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

It is currently 17 Aug 2018, 23:46

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

In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jan 2018
Posts: 58
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 600 Q40 V33
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2018, 20:19
Any takers on why (E) is not the answer of the last question. I choose it as well, My logic was same that VZ/DS was totally separate from PF and therefore not (D)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 06 Sep 2016
Posts: 138
Location: Italy
Schools: EDHEC (A)
GMAT 1: 650 Q43 V37
GPA: 3.2
WE: General Management (Human Resources)
Premium Member
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2018, 09:26
9 Mins and All Correct :-)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 06 Sep 2016
Posts: 138
Location: Italy
Schools: EDHEC (A)
GMAT 1: 650 Q43 V37
GPA: 3.2
WE: General Management (Human Resources)
Premium Member
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2018, 09:33
rjacobsMGMAT wrote:
avi12345 wrote:
Could someone please explain Question # 5?


Sure! Question 5 asks "The passage suggests that Farnsworth might have earned greater public notoriety for his invention if..."

Well I can't answer that unless I know why he didn't gain a lot of public notoriety in the first place: because Sarnoff gave Zworykin the credit. So basically, Zworykin got the notoriety because he worked for Sarnoff (and ostensibly that work involved developing/manufacturing/distributing the TV). If Farnsworth had been in that position instead of Zworykin, then Farnsworth would have gotten the credit. So (D) is the answer.


Great way of reasoning!
Instead, I interpreted in this way: As Farnsworth had an "idealistic" view regarding the use of television, and he also didn't have a proper business knowledge and the possibility to distribute the TV, he wouldn't have been able to make the TV a mass phenomenon, only Sarnoff had the means to do that, because he was a businessman.

But your way of reasoning is more concise :grin:
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2105
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Mar 2018, 08:43
AjiteshArun ,GMATNinja , ChiranjeevSingh, mikemcgarry , egmat , sayantanc2k, RonPurewal , DmitryFarber , MagooshExpert , other experts - please enlighten

Some television critics argue that the construct Sarnoff implemented has played a negative role in determining the content of the programs themselves

2 (C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content -
Some refers to 1 to 100 . So can we surely say that C is a valid inference ?
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 30 Oct 2017
Posts: 157
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Mar 2018, 17:42
Skywalker18 wrote:
AjiteshArun ,GMATNinja , ChiranjeevSingh, mikemcgarry , egmat , sayantanc2k, RonPurewal , DmitryFarber , MagooshExpert , other experts - please enlighten

Some television critics argue that the construct Sarnoff implemented has played a negative role in determining the content of the programs themselves

2 (C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content -
Some refers to 1 to 100 . So can we surely say that C is a valid inference ?


Hi Skywalker18!

I'd be happy to help, but I'm not totally sure what your question is here. Yes, C is a valid inference here, and C is the correct answer :-) If you have a more specific question, it would be great if you could clarify :-)

-Carolyn
_________________

Magoosh Test Prep

Image

Image

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2105
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Mar 2018, 18:33
MagooshExpert wrote:
Skywalker18 wrote:
AjiteshArun ,GMATNinja , ChiranjeevSingh, mikemcgarry , egmat , sayantanc2k, RonPurewal , DmitryFarber , MagooshExpert , other experts - please enlighten

Some television critics argue that the construct Sarnoff implemented has played a negative role in determining the content of the programs themselves

2 (C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content -
Some refers to 1 to 100 . So can we surely say that C is a valid inference ?


Hi Skywalker18!

I'd be happy to help, but I'm not totally sure what your question is here. Yes, C is a valid inference here, and C is the correct answer :-) If you have a more specific question, it would be great if you could clarify :-)

-Carolyn


Hi Carolyn MagooshExpert,
In the real world, when one says
"Some television critics argue that the construct Sarnoff implemented has played a negative role in determining the content of the programs themselves" - Statement 1
we can infer the below
a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content - Statement 2

but since the word some can take any value from 1 to 100, can we be sure that statement 2 MUST be true(what if the some in statement 1 takes the value of 100)?
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 30 Oct 2017
Posts: 157
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Mar 2018, 19:18
1
Skywalker18 wrote:
Hi Carolyn MagooshExpert,
In the real world, when one says
"Some television critics argue that the construct Sarnoff implemented has played a negative role in determining the content of the programs themselves" - Statement 1
we can infer the below
a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content - Statement 2

but since the word some can take any value from 1 to 100, can we be sure that statement 2 MUST be true(what if the some in statement 1 takes the value of 100)?


Hi Skywalker18!

Thanks for clarifying :-)

In the real world, the word "some" implies "not all", and usually "less than half" (otherwise we would use the word "many"). So if there are 100 total critics in the world, we can assume that Statement 1 implies that 1 < x < 100 (or more likely 1 < x < 50) critics assume that Sarnoff had a negative impact. That means that at least one critic, and likely at least 50 critics, thought that Sarnoff had a neutral or positive impact.

While you're correct that "some" on its own refers to an indeterminate number, "some of" implies a part of the whole (not the whole thing). See this definition of "some":

one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

So there is an implied "rest" of the group, that is not included in the "some". Here, the "rest" would refer to the critics that did not think Sarnoff had a negative impact.

Does that make sense? If not, let me know! :-)
-Carolyn
_________________

Magoosh Test Prep

Image

Image

Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at &nbs [#permalink] 16 Mar 2018, 19:18

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 27 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was, at

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.