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Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 18:06
I would say D... the argument isn't about the leather, but about the waste the results from the process

A cost comparison is important
B switching equipment is important
C regulations of the new waste type are important
D out
E chemical properties of both are important to consider
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Re: CR : Tanco [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 18:25
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Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?


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C for me.

A -matters because if the cost of using pottasium chloride is higher than salt , then its going to have a higher impact on profits
B- important, because if the equipment is not suitable then the company has to purchase new equipment
D-if the leather quality does not match then it could impact sales
E -could again impact leather quality which would affect sales

C- because it talks about regulations with respect to the by-product of pottasium and not pottasium itself. Had there been concern of environmental regulations about using pottasium then it could be possible that the company might have to spend additional amounts to meet those regulations.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 18:47
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A. cost of salt vs KCl (Chemical formula of potassium chloride :wink: :wink: ) is improtant to gauge the profit
B. Quantity of salt vs KCl is improtant to gauge the profit
D. Quality of leather produced using salt vs KCl is improtant to gauge the profit
E. Chemical properties of salt vs KCl are improtant for the quality of leather
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 19:15
C for me as well.. as explained by shahnandan and ps_dahiya.
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Re: CR : Tanco [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2006, 04:27
Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
has to be considered in order to not affect profits

B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride? we should consider this one

C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride? is the one left out so this is my answear

D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used? also this one need to be considered

E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so? has to be assumed we do not whant changements
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2006, 17:59
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so

Are we talking about chemical properties??
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2006, 23:10
Will go with E .

The quality of leather, reuse of existing machines, constrsints on waste disposal and cost of using a different chemical all have some bearing onthe profits of the company.

The chemical properties involved need not be the same.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2006, 23:11
OA is E
IMO, chemical properties doesn't matter in this case.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2006, 12:35
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OA is E
IMO, chemical properties doesn't matter in this case.

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At first, felt that D is better.. Closer evaluation gives E..
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2006, 09:55
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Re: [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 06:21
Yeah, E seems quite obvious, but why others are wrong, could you explain me?

Because when doing CR, we can't risk of targeting one answer is 100% correct, we need to cancel others in order to make sure the targeted answer is right, don't you think?

The correct answer is E, but why others are wrong???



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IMO, chemical properties doesn't matter in this case.

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Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?

I don't understand the OA.

If chemical properties are considered 'out of topic', isn't 'equipment' from (B) considered 'out of topic' as well?
If Potasium chloride's chemical properties don't work as effective as a common salt, wouldn't that decrease the profit? Because pottasium is not effective, the company should purchase more potassium?

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Re: CR , but except [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 23:30
uledssul,

The equipment from option (B) is relevant - it is important for the firm to determine if the equipment that they have been using with common salt will also work with potassium chloride. If it does not, then the company will have to spend more in fixing/upgrading/replacing the equipment.

On the other hand, for option (E), the similarity of the chemical properties that make potassium chloride effective with those that make common salt effective are irrelevant - what matters is whether those properties do the job, i.e. preserve animal hides. As long as this is being done, that is all that the manufacturer will care about.

The answer is therefore (E).
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Re: [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 11:54
when i went through this question none of the answers seemed correct.

for the OA correct answer E i would contest that it "WOULD" be important to look into the chemical properties because if KCl somewhere down the line caused corrosion or ruined the leather product the companies will end up having to refund the customers money which will end up costing them money had they not looked into this issue to begin with.

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Re: Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2014, 00:32
freetheking wrote:
Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

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Question No.: 54
Page: 138
Difficulty:


Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?


I think E is not correct..becase question stem is asking that..what wud "impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt"

so company shd luk chemical properties because if there wud be any difference in properties to preserve animal hides b/w potasium chloride and salt it may effect the qulity of leather?

anyone will clear my doubt?
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Re: Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2014, 11:16
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freetheking wrote:
Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

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Question No.: 54
Page: 138
Difficulty:


Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?


I think E is not correct..becase question stem is asking that..what wud "impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt"

so company shd luk chemical properties because if there wud be any difference in properties to preserve animal hides b/w potasium chloride and salt it may effect the qulity of leather?

anyone will clear my doubt?

You are thinking too much !!! Chemical properties and quality have no connection !! It is possible to create a good quality product using different material. so E is quite broad and irrelevant. Just a tip in CR just answer from what is given !! NEVER make additional assumptions and connections ;) Hope i was able to make it clear .
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Re: Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2014, 19:32
Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

Need to evaluate answer choices keeping cost in mind.
All the answer choices that directly affect cost are valid choices.


A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides? - Incorrect. Talks about cost.
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride? - Incorrect. If equipment is not reusable then it will increase cost.
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride? - Incorrect. This will again affect the cost.
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used? - Incorrect. if quality is not the same then this can hamper sale and profits
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so? - Correct. Chemical properties are not relevant here. The answer choice already says that potassium chloride is an effective means of preserving animal hides. So we are not concerned with what is the chemical composition as long as it does the job.
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