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New post 13 Jul 2016, 07:52
The easiest way to solve such questions is to reverse the scenario mentioned in each option and see if it is a complete deal breaker or not .Lets check out.

Which of the following is required for the updated waste removal program to achieve its aim?

A. This year, the hospital will incinerate all possible materials. -- This year hospital will not incinerate all possible material -- 1)maybe the materials it will not incinerate dont weigh much maybe they do . 2) Maybe its only possible to incinerate 1 % of the materials . Lot of uncertainties here, definitely wrong.

B. The total quantity of medical waste generated at the hospital this year will be no greater than that generated last year. -- The total quantity of medical waste will be greater than last year - So even if we generate 2X waste and incinerate 100% of the waste(plastic) . Our Goal is reached. No deal breaker here.

C. The waste shredded this year will weigh no more than the waste shredded last year - Waste shredded this year will weigh more than waste shredded last year -- So even after removal of all plastic waste the weight of left over waste is more than the weight of last years land fill waste the efforts would definitely would go in vain. Certain Deal Breaker.

D. Medical waste generated by County Hospital will contain a larger proportion of non-plastic waste this year than it did last year. -- The proportion of non-plastic waste this year will be lesser than last year -- so if Last Year out of 100 Kg of waste , 70 % was plastic waste . This Year the proportion of plastic waste can be 60 % and still our conclusion would hold removal of even 60 % of plastic waste would lead to significant weight reduction .


E. Separating plastic from non-plastic waste will cost the hospital half of what it cost last year to send the waste to landfills. - Cost is totally irrelevant in this discussion.Dont even look at this option :)

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Let, last year 100 ton waste shredded and this 100 ton waste ended up in a landfill.
This year 99 ton waste shredded and 1 ton waste incinerated. If this 99 ton shredded waste ended up in a landfill, how it achived the aim of reducing landfill waste to half?

Am I missing something?
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Last year, all of the medical waste at County Hospital was sterilized by autoclaving, then shredded. This process generated a large quantity of unusable material that ended up in a landfill. In order to reduce its trash this year to half of last year’s total, the hospital has updated its waste removal practices. This year, it will autoclave all waste and then incinerate all non-plastic medical waste. This should decrease the number of tons of waste sent to the landfill by half.

Which of the following is required for the updated waste removal program to achieve its aim?

A. This year, the hospital will incinerate all possible materials. -This can be inferred from the argument. Its not an assumption.

B. The total quantity of medical waste generated at the hospital this year will be no greater than that generated last year. -Total may be equal or less than what it was last year, but the proportion of waste shredded can be larger than it was last year.

C. The waste shredded this year will weigh no more than the waste shredded last year -This is not exactly 100% correct, but it is best of the worst. It essentially says that the quantity of shredded waste sent to landfill this year is less than or EQUAL to the quantity of waste sent to landfill last year. "Equal" is not exactly making it a correct answer, however all other options are very irrelevant.

D. Medical waste generated by County Hospital will contain a larger proportion of non-plastic waste this year than it did last year. -It may contain a larger proportion of non-plastic waste but the amount of waste shredded can be greater than that was shredded last year.

E. Separating plastic from non-plastic waste will cost the hospital half of what it cost last year to send the waste to landfills. -We are not worried about the cost.
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this question is easy, surely, the question has the common pattern in gmat, test takers should learn this.
"number of tons" = weight,
not quantity or proportion or costs.

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The word 'ton' in the final sentence is very easy to miss. "This should decrease the number of tons of waste sent to the landfill by half. "

A) Too extreme.
B) Quantity can be the same but weight may be more thus negating the whole process.
C) Correct. Weight is same, hence the idea of incinerating all the non plastic waste will work.
D) Same as B
E) Cost is out of scope
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New post 28 Sep 2017, 02:04
Hi Karishma,

I have one question regarding Option C,

The waste shredded this year will weigh no more than the waste shredded last year

This need not be true. Say, weight of shredded last year be 100 tons, but total number of shredded items can be 100.
This year, total weight can be more than 100 tons, say 120 tons, but still total number of shredded items can be 80.

Question stem says, about number of items filling the landfill to be reduced to half, a item can weigh heavy can still occupy less space.

This is the exact reason, i rejected C. Can you please help

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New post 28 Sep 2017, 03:25
hellosanthosh2k2 wrote:
Hi Karishma,

I have one question regarding Option C,

The waste shredded this year will weigh no more than the waste shredded last year

This need not be true. Say, weight of shredded last year be 100 tons, but total number of shredded items can be 100.
This year, total weight can be more than 100 tons, say 120 tons, but still total number of shredded items can be 80.

Question stem says, about number of items filling the landfill to be reduced to half, a item can weigh heavy can still occupy less space.

This is the exact reason, i rejected C. Can you please help

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Number of items shredded has no relevance since the waste is mentioned in terms of tonnage only.
Note: This should decrease the number of tons of waste sent to the landfill by half
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