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

It is currently 15 Oct 2019, 06:51

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

Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
VP
VP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1492
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User
Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2018, 10:22
4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

39% (01:49) correct 61% (01:42) wrong based on 214 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken for lunch the day of a game. The last three times he's eaten fried chicken for lunch, he has pitched a shut-out. He is sure that if he eats something else on his team's next road trip, he will not have a good outing.

Which of the following would be a good way to test Lefty's theory about fried chicken?

A Lefty should eat something different before his next game and see how he pitches.

B Lefty’s manager should have him keep a food diary for the next month to see how what he eats correlates with how he pitches that day.

C Lefty’s manager should point out that Lefty has pitched as many shut-outs on days when he didn’t eat fried chicken as he did on fried chicken days.

D Lefty should continue to eat fried chicken on game days.

E Lefty should ask his doctor if eating too much fried food is dangerous.

Test guide
Manager
Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 15 Nov 2017
Posts: 168
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GPA: 4
WE: Operations (Retail)
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2018, 12:27
Hi chesstitans, can you pls explain your bit.
Finding Which of the following would be a good way to test Lefty's theory about fried chicken? I chose option A which can be a good test for the assumption.
_________________
VP
VP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1492
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2018, 13:50
1
Certainly, this argument content is unusual, but the pattern of the argument is not new.

First, this is an assumption question, not a weaken, or an inference question. I agree with OA even though I chose B.

D and E are certainly wrong.
In A, Lefty should eat something different before his next game and see how he pitches. -> first, there is only one game to know whether the theory is correct. Secondly, the theory about last games, not the next game, leading to elimination of B.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Jul 2019
Posts: 1
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2019, 00:50
chesstitans wrote:
Certainly, this argument content is unusual, but the pattern of the argument is not new.

First, this is an assumption question, not a weaken, or an inference question. I agree with OA even though I chose B.

D and E are certainly wrong.
In A, Lefty should eat something different before his next game and see how he pitches. -> first, there is only one game to know whether the theory is correct. Secondly, the theory about last games, not the next game, leading to elimination of B.


first, there is only one game to know whether the theory is correct.

This is not mentioned anywhere that there is only one game to test the theory.

I am confused between A and C.

Please help.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Mar 2018
Posts: 1
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2019, 06:14
Why isnt option B correct? Lefty can collect data on his dietary habits to see if it correlates with his games, no?
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 May 2018
Posts: 26
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2019, 00:01
Hi,

Can experts please explain how is C better than B? B covers a larger dataset to test Lefty's theory.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo   [#permalink] 10 Aug 2019, 00:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Lefty is certain that he only pitches well if he eats fried chicken fo

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne