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

It is currently 17 Jul 2018, 14:35

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

Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first

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

Hide Tags

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 47037
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 10:41
1
9
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

12% (00:31) correct 88% (00:34) wrong based on 207 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Jul 2017
Posts: 56
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 11:03
IMO C ...
Mary agrees with Ann's comment a present information that he always comes first in his ..that means she inferred "That intelligence is measured according to the position in class"
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 24 Jun 2018
Posts: 26
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 11:07
A. That her son is good in studies. as other option focus on inference of both the statements taken together
_________________

A sentence which can make a happy person sad and a sad person happy- 'this TIME will change'

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2018
Posts: 2
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 11:09
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.-
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 05 Mar 2015
Posts: 980
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 11:23
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.



C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.


IMHO Ans C
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 28 Jul 2016
Posts: 50
Location: India
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.97
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 11:51
Should be C
No other option defines relation between position and intelligence
_________________

Please give Kudos. Kudos encourage active discussions and help the community grow

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Status: GMAT APPLICANT
Joined: 29 Apr 2018
Posts: 15
Location: India
GPA: 3.69
WE: Corporate Finance (Retail Banking)
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 13:27
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.



I will go with A , as the Q stem talks about the Mary's inference from Ann's comment only.
Here we dont have to infer based on the two sentences, but state Mary's inference.

Waiting for OA now !!
_________________

Hit Kudos if you like.

Open to Discussion

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 68
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 14:26
C is the glaring answer choice and I jumped at it first, but remember that we are to answer a question asked, and the question is precise about what it demands, which is... Wait hold on, I was going to say A but again I'm drawn to C.

Anyway, final answer, A.
Waiting for OA.

Posted from my mobile device
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 92
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2018, 05:49
I am totally clueless how come A is the answer.
Can We have the OE.
_________________

kudos please if it helped you.

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 19 May 2018
Posts: 14
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2018, 22:36
C it links Intelligence and response with a position in the class

Sent from my CPH1727 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
P
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 439
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
GPA: 4
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jun 2018, 04:59
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 68
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jun 2018, 16:38
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.


The question is precise. What does Mary infer from "Ann's Statement"?

From a careful observation of Ann's statement, you'd realize that Ann never made any claim about about what 'yardstick intelligence is measured by' and Mary did not get the whole "first position" thing from Ann, it was just Mary's own personal comment.

One of the best ways to understand this is to imagine the two women sitting and watching Mary's son play smartly among friends and then Ann says, "your son is very intelligent", and then Mary replies,
"Yes, he always gets the first position in his class".
This can be said to confirm Ann's statement with a fact, it doesn't mean Ann's statement meant that.



This is a tricky one but the correct answer is A.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Status: GMAT in July 2018
Joined: 05 Mar 2018
Posts: 41
Location: India
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
WE: Law (Consulting)
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jun 2018, 22:51
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.


Should be C, IMHO.

If we choose A, the assumption (by the author) is that "studies" are the only criteria for obtaining a (first) position in class. This is not stated anywhere and has been ASSUMED by the author.

E.g. for getting the first position, mabe student need to be good in both studies and sports? How do we know?
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Status: GMAT in July 2018
Joined: 05 Mar 2018
Posts: 41
Location: India
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
WE: Law (Consulting)
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jun 2018, 22:52
Bunuel, please help, thanks.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 68
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2018, 08:14
Here is an explanation I found online; Explanation:

B is clearly wrong. Hence we reject it.
There is no comparison being drawn between the child and others in his class. Neither does Ann seem to mean that nor does Mary seem to interpret that. Hence we reject D.
Ann does not make any comment on intelligence. She is discussing Mary's son. And Mary also only talks about her son. Hence we can not say that Mary thinks either of B and E. Mary instead thinks that Ann is trying to say that her son is good in studies. She thinks Ann means that her son is intelligent and thus good in studies. Hence we can say that A is the best answer option.

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 24 Jun 2018
Posts: 26
Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jun 2018, 22:04
MrJglass wrote:
Here is an explanation I found online; Explanation:

B is clearly wrong. Hence we reject it.
There is no comparison being drawn between the child and others in his class. Neither does Ann seem to mean that nor does Mary seem to interpret that. Hence we reject D.
Ann does not make any comment on intelligence. She is discussing Mary's son. And Mary also only talks about her son. Hence we can not say that Mary thinks either of B and E. Mary instead thinks that Ann is trying to say that her son is good in studies. She thinks Ann means that her son is intelligent and thus good in studies. Hence we can say that A is the best answer option.

Posted from my mobile device



Hi,

If this would have been the question then the answer would be C?

Ann- Your son got the first position in his class
Mary- Yes, he is very intelligent.

which option will be correct for this?
_________________

A sentence which can make a happy person sad and a sad person happy- 'this TIME will change'

Re: Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first   [#permalink] 30 Jun 2018, 22:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.