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# Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such

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Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

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16 Jun 2018, 11:07
A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum. This doesn't strengthen at all. It is not about how close someone works out to the motor vehicles but about the overall impact that it creates.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic. This strengthens the argument. This is directly relied up the statements given in the argument and supports it.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair. Nothing is talked about the post-symptoms. Hence this is out of context.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution. Yes, this is about air pollution but not exactly. The main concern here is breathing issue. Out of context

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind. Out of context

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16 Jun 2018, 12:20
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Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind

Ans B
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24 Jun 2018, 04:54
Bunuel wrote:
Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

IMO not really a great question. A can very well be the answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

IMO not really a great question. A can very well be the answer.
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I'll refrain from commenting on the details of this particular question, but I'll repeat my standard line: the GMAT spends between \$1500 and \$3000 on each individual question, and even the very best test-prep companies can't compete with that. On quant, I think that non-official questions are still generally valuable, but I can't really say the same thing about verbal. And it's basically impossible to write perfect, airtight verbal questions in the actual style of the GMAT, so most non-official verbal questions end up having at least some flaws. Often, those flaws are pretty serious.

That's why I tend to reserve my fire for official questions only, with rare exceptions. I don't think there's much value in picking apart the imperfections of non-official questions, even when they're created by great companies.

I hope this helps a bit!
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24 Jun 2018, 10:28
GMATNinja wrote:
KS15 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

IMO not really a great question. A can very well be the answer.
GMATNinja

I'll refrain from commenting on the details of this particular question, but I'll repeat my standard line: the GMAT spends between \$1500 and \$3000 on each individual question, and even the very best test-prep companies can't compete with that. On quant, I think that non-official questions are still generally valuable, but I can't really say the same thing about verbal. And it's basically impossible to write perfect, airtight verbal questions in the actual style of the GMAT, so most non-official verbal questions end up having at least some flaws. Often, those flaws are pretty serious.

That's why I tend to reserve my fire for official questions only, with rare exceptions. I don't think there's much value in picking apart the imperfections of non-official questions, even when they're created by great companies.

I hope this helps a bit!

Thank you Sir-this certainly helps.
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28 Sep 2018, 05:24
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I agree that this is not official, but I actually like this question and think that there are some things that we should learn from it.

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum. We'll hold it, it's pretty close.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic. We'll hold it. Our only question should be whether or not urban area's have vehicular traffic?

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair. Out of scope. We don't know this.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution. Out of scope

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind. Obviously can be eliminated. Vehicles are only harmful during some circumstances.

The debate should really be between A and B here.

(A) This would make sense. We know exercising near motor vehicles = harmful to Respiratory system. But the second part of the sentence should really be compared to the premises.
"When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system." This tells us that exercising = inhaling a lot of air.
So we can not infer that it is possible to "keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum while exercising

(B) We held on to this one because it's reasonable to infer that an urban area during peak hour traffic would consist of a lot of motor vehicles.

Gas vehicle = harm... More gas = more damage... exercise = inhale air .....

At the end of the day, when measuring the gaps in (A) and (B), we should decide which is more reasonable:
(A) Can we limit the amount of air inhaled while exercising?
(B) Can we be sure that motor vehicles are will be in an urban are during peak hour traffic?

Hope this helps someone.
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28 Sep 2018, 07:59
Bunuel wrote:
Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum.

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic.

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair.

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution.

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.

A is outright incorrect, if you think of the given premise "Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans" = "Gases emitted by running motor vehicles are harmful to humans", since i think it is safe to assume that the motor vehicles emit gases only while they are in operation.
Answer choice A, simply states "exercising near motor vehicles", hence it borders on being "could be true"

Whereas answer choice B is explicit in mentioning "during peak hour traffic", which makes it quite clear that gases are being emitted as the motor vehicles are in operation.

Hence i think B is correct.

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29 Sep 2018, 02:10
Bunuel wrote:
Gases emitted by motor vehicles are harmful to humans. The more such gases are inhaled, the more damage is done to one's respiratory system. When exercising, larger volumes of air pass through the respiratory system.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the information above?

A. When exercising near motor vehicles, one should keep the amount of air inhaled to a minimum. - no talking about minimising air inhaled

B. Outdoor exercise in an urban area should not be performed during peak hour traffic. - makes sense

C. Damages caused to the respiratory system are almost impossible to repair. - out of scope

D. In the near future, emission-free vehicles will be created to prevent air pollution. -irrelevant

E. Vehicles are harmful to humankind.
-irrelevant

Ans:B -B makes sense as argument is about people doing excercise when motor vehicles are emitting gases, so b is close to what we are looking for
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