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# Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store

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25 Oct 2013, 19:48
The feeling when you get a bold face CR right!!! Awesome :D
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22 Jan 2014, 09:22
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

- Background
- Evidence
B - hypothetical situation
B - hypothetical outcome
- Evidence against the adoption of the hypothetical situation.

Moreover: Boldface statements agree to each other. The main conclusion doesn't agree with the boldface statements

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
The second is not the position taken by the argument. Out
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into question.
The first is not the position taken by the argument. Out
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part based.
The second is not a circumstance, it is the hypothetical outcome. Out
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is that position.
Fits perfectly
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument.
The second is not the position taken by the argument. Out
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07 Oct 2014, 08:38
C for me, though the OA is D.. cant really think that much in 2 minutes :p
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07 Oct 2014, 15:14
I chose D.

For me, it offered the reasoning for the position that standards could be relaxed. But, the conclusion disputed that premise.
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01 Jul 2015, 06:23

We will approach this by eliminating the incorrect options.
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works : Provides support to the argument.

Hence This will eliminate Option A, B, E since its neither a Objection , Claim, Position.

Lets look at the other part.

museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings : It is not a circumstance. But It is a Idea to Save energy.

Hence C will be eliminated.

So the correct answer will be D.
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09 Oct 2015, 18:18
"D" says that the first part is a judgement. How can it be the right answer?

As it is an OG problem, it is very important for me to understand this concept. Could someone please explain the use of the word "judgement" in this option?
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29 Apr 2017, 10:36
Hi Experts,

Can you suggest my flaw while dissecting below argument:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration.

This is a fact

Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well.

This is a fact because of - lab tests have ....

If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings.

This whole statement is a belief of M directors and this is where I faltered.According to me M directors make a conditional statement that by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, they can achieve goal of - museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. This is aptly supported by fact that - paint is the most sensitive substance in these works

So, tell here,according to me - BF1 is a fact and BF2 is opinion of people.

When I read the solution, I could not make out that - museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings - is the author's main opinion.

Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

All this is a fact. However, once I have established the BF part earlier is it important to read rest of argument? How to co-relate the same with two BF.
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29 Apr 2017, 16:36
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Hi Experts,

Can you suggest my flaw while dissecting below argument:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration.

This is a fact

Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well.

This is a fact because of - lab tests have ....

If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings.

This whole statement is a belief of M directors and this is where I faltered.According to me M directors make a conditional statement that by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, they can achieve goal of - museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. This is aptly supported by fact that - paint is the most sensitive substance in these works

So, tell here,according to me - BF1 is a fact and BF2 is opinion of people.

When I read the solution, I could not make out that - museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings - is the author's main opinion.

Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

All this is a fact. However, once I have established the BF part earlier is it important to read rest of argument? How to co-relate the same with two BF.
WR,
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First problem: "This is aptly supported by fact that - paint is the most sensitive substance in these works". Notice that the first boldfaced portion is preceded by "IF"... this is a conditional statement relying on something that has NOT been proven as fact. "If it rains today, I will get wet." - I don't know for a fact that it will rain.

Second problem: "museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings - is the author's main opinion." This is not in fact the author's main opinion; rather, this is the main opinion of the directors who WRONGLY believe that "paint is the most sensitive substance in these works". The author of the passage is saying that IF you believe that paint is the most sensitive substance in these works (judgement), THEN you will take the position that museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to the paintings. This fits with choice D. The author of the passage then presents evidence that this judgement is FALSE: "results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity." This evidence suggests that gesso, not paint, is the most sensitive substance in those works. If the temperature and humidity standards are relaxed, the paint will be fine, but the gesso will probably fail, risking damage to the paintings.

I hope that helps!
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18 Aug 2017, 10:47
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Found Best solution for this problem.

https://e-gmat.com/blogs/og13-123-renai ... paintings/

Kudos if you like the information :)
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19 Aug 2017, 07:08
Is this the "museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings" counter conclusion in the argument?

How is D the correct answer? First boldface and second boldface statements aren't opposite to each other. Are they?

First boldface is opposite to the main conclusion of this argument.

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Understood. I made a mistake and did not read the last bit "calls into question" carefully hence that question.
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