Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 08:27

### 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

# In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a

Author Message
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 08:31
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a willingness to spend up to 10 percent more for products that are ecologically sound. Encouraged by such surveys, Bleach-O Corporation promoted a new laundry detergent, Bleach-O Green, as safer for the environment. Bleach-O Green cost 5 percent more than typical detergents. After one year, Bleach-O Green had failed to capture a significant share of the detergent market and was withdrawn from sale.

Which of the following questions is LEAST likely to be relevant in determining the reasons for the failure of Bleach-O Green?
(A) How effective as a detergent was Bleach-O Green?
(B) How many other detergents on the market were promoted as safe for the environment?
(C) How much more did Bleach-O Green cost to manufacture than ordinary detergents?
(D) To what extent did consumers accept the validity of Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?
(E) How effectively was Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 08:33
The burden of maintaining the U.S. highway system falls disproportionately on the trucking industry. Trucks represent only about 10 percent of the vehicles on U.S. roads. Yet road use taxes assessed on trucks amount to almost half the taxes paid for highway upkeep and repair.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) The trucking industry has enjoyed record after-tax profits in three of the past four years.
(B) Because of their weight, trucks cause over 50 percent of the damage sustained by highway surfaces each year.
(C) Without an economically viable trucking industry, the cost of goods in the United States would rise significantly.
(D) Road use taxes paid by trucking companies have decreased by 3 percent over the past five years.
(E) Due to years of neglect, U.S. highways today are badly in need of major repairs and rebuilding.
Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 331
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 08:57
C n B

GA
Director
Joined: 03 Nov 2004
Posts: 858
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 09:01
C B
Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 214
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 09:24
C & B
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Nov 2004
Posts: 483
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 09:45
C, but only because it is least relevant, but still i believe it is relevant...
B
_________________

Fear Mediocrity, Respect Ignorance

SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1805
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 09:58
C
B
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 10:59
ranga41 wrote:
C, but only because it is least relevant, but still i believe it is relevant...
B

Yes, you're right. I was thinking about C when I attempted this question. It does have relevance because if the manufacturing cost is way higher compaed to ordinary detergent, and the extra 5% selling price is not enough to generate a profit, then that is good reason to pull it off the shelf. But in light of the other choices, this is probably the weakest reason as we need to make an extra assumption here (that is, the manufacturing cost > selling price)
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2005, 10:59
C and B for the two questions. I meant them to be apart as two threads. Sorry...
02 Sep 2005, 10:59
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a 4 27 Jun 2009, 16:48
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a 2 04 May 2008, 00:37
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a 7 29 Jan 2008, 00:20
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a 3 07 Jan 2008, 19:32
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a 2 22 Jun 2007, 13:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by