It is currently 22 Nov 2017, 04:27

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Posts: 439

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Location: Earth
Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2008, 12:32
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

67% (00:24) correct 33% (01:41) wrong based on 22 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that
(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question

I got this correct but see two options quite close...can someone help with answer and correct explanation.
OA will follow

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 07 Oct 2007
Posts: 20

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

Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2008, 14:24
Easy one... C

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

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Oct 2007
Posts: 33

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 0

Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2008, 14:57
kyatin wrote:
Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that
(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question

I got this correct but see two options quite close...can someone help with answer and correct explanation.
OA will follow


I think it is D.

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 535

Kudos [?]: 187 [0], given: 0

Schools: Stern, McCombs, Marshall, Wharton
Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2008, 11:01
Quad wrote:
Easy one... C


Vote C for me as well.

The obvious choices are between C and D.

It's clear that Joe believes that Bill's law doesnt affect houses.

I don't think D is correct becasue it is concerned with the Risk of fires. The acutaul risk is irrelevant. The argument is that smoke detectors can save lives. If only 1% of houses have fires and and 98% of the houses with fires are saved if they have smoke detectors then you would still argue for detectors even though the risk was low.

Kudos [?]: 187 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Feb 2008
Posts: 13

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

Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2008, 21:09
Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that
(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question

joe states that "smoke detector are just as important for safety in private houses..."...this shows joe thinks that bill is not considering the safety of private house as important as that of the apartments.....therefore option D seems to be the best answer.
ANSWER-D
_________________

fighter

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

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2006
Posts: 291

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

Location: SFO Bay Area
Schools: Berkeley Haas
Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2008, 00:44
C should be it.

D is very close as well. But since there is no mention of fire anywhere in Bill's or Joe's statements, I am going to go with C.

Whats OA ?

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

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Posts: 439

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Location: Earth
Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2008, 06:19
OA is "C".

Great explanations everyone.

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 412

Kudos [?]: 344 [0], given: 34

Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology
Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 May 2011, 18:23
shashank52 wrote:
Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that
(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question

joe states that "smoke detector are just as important for safety in private houses..."...this shows joe thinks that bill is not considering the safety of private house as important as that of the apartments.....therefore option D seems to be the best answer.
ANSWER-D


Even I selected D over C initially, but an inference question cant introduce a new element(risk here) and has to be from the facts inside the stimulus.
As far as the conclusion statement goes like ""smoke detector are just as important for safety in private houses...", we cant say that "risk = important" to justify D.
_________________

If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of anybody! Cowards do that and You're better than that!
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.
Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.

http://gmatclub.com/forum/1000-sc-notes-at-one-place-in-one-document-with-best-of-explanations-192961.html

Press +1 Kudos, if you think my post gave u a tiny tip.

Kudos [?]: 344 [0], given: 34

VP
VP
avatar
Status: There is always something new !!
Affiliations: PMI,QAI Global,eXampleCG
Joined: 08 May 2009
Posts: 1283

Kudos [?]: 286 [0], given: 10

Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 May 2011, 01:24
C it is.
_________________

Visit -- http://www.sustainable-sphere.com/
Promote Green Business,Sustainable Living and Green Earth !!

Kudos [?]: 286 [0], given: 10

Re: 1000 CR : Test C-15   [#permalink] 21 May 2011, 01:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe

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

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.