It is currently 17 Nov 2017, 14:30

### 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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Many people change their wills on their own every few years,

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

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 20 Jul 2005
Posts: 28

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

Location: Vietnam
Many people change their wills on their own every few years, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 07:22
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

57% (01:15) correct 43% (01:01) wrong based on 2 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem foe the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution.

(B) Fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause.

(C) Proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem.

(D) Claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have.

(E) Proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action.
_________________

Regards,
Sonfbm

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5032

Kudos [?]: 452 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 07:27
I go with B. The last sentence appears to suggest that the solution proposed will prevent the problems faced by executors of wills. However, what the proposed solution does merely contains the effects of the problem and does not really serve to prevent a problem from occuring.

Kudos [?]: 452 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 1480

Kudos [?]: 425 [1], given: 0

Location: Germany

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 08:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
A)...we still wouldnt know what is the last one when it is lost...
_________________

If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, have faith that you can achieve it.

Kudos [?]: 425 [1], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798

Kudos [?]: 173 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 09:49
A.

Kudos [?]: 173 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 24 Sep 2005
Posts: 1883

Kudos [?]: 386 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - Financial circumstances [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 10:21
sonfbm wrote:
Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem foe the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.
The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution.

(B) Fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause.

(C) Proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem.

(D) Claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have.

(E) Proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action.

I scale down to A and B. The key is the bold part of the conclusion.
A seems perfect,at first, coz of "complete solution" / no more problem. But then, I'm confused why A uses " partial solution"? We don't know if it's partial or not! If we know, it's probably because we think "out of scope" then.

B: from the conclusion, we see clearly that:
+what the executors suggest: the unbold part-----> a prevention of the problem.
+ the bold part -----> a successful/ consummate containment of adverse effects that the problem might cause
The executor obviously fails to distinguish these two.

I would go for B even though A is tempting.

Kudos [?]: 386 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 20 Jul 2005
Posts: 28

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

Location: Vietnam

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 10:40
OA: A

christoph's explanation is wonderful
_________________

Regards,
Sonfbm

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1699

Kudos [?]: 480 [0], given: 0

Location: Dhaka

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2005, 14:17
yup got A.
_________________

hey ya......

Kudos [?]: 480 [0], given: 0

Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10144

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: Many people change their wills on their own every few years, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2014, 19:31
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: Many people change their wills on their own every few years,   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2014, 19:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Many people change their wills on their own every few years,

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

 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®.