It is currently 23 Oct 2017, 19:54

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

For the first time, an earth-like planet has been

Author Message
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798

Kudos [?]: 170 [0], given: 0

For the first time, an earth-like planet has been [#permalink]

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 08:21
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

For the first time, an earth-like planet has been discovered. Since this planet is orbiting another star, the greatest chance for extraterrestrial life
to exist is outside our solar system.

The argument above assumes which of the following?

Extraterrestrial organisms are likely to appear in forms similar to terrestrial ones.

Life cannot exist on the other planets of our solar system.

Life will always occur wherever earth-like planets exist.

Life is most likely to arise under earth-like conditions.

Life from other kinds of planets is too difficult to detect.

Kudos [?]: 170 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 606

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 08:49
Was in balance between B and D.
I think end of the stem stress more answer B than D.

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Aug 2004
Posts: 320

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

Location: India

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 11:16
D is my choice.
Conclusion: The planet represents the greatest chance outside our solar system for ET life to exist.
Evidence: It is an earth like planet.

The choice that best connects the conclusion and evidence is choice D.

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4284

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 12:05
D must be it
Life could exist on Mars and there is no allusion to life potential in our solar system whatsoever
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 08 Jul 2004
Posts: 595

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 12:57
D, if there is a catch let us know!
S

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 574

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 0

Location: San Jose, CA

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 14:04
Paul wrote:
D must be it
Life could exist on Mars and there is no allusion to life potential in our solar system whatsoever

Yes
I chose D for similar reason

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 222

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Location: Utrecht

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 14:10
I would choose B.

The greatest chance for extracadabra life is outside our solar system.

I could be wrong, but on the real test I would choose this one.

Regards,

Alex

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 19 Aug 2004
Posts: 47

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 15:32
I will go with B.

Life cannot exist on planets of our solar system (Assumption).
Earth like planet discovered outside our solar system.
So, greatest chance to find life is outside our solar system.

Second best choice is D. D does not explain why life cannot be found on our solar system.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 05 Sep 2004
Posts: 97

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 Sep 2004, 17:31
I think it's between C and D. C is just a stronger version of D.

Like usual, we simplify:

(i) An earth-like planet is discovered.
(ii) The planet is in another solar system.
(iii) --------------------
(iv) Thus, greatest chance of extra terrestrial life is outside our solar system.

(iii) has to link the existence of life with an earth-like planet or conditions. The assumption, then, is: we discovered an earth-like planet and we have discovered life!

What if the planet is earth-like in conditions/appearance only and life has never been introduced there before?

(C) and (D) both say the same thing. You'll choose (C) over (D) because we're talking about a whole planet and not just conditions. You'll choose (D) over (C) because (C) talks in absolute terms ("always") while (D) tones it down and uses likelihoods.

If I was a GMAT testmaker, I wouldn't subject the students to the agony of this judgement call and change one thing in either of the choices to making it lacking in some respect.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

10 Sep 2004, 17:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by