When glass products are made from recycled glass, the : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 Jan 2017, 12:38

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# When glass products are made from recycled glass, the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 29 Jul 2006
Posts: 874
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 02:01
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

When glass products are made from recycled glass, the resulting products can be equal in quality to glass products made from quartz sand, the usual raw material. When plastics are recycled, however, the result is inevitably a plastic of a lower grade than the plastic from which it is derived. Moreover, no applications have been found for grades of plastic that are lower than the currently lowest commercial grade.
Which one of the following is a conclusion that can be properly drawn from the statements above?
(A) Products cannot presently be made out of plastic recycled entirely from the currently lowest commercial grade.
(B) It is impossible to make glass products from recycled glass that are equal in quality to the best glass products made from the usual raw material.
(C) Glass products made from recycled glass are less expensive than comparable products made from quartz sand.
(D) Unless recycled plastic bears some symbol revealing its origin, not even materials scientists can distinguish it from virgin plastic.
(E) The difference in quality between different grades of glass is not as great as that between different grades of plastic.

I got E by POE...whats wrong with it.
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Posts: 298
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 02:50

The statements says that glass can be recycled forever while plastic, once it reaches its lowest grade, becomes trash.

OR
Glass maintains its quality.
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 352
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 118 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 06:08
A.

(A) Products cannot presently be made out of plastic recycled entirely from the currently lowest commercial grade.
- Yes, "no applications have been found for grades of plastic that are lower than the currently lowest commercial grade" says it.

(B) It is impossible to make glass products from recycled glass that are equal in quality to the best glass products made from the usual raw material.
- It is possible, as the passage suggests.

(C) Glass products made from recycled glass are less expensive than comparable products made from quartz sand.
- price is irrelevant

(D) Unless recycled plastic bears some symbol revealing its origin, not even materials scientists can distinguish it from virgin plastic.
- it is distinguishable...recycled plastics are lower grade.

(E) The difference in quality between different grades of glass is not as great as that between different grades of plastic.
- this is too extreme on the glass end. although recycled glass CAN be equal in quality to new glass, the passage doesn't say that it is ALWAYS equal. thus u can get really poor quality recycled glass. For example, once recylcled plastic has quality rating of 9/10, a glass that is recycled 20 times can have a quality rating of 4/10. In this case, difference in quality between diff grades is greater for glass than is for plastic.

A is a sure thing, E is going a bit too far.

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Sep 2006
Posts: 254
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 07:11
A... it's pretty much well explained above
Director
Joined: 29 Jul 2006
Posts: 874
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 08:20
Thanks ricokevin...I got a little carried away by the change in words from "No application" to "No Products" and cancelled it out.
Manager
Joined: 20 Nov 2006
Posts: 213
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Apr 2007, 19:45
I was also confused between A & E.

But the question stem mentions nothing about different grades of glasses. So E is out and the answer is A.
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Nov 2006
Posts: 268
Location: California
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 192 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2007, 15:55
yes A...
VP
Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 1367
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 613 [0], given: 10

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2007, 20:58
vineetgupta wrote:
When glass products are made from recycled glass, the resulting products can be equal in quality to glass products made from quartz sand, the usual raw material. When plastics are recycled, however, the result is inevitably a plastic of a lower grade than the plastic from which it is derived. Moreover, no applications have been found for grades of plastic that are lower than the currently lowest commercial grade.
Which one of the following is a conclusion that can be properly drawn from the statements above?
(A) Products cannot presently be made out of plastic recycled entirely from the currently lowest commercial grade.
(B) It is impossible to make glass products from recycled glass that are equal in quality to the best glass products made from the usual raw material.
(C) Glass products made from recycled glass are less expensive than comparable products made from quartz sand.
(D) Unless recycled plastic bears some symbol revealing its origin, not even materials scientists can distinguish it from virgin plastic.
(E) The difference in quality between different grades of glass is not as great as that between different grades of plastic.

I got E by POE...whats wrong with it.

A
Director
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 751
Location: Dallas, Texas
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2007, 21:51
only A
_________________

"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Manager
Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 115
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2007, 22:18
A.
Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Posts: 212
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Apr 2007, 18:50
A is correct. E is incorrect because no relative information is presented from the argument.
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Posts: 440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2007, 07:53
another A
VP
Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 1443
Schools: Chicago Booth '11
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 185 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2007, 11:58
How can A be correct?

The stem says:

no applications have been found for grades of plastic that are lower than the currently lowest commercial grade

LOWER then the currently lowest commercial grade

A states:
(A) Products cannot presently be made out of plastic recycled entirely from the currently lowest commercial grade.

so this says it cannot be made at the currently lowest commercial grade but the stem says applications cant be made for grades of plastic lower than the lowest commercial grade

can someone explain my error in logic here?
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Sep 2006
Posts: 281
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2007, 19:37
terp26, I think you missed the recycled nicely placed in choice A

A it is
_________________

AimHigher

Manager
Joined: 23 Mar 2007
Posts: 176
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2007, 11:23
A it is
Director
Joined: 30 Nov 2006
Posts: 591
Location: Kuwait
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 272 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2007, 11:27
I got A by Process of Elimination

C,D, and E : Out of Scope

B: incorrect; can not be concluded based on the argument presented.

VP
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1131
Location: India
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2007, 23:14
Straight A.

The key here that links A to the question is :

Moreover, no applications have been found for grades of plastic that are lower than the currently lowest commercial grade.

Which one of the following is a conclusion that can be properly drawn from the statements above?

(A) Products cannot presently be made out of plastic recycled entirely from the currently lowest commercial grade.
_________________

Trying hard to conquer Quant.

10 Apr 2007, 23:14
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Environmentalist: It takes less energy to make molten glass from 7 06 Oct 2015, 12:11
4 In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedra 9 07 Jan 2014, 09:13
4 When glass products are made from recycled glass, the 36 04 Jun 2010, 04:27
Stained glass windows of cathedrals 7 28 Jun 2009, 00:28
When glass products are made from recycled glass, the 8 22 May 2009, 04:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by