It is currently 22 Nov 2017, 00:31

### 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 development team for a company that makes specialty

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

### Hide Tags

VP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1481

Kudos [?]: 1500 [0], given: 2

Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
A development team for a company that makes specialty [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2009, 07:08
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:19) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 15 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A development team for a company that makes specialty packaging wants to improve the strength of their outer materials. The manufacturing process involves dissolving a highly complex powder in superheated water and then rapidly cooling the mixture until it is a solid. The development team plans to strengthen the material by heating the water an additional 30 degrees, which will allow them to dissolve even more powder into the mixture.

Which of the following, if true, points to the biggest flaw in the development team’s plan?

A Developers must order the powder for this process from a company that does not make specialty packaging.
B The molecules in the powder begin to break down at a temperature 10 degrees above that in the original process.
C Developers will also need new molds for the packaging that can withstand the higher temperature.
D The molecules in the powder are able to withstand temperatures 60 degrees above that in the original process.
E Some members of the development team believe strongly in another method of strengthening the material
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 1500 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Dec 2008
Posts: 476

Kudos [?]: 256 [0], given: 12

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.9
Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2009, 07:37
noboru wrote:

B The molecules in the powder begin to break down at a temperature 10 degrees above that in the original process.

If molecules break down when heated more, then heating it more wouldn't strengthen the mixture, it would weaken it. my answer is B

Kudos [?]: 256 [0], given: 12

Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2009
Posts: 151

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2009, 07:58
IMO C. OA??

"The development team plans to strengthen the material by heating the water an additional 30 degrees, which will allow them to dissolve even more powder into the mixture."

-- If there is anyother thing that the developement team failed to take into consideration, then that would represent the flaw in the process.

B) The molecules in the powder begin to break down at a temperature 10 degrees above that in the original process.
- while this might be true, this is not mentioned in the passage. Passage simply says heating the water to additional 30 degree, that might not have any temperature effect on the powder (perhaps the powder is extremely temperature resistant).

C) Developers will also need new molds for the packaging that can withstand the higher temperature.
--this is something that the developers forgot/overlooked, hence its not only the heating of water that will smoothen the process.

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Director
Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 807

Kudos [?]: 383 [0], given: 106

WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA)
Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2009, 08:36
whatthehell wrote:
IMO C. OA??

"The development team plans to strengthen the material by heating the water an additional 30 degrees, which will allow them to dissolve even more powder into the mixture."

-- If there is anyother thing that the developement team failed to take into consideration, then that would represent the flaw in the process.

B) The molecules in the powder begin to break down at a temperature 10 degrees above that in the original process.
- while this might be true, this is not mentioned in the passage. Passage simply says heating the water to additional 30 degree, that might not have any temperature effect on the powder (perhaps the powder is extremely temperature resistant).

C) Developers will also need new molds for the packaging that can withstand the higher temperature.
--this is something that the developers forgot/overlooked, hence its not only the heating of water that will smoothen the process.

C is not a flaw, but an extra requirement which can be accommodated in the plan.
B is correct as mentioned by polarbear.
Plan is to increase the temperature by 30degrees, but molecules can't stand that temperature increase: hence, plan is flawed.
_________________

Consider kudos for the good post ...
My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html

Kudos [?]: 383 [0], given: 106

Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2009
Posts: 151

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2009, 08:58
I might be thinking a little out of line there. My thought process was that temperate change in the powder material by 10 degree increase would screw up the thing.

OA and explanation please??

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2009
Posts: 42

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2009, 20:52
The statement states that the process involves dissolving the powder to increase the strength....if the powder doesn't break down/ dissolve even after raising the temp by 30% then the plan to increase the strength fails.
I feel it's D

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 26 May 2009
Posts: 305

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 13

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2009, 04:23
Siddharth wrote:
The statement states that the process involves dissolving the powder to increase the strength....if the powder doesn't break down/ dissolve even after raising the temp by 30% then the plan to increase the strength fails.
I feel it's D

I agree with you when u said it depends on how we interpret the word "break down" in option B. But how does that make you feel D is an answer?

Even though the statement is a bit ambiguous, using POE , IMO B

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 13

Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2009
Posts: 151

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2009, 04:27
Yep D would actually strengthen the dev team's proposal.

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Intern
Joined: 06 Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 6

Re: development team [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Mar 2012, 12:04
bipolarbear wrote:
noboru wrote:

B The molecules in the powder begin to break down at a temperature 10 degrees above that in the original process.

If molecules break down when heated more, then heating it more wouldn't strengthen the mixture, it would weaken it. my answer is B

How is breaking down of the molecule related to Strengthening of the mixture.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 6

Re: development team   [#permalink] 31 Mar 2012, 12:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# A development team for a company that makes specialty

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

 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®.