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

It is currently 31 Aug 2016, 08:26
GMAT Club Tests

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

Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 418
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Followers: 71

Kudos [?]: 697 [0], given: 183

Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2012, 20:18
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

60% (01:57) correct 40% (01:10) wrong based on 167 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Looking to finance your tuition: Click here

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 418
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Followers: 71

Kudos [?]: 697 [0], given: 183

Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2012, 20:19
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.
_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Looking to finance your tuition: Click here

AGSM Thread Master
User avatar
Joined: 19 Jul 2012
Posts: 168
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GMAT 1: 630 Q49 V28
GPA: 3.3
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 31

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2012, 23:46
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.

Hope this helps.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

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

Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2012, 10:08
Option A is out of scope answer as its not stated in the passage. Answer C it is!
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 224
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, International Business
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 44

Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Nov 2012, 00:23
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
_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like :)

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 17 Nov 2012
Posts: 30
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V26
GMAT 2: 640 Q49 V29
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.62
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 3

Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Nov 2012, 05:40
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]
AGSM Thread Master
User avatar
Joined: 19 Jul 2012
Posts: 168
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GMAT 1: 630 Q49 V28
GPA: 3.3
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 31

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Nov 2012, 05:46
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.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 224
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, International Business
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 44

Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Dec 2012, 03:24
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...
_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like :)

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 2035
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 770 Q0 V
Followers: 54

Kudos [?]: 516 [0], given: 355

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Apr 2014, 10:15
OE please by answer choice anyone?

Thanks!
Cheers!
J :)

Kudos rain for good responses +10 minimum offer!!
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 9324
Followers: 808

Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Aug 2016, 22:28
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2013
Posts: 139
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 640 Q48 V28
GPA: 3.92
WE: Operations (Transportation)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 115

Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2016, 05:42
Can anyone please explain whats wrong with 'D' ?

And also how one can arrive on Option 'C' as correct ?
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Verbal Expert
User avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 1195
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
Followers: 163

Kudos [?]: 646 [1] , given: 16

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2016, 08:14
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
ynk wrote:
Can anyone please explain whats wrong with 'D' ?

And also how one can arrive on Option 'C' as correct ?


The passage is about why rescue workers use hydraulic tools to rescue crash victims. Whether hydraulic tools can repair structural damage does not have any bearing with the rescue work. Hence option D is wrong.

Option C provides one more reason that hydraulic tools are useful for rescue work, which is the theme of the passage. Hence C is better than D.
Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic   [#permalink] 27 Aug 2016, 08:14
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
10 Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic Archit143 10 02 May 2013, 04:34
Which of the following best completes the passage below? In zoltan 7 06 Jun 2007, 05:22
Which of the following best completes the passage below? In AdrianG 2 14 May 2007, 05:01
Which of the following best completes the passage below? In pi10t 4 03 Apr 2007, 19:38
Which of the following best completes the passage below? At uvs_mba 3 12 Nov 2006, 10:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| 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®.