# GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 9): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

- Apr 9, 02:00 AM Comments [0]

Math (DS)

Is $A^7 B^2 C^3 > 0$ ?

1. $BC < 0[/latex] 2. [latex]AC > 0$

Question Discussion & Explanation

GMAT Daily Deals
• Over 4 M students achieved educational & career goals thanks to Kaplan’s unparalleled test prep courses. Save \$400. CHECK OUT THE SAVINGS!
• GMAT Pill: Learn to think through questions and take on any GMAT question with confidence. Learn more!
• Want to get into your dream school but not spend thousands of dollars? Try myEssayReview & save here. Get an exclusive GMAT Club discount!
• Check out Stacy Blackman Consulting Essay Guides. From Harvard to Wharton, there's a guide for you. Get a FREE consultation!

Verbal (CR)

Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response

(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience

Question Discussion & Explanation

Like these questions? Get the GMAT Club question collection: online at GMAT Club OR on your iPhone/iPad

Browse all GMAT Questions of the Day

Subscribe to GMAT Question of the Day: E-mail | RSS