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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018
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Critical Reasoning
Question no. 112

Editorial: Consumers in North America think that by drinking frozen concentrated orange juice, they are saving energy, because it takes fewer truckloads to transport it than it takes to transport an equivalent amount of not-from-concentrate juice. But they are mistaken, for the amount of energy required to concentrate the juice is far greater than the energy difference in the juices’ transport.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the greatest additional support for the editorial’s conclusion?

(A) Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.

(B) Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time.

(C) Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production.

(D) A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice.

(E) Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations.
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Question Type: Strengthen

Main Point: Energy required to concentrate orange juice > Difference between the energy required to transport the 2 different juices.
We should provide additional support to the above point.

A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks. - Correct. More energy is lost to transport the frozen concentrated orange juice. Hence energy required for concentrated orange juice >> Transportation energy difference.

B. Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time. - Incorrect. Out of scope.

C. Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production. - Incorrect. Irrelevant.

D. A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice. - Incorrect. Irrelevant.

E. Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations. - Incorrect. This statement again doesn't provide any information about the energy required.

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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018
Practice Question
Critical Reasoning
Question no. 112

Editorial: Consumers in North America think that by drinking frozen concentrated orange juice, they are saving energy, because it takes fewer truckloads to transport it than it takes to transport an equivalent amount of not-from-concentrate juice. But they are mistaken, for the amount of energy required to concentrate the juice is far greater than the energy difference in the juices’ transport.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the greatest additional support for the editorial’s conclusion?
A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.
B. Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time.
C. Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production.
D. A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice.
E. Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations.

Apart from A , rest all looks irrelevant..
Only A talks about energy usage and difference...

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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018
Practice Question
Critical Reasoning
Question no. 112

Editorial: Consumers in North America think that by drinking frozen concentrated orange juice, they are saving energy, because it takes fewer truckloads to transport it than it takes to transport an equivalent amount of not-from-concentrate juice. But they are mistaken, for the amount of energy required to concentrate the juice is far greater than the energy difference in the juices’ transport.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the greatest additional support for the editorial’s conclusion?
A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.
B. Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time.
C. Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production.
D. A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice.
E. Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations.


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Only A Supports that the Amount of Energy required for not-from-concentrate juice is lower than the frozen concentrated orange juice. Rest all seem to be irrelevant.
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Editorial: Consumers in North America think that by drinking frozen concentrated orange juice, they are saving energy, because it takes fewer truckloads to transport it than it takes to transport an equivalent amount of not-from-concentrate juice. But they are mistaken, for the amount of energy required to concentrate the juice is far greater than the energy difference in the juices' transport.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the greatest additional support for the editorial's conclusion?

A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.

B. Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time.

C. Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production.

D. A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice.

E. Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations.
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B,C and D out. Go for A because it gives additional evidence in support of the reasoning.


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B, D, E are somehow weakening the paragraph. C is out of scope. A is left.
OA is?!


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I am confused between A and B.

In B, Since frozen OJ lasts longer than non frozen, wouldn't it require more energy to preserve frozen OJ, hence strengthening the editorials conclusion? where am I going wrong with this logic?

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@gmatninja, Experts,

Could you please explain why A is correct ?
The question mentions '"amount of energy required to *concentrate*"but not freeze whereas the transport part involved the freezing bit also.

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GMATNinja, Experts,

Could you please explain why A is correct ?
The question mentions '"amount of energy required to *concentrate*"but not freeze whereas the transport part involved the freezing bit also.

We are looking for an answer that SUPPORTS the conclusion, which is that [consumers in NA who think that they are saving energy by drinking frozen concentrated OJ] are mistaken.

The editorial discusses two factors: transportation energy and concentration energy. Some consumers think concentrated OJ uses less energy because fewer truckloads are needed to transport it. This is evidence that concentrated OJ has lower transportation costs than non-concentrated OJ. However, the author claims that the energy required to concentrate the OJ is greater than the energy saved by using fewer trucks for transportation. In other words, the apparent energy savings related to transportation are outweighed by the energy need to concentrate the OJ.

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A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.

According to some consumers, concentrated OJ uses less transportation energy than non-concentrated OJ because fewer truckloads are needed to transport it. However, if the trucks needed to transport frozen, concentrated OJ use more energy per mile than other types of trucks, the apparent savings in transportation energy might not be that great. This is evidence that the apparent energy savings related to transportation might not be as high as the NA consumers think. This supports the author's conclusion that those consumers are mistaken.
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GMATNinja, Experts,

Could you please explain why A is correct ?
The question mentions '"amount of energy required to *concentrate*"but not freeze whereas the transport part involved the freezing bit also.

We are looking for an answer that SUPPORTS the conclusion, which is that [consumers in NA who think that they are saving energy by drinking frozen concentrated OJ] are mistaken.


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Editorial: Consumers in North America think that by drinking frozen concentrated orange juice, they are saving energy, because it takes fewer truckloads to transport it than it takes to transport an equivalent amount of not-from-concentrate juice. But they are mistaken, for the amount of energy required to concentrate the juice is far greater than the energy difference in the juices’ transport. < (Conclusion in bold)

Which of the following, if true, would provide the greatest additional support for the editorial’s conclusion?
-> REPHRASE: STRENGTHEN THE IDEA THAT CONSUMERS DO NOT SAVE ENERGY BY DRINKING FROZEN CONCENTRATED OJ.

A. Freezer trucks use substantially more energy per mile driven than do any other types of trucks.
- Passage reads "...drinking frozen concentrated orange juice". If (A) were the case, consumers are not saving energy b/c it takes a ton more energy/mile to transport frozen OJ.

B. Frozen juice can be stored for several years, while not-from-concentrate juice lasts a much shorter time.
- We're not interesting in not-from-concentrate juice. Further, this does not address energy consumption at all

C. Oranges grown in Brazil make up an increasing percentage of the fruit used in not-from-concentrate juice production.
- out of scope. who cares where oranges are grown? nevertheless, does not address energy consumption at all

D. A serving of not-from-concentrate juice takes up to six times more space than a serving of frozen concentrated juice.
- out of scope. who cares about (shelf) space? does not address energy consumption at all

E. Though frozen concentrated juice must be kept at a lower temperature, not-from-concentrate juice is far more sensitive to small temperature fluctuations.
- out of scope. who cares how sensitive not-from-concentrate juice is? does not address energy consumption at all


Easy to see how the Answer is A. By constantly remembering what the Conclusion is (and whether your goal is to Strengthen/Weaken it), you're better able to see which A/C does not even address the issue you need to solve for

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The answer is A
The argument talks about the people of north america that have wrong notion that they are saving energy by having concentrated frozen juices .
Author points out that to produce concentrated juices energy requirement is high and surpass energy used in transportation pf large volumes of not so concentrated juices.
A is only valid option as it talks how energy used is more in concentrated juices.
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Apart from option A, rest all looks out of scope and irrelevant. So A is the OA.

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A. Nothing else seems to come close

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