GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 23 Jan 2019, 07:46

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

     January 26, 2019

     January 26, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.
  • Free GMAT Number Properties Webinar

     January 27, 2019

     January 27, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn a structured approach to solve 700+ Number Properties question in less than 2 minutes.

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing GMAT
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 2043
Location: Pakistan
GPA: 3.39
Premium Member CAT Tests
If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Apr 2017, 11:09
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:54) correct 31% (01:51) wrong based on 220 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.

_________________

Final days of the GMAT Exam? => All GMAT Flashcards.
This Post Helps = Press +1 Kudos
Best of Luck on the GMAT!!

Retired Moderator
avatar
P
Joined: 04 Aug 2016
Posts: 487
Location: India
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
Premium Member
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Apr 2017, 20:03
If x then y
If ~y then ~x

A uses the same format
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 632
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.76
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Apr 2017, 21:20
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.


A..
if x then y
if not y then not x ...
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Aug 2017
Posts: 15
Concentration: Real Estate, Operations
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 04:05
why is the answer not C " If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30."??
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jun 2014
Posts: 32
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 04:23
D also seems right....good streamstress--- dont buy cheap matress ; not a seamstress ---- buy a cheap matress; just as in original question : joan growing marijuana ---not allow police ; joan not growing marjuna --- allow police

Sent from my SM-A510F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Aug 2017
Posts: 15
Concentration: Real Estate, Operations
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 05:11
vishwajeet2015 wrote:
D also seems right....good streamstress--- dont buy cheap matress ; not a seamstress ---- buy a cheap matress; just as in original question : joan growing marijuana ---not allow police ; joan not growing marjuna --- allow police

Sent from my SM-A510F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


No D is not correct. The form is if X(Joan growing), then Y( won't allow police). As no Y, therefore no X

D says "If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric."

That is, If X(Sandra), then Y(no cheap fabric). As no X, so no Y.

To be correct, it should be "as no Y, so no X." That is, to be correct, the second sentences should be "therefore since Sandra bought cheap fabric, she is not a good seamstress."
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7213
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 06:16
2
1
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.


Hi..

lets simplify in terms of x and y and get our answer..

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home(X), she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant(not B). As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant (B) shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home (not A)...
so IF A, then not B. so B means not A

lets see choices
(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course A, he would not be home until dinner NOT B. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon B shows that he is not playing golf at the city course NOT A.
follows SAME reasoning.. correct

(B) If Paul were stingy (A), he would not buy Dorian a birthday present (not B). Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present (B) shows that he is stingy(A).
wrong

(C) If Jason were over 30 (A), he would not want to listen to rap music (not B). Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music (B) shows that he is over 30 (A).
Ace800 so here it is - If A then not B. B means A......... doesn't match

(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress (A), she would not buy cheap fabric (not B). Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress (NOT A) shows that she bought cheap fabric (B).
wrong

(E) If Kevin were hungry(A), he would not skip breakfast(not B). Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry(A) shows that he did not skip breakfast (not B).

ans A
_________________

1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


GMAT online Tutor

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Aug 2017
Posts: 15
Concentration: Real Estate, Operations
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 06:37
chetan2u wrote:
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.


Hi..

lets simplify in terms of x and y and get our answer..

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home(X), she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant(not B). As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant (B) shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home (not A)...
so IF A, then not B. so B means not A

lets see choices
(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course A, he would not be home until dinner NOT B. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon B shows that he is not playing golf at the city course NOT A.
follows SAME reasoning.. correct

(B) If Paul were stingy (A), he would not buy Dorian a birthday present (not B). Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present (B) shows that he is stingy(A).
wrong

(C) If Jason were over 30 (A), he would not want to listen to rap music (not B). Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music (B) shows that he is over 30 (A).
Ace800 so here it is - If A then not B. B means A......... doesn't match

(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress (A), she would not buy cheap fabric (not B). Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress (NOT A) shows that she bought cheap fabric (B).
wrong

(E) If Kevin were hungry(A), he would not skip breakfast(not B). Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry(A) shows that he did not skip breakfast (not B).

ans A


ok got it. Thanks! +1
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 609
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jul 2018, 09:12
Stimulus says
A --> B . Not B --> Not A.

Only Option A follows this pattern :)

So answer should be A.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow &nbs [#permalink] 11 Jul 2018, 09:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.