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

It is currently 17 Jan 2019, 05:05

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
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a

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

Hide Tags

 
SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1608
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 27 Nov 2017, 18:19
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

77% (00:53) correct 23% (00:55) wrong based on 98 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

Originally posted by chesstitans on 27 Nov 2017, 16:23.
Last edited by Vyshak on 27 Nov 2017, 18:19, edited 2 times in total.
Edited the topic name
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7197
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Nov 2017, 18:27
chesstitans wrote:
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.


Following issues..
1) redundancy..
Combine and link mean the same. Only one should be used
A, B and E out.

2) Passive voice.
Nothing much wrong with C. But there is no reason to change active to passive voice. Active voice is always crisp and suitable.

Ans D
_________________

1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


GMAT online Tutor

Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52228
Re: It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jan 2019, 03:54
chesstitans wrote:
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



D.

The original sentence uses the passive voice (it was decided), but the GMAT strongly prefers the active voice, which tends to be less wordy. The last part of the sentence, too, is wordy; it isn't necessary to say that the computers are both combined and linked. (B) rearranges the sentence but doesn't correct either problem. (C) addresses the wordiness issue but not the passive voice, while (E) uses the active voice but remains too wordy. Correct choice (D) addresses both of these errors, converting the passive voice to active and simplifying the last part of the sentence.
_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

GMAT Club Bot
Re: It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a &nbs [#permalink] 06 Jan 2019, 03:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a

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


Copyright

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®.