It is currently 16 Dec 2017, 07:11

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

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A company that manufactures heavy industrial equipment

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Director
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 921

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 0

A company that manufactures heavy industrial equipment [#permalink]

Show Tags

27 Oct 2005, 23:09
A company that manufactures heavy industrial equipment employs dozens of people in jobs that are considered quite hazardous. The company obeys federal regulations governing workplace safety, and, to comply with new regulations instituted to avoid recently discovered risks from airborne particulate matter, company engineers were required to install extremely expensive air filtering equipment. However, despite the expense of the air filtering equipment, the company's operating costs for the quarter were considerably lower than normal.

Which of the following, if true, most helps resolve the paradox?

a) Over half the company's expenditures to maintain worker safety go to pay protective garments; yet only a small percentage of such expenditures go to pay for nose and mouth filters.

b) Prior to the installation of the air filtering equipment, the company had had to prevent damage due to particulate contamination of manufacturing equipment.

c) The company's costs of labor, which make up a large fraction of operating costs, increased during the same period.

d) When the air filtering equipment was installed in the manufacturing facility, the company took the opportunity to upgrade the temperature control equipment.

e) the majority of the company's employees work in the areas of the plant in which the air filtering equipment was installed.

The answer is B but i dont understand why it is.

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 14 Sep 2005
Posts: 984

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

Location: South Korea

Show Tags

28 Oct 2005, 01:58
Bee!
_________________

Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn !

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 26 Sep 2005
Posts: 49

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

Show Tags

28 Oct 2005, 04:44
Should be B. That is the only one that seems to make sense...

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

Director
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 921

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

28 Oct 2005, 10:54
Can you help me reason through this one? thanks!

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 0

28 Oct 2005, 10:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A company that manufactures heavy industrial equipment

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

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne 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®.