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

It is currently 16 Jan 2019, 04:24

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 January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19

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

Hide Tags

 
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 46
According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 05 Jan 2019, 01:41
5
12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

89% (01:01) correct 11% (01:18) wrong based on 2118 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 1940, electricity would revolutionize agriculture. Electrodes would be inserted into the soil, and the current between them would kill bugs and weeds and make crop plants stronger.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly indicates that the logic of the prediction above is flawed?


(A) In order for farmers to avoid electric shock while working in the fields, the current could be turned off at such times without diminishing the intended effects.

(B) If the proposed plan for using electricity were put into practice, farmers would save on chemicals now being added to the soil.

(C) It cannot be taken for granted that the use of electricity is always beneficial.

(D) Since weeds are plants, electricity would affect weeds in the same way as it would affect crop plants.

(E) Because a planting machine would need to avoid coming into contact with the electrodes, new parts for planting machines would need to be designed

Originally posted by betterscore on 07 Aug 2012, 14:00.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Jan 2019, 01:41, edited 4 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Status: Final Countdown
Joined: 17 Mar 2010
Posts: 435
Location: United States (NY)
GPA: 3.82
WE: Account Management (Retail Banking)
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Aug 2012, 14:12
4
(A) In order for farmers to avoid electric shock while
working in the fields, the current could be turned
off at such times without diminishing the
intended effects.
neutral effect on the argument.

(B) If the proposed plan for using electricity were
put into practice, farmers would save on
chemicals now being added to the soil.
strengthening

(C) It cannot be taken for granted that the use of
electricity is always beneficial.
it is too generic to weaken the argument.

(D) Since weeds are plants, electricity would affect
weeds in the same way as it would affect crop
plants.
weakening ; the main crop plant will be killed along with the weeds and bugs.

(E) Because a planting machine would need to avoid
coming into contact with the electrodes, new
parts for planting machines would need to be
designed.
weakening but the magnitude of weakness is lower than that of (D)
_________________

" Make more efforts "
Press Kudos if you liked my post

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
B
Status: Now or never
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 300
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GPA: 3.5
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Premium Member
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Aug 2012, 09:31
Its a clear D , as it states that electrodes will affect the plants and weeds equally so only weeds would not be killed, plants along with weeds would be killed as well
_________________

Please press KUDOS if you like my post

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 231
Location: India
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Feb 2014, 02:34
Option D seems appropriate weakener.
The argument says current would kill weeds and strengthen crops.What if weeds were crop plants too?The current will have same effect on both.

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 09 May 2015
Posts: 5
Concentration: Marketing, Statistics
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V28
GMAT 2: 660 Q50 V30
GRE 1: Q168 V155
GPA: 3.58
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2016, 06:36
1
I have no doubts that OA is D, but in part of the premises the author states that "... kill bugs and weeds" and then concludes that " make crop plants stronger".
OA D states the exact opposite!
any explanations?!!@
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 21 Nov 2014
Posts: 45
Location: India
Schools: ISB '18
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.7
Premium Member
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2016, 07:56
1
azargoshtasb wrote:
I have no doubts that OA is D, but in part of the premises the author states that "... kill bugs and weeds" and then concludes that " make crop plants stronger".
OA D states the exact opposite!
any explanations?!!@

Hi Azargoshtab.
In flaw type questions you have to identify the flaw in the reasoning between two premises. In other words you have to attack the assumption without caring much for the premises. Here the assumption is that this method will not have any similar adverse effect on crops. If this assumption is true then we can safely say that this method will kill the weeds and bugs, and therefore will make the crops stronger. But since this assumption is not made in the argument we can attack it through option D. Hope this helps :-D
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 06 Feb 2016
Posts: 19
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 May 2017, 02:06
premise:
Quote:
Electrodes ... would kill ..weeds..

answer:
Quote:
electricity would affect weeds in the same way as it would affect crop plants.

totally agree with azargoshtasb - there is obvious flaw in logic.

Quote:
In flaw type questions you have to identify the flaw in the reasoning between two premises. In other words you have to attack the assumption without caring much for the premises.

deep14, to find flow in logic doesn't mean to make premise wrong..it means to find the fact which makes conclusion wrong. am I right?
SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1608
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Nov 2017, 04:11
the pattern in this question is important. Many reliable sources have been adding such pattern in their pools of gmat questions.

D directly links with the argument.
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3602
Premium Member
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2019, 01:42
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19 &nbs [#permalink] 05 Jan 2019, 01:42
Display posts from previous: Sort by

According to a prediction of the not-so-distant future published in 19

  new topic 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®.