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New post 19 Jun 2018, 05:19
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As per your explanations if the option a was mentioned as below then would it be a correct answer choice:
address a widespread environmental management problem and suggest a possible solution.

What i comprehend from your earlier explanations is that since the author is not providing a number of possible solutions. Hence the option a is wrong.

Pl correct me.
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For Q1,why is (A) incorrect based on below part of passage:
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For example, a plant situated near a number of larger non-compliant competitors
is less likely to attract the attention of local regulators than is an isolated plant, and less attention means lower costs.

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Hi, mikemcgarry and other moderators,
I have a confusion with primary purpose question here,

If I see official explanation it says option E is correct because: The primary purpose aims to dispel the belief that environmental regulations affect all companies in industry uniformly.

And if we see the last para where it is stated "By realizing that they have discretion and that not all industries are affected equally by environmental regulation,..."
states they are not equally affected.

Can somebody explain than how answer choice E is correct?


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Hi, mikemcgarry and other moderators,
I have a confusion with primary purpose question here,

If I see official explanation it says option E is correct because: The primary purpose aims to dispel the belief that environmental regulations affect all companies in industry uniformly.

And if we see the last para where it is stated "By realizing that they have discretion and that not all industries are affected equally by environmental regulation,..."
states they are not equally affected.

Can somebody explain than how answer choice E is correct?


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New post 20 Oct 2019, 21:24
Hi there,

I have a confusion regarging qurestion 4 i.e find the primay purpose of the passage - I chose Option B. why is Option E better answer than B? Option E says correcting misconception now this is only restricted to para 1

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Hi mikemcgarry or other experts,
I was confused with choice D in Question 54
54. Which of the following best describes the relationship of the statement about large plants (lines 18-26) to the passage as a whole?
(A) It presents a hypothesis that is disproved later in the passage.
(B) It highlights an opposition between two ideas mentioned in the passage.
(C) It provides examples to support a claim made earlier in the passage.
(D) It exemplifies a misconception mentioned earlier in the passage.
(E) It draws an analogy between two situations described in the passage.

IMO , "addition", the first word in paragraph 2, implies same level as the content preceding "addition".
here is an example which proves the main idea, so I view the comparison of larger company and smaller as an example to prove the main idea.


Please point out my faults.

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Dear zoezhuyan,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

You are correct that "additionally" continues the line of argument. You are correct that the passage began with stating a misconception, then stating what is really true. We got one example, and after the word "additionally," we get another example. But these are examples of what?? Let's think about this carefully.

Misconception: Environmental regulations have the same effect on all companies.
Truth: Environmental regulations have vastly different effects on different companies.

Example #1: location can affect how much or little regulatory attention a company gets
(then the word "additionally")
Example #2: size matters: big vs. small companies also are affected differently

Those are examples of what? They are examples of how different companies are affected by environmental regulations in different ways. In other words, they are examples of the "Truth" that we listed above. They are NOT examples of the "misconception"--in fact, they are all counterexamples to the "misconception." Choice (D) has it exactly backwards! These are NOT examples of the misconception: quite to the contrary, they are examples demonstrating that the misconception is wrong.

Does all this make sense?
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Hi,
GMATNinja mikemcgarry please could you help me with the following

2. According to the passage, which of the following statements about sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide outputs is true?

(A) Older production technologies cannot be adapted so as to reduce production of these outputs as waste products.

(C) Although these outputs are environmentally hazardous, some plants still generate them as waste products despite the high compliance cost they impose.


While I understand the answer to this question is option C because the passage clearly states that "New regulations have imposed extensive compliance costs on companies still using older industrial coal-fired burners"

I still have my doubts regarding option A. The passage states that "older industrial coal-fired burners that generate high sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide outputs" So can't we infer that these old technologies cannot help reduce the waste output?

If they are generating high sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide how can they be used to reduce the waste output
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Hi GMATNinja,

Could you please help me with question no 2?

2. According to the passage, which of the following statements about sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide outputs is true?

(A) Older production technologies cannot be adapted so as to reduce production of these outputs as waste products.
(B) Under the most recent environmental regulations, industrial plants are no longer permitted to produce these outputs.
(C) Although these outputs are environmentally hazardous, some plants still generate them as waste products despite the high compliance cost they impose.
(D) Many older plants have developed innovative technological processes that reduce the amounts of these outputs generated as waste products.
(E) Since the production processes that generate these outputs are less costly than alternative processes, these less expensive processes are sometimes adopted despite their acknowledged environmental hazards.

The passage says, "Finally, older production technologies often continue to generate toxic wastes that were not regulated when the technology was first adopted."

I think I misread the word "adapted" for "adopted" while reading option (A) Older production technologies cannot be adapted so as to reduce production of these outputs as waste products.
What happens when older production technologies are adapted is clearly not discussed in the passage.
However, if option A were to have the word "adopted" instead of "adapted" option A could be true. Wouldn't you say?

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regulatory costs—and therefore compliance—fall unevenly, economically disadvantaging some companies and benefiting others. For example, a plant situated near a number of larger non-compliant competitors is less likely to attract the attention of local regulators than is an isolated plant, and less attention means lower costs.

will you explain ( therefore compliance )in this compliance refers to just compliance or compliance costs.
also explain (a plant situated near a number of larger non-compliant competitors is less likely to attract the attention of local regulators than is an isolated plant, and less attention means lower costs.) how noncompliant competitors is less likely to attract attention of local regulators.basically noncompliant means failing to act according their command.
i'm not getting how they are not getting attracted local regulators.

Also Why option A of first question is wrong according to above fact?
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