GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Feb 2019, 18:10

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Free GMAT Algebra Webinar

     February 17, 2019

     February 17, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this Free Algebra Webinar and learn how to master Inequalities and Absolute Value problems on GMAT.
  • Valentine's day SALE is on! 25% off.

     February 18, 2019

     February 18, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    We don’t care what your relationship status this year - we love you just the way you are. AND we want you to crush the GMAT!

A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City

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

Hide Tags

 
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3349
A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2016, 07:47
6
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

65% (01:27) correct 35% (01:21) wrong based on 213 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City Y. Therefore, the people in City X have better nutritional habits than those in City Y.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:

(A) City X has more people living in it than City Y.

(B) Most of the people in City Y work in City X and buy their vegetables there.

(C) The people in City X buy many of their vegetables as decorations, not to eat.

(D) The per capita consumption of junk food in City X is three times that of City Y.

(E) The average price per pound of vegetables in City Y is lower than the average price per pound of vegetables in City X.

THIS IS A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING OG QUESTION: https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-greater-nu ... 42107.html

_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES
Quant: 1. ALL GMATPrep questions Quant/Verbal 2. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 3. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 4. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version 5. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Quant Videos
Verbal:1. Verbal question bank and directories by Carcass 2. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Verbal Videos 3. Critical Reasoning_Oldy but goldy question banks 4. Sentence Correction_Oldy but goldy question banks 5. Reading-comprehension_Oldy but goldy question banks

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4383
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2016, 08:13
IMHO (E)!!

The lower average price per pound of vegetables in City Y has got nothing to do with better nutritional habits of people in City X than those in City Y...
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2015
Posts: 11
Re: A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jul 2016, 06:45
Abhishek009 wrote:
IMHO (E)!!

The lower average price per pound of vegetables in City Y has got nothing to do with better nutritional habits of people in City X than those in City Y...


Hi there!

For me is E and I explain myself.

In this case the question is asking you to select the option that does not weaken the conclusion which is that people in City X have better nutritional habits than those in City Y (conclusion of the argument) given that "a greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X that in City Y" so let´s review the answer choices but let´s pre-think, what if the average prices of vegetables in city X are higher than in city Y. If that was the case, then that could strengthen the argument or at least not weaken it.

a)City X has more people living in it than City Y. >>> INCORRECT: This weakens the argument since the cause of a greater number of vegetables sold divided by the number of people (per capital vegetable consumption) could still be less in City X than City Y.
b)Most of the people in city Y work in city X and buy their vegetables there. >>> INCORRECT: It reveals a flaw the argument. Maybe the cause of more consumption of vegetables in City X is because of consumption from people living in City Y and not living in City X. So this also weakens the argument.
c)the people in city city X buy many of their vegetables as decorations, not to eat. >>> INCORRECT: Weakens as it clearly distinguish buying with consumption >>>
d)the per capita consumption of junk food in city X is three times that in city Y >>> INCORRECT: Weakens the conclusion, the "better nutritional habits" part is under attack by the fact that people in City X consume more junk food that people in City Y.
e)The average price per pound of vegetables in city Y is lower than the average price per pound of vegetables in city X.>>> CORRECT: This does not weaken the conclusion. In fact, given the initial statement (premise + conclusion) and adding the information in this answer choice "E", it can be said that people in City X buy more vegetables than people in City Y despite the fact that they are more expensive in City X than in City Y.

Hope this helps!

PS: I do not have the OA though.
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52906
Re: A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2018, 03:56
carcass wrote:
A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City Y. Therefore, the people in City X have better nutritional habits than those in City Y.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:

(A) City X has more people living in it than City Y.

(B) Most of the people in City Y work in City X and buy their vegetables there.

(C) The people in City X buy many of their vegetables as decorations, not to eat.

(D) The per capita consumption of junk food in City X is three times that of City Y.

(E) The average price per pound of vegetables in City Y is lower than the average price per pound of vegetables in City X.


THIS IS A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING OG QUESTION: https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-greater-nu ... 42107.html
_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

GMAT Club Bot
Re: A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2018, 03:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A greater number of fresh vegetables are sold in City X than in City

  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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®.