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

 It is currently 23 Feb 2019, 05:00

### 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 February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Free GMAT RC Webinar

February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Learn reading strategies that can help even non-voracious reader to master GMAT RC. Saturday, February 23rd at 7 AM PT
• ### FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

February 24, 2019

February 24, 2019

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score.

# If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 18 Aug 2006
Posts: 85
Location: United States
WE: Consulting (Telecommunications)
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 13 May 2018, 01:35
6
10
00:00

Difficulty:

25% (medium)

Question Stats:

70% (01:30) correct 30% (01:40) wrong based on 957 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

(A) If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

(B) If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.

(C) In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

(D) In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.

(E) If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.

Originally posted by anilisanil on 20 Apr 2013, 07:20.
Last edited by hazelnut on 13 May 2018, 01:35, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question.
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 312
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2013, 08:16
5
anilisanil wrote:
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.
Sufficiently low enough is an awkward phrasing; where must refer to a place on the GMAT. Incorrect.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.
intake are, verb agreement is off. Eliminate

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.
Clearer than A. Which used appropriately, all verb tense/agreement works. This looks like a winner.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.
Verb tenses don't match. Intake is low, human body will enter, fat is... needs to all be the same tense or at least for the timeline to make logical sense.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.
If the sufficient intake is low enough --) sufficient doesn't make sense here.

Hence it must be C.

Hope this helps!
-Ron
_________________
##### General Discussion
Manager
Joined: 18 Aug 2006
Posts: 85
Location: United States
WE: Consulting (Telecommunications)
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2013, 08:30
It is indeed C.

In the exam I lost time because I eliminated the option because of this sentence "a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose." I was thinking the pronoun "it" does not have a clear reference, does it?

I ultimately chose C because other options were "worse".
Intern
Joined: 29 Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2013, 10:50
anilisanil, I think it's safe to say that for this question, there is no reference problem if you check the meaning of the sentence. I think in this case "it" can clearly refer to "the human body" since it's the subject of the clause "the human body will enter ketosis". Also you can see that it's the body which metabolizes the fat, not the state itself.

That should make it easier
Intern
Status: Attending Duke in May!
Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 25
Location: United States (NC)
GMAT 1: 640 Q42 V35
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Apr 2013, 22:32
1
anilisanil wrote:
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.

Holy Moley! Awesome question. Came down to C and D for me. And POE led me to C .

In A, the "where" in "where it metabolizes" is replaced by "in which" in all the other answers so that was a red flag for me.

B completely changes the meaning of the sentence when it states "a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose." None of the others talk about burning fat, they all say "metabolize"

E - "If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough" makes absolutely no sense. Intake can't be sufficient and low enough simultaneously.

So C and D...the "In cases where carbohydrate intake" was the red flag for me in D. Cases isn't a location, it's figurative, which made "where" seem out of place.

That leaves C.
Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 145
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Apr 2013, 10:51
The OA is C
C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose
Now let's check if the meaning is ok or not:

"directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose": It means it metabolizes fat and it does not directly metabolize glucose anymore.

But the actual meaning was " it directly metabolizes fat and it does use glucose to metabolize fat anymore"..

I do feel there is meaning error in the OA.

_________________

If u can't jump the 700 wall , drill a big hole and cross it .. I can and I WILL DO IT ...need some encouragement and inspirations from U ALL

Manager
Joined: 13 Dec 2012
Posts: 106
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Apr 2013, 09:49
1
In option c
C) In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

Is the word sufficiently not misplaced here ? .....also isnt option C more awkward to read .
Can someone please say why D was wrong .
Manager
Joined: 18 Aug 2006
Posts: 85
Location: United States
WE: Consulting (Telecommunications)
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Apr 2013, 20:34
ishancrazee wrote:
In option c
C) In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

Is the word sufficiently not misplaced here ? .....also isnt option C more awkward to read .
Can someone please say why D was wrong .

"D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized"

D is wrong for its usage of "where". "Where" should be used as a pronoun for physical locations, if it is used elsewhere it is wrong.
Director
Joined: 14 Dec 2012
Posts: 747
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.6
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2013, 13:26
2
anilisanil wrote:
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.

HERE IS OE

This sentence describes the consequences when the human body's intake of carbohydrates drops below a certain level: below that point, the body begins to metabolize fat rather than glucose (a state called ketosis). The opening part of the sentence should clearly and properly indicate the conditions described, i.e., the carbohydrate intake itself is sufficiently low. The two different sources of fuel mentioned in the sentence – fat and glucose – should be written in parallel.

(A) The usage of both “sufficiently” and “enough” is redundant; the modifier beginning with “where…” illogically suggests that ketosis is a physical location. Finally, "metabolizes fat directly" is not parallel to “using glucose.”

(B) The plural verb “are” does not agree with the singular subject “intake”; the two constructions “fat is directly burned” and “metabolizing glucose” are not parallel. Finally, the pronoun it seems to refer (illogically) to “intake.” (“Human body's” is an adjective, not a noun, so it can't be the antecedent of that pronoun.)

(C) CORRECT. “In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake” correctly delineates the circumstances under which the described effect is observed. The present tense (“enters”) is appropriate, because the sentence describes a general phenomenon. The pronoun “it” is properly used to refer to the human body, and the appositive modifier “a state…” is properly used to modify ketosis. Finally, the parallel structure X rather than Y is properly formed with two nouns (“fat rather than glucose”).

(D) The modifier beginning with “where…” illogically suggests that “cases” are physical locations.

(E) “Sufficient” is misplaced, suggesting that the carbohydrate intake itself must be “sufficient,” rather than sufficiently low.
_________________

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe ...then you will be successfull....

GIVE VALUE TO OFFICIAL QUESTIONS...

learn AWA writing techniques while watching video : http://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-analytical-writing-assessment

Manager
Status: Got Bling! Joined Phd Finance at IIML
Joined: 03 Jul 2013
Posts: 79
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: iim-bangalore - Class of 1994
GMAT 1: 750 Q59 V43
GPA: 3.12
WE: Research (Investment Banking)
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2013, 09:30
anilisanil wrote:
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.

C and D try to right the ship C it is that takes the lady home
Intern
Joined: 22 Sep 2012
Posts: 15
GMAT Date: 09-12-2013
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 10:17
Hi,

I agree with OA but ''sufficiently'' (an adverb) is modifying ''low''(an adjective).
Someone plz elaborate

ishancrazee wrote:
In option c
C) In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

Is the word sufficiently not misplaced here ? .....also isnt option C more awkward to read .
Can someone please say why D was wrong .

_________________

If KUDOS then gmatclub Test series.
YEAH!!

Manager
Status: Persevering
Joined: 15 May 2013
Posts: 158
Location: India
GMAT Date: 08-02-2013
GPA: 3.7
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2013, 06:33
SmokedRing wrote:
Hi,

I agree with OA but ''sufficiently'' (an adverb) is modifying ''low''(an adjective).
Someone plz elaborate

ishancrazee wrote:
In option c
C) In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.

Is the word sufficiently not misplaced here ? .....also isnt option C more awkward to read .
Can someone please say why D was wrong .

So what is the issue ? Adverbs can modify adjectives, but they they cannot modify a noun.

_________________

--It's one thing to get defeated, but another to accept it.

Manager
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 187
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2014, 23:46
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose. Sufficiently Low Enough is wrong.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose. - We are talking about, Human body's Intake and not about carbohydrates, so usage of plural is incorrect.

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose. This is good. We have a modifier, which modifies the human body, the subject of the independent clause . The independent clause is followed by a participle phrase, modifying the subject of the independent clause - Human Body. Thus the usage of it is correct. IT in this case will not modify Ketosis, but the human body.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized. The usage of where is absolutely wrong. Where is used for a physical location.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat. - This is awkward
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you...

Intern
Joined: 16 Sep 2016
Posts: 46
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Mar 2017, 09:03
VeritasPrepRon wrote:
anilisanil wrote:
If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.

A If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, where it metabolizes fat directly rather than using glucose.
Sufficiently low enough is an awkward phrasing; where must refer to a place on the GMAT. Incorrect.

B If the human body's intake of carbohydrates are sufficiently low, it will enter ketosis, a state in which fat is directly burned rather than metabolizing glucose.
intake are, verb agreement is off. Eliminate

C In the case of a sufficiently low carbohydrate intake, the human body enters ketosis, a state in which it directly metabolizes fat rather than glucose.
Clearer than A. Which used appropriately, all verb tense/agreement works. This looks like a winner.

D In cases where carbohydrate intake is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which fat rather than glucose is directly metabolized.
Verb tenses don't match. Intake is low, human body will enter, fat is... needs to all be the same tense or at least for the timeline to make logical sense.

E If the sufficient intake of carbohydrates is low enough, the human body will enter ketosis, in which its metabolism burns not glucose but fat.
If the sufficient intake is low enough --) sufficient doesn't make sense here.

Hence it must be C.

Hope this helps!
-Ron

Just to be sure, the use of "where" in answer choice D would be sufficient to POE this answer choice ?
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3647
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2018, 05:12
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: If the intake of carbohydrates is sufficiently low enough, the human   [#permalink] 08 Sep 2018, 05:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by