. but yes structure is GMAT type I do remember a 300 level question of this format
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21 Jul 2012, 15:43
venmic wrote:
o ya i can totally bet this is not even relevant .. but yes structure is GMAT type I do remember a 300 level question of this format

Ok but about the two criteria: billion AND (= + is the meaning) no connection ??
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21 Jul 2012, 15:49
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venmic wrote:
o ya i can totally bet this is not even relevant .. but yes structure is GMAT type I do remember a 300 level question of this format

Ok but about the two criteria: billion AND (= + is the meaning) no connection ??

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from the stem you know that Chase is admitted to the club if have 10 > billion of $and (PLUS) no connection to the entertainment industry From E you can infer only the second point and the first one ??? he has only 5 billion of dollars so the answer should be formulated in another way. _________________ Manager Joined: 02 Nov 2009 Posts: 138 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 132 [0], given: 97 Re: Pls help me in understanding this question.. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Jul 2012, 16:07 Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars --- Premise already has been has been accepted .. so implies he already fulfilled both the conditions implies the second condition is inferred ... Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies nehadass wrote: Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club. Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true? A. Chase’s membership was preapproved. B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry. C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club. D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted. E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies. Manager Joined: 02 Nov 2009 Posts: 138 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 132 [0], given: 97 Re: Pls help me in understanding this question.. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Jul 2012, 16:08 first is already given please reread the premise carcass wrote: from the stem you know that Chase is admitted to the club if have 10 > billion of$ and (PLUS) no connection to the entertainment industry

From E you can infer only the second point and the first one ??? he has only 5 billion of dollars so the answer should be formulated in another way.
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Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true?

A. Chase’s membership was preapproved.
B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry.
C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club.
D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted.
E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies.

Brown County Club-Membership Requirements
i)Net worth > USD 10 mn
AND
ii)No connections to the entertainment industry

Chase satisfies the first conditions (Chase's net worth is USD 5 bn>the requirement ,USD 10 mn) The only thing which could have been possible that he had no link with entertainment industry,because hollywood film financing will give him link-ups with the entertainment industry.(E) wins.
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Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true?

A. Chase’s membership was preapproved.
B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry.
C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club.
D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted.
E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies.

Very good question. IMO you can narrow it pretty quickly, let's say around 30 seconds to B,D,E

Let's start with D. The fact that the brother considers it beneath his dignity to associate with someone from the E industry doesn't mean that the guy won't do it. Dignity is hard to find these days on ppl. So this is out.

Next one, this was hard. B. he does not know anyone who has connections to the E industry. Now wait, if he knows someone who has connections, then he is connected somehow right? This could be it.

Now let's take a look at E and see whats up with this one. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies. This is going to be tough. So let's see he has not financed any Hollywood movies. This is probably true otherwise he would be connected. So this is 100% true. Definetely has to happen, and if it doesn't it will completely destroy the argument. So this is it.

* Would be happy if someone explained B better. It was a close call. Maybe I'm missing something

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Q. To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and has been accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

Given the statements above, which one of the following conclusions must be true?

A. Chase’s membership was preapproved.
B. Chase does not know anyone who has connections to the entertainment industry.
C. Chase’s ex-business partner is a major concert promoter, has a net worth of 100 million dollars, and is a member of the Brown Country Club.
D. Chase’s brother, who has also petitioned for membership at Brown, has a net worth of 10 billion dollars and considers it beneath his dignity to associate with anyone in the entertainment industry. Hence, his petition will be accepted.
E. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies.

Very good question. IMO you can narrow it pretty quickly, let's say around 30 seconds to B,D,E

Let's start with D. The fact that the brother considers it beneath his dignity to associate with someone from the E industry doesn't mean that the guy won't do it. Dignity is hard to find these days on ppl. So this is out.

Next one, this was hard. B. he does not know anyone who has connections to the E industry. Now wait, if he knows someone who has connections, then he is connected somehow right? This could be it.

Now let's take a look at E and see whats up with this one. Chase has not financed any Hollywood movies. This is going to be tough. So let's see he has not financed any Hollywood movies. This is probably true otherwise he would be connected. So this is 100% true. Definetely has to happen, and if it doesn't it will completely destroy the argument. So this is it.

* Would be happy if someone explained B better. It was a close call. Maybe I'm missing something

Hope it helps!
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I can try and explain why B is incorrect. Overall, your logic is correct. B just states that he knows someone that has connections but that does not necessarily mean he has the connection.
Lets use some equations to figure this out.

B has connection in the entertainment industry (E).
Robert Chase knows B.
Robert Chase does not necessarily has to be connected to E. He could or he could not.

So basically, we cannot conclude B for sure.
Hope this helps.
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