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Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic

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Which of the following best completes the passage?

Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, are used by emergency response personnel to remove crash victims from damaged vehicles. Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks. Emergency response workers prefer hydraulic tools, not only because they are less frightening to crash victims, but also because

A. One hydraulic rescue tool can perform the functions of both a crowbar and a circular saw.
B. Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.
C. Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.
D. Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.
E. Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 19:19
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 22:46
PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.


Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 09:08
Option A is out of scope answer as its not stated in the passage. Answer C it is!
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 23:23
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PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.


Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

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Hey Vineetk,

As you said, conclusion should be a comparison between H tools and Trad Tools...
why not E ???

This also reveals same kind of comparison
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Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2012, 04:40
C is the best.
Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.
=>Traditional tool may cause spark => fire/explosion (more complicated situation)
Hydraulic tool is used because [it may not cause spark] = [unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation]
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2012, 04:46
shanmugamgsn wrote:
Vineetk wrote:
PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.


Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

Hope this helps.



Hey Vineetk,

As you said, conclusion should be a comparison between H tools and Trad Tools...
why not E ???

This also reveals same kind of comparison


Choice C is better than choice E because choice C is more direct and focuses on the reason that Hydraulic tools are more safe. Find below the highlighted portion:

Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 02:24
Vineetk wrote:


Choice C is better than choice E because choice C is more direct and focuses on the reason that Hydraulic tools are more safe. Find below the highlighted portion:

Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.


Thanx Vineetk,
I didnt notice that stress about safety there...
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Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 09:15
OE please by answer choice anyone?

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