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Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce good food from bad soil, maintain good soil without good farming, or have good farming without a culture that places value on the proper maintenance of all its natural resources so that needed supplies are always available.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from Rosen's statement?

(A) The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural conditions.
(B) Natural resources cannot be maintained properly without good farming practices.
(C) Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming.
(D) Any society with good cultural values will have a good cuisine.
(E) When food is bad, it is because of poor soil and, ultimately, bad farming practices.
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Re: Tough one [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 07:38
Its A.

Why is it tough? A is the first thing you think when you finis reading the given paragraph.
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Re: Tough one [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 07:45
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Its A.

Why is it tough? A is the first thing you think when you finis reading the given paragraph.


I am glad it is not tough for you. It was for me atleast. Anyways, can you help me with explanations for why option A is correct and why all others are wrong.

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Re: Tough one [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 12:48
Sorry, I did not mean to say in wrong way. Trust me. I was just wondering if there could be another obvious way to look at the given info.

Anyway.

In case of inferrence questions, always go for a option which tells you the 'meat' of the given info. I hope you get what I meant to say. So considering this, the given argument tells us that, the good meal is equally dependent on good natural sources (food -> soil ) as well as cultural sources (such as farming techniques).

Now,

A. The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural conditions. - Correct
B. Natural resources cannot be maintained properly without good farming practices. - Given info did not say this.
C. Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming. - One of the permises
D. Any society with good cultural values will have a good cuisine. - not necessary, need good natural sources as well
E. When food is bad, its because of poor soil and ultimately, bad farming practices - Given info did not say this.

[Always avoid options that are too extreme, make un-necessary assumptions, use information other than given]
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Re: Tough one [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 18:51
I pick A.

Unlike the previous poster, I did not find the answer so obvious.

Options B,D and E are wrong because their claims are not necessarily supported by the question stem.

C seems to reverse the premise. Good farming is necessary for good soil. Not the other way around.

A does not have any of those problems.

It took me 87 seconds to get this right. Now, that is a disappointment! Shorter CRs should be completed within 60 seconds. :(
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Re: Tough one [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 08:36
I did exactly DexDee's way but took almost 2 mins...
CR questions are not in my reach within a minute... my strategy is to target 2 mins for a CR ques and 1 min for a SC ques. Seems to work fine for me 8-)
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Re: LSAT CR: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 09:15
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Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce good food from bad soil, maintain good soil without good farming, or have good farming without a culture that places value on the proper maintenance of all its natural resources so that needed supplies are always available.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from Rosen's statement?

NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming)->NOT(Good Soil)->(NOT)Good Food->(NOT)Good Meal

(A) The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural conditions.
Yes. It does. Good Meal comes at the end. It depends on everything prior to that. Let's rule out others.

(B) Natural resources cannot be maintained properly without good farming practices.
We know only reverse is true:NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming).

(C) Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming.
Again. Opposite.

(D) Any society with good cultural values will have a good cuisine.
For Having a good meal- at least ALL in the chain must be true, but just their mere presence won't necessarily make good cuisine. There may be other requirements for a good cuisine that's not mentioned in the passage. Remember, we need Must be true, not May be true.

(E) When food is bad, it is because of poor soil and, ultimately, bad farming practices.
Could be; but not necessarily true. Food could be bad because of natural calamity, who knows. We just know that if the food is GOOD; at least everything in the chain is TRUE.



Ans: "A"
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Re: LSAT CR: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 08:58
fluke wrote:
GMATmission wrote:
Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce good food from bad soil, maintain good soil without good farming, or have good farming without a culture that places value on the proper maintenance of all its natural resources so that needed supplies are always available.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from Rosen's statement?

NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming)->NOT(Good Soil)->(NOT)Good Food->(NOT)Good Meal

(A) The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural conditions.
Yes. It does. Good Meal comes at the end. It depends on everything prior to that. Let's rule out others.

(B) Natural resources cannot be maintained properly without good farming practices.
We know only reverse is true:NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming).

(C) Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming.
Again. Opposite.

(D) Any society with good cultural values will have a good cuisine.
For Having a good meal- at least ALL in the chain must be true, but just their mere presence won't necessarily make good cuisine. There may be other requirements for a good cuisine that's not mentioned in the passage. Remember, we need Must be true, not May be true.

(E) When food is bad, it is because of poor soil and, ultimately, bad farming practices.
Could be; but not necessarily true. Food could be bad because of natural calamity, who knows. We just know that if the food is GOOD; at least everything in the chain is TRUE.



Ans: "A"


Awesome explanation. That Sheds some light on how to tackle CR questions.

120 seconds to tackle a CR question ;)

    Read Question Stem First. 10 sec
    Read the stimulus once ( paragraph ) 30 sec
    Perhaps write down in short precise words , make use of symbolic wordings as Fluke did in above example. 40 sec
    Use POE on answer choices. 40 sec


+1 to you Fluke. I loved the way you made it lucid !
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Re: LSAT CR: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2011, 04:01
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Re: LSAT CR: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2012, 21:41
fluke wrote:
GMATmission wrote:
Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce good food from bad soil, maintain good soil without good farming, or have good farming without a culture that places value on the proper maintenance of all its natural resources so that needed supplies are always available.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from Rosen's statement?

NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming)->NOT(Good Soil)->(NOT)Good Food->(NOT)Good Meal

(A) The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural conditions.
Yes. It does. Good Meal comes at the end. It depends on everything prior to that. Let's rule out others.

(B) Natural resources cannot be maintained properly without good farming practices.
We know only reverse is true:NO Culture->NOT(Good Farming).

(C) Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming.
Again. Opposite.

(D) Any society with good cultural values will have a good cuisine.
For Having a good meal- at least ALL in the chain must be true, but just their mere presence won't necessarily make good cuisine. There may be other requirements for a good cuisine that's not mentioned in the passage. Remember, we need Must be true, not May be true.

(E) When food is bad, it is because of poor soil and, ultimately, bad farming practices.
Could be; but not necessarily true. Food could be bad because of natural calamity, who knows. We just know that if the food is GOOD; at least everything in the chain is TRUE.



Ans: "A"


I am still confused between A & E,

going by the logic if a leads to b, then if not b, then not a ......

now applying same logic to option E, it seems correct

if stimulus states Good Farming->Good Soil->Good Food, then if not good food ( bad food ) then not good soil ( bad soil) and bad farming practices


Pls clarify whr I am getting it wrong
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Re: Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 07:07
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