CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 28 Feb 2017, 01:05

### 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

# CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

CEO
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3460
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 869 [0], given: 781

CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2003, 10:54
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (02:51) wrong based on 10 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms.

D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 25 Jun 2003
Posts: 93
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2003, 17:10
A

Both car and burglar alarms are a source of draining valuable ploice resources, but yet , since burglar alarms are more effective than car alarms, I feel we should be better of posing restrictions on the owners
_________________

Brainless

CEO
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3460
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 869 [0], given: 781

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2003, 19:57
Brainless wrote:
A

Both car and burglar alarms are a source of draining valuable ploice resources, but yet , since burglar alarms are more effective than car alarms, I feel we should be better of posing restrictions on the owners

Brain, In A, the comparison doesnt make sense...we dont know if car alarms generate false alarms...so "more restrictions" is unwarranted..

A is too Narrow...and very specific.

praetorian
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Posts: 257
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2003, 07:37
Will go with C.
Argument proceeds by saying how 'shity' the burglar alarms are. They waste public resources, police time....
One obvious solution is to remove them altogether.
But because they are useful
, one can continue to use them and fine wealthy people.
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Posts: 257
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

02 Oct 2003, 06:04
praet
i dont see any connection between B and the statement "that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries". The question is asking what role this statement plays in the argument.
B - is anyway stated through many examples and the statement above does't give any info. about what is stated in B.
Manager
Joined: 19 Oct 2003
Posts: 72
Location: USA
Followers: 1

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

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Oct 2003, 18:51
praetorian123 wrote:
Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms.

D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

I vote for C. I do not understand all the meaning but
B is wrong because the point here is
"are effective in deterring burglaries, SO the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners " the author cites the effectiveness to justify for the FINE. It has nothing to do with " a drain on public resources" as in B.
_________________

I have 2 month for gmat.

VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1473
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 13

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jul 2010, 03:48
Bumping this one up...another nice one.
Manager
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 171
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 1

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jul 2010, 05:22
oops . Heavy
_________________

R E S P E C T

Finally KISSedGMAT 700 times 450 to 700 An exprience

Manager
Joined: 09 Jul 2010
Posts: 150
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 3

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2010, 06:03
Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.>>nowhere it is mentioned about placing restrictions.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms>>>HOWEVER is the key word. and wat is it doin ??It is contradicting and providing a basis to fine burglar alarm system owners[/b].
D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

nice CR
_________________

consider cudos if you like my post

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 441
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 104 [1] , given: 112

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jul 2010, 05:21
1
KUDOS
c fr me
Manager
Joined: 16 Mar 2010
Posts: 184
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 9

Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2010, 04:16
D for me....
The question is asking why the words "The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries " are used.

These word are used to show that police can not neglect the burgler alarm like they may ignore car alarm.... so the answer is D

Consider giving me KUDOS if you like my posts...
Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20   [#permalink] 02 Aug 2010, 04:16
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 Homeowner Representative: Statistics show that burglars often target 2 26 Aug 2015, 23:01
cr2 3 15 Feb 2012, 23:37
1 CR2 6 10 May 2010, 08:43
44 Burglar alarm systems can be inaccurate in two ways: they 13 17 Feb 2009, 21:31
GPREP2 CR 4 19 Jan 2008, 13:46
Display posts from previous: Sort by