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# CR Cloth Diapers

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I don't agree with the OA. I just want to see what you guys come up with before I disclose the OA. Please don't forget your explanations. Thanks

Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat to the environment. Sixteen billion disposable diapers are discarded annually, filling up landfills at an alarming rate. So people must stop buying disposable diapers and use cloth diapers.
Maria: But you forget that cloth diapers must be washed in hot water, which requires energy. Moreover, the resulting wastewater pollutes our rivers. When families use diaper services, diapers must be delivered by fuel-burning trucks that pollute the air and add to traffic congestion.
Maria objects to Pedro’s argument by
(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers
(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word “disposable” in Pedro’s argument
(D) demonstrating that cloth diapers are a far more serious threat to the environment than disposable diapers are
(E) suggesting that the economic advantages of cloth diapers outweigh whatever environmental damage they may cause
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21 Mar 2008, 13:17
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D.

A. He doesn't overstate anything
B. She doesn't indicate inadequate evidence to Pedro's claim
C. There is no ambiguous use of the word "disposable"
E. Economic advantages are not the point of the discussion, environmental concerns are
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D for me as well.
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21 Mar 2008, 18:39
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Vavali wrote:
(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers did not claim pedro overstated
(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers didn't mention hasty
(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word “disposable” in Pedro’s argument no mention of ambiguouity
(D) demonstrating that cloth diapers are a far more serious threat to the environment than disposable diapers are yes as she listed various environment concerns
(E) suggesting that the economic advantages of cloth diapers outweigh whatever environmental damage they may causedidn't argue about economic advantage

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22 Mar 2008, 12:13
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She didn't say anything mentioned in A,B,C,E.
She gave reasons why cloth diapers threathen the environment. So I choose D
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22 Mar 2008, 16:16
The OA is B
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22 Mar 2008, 17:09
Vavali wrote:
The OA is B

Why?
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23 Mar 2008, 06:43
I chose D myself. There's no explanation the question is from the CR 1000 set.

Does anyone care to share some light on why it is B?
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25 Mar 2008, 12:50
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I chose B, go me

D is wrong because she doesnt mention disposable diapers at all, she talks about diaper services and how bad cloth diapers are
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25 Mar 2008, 15:52
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Wow I chose D but reading the other posting... B makes sense... But phew!!! tricky one!!
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25 Mar 2008, 16:01
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B is the OA? I would still go with D.
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26 Mar 2008, 03:45
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I go with D.
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26 Mar 2008, 18:11
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I said B as well.
(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
Hasty is a good keyword...The text says, "BUT YOU FORGET", suggesting a hasty solution.

(D) demonstrating that cloth diapers are a far more serious threat to the environment than disposable diapers are
D is way to extreme...nobody said it was a serious threat.
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27 Mar 2008, 01:30
I think it is D?
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27 Mar 2008, 08:43
Okay, after reading it again, I agree it is B.
Good one.
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27 Mar 2008, 11:12
i will go with D

bcoz Maria draw a lot of negative impact on enviornment

though B sounds good but it is not say anything that Perdo hasnot sufficent evidence about
cloth diapers

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Guys cany u ans some of the questions i sent on the forum about sc and rc
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27 Mar 2008, 12:18
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Wow!! pretty tricky question, I chose myself D initially but after reading post B makes sense. Can anyone suggest some trick/tips to solve questions likes this?
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27 Mar 2008, 14:37
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I chose B as well. I don't like the harsh wording of B compared to D, but B describes what she does more accurately.
Re: CR Cloth Diapers   [#permalink] 27 Mar 2008, 14:37

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