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# No one reads Weight-Off magazine unless he is fat. Everyone

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No one reads Weight-Off magazine unless he is fat. Everyone reads Weight-Off magazine unless he eats chocolate.

Which one of the following is inconsistent with the above ?

(A) No one is fat and only some people eat chocolate.
(B) Some people are fat and no one eats chocolate.
(C) Everyone is fat.
(D) No one is fat and no one reads Weight-Off.
(E) No one who is fat eats chocolate.

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11 Jun 2005, 10:06
[quote="qpoo"]No one reads Weight-Off magazine unless he is fat. Everyone reads Weight-Off magazine unless he eats chocolate.

Which one of the following is inconsistent with the above ?

(A) No one is fat and only some people eat chocolate.
(B) Some people are fat and no one eats chocolate.
(C) Everyone is fat.
(D) No one is fat and no one reads Weight-Off.
(E) No one who is fat eats chocolate.[/quote]

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11 Jun 2005, 10:28
Can any one explain the Correct answer?

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12 Jun 2005, 09:20
Ist statement can be re-written as:
No one reads weight-off if he is thin.
2nd statement can be re-written as:
No one reads Weight-off if he eats choc.

Implies that Thin people and people eating choc do not read weight-off.
Implying that thin people eat choc and fat do not. Which is choice E

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12 Jun 2005, 09:26
E for me as well

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14 Jun 2005, 22:11
No one reads Weight-Off magazine unless he is fat. Everyone reads Weight-Off magazine unless he eats chocolate.

Which one of the following is inconsistent with the above ?

(A) No one is fat and only some people eat chocolate.
(B) Some people are fat and no one eats chocolate.
(C) Everyone is fat.
(D) No one is fat and no one reads Weight-Off.
(E) No one who is fat eats chocolate.

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OA is A

OE:

Three possibilities exist:
(a) You read Weight-Off magazine, are fat, and do not eat chocolate.
(b) You are fat, eat chocolate, but do not read Weight-Off magazine.
(c) You eat chocolate, are not fat, and do not read Weight-Off magazine.

Thus,
(A) is inconsistent by (a) and (b). (B) is not inconsistent if (b) and (c) are void of people. (C) is not inconsistent if (c) is void of people. (D) and (E) are not inconsistent by (c) and (a)

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15 Jun 2005, 04:20
Do questions like this show up in GMAT exam?

Whats the source of this question?

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15 Jun 2005, 04:20
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