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

 It is currently 12 Dec 2019, 11:17

### 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

### Request Expert Reply

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

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 296

### Show Tags

Updated on: 13 Dec 2017, 08:08
3
10
00:00

Difficulty:

65% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (02:01) correct 44% (01:58) wrong based on 633 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive test—the toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

The argument requires the assumption that

(A) Clark parts are available only in this country
(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
(C) no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

Source: LSAT

Originally posted by gurpreet07 on 17 Nov 2009, 02:26.
Last edited by Skywalker18 on 13 Dec 2017, 08:08, edited 2 times in total.
Intern
Joined: 26 Oct 2009
Posts: 38

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 03:18
the point here is
Since poorly constructed parts are likely to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs, Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

If we negate this, the conclusion that we must choose the Clark brand falls apart. since Clarks brand would be as cheap as others and would start causing hundreds of dollers in repairs.

what is OA
Manager
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 122

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 04:33
The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 296

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 05:03
Yes the OA is D.........

was confused a little bit..
Manager
Joined: 24 Sep 2009
Posts: 53

### Show Tags

19 Nov 2009, 08:51
Why not C?
The author convinces to buy only Clark-made parts because they meet all the Goverment standards, and convinces not to buy foreign made parts. What if foreign made parts also meet the Goverment standards? So why only insist on buying Clark-made ones?

I am still confused.

The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D
Manager
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 122

### Show Tags

19 Nov 2009, 09:39
1
fall2009 wrote:
Why not C?
The author convinces to buy only Clark-made parts because they meet all the Goverment standards, and convinces not to buy foreign made parts. What if foreign made parts also meet the Goverment standards? So why only insist on buying Clark-made ones?

I am still confused.

The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D

The argument by stating that “foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable” makes a point that there could be some foreign-made parts that are reliable. Hence these parts could satisfy the government standards.

So this cannot be a assumption
Intern
Joined: 04 May 2004
Posts: 38
Location: India

### Show Tags

20 Nov 2009, 07:46
I think D.

Whats OA?

Why D?
1. Because I can eliminate A,B and E.
2. C - no where in the passage are we implying that forign made parts do not pass the tests.
Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 920
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs

### Show Tags

02 May 2012, 17:39
+1 D

If we assume that parts that satisfy our government standards could be as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts, we cannot claim categoricatelly claim that our parts are the best.
_________________
"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings
Manager
Joined: 21 May 2015
Posts: 213
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41

### Show Tags

31 May 2015, 08:09
D
Conclusion - Clark Brand parts are better than foreign parts
Premise - Clark brand parts have undergone govt tests; foreign parts are poorly constructed
Assumption - parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed
_________________
Apoorv

I realize that i cannot change the world....But i can play a part
Intern
Joined: 10 Nov 2014
Posts: 45

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2015, 22:06
I am confused between D and E. Can anyone give me an explanation
SC Moderator
Joined: 23 Sep 2015
Posts: 1713

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2015, 08:14
1
C is too extreme, can't be the answer
A,B, E eliminated without any doubt.

D
_________________
Simple strategy:
“Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Want to improve your Score:
GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 1| GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 2 | How to Improve GMAT Quant from Q49 to a Perfect Q51 | Time management

My Notes:
Reading comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Absolute Phrases | Subjunctive Mood
Intern
Joined: 02 Sep 2015
Posts: 11

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2015, 13:52
+1 D
Seems to be most relevant and critical to the question
Intern
Joined: 03 Mar 2014
Posts: 5

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2016, 08:06
I think the answer is E, as D states any parts rather E says specifically car parts
Intern
Joined: 09 Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT Date: 04-01-2015
GPA: 3.7
WE: General Management (Education)

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2016, 18:53
The answer is E
(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts -> It can't not be D since as it stated, we don't know if the foreign-made parts are reliable or not which means it can be reliable and not all foreign-made parts are poorly constructed
(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed -->E is the answer because the ads emphasize that "Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country".
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 8309

### Show Tags

03 May 2016, 19:47
shry92 wrote:
Why not B?

(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country..

these is not an assumption--
With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes.
the above statement clearly states that few are cheap look alike and few are reliable but it is difficult to differentiate ..
_________________
Verbal Forum Moderator
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2435
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)

### Show Tags

13 Dec 2017, 08:10
2
gurpreet07 wrote:
Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive test—the toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

The argument requires the assumption that

(A) Clark parts are available only in this country
(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
(C) no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

Source: LSAT

The conclusion of this argument is that you should insist on Clark parts. Why? Because they satisfy all our government tests (tough tests!) and with foreign-made parts you can't tell if they're good or cheapos that will break.

There's a few gaps in this argument. For one, perhaps I'm convinced we should buy domestic parts that pass these tests, but why Clark? Why not Clark's domestic competitor that passes all the tests AND offers discounts?

Furthermore, how good are these tests? Sure they're the toughest, but are they tough enough? Could you pass these tests and still be a cheap, liable-to-break car part?

(D) "deals" with this second issue - it assures us that the parts that pass are not as bad as the cheapo foreign ones. If you negate (D), it destroys the argument.

(A) is out of scope - we're not interested in whether we can get them but if we should.

(B) is too extreme and is out of scope. We don't need to assume that the foreign parts don't work for domestic cars. We already know those foreign parts are problematic. Also, this argument has never been restricted to parts for domestic cars. Out of scope.

(C) is too extreme. The argument's premise allows for some foreign parts to be high-quality. The issue is that you can't tell if a foreign part is good or not.

(E) is tempting, but we're not interested in any part made in this country; we're concerned with Clark parts! Even if some domestic parts were bad, the Clark ones could still be fine.
_________________
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 7314

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2019, 08:39
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.
Re: Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars   [#permalink] 19 Mar 2019, 08:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by

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

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne