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Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles

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Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles pose a threat to the environment because they are treated with chemicals that are especially toxic in landfills. However, the new cork that our company developed, which will be adopted by the entire red wine industry, represents a solution. Since the new cork is natural and not treated with chemicals, when the industry completes its transition to the new cork, there will no longer be any threat to landfills from red wine corks.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills.
B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed.
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce.
D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.
E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks.
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Re: Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 02:51
Choose B

A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills. » Wrong: "when the industry completes its transition to the new cork" means AFTER, "will take years" is not relevant.

B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed. » Correct: the corks of the already sold wines will not be replaced.

C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce. » Wrong: not relevant.

D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork. » Wrong: more toxic fumes does not mean "pollute landfills".

E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks. » Wrong: not relevant.


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Re: Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 03:01
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Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles pose a threat to the environment because they are treated with chemicals that are especially toxic in landfills. However, the new cork that our company developed, which will be adopted by the entire red wine industry, represents a solution. Since the new cork is natural and not treated with chemicals, when the industry completes its transition to the new cork, there will no longer be any threat to landfills from red wine corks.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills.
B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed.
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce.
D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.
E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks.


IMO option B is the correct answer
A- Conclusion talks about after transition to new corks, what happens during transition is irrelevant.
B- correct- if old wins continue to pollute the landfills, then conclusion is less likely to be true
C- the cost of production of cork is irrelevant to the argument
D-hmmm- cork will pollute the environment- but the argument is all about pollutions in landfills and not about air, hence irrelevant
E-same as c irrelevant
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Re: Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2014, 07:11
The answer in this CR argument should be D and not B as it's said "The corks of red wine bottles pose a threat to the environment because they are treated with chemicals that are especially toxic in landfills. " conversely if we look closer in the argument it's clearly mentioned as threat to environment and not specifically threat to environment only because of landfills. Here pollution caused by toxic chemicals discharged in landfills is the cause ,and pollution is the effect. So the greater effect is on pollution . So in this case, if we can prove something else also causes pollution is enough to weaken the assumption. In answer choice D it's clearly mentioned that the fumes produced by the manufacturing process of the new cork also contributes significantly to the pollution. Furthermore answer choice D is better as it continues the longevity of pollution as in choice B, as soon as the wine with old bottles gets over, the cause of pollution get eliminated, conversely, in case of choice D, the same will be there causing more pollution . So I think answer choice D is better than answer choice B.


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CONCLUSION- When the industry completes its transition to the new cork, there will no longer be any threat to landfills from red wine corks.......

We have to weaken this conclusion.....

A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills....but we are talking of the time when the transition is complete......IRRELEVANT
B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed....CAN KEEP IT....THE OLD CORKS FROM OLD BOTTLES WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONSUMED.... HENCE AFTER TRANSITION ALSO THREAT TO LANDFILLS REMAINS FOR WHATEVER LARGE OR SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME....
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce.DOES'NT AFFECT CONCLUSION.....
D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.....THE CONCLUSION IS SPECIFICALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THREAT TO LAND FILLS ... AIR POLLUTION ETC IS NOT RELEVANT HERE.... MORE FUMES EMITTED IN PRODUCTION PROCESS IS IRRELEVANT HERE....
E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks.....COST IS IRRELEVANT....

HENCE "B"........


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