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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 [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 03:34
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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]  02 May 2013, 03:36
OA and OE will be posted by tomorrow...

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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 04:41
My take is E..

reason...

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...this means there is one hydraulic tool that performs the function of the two other tools..too specific..
B) Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic...already stated in the first part of the sentence.
C) Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did...this means hydraulic tools does not complicate the danger in the way traditional tools did BUT it does complicate in some other manner..
D) Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions..not concerned with repairing...
E) Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws...correct...

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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 05:20
Archit143 wrote:
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

Fact 1: The Jaws are used by emergency to remove victims from crashed vehiciles.
Fact 2: Traditional tools such as crowbars and circular saws have often been completely replaced by the Jaws.
Fact 3: Unlike the traditional tools, the Jaws do not cause additional structural damage nor create sparks.

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A One hydraulic rescue tool can perform the functions of both a crowbar and a circular saw.

Fact 2 proves that this is the right answer.
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B Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.

Panic is not part of the argument. This statement is an assumption.
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C Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.

Hydraulic tools do not cause additional structural damage nor create sparks - Fact 3. However, it does not mean that hydraulic tools are unlikely to worsen the situation (in the same way, naturally). They are less likely to do that than traditional tools, because they eliminate these two risks, but not unlikely.
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D Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.

Nothing like that is stated in the argument. Repairing is out of the question.
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E Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.

Nothing on the leverage in the argument.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 05:24
This is a question where no additional information is permissible. We need to use the premises to arrive at a conclusion. Based on that C seems best as the premise clearly mentions that traditional tools complicates a situation due to structural damage/sparks. So, C seems best.

A: Outside info
B: Outside info
D: Repairing structural damage is not the priority. Extracting victims of the crash is.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 06:47
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In these kind of question we need to look for a choice which takes passage to logical conclusion.
Now the author has given following as reasons why Hydraulic tools are preferred:
2. Hydraulic tools are less frightening to crash victims.

So the line of thinking is Traditional tool cause additional structural damage and creates spark so frightening to crash victims while hydraulic tools are less frightening to crash victims.
Another reason in the same line should be the answer.

Choice A is taking about the function but not why using one hydraulic is better than using two traditional tools so can not be the answer.
Choice B is just the repetition of point 2 above and hence can’t be the answer.
Choice C talks about how hydraulic tool is better in the same line as point 1 and 2 and hence is the best choice.
Choice D is again out of scope as passage is not taking about vehicle but about rescue of victims.
Choice E is not direct enough to give a good reason as compared to choice C.
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 07:29
Archit143 wrote:
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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A One hydraulic rescue tool can perform the functions of both a crowbar and a circular saw.
Wrong. Does the tool need to perform these functions to rescue? The passage already cites an issue with these tools
B Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.
Wrong. The author is trying to cover a new point after 'but also because' hence will not repeat the victim issue again
C Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.
Correct. The author clarifies the doubts in the mind of reader by nullifying the issue with the traditional tools and fits in well after 'but also because'
D Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.
Wrong. Off track answer, the passage doesn't talk about repair of the damage.
E Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.
Wrong. The passage doesn't talk about the lack of leverage with traditional tools
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 08:02
Archit143 wrote:
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.
Out of topic, it was never mentioned in the passage
B Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.
It has already been mentioned in the not only statement
C Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.
AS mentioned in the passage traditional tools which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks are replaced by Hydraulic tools proves this answer right
D Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.
Out of Passage
E Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.
Out of passsage leverage has nothing to do in this question

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So C is the correct one , Please share OA and OE
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Re: Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, [#permalink]  02 May 2013, 18:17
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