It is currently 25 Sep 2017, 01:10

### 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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Almost every modern kitchen today is equipped with a

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 99

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

Almost every modern kitchen today is equipped with a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 May 2010, 10:21
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

65% (01:01) correct 35% (01:06) wrong based on 174 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Almost every modern kitchen today is equipped with a microwave oven, mainly because microwave ovens offer a fast and convenient way of cooking and reheating food. Indeed, it has become a standard appliance in most households. Studies have shown, however, that microwave ovens are not completely safe and their use has occasionally resulted in serious injury. Because of this, some consumer advocates argue that microwave ovens should not be so readily accepted as a standard appliance until they can be certified to be completely safe.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument of the consumer advocates?
1.Microwave ovens have taken much of the joy out of cooking.
2.There have been many reported incidences of people who have been scalded by liquids superheated in microwave ovens.
3.Absolute safety is the only criterion by which an appliance should be judged to be acceptable as “standard.”
4.There is no such thing as a completely safe appliance.
5.Stoves and ovens that use natural gas consume energy much more efficiently than microwave ovens.

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Affiliations: ?
Joined: 20 Jul 2009
Posts: 191

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 6

Location: Africa/Europe
Schools: Kellogg; Ross (\$\$); Tuck

### Show Tags

30 May 2010, 11:02
Clearly C for me.

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 6

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 99

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 May 2010, 11:22
Why not B?

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Affiliations: ?
Joined: 20 Jul 2009
Posts: 191

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 6

Location: Africa/Europe
Schools: Kellogg; Ross (\$\$); Tuck

### Show Tags

30 May 2010, 13:19
Prax wrote:
Why not B?

The conclusion is that microwave ovens should not be considered "satandard" appliance because they are not safe.

By saying this we assume that an item considered standard must be safe. and if this is true, it will strenghten the argument.

C clearly does.

B just give arguments to say that oven are not safe. but does not say that those appliances should not be accepted as standard.

what OA?

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 6

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 419

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 16

Schools: UT at Austin, Indiana State University, UC at Berkeley
WE 1: 5.5
WE 2: 5.5
WE 3: 6.0

### Show Tags

30 May 2010, 21:56
C
_________________

Never give up,,,

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 16

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 99

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Jun 2010, 07:48
It is C.

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 64

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

03 Jun 2010, 05:13
C is the ans....As only C correctly link the standard equipment and safety mentioned in the argument.

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 3

VP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1480

Kudos [?]: 733 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

04 Jun 2010, 13:27
C it is.

Not B because argument already says that "Studies have shown that microwave ovens are not completely safe" and (B) is reiterating the same thing ==> There have been many reported incidences of people who have been scalded by liquids superheated in microwave ovens.

Kudos [?]: 733 [0], given: 6

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 419

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

### Show Tags

18 Jul 2010, 02:10
C for me

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

Manager
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 155

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 14

Location: India
Schools: ISB

### Show Tags

18 Jul 2010, 02:53
+1 for C
_________________

_________________
If you like my post, consider giving me a kudos. THANKS!

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 14

Manager
Joined: 09 Jul 2010
Posts: 142

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

18 Jul 2010, 05:08
ezy 1..C it is
took 1.10 sec
_________________

consider cudos if you like my post

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 3

Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 391

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 76

### Show Tags

18 Jul 2010, 05:36
1. Nothing to do with the argument.
2. Repeats the statement again, doesn't strengthen the argument.
3. It does strengthen the argument. This is the correct answer.
4. It weakens the argument.
5. Nothing to do with the argument.

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 76

Manager
Joined: 08 Jan 2010
Posts: 181

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2010, 12:49
B for me .......whats the OA ?

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 13

Manager
Joined: 01 Jul 2010
Posts: 52

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 15

Schools: LBS, Harvard, Booth, Stanford, ISB, NTU
WE 1: S/W Engineer

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2010, 02:23
C for me. Someone already gave a nice explanation!

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 15

Manager
Joined: 09 Jan 2010
Posts: 125

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2010, 12:52
C ...1.17 sec

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 12

Senior Manager
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 462

Kudos [?]: 172 [0], given: 24

Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2010, 08:51
C is the only one tht makes sense in the context of the question
_________________

Kidchaos

http://www.laptopskinvault.com

Follow The Laptop Skin Vault on:

Consider Kudos if you think the Post is good
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to change. It's not. - Dr. Seuss

Kudos [?]: 172 [0], given: 24

Manager
Joined: 15 Apr 2010
Posts: 163

Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2010, 09:05
Easy one...C

Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 3

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 419

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2010, 11:14
getting it right the second time ..C it is ! cheers !

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

Manager
Joined: 22 Aug 2008
Posts: 181

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 11

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2010, 12:22
C for me as well.

The conclusion uses some word which are in strong mood.
Because of this, some consumer advocates argue that microwave ovens should not be so readily accepted as a standard appliance until they can be certified to be completely safe.

C also uses the word Absolute .

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 11

Manager
Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 120

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 4

Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2010, 12:56
IMO C

B has a week reasoning. For example, if you ride a bus and get a injury later, it can't be said that the bus is at fault. You might tumble and fell after you got down from the bus. Similarly, even though the water was heated in the microwave, we can't say with absolute certainity that the microwave was at fault. What if the person could handle the pot of superheated water properly. ( I have done to myself )

Hence C is the correct answer, it seems.
_________________

----------------------------------------------
My GMAT Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/name-of-the-game-do-not-giveup-112609.html

If you like my post, Kudos me.

Don't forget to visit me - http://mbaido.wordpress.com/

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 4

Re: Microwave Ovens-MGMAT question   [#permalink] 11 Sep 2010, 12:56

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 35 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by