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

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 11:59

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

Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 509
Location: Kolkata
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 66

Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 11:02
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

50% (01:55) correct 50% (00:38) wrong based on 4 sessions
Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention of several other major research centers.

A. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention
B. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another or not, without having to move around each other, have yielded results of interest and attracted the attention
C. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another or not, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and have attracted the attention
D. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another, without having to move around each other, have yielded interesting results and attracted the attention
E. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, have yielded results of interest and have attracted the attention
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2009
Posts: 333
Location: USA
WE 1: Engineering
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 11:32
suyashjhawar wrote:
Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention of several other major research centers.

A. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention
B. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another or not, without having to move around each other, have yielded results of interest and attracted the attention
C. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another or not, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and have attracted the attention
D. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another, without having to move around each other, have yielded interesting results and attracted the attention
E. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, have yielded results of interest and have attracted the attention


D

Separate out the choices into two groups - whether and how.

Whether is incorrect since the statement includes - "without having to move around one other". So the study was trying to find "how"

Left with A, C & D

A & C are incorrect since - "has yielded interesting results" in incorrect. Studies ........ have yielded ........ not has yielded.

D is correct . ....."have yielded ....."
_________________

All things are possible to those who believe.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2008
Posts: 186
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 11

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 12:36
suyashjhawar wrote:
Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention of several other major research centers.

A. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention
B. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another or not, without having to move around each other, have yielded results of interest and attracted the attention
C. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another or not, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and have attracted the attention
D. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another, without having to move around each other, have yielded interesting results and attracted the attention CORRECT
E. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, have yielded results of interest and have attracted the attention


A has is wrong
B whether is wrong as we are not looking for any confirmation. We are sure that they interact without having to move
C has is wrong
E same as B

here we should choose interesting results over results of interest. only A, C and D have that. A and C are wrong. So D is correct . we don't have to consider whether or how.

Correct me if i am wrong
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Sep 2009
Posts: 154
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 37

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 13:47
My approach was like below:
1. It has to be "have" and not "has"
2. so left with option D and E.
3. Option E doesn't sound good and left with D
_________________

Thanks,
VP

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 807
Location: London
Followers: 76

Kudos [?]: 501 [0], given: 25

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:17
whether / how : Using "whether" implies we are questioning if plasma particles move in groups or in pairs which changes the original meaning. This eliminates B and E.

has/have : This eliminates A and C

Answer : D
_________________

Math write-ups
1) Algebra-101 2) Sequences 3) Set combinatorics 4) 3-D geometry

My GMAT story

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2009
Posts: 333
Location: USA
WE 1: Engineering
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 09:15
shrouded1 wrote:
whether / how : Using "whether" implies we are questioning if plasma particles move in groups or in pairs which changes the original meaning. This eliminates B and E.

has/have : This eliminates A and C

Answer : D



agree with you on "whether/how"
_________________

All things are possible to those who believe.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Aug 2010
Posts: 225
Location: Boston
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 5

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 09:36
This isn't really a "how vs. whether" issue...

A. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and attracted the attention

"with each another" and "move around one other" are both completely wrong idioms

B. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another or not, without having to move around each other, have yielded results of interest and attracted the attention

"whether... with one another or not" is redundant

C. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another or not, without having to move around one other, has yielded interesting results and have attracted the attention

"with each another" and "around one other" are wrong

D. how plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with one another, without having to move around each other, have yielded interesting results and attracted the attention

Correct

E. whether plasma particles in groups or in pairs interact with each another, without having to move around one other, have yielded results of interest and have attracted the attention

"with each another" and "around one other" are wrong
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2009
Posts: 333
Location: USA
WE 1: Engineering
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: How vs whether [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 10:11
IMO, how/whether is not the "only" issue, but one of them. geturdream (Has/Have) and TehJay (wrong idiom/redundancy) pointed out other problems. Usually the incorrect options have multiple errors.
_________________

All things are possible to those who believe.

Re: How vs whether   [#permalink] 08 Sep 2010, 10:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Wes works at a science lab that conducts experiments on bacteria. The Bunuel 2 06 Oct 2014, 08:17
1 An experiment conducted aboard Space Lab in 1983 was the soniedarshan 12 09 Jun 2013, 10:53
Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma gmatcracker2010 2 04 Jun 2010, 02:04
Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma vaivish1723 4 01 Jun 2009, 22:28
Wes works at a science lab that conducts experiments on jimmyjamesdonkey 15 30 Jun 2008, 13:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Studies conducted at Excelmine lab to explore how plasma

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.