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Many Caliovian consumers are committed to using products containing recycled materials. Caliovia's government is about to publish a book that will help consumers identify such products. The book offers a comprehensive listing, by product type and brand, of goods sold in Caliovia that contain recycled materials. However, consumer advocates predict that the book will not lead to a significant increase in Caliovia in the use of products containing recycled materials.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best grounds for the consumer advocates' prediction?

(A) Caliovia does not require product labels to specify whether the product contains recycled materials.

(B) For the most frequently purchased product types listed in the book, all the brands available in Caliovia contain recycled materials.

(C) In many cases, manufacturers that have used recycled materials in their products have done so in order to keep costs low.

(D) New brands of products coming on the market in Caliovia that are made with recycled materials will be at a disadvantage

(E) The book does not specify the exact composition of any of the products it lists.

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Many Caliovian consumers are committed to using products containing recycled materials. Caliovia's government is about to publish a book that will help consumers identify such products. The book offers a comprehensive listing, by product type and brand, of goods sold in Caliovia that contain recycled materials. However, consumer advocates predict that the book will not lead to a significant increase in Caliovia in the use of products containing recycled materials.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best grounds for the consumer advocates' prediction?

A: Caliovia does not require product labels to specify whether the product contains recycled materials.

B. For the most frequently purchased product types listed in the book, all the brands available in Caliovia contain recycled materials.

C: In many cases, manufacturers that have used recycled materials in their products have done so in order to keep costs low.

D: New brands of products coming on the market in Caliovia that are made with recycled materials will be at a disadvantage

E: The book does not specify the exact composition of any of the products it lists.


The question is pretty simple and I doubt if it is 700 level question.
The question asks for a reason that forms basis for consumer advocates' prediction on why why the book may not lead to a significant increase in use of products containing recycled materials.

simple............why don't you need a new thing or why doesn't new thing help you. The reason can be either it does not share good info or you are choosing the same products mentioned in the book before also.

Only option B accounts for this reason.
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alandizzle wrote:
Many Caliovian consumers are committed to using products containing recycled materials. Caliovia's government is about to publish a book that will help consumers identify such products. The book offers a comprehensive listing, by product type and brand, of goods sold in Caliovia that contain recycled materials. However, consumer advocates predict that the book will not lead to a significant increase in Caliovia in the use of products containing recycled materials.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best grounds for the consumer advocates' prediction?

A: Caliovia does not require product labels to specify whether the product contains recycled materials.

B. For the most frequently purchased product types listed in the book, all the brands available in Caliovia contain recycled materials.

C: In many cases, manufacturers that have used recycled materials in their products have done so in order to keep costs low.

D: New brands of products coming on the market in Caliovia that are made with recycled materials will be at a disadvantage

E: The book does not specify the exact composition of any of the products it lists.


The question is pretty simple and I doubt if it is 700 level question.
The question asks for a reason that forms basis for consumer advocates' prediction on why why the book may not lead to a significant increase in use of products containing recycled materials.

simple............why don't you need a new thing or why doesn't new thing help you. The reason can be either it does not share good info or you are choosing the same products mentioned in the book before also.

Only option B accounts for this reason.


Sorry, I was trying to click 600-700. Must have forgotten to click the correct bubble.
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alandizzle wrote:

Sorry, I was trying to click 600-700. Must have forgotten to click the correct bubble.


Its ok. I have done it.
You can remove the tag by clicking on the X mark at the end of it and selecting the new tag from the Add the tag option above post.
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yes, this is a common pattern in gmat. That is, the conclusion is about why a plan may not work. The answer will be something about the result is already achieved before the plan is carried out.

" that contain recycled materials" is the key word -> B wins.
In C, the scope shifts to "low cost"
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