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

 It is currently 16 Oct 2019, 12:47

### 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

# In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil

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

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 27 May 2018
Posts: 38
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42
In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2019, 04:40
4
00:00

Difficulty:

65% (hard)

Question Stats:

57% (01:52) correct 43% (02:00) wrong based on 162 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

Posted from my mobile device
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 18 Aug 2017
Posts: 5009
Location: India
Concentration: Sustainability, Marketing
GPA: 4
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
Re: In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Mar 2019, 08:08
1
conclusion of the argument : the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles where as French have been consuming more oil which can get them heart issues

option C ; Consumption of saturated fat contributes less to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.
negation

Thakurdas wrote:
In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 2
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2019, 17:14
what is the role of the below line in the passage ?

"However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles."
Intern
Joined: 02 Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Re: In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2019, 20:58
Archit3110 wrote:
conclusion of the argument : the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles where as French have been consuming more oil which can get them heart issues

option C ; Consumption of saturated fat contributes less to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.
negation

Thakurdas wrote:
In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

Posted from my mobile device

But the answer choice says "more" so how did you arrive at "less" in your analysis. The "more" part made me choose something else. Isn't the assumption that something else other than the expected is responsible for the increased rate of cardiovascular problem in Americans.
SVP
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1685
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
Schools: INSEAD Jan '19
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Re: In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2019, 04:52
Thakurdas wrote:
In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

Rate of consumption is not a valid assumption in our case. We don't know how much saturated fat the French consumes.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

Irrelevant

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

This is what author is assuming. Irrespective of the quantity and frequency of eating, author believes that saturated fats are more dangerous than unsaturated fats.

Remember, we have to choose best among the available choices.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

Out of scope

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

Out of scope
_________________
"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."
Re: In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2019, 04:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil

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

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