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

It is currently 21 Aug 2019, 04:34

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

Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Senior RC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 3456
GPA: 3.39
Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2019, 22:29
4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

68% (02:28) correct 32% (02:29) wrong based on 116 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon, or 7 times more than does whole milk, those lighteners usually contain no cholesterol. Yet one tablespoon of such lighteners causes the consumers blood cholesterol to rise to a higher level than does an identical amount of whole milk, which contains 2 milligrams of cholesterol per tablespoon.

Manufacturers of coffee lighteners based on coconut oil claim that their products usually cause the typical consumer’s blood cholesterol to rise to a lower level than does the use of whole milk as a lightener.

Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the manufacturers’ claim?

(A) Consumers of lighteners made with coconut oil who avoid other high-cholesterol foods and exercise more than average tend to have lower-than-average blood cholesterol levels.

(B) Coffee is frequently consumed with pastries and other rich desserts that themselves result in high blood cholesterol levels.

(C) One popular nondairy coffee lightener that is not based on coconut oil has reduced its fat content by 20 percent while keeping its cholesterol content at zero.

(D) Consumers typically add to their coffee substantially smaller quantities of coconut oil-based lighteners than of whole milk.

(E) Most consumers are convinced that whole dairy products increase blood cholesterol and that nondairy coffee lighteners do not.

_________________
For new project RC Butler 2019: Click here
New! Need for an RC strategy and practice? Click here
Patterns among those who have scored 750+(2019 Edition) Click here
For all GMAT Flashcards => Click here
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2383
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2019, 06:39
Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon, or 7 times more than does whole milk, those lighteners usually contain no cholesterol. Yet one tablespoon of such lighteners causes the consumers blood cholesterol to rise to a higher level than does an identical amount of whole milk, which contains 2 milligrams of cholesterol per tablespoon.

Manufacturers of coffee lighteners based on coconut oil claim that their products usually cause the typical consumer’s blood cholesterol to rise to a lower level than does the use of whole milk as a lightener.

Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the manufacturers’ claim?

(A) Consumers of lighteners made with coconut oil who avoid other high-cholesterol foods and exercise more than average tend to have lower-than-average blood cholesterol levels.- incorrect, this talks about a subset of the group who use lighteners made with coconut oil and we are concerned whether such lighteners causes the consumers blood cholesterol to rise to a higher level and not with the average blood cholesterol levels

(B) Coffee is frequently consumed with pastries and other rich desserts that themselves result in high blood cholesterol levels.- irrelevant- this applies to both nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil and whole milk

(C) One popular nondairy coffee lightener that is not based on coconut oil has reduced its fat content by 20 percent while keeping its cholesterol content at zero.- out of scope, the popular nondairy coffee lightener that is not based on coconut oil is not within our scope

(D) Consumers typically add to their coffee substantially smaller quantities of coconut oil-based lighteners than of whole milk.- Correct, although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil per tablespoon contain more sat fat(causing blood cholesterol to rise more per unit consumed), these lighteners are used in substantially smaller quantities

(E) Most consumers are convinced that whole dairy products increase blood cholesterol and that nondairy coffee lighteners do not.- incorrect, what consumers believe is not relevant

Answer D
_________________
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
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Dec 2018
Posts: 35
CAT Tests
Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2019, 07:24
1
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon, or 7 times more than does whole milk, those lighteners usually contain no cholesterol. Yet one tablespoon of such lighteners causes the consumers blood cholesterol to rise to a higher level than does an identical amount of whole milk, which contains 2 milligrams of cholesterol per tablespoon.

Manufacturers of coffee lighteners based on coconut oil claim that their products usually cause the typical consumer’s blood cholesterol to rise to a lower level than does the use of whole milk as a lightener.

Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the manufacturers’ claim?



The toughest part is deciphering what the argument is.. After understanding it, you can summarize it as follows:

SUMMARY : 1 tbsp of coffee lightener causes higher cholesterol than 1tbsp whole milk


Prethinking -> What if way less coffee lightener needs to be used compared to whole milk?



(A) Consumers of lighteners made with coconut oil who avoid other high-cholesterol foods and exercise more than average tend to have lower-than-average blood cholesterol levels.

Irrelevant. We want something that strengthens the claim made by the manufacturer. This option is speaking about a specific group of people, who have certain characteristics that make them healthier than the general public...

(B) Coffee is frequently consumed with pastries and other rich desserts that themselves result in high blood cholesterol levels.

Irrelevant.. We're comparing Coffee Lighteners vs. Whole milk, and we are looking for a reason to believe the claim that the Coffee Lightener is better for cholesterol.

(C) One popular nondairy coffee lightener that is not based on coconut oil has reduced its fat content by 20 percent while keeping its cholesterol content at zero.

Irrelevant.. we don't care about other products besides the one we are speaking about..

(D) Consumers typically add to their coffee substantially smaller quantities of coconut oil-based lighteners than of whole milk.

Good.

If consumers are adding way less coffee lightener, then the cholesterol affect can be neglected (key word : substantially), which cannot be said about whole milk.. If this is true, then this definitely gives reason to believe the manufacturer's claim.

(E) Most consumers are convinced that whole dairy products increase blood cholesterol and that nondairy coffee lighteners do not.

Irrelevant.. Who cares what consumers are convinced of.. We're looking for hard evidence to strengthen the argument.



Answer : D
GMAT Club Bot
Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr   [#permalink] 08 Aug 2019, 07:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Although nondairy coffee lighteners made with coconut oil contain 2 gr

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





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