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In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other

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In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

A. Gala apple stems are often “grafted” onto Granny Smith tree trunks after purchase so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones.

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

D. Because the varieties are so similar, many nurseries list sales of both Gala and Pink Lady apple trees as Gala apple tree sales.

E. There is no difference between the average spoilage time of an apple coming from a Gala tree and one coming from a Granny Smith tree.

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26 Jul 2018, 23:55
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Option A shows that Granny Smith trees are being used to grow Gala apples, explaining why the number of Gala apples is more.

Option B is talking about Granny Smith apples and not about Granny Smith trees; be careful not to choose it.

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26 Jul 2018, 21:32
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In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

A. Gala apple stems are often “grafted” onto Granny Smith tree trunks after purchase so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones.

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

D. Because the varieties are so similar, many nurseries list sales of both Gala and Pink Lady apple trees as Gala apple tree sales.

E. There is no difference between the average spoilage time of an apple coming from a Gala tree and one coming from a Granny Smith tree.

+1 for B

B. Resolves the paradox by stating that Granny smith apples are used for decorative purposes rather than Culinary purposes. Therefore, even if Granny Smith trees don't produce many apples, it won't be a problem as they don't need them too often which is not the case when used for culinary purposes.

All other options are Out of scope or Irrelevant as they talk about Gala apple trees
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In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

+B
C is tricky. C would mean there is more sales of Gala than Granny to compensate the fact that more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. This does not resolve the paradox.
B is to the point.

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26 Jul 2018, 22:06
1+for A.
Paradox:- production of gala apples is most while sales of Granny Smith trees are most and Granny Smith tree no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree. So it means in some way Granny trees produce gala apples .
A option is stating the samething.
B irrelevant , purpose or usage doesn't matter. Production, what we are talking about.
D we have no info about pink lady apples, we are not sure if pink lady apples production will be eliminated, it will not surpass green Smith trees production.
E not relevant.

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26 Jul 2018, 23:40
Bunuel wrote:
In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

A. Gala apple stems are often “grafted” onto Granny Smith tree trunks after purchase so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones.

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

D. Because the varieties are so similar, many nurseries list sales of both Gala and Pink Lady apple trees as Gala apple tree sales.

E. There is no difference between the average spoilage time of an apple coming from a Gala tree and one coming from a Granny Smith tree.

A..because A tries to resolve the paradox why more Gala apples are produced even if more Granny Smith trees are sold
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27 Jul 2018, 03:00
IMO A.

A resolves the paradox why more Gala apples are produced even though more Granny Smith trees are sold.
In B, "many" does not solve the paradox. "Many" can refer to 3 or 500, cannot say. Hence, incorrect.
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28 Jul 2018, 09:13
+1 for A.

After looking at every option, i came down to A and D. However, D just gives a piece of information. However, doesn't resolve the paradox.
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30 Jul 2018, 02:15
Bunuel wrote:
In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

A. Gala apple stems are often “grafted” onto Granny Smith tree trunks after purchase so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones.

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

D. Because the varieties are so similar, many nurseries list sales of both Gala and Pink Lady apple trees as Gala apple tree sales.

E. There is no difference between the average spoilage time of an apple coming from a Gala tree and one coming from a Granny Smith tree.

VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

For Explain the Paradox questions, remember that you need to find an answer that bridges the gap between two seemingly contradictory facts by explaining why both can be true. Don't worry about anticipating the correct answer if you don't automatically see it - just look for the gap that needs to be bridged and find an answer choice that does so.

The argument states that even though more Gala apples are produced than any other apple, more Granny Smith apple trees are sold each year. You are looking for an answer that would result in more Granny Smith trees being sold but still ensure that production of Gala apples was greater than that of any other tree. The only answer that allows for this is (A). If Gala tree stems are grafted onto Granny Smith trunks, so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones, that means that at least some of the Granny Smith trees being sold are actually used to produce Gala apples. Choice (A) is correct.

Among the other answers, choice (B) can be eliminated because the use of the apple isn't important, just whether or not it's produced. Choices (C) and (D) would actually go counter to what you are trying to accomplish. If (C) is true, then in order to produce enough apples farmers would have to purchase more Gala trees rather than fewer. Similarly, if (D) is true then that means that the number of Gala trees sold is actually underreported, creating a larger contradiction than was previously indicated. Choice (E) can also be eliminated. Spoilage time can only affect the number of apples sold (since some will not make it to market) NOT the number of apples produced, which is what the question is looking for.
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09 Aug 2018, 18:32
Bunuel wrote:
In the United States, more Gala apples are produced than are any other type of apple. However, of apple trees sold at commercial nurseries in the US, more Granny Smith trees are sold than are any other type of apple tree, despite the fact that Granny Smith trees produce no more or fewer apples per year than do any other type of tree.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the apparent paradox presented above?

A. Gala apple stems are often “grafted” onto Granny Smith tree trunks after purchase so that the trees produce Gala apples rather than Granny Smith ones.

B. Many Granny Smith apples are produced for decorative rather than culinary purposes, especially in the northeastern United States.

C. Many Gala apple trees die before they reach apple producing maturity because their stems are not as hardy as those of Granny Smith apple trees.

D. Because the varieties are so similar, many nurseries list sales of both Gala and Pink Lady apple trees as Gala apple tree sales.

E. There is no difference between the average spoilage time of an apple coming from a Gala tree and one coming from a Granny Smith tree.

My choice is A.
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