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2. A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity tours with playing tours led to problems, so she stopped combining the two. She no longer allows bookstore appearances and playing in competition to occur in the same city within the same trip. This week she is traveling to London to play in a major competition, so during her stay in London she will not be making any publicity appearances at any bookstore in London.

Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the passage?
(A) Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed. The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed.
(B) The only times that the hospital’s emergency room staff attends to relatively less serious emergencies are times when there is no critical emergency to attend to. On Monday night the emergency room staff attended to a series of fairly minor emergencies, so there must not have been any critical emergencies to take care of at the time.
(C) Tomato plants require hot summers to thrive. Farms in the cool summers of country Y probably do not have thriving tomato plants.
(D) Higher grades lead to better job opportunities, and studying leads to higher grades. Therefore, studying will lead to better job opportunities.
(E) Butter knives are not sharp. Q was not murdered with a sharp blade, so suspect X’s butter knife may have been the murder weapon.

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B: Follows the original question in
A (NOT B) and (NOT A) B

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B it is.
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A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity tours with playing tours led to problems, so she stopped combining the two. She no longer allows bookstore appearances and playing in competition to occur in the same city within the same trip. This week she is traveling to London to play in a major competition, so during her stay in London she will not be making any publicity appearances at any bookstore in London.
Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the passage?
(A) Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed. The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed.
(B) The only times that the hospital’s emergency room staff attends to relatively less serious emergencies are times when there is no critical emergency to attend to. On Monday night the emergency room staff attended to a series of fairly minor emergencies, so there must not have been any critical emergencies to take care of at the time.
(C) Tomato plants require hot summers to thrive. Farms in the cool summers of country Y probably do not have thriving tomato plants.
(D) Higher grades lead to better job opportunities, and studying leads to higher grades. Therefore, studying will lead to better job opportunities.
(E) Butter knives are not sharp. Q was not murdered with a sharp blade, so suspect X’s butter knife may have been the murder weapon.


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What's the source on this question? Parallelism questions like this, though common on the LSAT, are very rare on the GMAT.

That being said, the key is understanding the question type. With parallelism questions, we usually can focus on one part of the argument, and that will eliminate several wrong answers, if not all of them.

This argument builds it conclusion through a chain of minor sub-conclusions; we should focus at the end. In this case, the final step leading to the ultimate conclusion can be paraphrased as "she's playing, so she's not going to a bookstore"; or, more abstractly, "X, therefore not Y."

Let's look at the conclusions:

(A) Using bugkiller, therefore wasps die ---> X, therefore Y. Not parallel
(B) Minor emergencies, therefore no major emergencies ---> X, therefore not Y. Could be.
(C) Probably not growing in cool weather ---> Not X, therefore probably not Y. Not parallel
(D) Studying, therefore jobs ---> X, therefore Y. Not parallel
(E) Not a sharp blade, therefore might be X's knife ---> Not X, therefore possibly Y. Not parallel.

We don't even need to consider the initial premises to eliminate four inconsistent answers, and realize that (B) is correct.
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B for me.

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X and Y do not coexist
X will occur so Y cannot.

The only option that follows this structure is option B

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Another B here. Is it the OA?
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A n B are close
why not A?

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Yup, B it is.
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Yeah.. B it is..
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A n B are close
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ok this is a big trick gmat does on us :-D

A says : Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed

many means 80/100 90/100 possibly 100/100

so A (bug killer ) causes B (many wasps die)

the reminder of the argument says
The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed

A (bug killer) causes C (ALL wasps die) which is not what we need to prove..

we need to prove if A causes B, and if B happened, then it was caused by B

option B maintains this relation..

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+1 for B.

Good explanation vikas... A subtle comment :

Many can even mean 40/100 :) .. Many is different from most. Many just means sizeable (may not be majority). Most means majority.

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+1 for B.

Many can even mean 40/100 :) .. Many is different from most. Many just means sizeable (may not be majority). Most means majority.

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yea ur right!! Thanks :-)

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B. Took me 2:35 though.

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Thanks for that explanation Eli!

However, how could we be sure that the chosen part to analyze and compare with the other choices is correct?

In addition, I think this type of similar reasoning question of the LSAT doesn't look like the similar reasoning questions of the GMAT. So, we should not be worry with this question, right?
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The logic in the arguement is as follows:

If X then not Y
If Not X then Y

Only Option B shows such relation.

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Either X or Y situation. Option B states the same.
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