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New post 09 Jul 2018, 00:48
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Hi GMATNinja,

Why is B better than E for Q3. Can you please provide your explanation?

What's the meaning of contrast here?

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86. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) presenting various groups' views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation
(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted
(D) assessing the success of tactics adopted by various groups with respect to certain proposed legislation
(E) evaluating the arguments of various groups concerning certain proposed legislation

The problem with (E) is that the author does not evaluate the arguments of the various groups. The author simply explains those arguments and the reasoning behind them, without assessing (or "evaluating") their validity.

The author contrasts the reasoning behind those arguments by comparing them and explaining their differences. Thus, choice (B) is the best answer.
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New post 09 Jul 2018, 00:57
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Hi GMATNinja,

Why is B better than E for Q3. Can you please provide your explanation?

What's the meaning of contrast here?

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86. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) presenting various groups' views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation
(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted
(D) assessing the success of tactics adopted by various groups with respect to certain proposed legislation
(E) evaluating the arguments of various groups concerning certain proposed legislation

The problem with (E) is that the author does not evaluate the arguments of the various groups. The author simply explains those arguments and the reasoning behind them, without assessing (or "evaluating") their validity.

The author contrasts the reasoning behind those arguments by comparing them and explaining their differences. Thus, choice (B) is the best answer.


Dear Ninja,
I am facing issue with the Official answer options. I got 3/4 wrong. Though the answer to question 3 is the same as yours. Please clarify the solution.
My take is BABC, while OA is BECA.
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New post 09 Jul 2018, 02:03
I believe there's an error in the way that the OA's are listed?

Shouldn't the correct answers be:

1. The passage suggests that WIDC differed from WTUL in which of the following ways?

(E) At the time that WIDC was opposing legislative attempts to restrict women's labor, WTUL had already ceased to do so.
NOT
(B) WI DC believed that unions could not succeed in pressuring employers to comply with such regulations, whereas WTUL believed that unions could succeed in doing so.


2. Which of the following, if true, would most clearly support the contention attributed to SPEW in lines 17-20(bold)?

(A) Those white lead factories that most strongly enforced regulations concerning worker safety and hygiene had the lowest incidences of lead poisoning among employees.
NOT
(E) Even brief exposure to the conditions typically found in white lead factories could cause lead poisoning among factory workers.

3. The passage is primarily concerned with

(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation
NOT
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted

4. According to the passage, the WIDC believed that the proposed legislation resembled earlier legislation concerning women’s labor in that it

(C) limited women’s occupational opportunities
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(A) caused divisiveness among women’s organizations

Did I completely miss on this whole passage?
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New post 14 Jul 2018, 23:28
Can someone please post the official answer ...It is kind of confusing different choices have been shown from
the beginning of the post to end
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New post 19 Jul 2018, 06:00
Dear betterscore, thank you for the post.
GMAT timer works incorrectly, please correct answer choices.

According to GMAT timer, correct answer for the 1st question is B (not E as it is). Same problem for other questions.
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New post 23 Jul 2018, 18:43
Could someone please update the OAs? The official answers given in the "spoilers" are completely different from the ones that you get when you click on the options A/B/C/D/E. It is very frustrating to see two different set of OAs given especially for an official RC!
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New post 15 Oct 2018, 18:52
Main point - 3 organization, want to do same but for diff reasons.

1. The passage suggests that WIDC differed from WTUL in which of the following ways?
which had ceased in the late 1880s to oppose restrictions on women's labor,

(E) At the time that WIDC was opposing legislative attempts to restrict women's labor, WTUL had already ceased to do so.
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2. Which of the following, if true, would most clearly support the contention attributed to SPEW in highlighted text?

that controllable conditions in such factories were responsible for the development of lead poisoning.

(A) Those white lead factories that most strongly enforced regulations concerning worker safety and hygiene had the lowest incidences of lead poisoning among employees.

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3. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) presenting various groups' views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation - presenting various groups' views - true, views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation - no, people who make the legislation, their views. - no
(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation - i dont like the word 'contrasting' here. but i can easily eliminate rest 4 choices. apart from this word rest is good with this choice.
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted - no
(D) assessing the success of tactics adopted by various groups with respect to certain proposed legislation - no
(E) evaluating the arguments of various groups concerning certain proposed legislation - no +/- side of this. cant be the choice.

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4. According to the passage, the WIDC believed that the proposed legislation resembled earlier legislation concerning women’s labor in that it

instance of limiting women's work opportunities.
(C) limited women’s occupational opportunities
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New post 18 Oct 2018, 08:29
All correct in 7 mins 20 seconds including 3 mins to read
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New post 17 Jan 2019, 00:53
Given that the passage only has one paragraph, taking three minutes to read the passage is one place where you could have cut down on time.

This is crucial as we know that a minute saved on the GMAT can be utilized to solve another SC question.

To save that one minute, or to read any passage effectively, it is important to identify what is to be read and what is not to be read.

Please watch this Youtube video to learn more about our reading principles.

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1- 03:12, 2 - 01:02, 3 - 01:32, 4 -00:45

Total - 06:33
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New post 26 Feb 2019, 05:50
mbacrazeddude666 wrote:
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Can someone explain why option B is correct in 3rd question. What do we mean by "contrasting the reasoning"


I was stuck on the same question and after re-reading the answer choices I concur that B is correct.

The passage mainly deals with the stance that each group, namely SPEW, WIDC and WTUL, has taken regarding the proposed legislation. However, even though all three groups contend that the unsafe conditions in the factories cause White lead poisoning, as to why each of these groups oppose the proposal varies. For example, WIDC is opposing the aforementioned proposal because it aims to restrict employment for women, SPEW is opposing it from their stance that the factories cause the lead poisoning and finally, WTUL's approach is that unions aren't strong enough at the Lead factories in order to pressure the factories from maintaining safe standards. Therefore, all three organizations approach the same problem but from different angles.

Hope this made sense...


Can u point out the differences between option B and option E, and specifically why option E is incorrect
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