It is currently 19 Oct 2017, 15:41

### 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

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

# OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 15 Apr 2013
Posts: 196

Kudos [?]: 844 [2], given: 30

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Marketing
GMAT Date: 11-23-2015
GPA: 3.6
WE: Science (Other)
OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 05:43
2
KUDOS
23
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

64% (01:15) correct 36% (01:29) wrong based on 901 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia want to give their cows a synthetic hormone that increases milk production. Many Takandians, however, do not want to buy milk from cows given the synthetic hormone. For this reason Takandia’s legislature is considering a measure requiring milk from cows given the hormone to be labeled as such. Even if the measure is defeated, dairy farmers who use the hormone will probably lose customers, since __________.

A. it has not been proven that any trace of the synthetic hormone exists in the milk of cows given the hormone

B. some farmers in Takandia who plan to use the synthetic hormone will probably not do so if the measure were passed

C. milk from cows that have not been given the synthetic hormone can be labeled as such without any legislative action

D. the legislature’s consideration of the bill has been widely publicized

E. milk that comes from cows given the synthetic hormone looks and tastes the same as milk from cows that have not received the hormone
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by hazelnut on 28 Aug 2017, 05:35, edited 3 times in total.
Edited the title of the question

Kudos [?]: 844 [2], given: 30

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3357

Kudos [?]: 9054 [1], given: 1154

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 08:46
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Really good question from the new OG. I notice how the questions itself (and based on what i am reading online) are more sophisticated than in the past

back to the question.

You may consider this question "complete the blank" as a strenghtening question in this case

The core of the question is this sentence

For this reason Takandia’s legislature is considering a measure requiring milk from cows given the hormone to be labeled as such.

A) if we have the method to trace the hormaone or not is not our concern

B) what will do the farmers in a foresable future is not what we are looking for

C) Wins. How we can (farmers) lose customers: only if the cows that produce good milk are labeled as ill cows, full of hormones

D) the number of people that do know about the ban or not is not the problem, actually

E) looks and tastes milk............is not related to our labeled milk if it is good or not.

Hope this helps

regards
_________________

Kudos [?]: 9054 [1], given: 1154

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 15 Apr 2013
Posts: 196

Kudos [?]: 844 [1], given: 30

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Marketing
GMAT Date: 11-23-2015
GPA: 3.6
WE: Science (Other)
Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 10:03
1
KUDOS
Hello,

I think analysis is wrong. See how:

Premise1: Farmers wanted to use synthetic hormones that are not favored by consumers

Premise2: Legislators want to favor consumers by clearly labeling the milk starting "milk contain synthetic hormones"

Conclusion: This measure even if defeated would have desired effect (from legislator perspective i.e. customers do not buy milk with synthetic hormone or dairy farmers will loose customers)???

So here the author states that if the measure (labeling appropriately) is UNSUCESSFUL then still it will have desired outcome (favor consumers from consuming milk containing synthetic hormones). What could be the possible reason for that:

Well if the milk "not containing the synthetic hormones" is labeled as such then consumers will be aware of milk containing the synthetic hormones because the later could not be labeled.

Hope it helps.

Regards
Vikas

Kudos [?]: 844 [1], given: 30

Manager
Joined: 11 Aug 2011
Posts: 194

Kudos [?]: 385 [6], given: 886

Location: United States
Concentration: Economics, Finance
GMAT Date: 10-16-2013
GPA: 3
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 12:14
6
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Premise - Farmers want to increase milk production by giving synthethic hormone to cows.
- Many people however dont want to buy milk from cows that have been given the synthethic hormone.
- Legislature is considering a measure where milk coming from such cows should be labelled.

Conclusion
- If the measure of the Legislature is defeated then too the farmers who use cows with synthethic hormone will lose customers.

We have to provide a reason as to why the conclusion will hold.
We would have to find an answer choice that would help strengthen the conclusion.
For ease of use lets use HM - Milk with Hormones and NM - Normal milk without hormones.
If the HM producers are not labelling their milk ( which they would not do as labelling it voluntarily would hurt their sales) , and NM producers label their milk as such (ie they label their milk as free from hormones ) then the milk consumers would naturally come to know which milk is hormone free and which one is not. Hence this would hurt sales.

A it has not been proven that any trace of the synthetic hormone exists in the milk of cows given the hormone
- Even if this has not yet been proven then too the fact remains that people are against milk from such cows. This does not provide any reason as to why the sales of milk would go down.

B some farmers in Takandia who plan to use the synthetic hormone will probably not do so if the measure were passed
- If some farmers will not use the hormone then sales should go up not decrease - weakens the conclusion.

C milk from cows that have not been given the synthetic hormone can be labeled as such without any legislative action
- as per our line of reasoning - Correct answer choice.

D. the legislature’s consideration of the bill has been widely publicized
- This does not provide any reason for the sales to go down

E milk that comes from cows given the synthetic hormone looks and tastes the same as milk from cows that have not received the hormone[/quote]
- There is no mention of preference of taste in the passage. Even if the taste is similar or different it has no bearing on the conclusion.

Hope this helps !!!
_________________

Kudos me if you like my post !!!!

Last edited by akhil911 on 22 Jun 2015, 22:24, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 385 [6], given: 886

GMAT Tutor
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Posts: 1339

Kudos [?]: 1953 [7], given: 6

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 16:08
7
KUDOS
Expert's post
From the customer's point of view, there is what we can call, for simplicity, 'good milk' (with no hormone) and 'bad milk' (with the hormone). If the bill passes, the bad milk will be labeled 'bad milk' and customers won't buy it. But if the bill does not pass, then the bad milk will not be labeled 'bad milk'. So why would the sales of bad milk still drop? If customers can still identify good milk and bad milk. And that will happen if all the good milk is labeled 'good milk', and the bad milk has no label at all. That's what answer choice C is saying - the customer will know which milk is good, because the good milk will be labeled as such.

Vikas gives the correct analysis above. I think the other replies might have misunderstood what answer C means. Answer C is not saying that farmers who produce hormone-free milk will label their milk incorrectly as "full of hormones"; no farmer would choose to do that even if it were legal, because that would hurt sales. So if that's what C meant, C would be irrelevant. C is saying that farmers who make hormone-free milk will label it as "hormone-free", which will help customers distinguish between the milk they want and the milk they don't want.
_________________

GMAT Tutor in Toronto

If you are looking for online GMAT math tutoring, or if you are interested in buying my advanced Quant books and problem sets, please contact me at ianstewartgmat at gmail.com

Kudos [?]: 1953 [7], given: 6

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3357

Kudos [?]: 9054 [0], given: 1154

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2015, 02:49
ianstewart

Hi Ian,

glad to see you once again here on the board. I always like your cutting edge explanations. Moreover, I agree with you, my mistake in C explanation.

Actually, I thought the other way around, reading not very carefully

However, this demonstrates how is possible to pick the right one if you understand the gist of the question, indeed. That's because GMAC questions have consistency.

regards
_________________

Kudos [?]: 9054 [0], given: 1154

GMAT Tutor
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Posts: 1339

Kudos [?]: 1953 [0], given: 6

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2015, 13:01
carcass wrote:
Hi Ian,

glad to see you once again here on the board. I always like your cutting edge explanations.

Thanks carcass - good to see you too, and I hope everything's going well!
_________________

GMAT Tutor in Toronto

If you are looking for online GMAT math tutoring, or if you are interested in buying my advanced Quant books and problem sets, please contact me at ianstewartgmat at gmail.com

Kudos [?]: 1953 [0], given: 6

Manager
Joined: 20 Jan 2015
Posts: 59

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 13

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Nov 2015, 11:39
IanStewart wrote:
From the customer's point of view, there is what we can call, for simplicity, 'good milk' (with no hormone) and 'bad milk' (with the hormone). If the bill passes, the bad milk will be labeled 'bad milk' and customers won't buy it. But if the bill does not pass, then the bad milk will not be labeled 'bad milk'. So why would the sales of bad milk still drop? If customers can still identify good milk and bad milk. And that will happen if all the good milk is labeled 'good milk', and the bad milk has no label at all. That's what answer choice C is saying - the customer will know which milk is good, because the good milk will be labeled as such.

Vikas gives the correct analysis above. I think the other replies might have misunderstood what answer C means. Answer C is not saying that farmers who produce hormone-free milk will label their milk incorrectly as "full of hormones"; no farmer would choose to do that even if it were legal, because that would hurt sales. So if that's what C meant, C would be irrelevant. C is saying that farmers who make hormone-free milk will label it as "hormone-free", which will help customers distinguish between the milk they want and the milk they don't want.

Hi Ian,

In your reasoning, what if the farmers who use synthetic hormone to produce 'bad milk' also label their milk as 'good milk' since there is no legislation for that and then sell their milk. Then also customers will not be able to identify the milk type and hence there will be no loss of customers.
What's wrong with this thinking ?

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 13

Manager
Joined: 30 Jun 2015
Posts: 57

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 84

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Nov 2016, 13:40
What about answer choice D. If the legislation has been widely publicized, that means consumers will not purchase the milk labelled.
Also - what does it mean to say - if the measure is defeated? Does it mean the bill was NOT implemented of it was implemented but it failed.

If the later is true, then D can be correct because if everyone knows the hormone milk will be labelled, they won't consume it and thus farmers will lose customers

WillGetIt wrote:
Hello,

I think analysis is wrong. See how:

Premise1: Farmers wanted to use synthetic hormones that are not favored by consumers

Premise2: Legislators want to favor consumers by clearly labeling the milk starting "milk contain synthetic hormones"

Conclusion: This measure even if defeated would have desired effect (from legislator perspective i.e. customers do not buy milk with synthetic hormone or dairy farmers will loose customers)???

So here the author states that if the measure (labeling appropriately) is UNSUCESSFUL then still it will have desired outcome (favor consumers from consuming milk containing synthetic hormones). What could be the possible reason for that:

Well if the milk "not containing the synthetic hormones" is labeled as such then consumers will be aware of milk containing the synthetic hormones because the later could not be labeled.

Hope it helps.

Regards
Vikas

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 84

Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1109

Kudos [?]: 1174 [1], given: 29

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Nov 2016, 02:13
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
cuhmoon, if the legislation is defeated, that means it does not receive enough votes to be enacted. In that case, none of the milk would be labeled, and consumers would have no way to identify which milk to avoid, regardless of how much attention the legislation itself might have received. To conclude otherwise, we'd have to know that the specific brands of milk to be labeled were actually named in the legislation. However, there's no indication that this is the case.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Kudos [?]: 1174 [1], given: 29

Director
Joined: 26 Oct 2016
Posts: 694

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 855

Location: United States
Schools: HBS '19
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)
Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2017, 12:08
The implications of the prompt are that labeling the milk from cows given the hormone would cause the farmers who use the hormone to lose customers. To fill the blank we need to find something that will result in their losing customers even without the legislation.

A it has not been proven that any trace of the synthetic hormone exists in the milk of cows given the hormone

This does not give customers reason or a way to avoid milk from cows given the hormone.

B some farmers in Takandia who plan to use the synthetic hormone will probably not do so if the measure were passed

This says what will happen if the legislation is passed rather than what will happen if it is not.

C milk from cows that have not been given the synthetic hormone can be labeled as such without any legislative action

Ah, so even if the milk from cows given the hormone is not labeled as such, the milk from cows not given the hormone can still be labeled as such, creating a way for customers to differentiate between the two and avoid the milk from the cows given the hormone. So the farmers using the hormone would still lose customers.

D. the legislature’s consideration of the bill has been widely publicized

This is interesting, because the publicity likely increases customer awareness of the use of the hormone, but this does not show how customers would be able to differentiate between the two types of milk.

E milk that comes from cows given the synthetic hormone looks and tastes the same as milk from cows that have not received the hormone

What this is saying is that without labeling customers would have difficulty knowing which milk is which. So this does not show how or why they would avoid the milk from cows given the hormone.

Since it shows how customers could differentiate between the two types of milk even if the legislation were not to get passed, the best answer is C.
_________________

Thanks & Regards,
Anaira Mitch

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 855

Status: It's now or never
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 276

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 51

Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q40 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Aug 2017, 06:59
Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia want to give their cows a synthetic hormone that increases milk production. Many Takandians, however, do not want to buy milk from cows given the synthetic hormone. For this reason Takandia's legislature is considering a measure requiring milk from cows given the hormone to be labeled as such. Even if the measure is defeated, dairy farmers who use the hormone will probably lose customers, since _______________?

(A) it has not been proven that any trace of the synthetic hormone exists in the milk of cows given the hormone
(B) some farmers in Takandia who plan to use the synthetic hormone will probably not do so if the measure were passed
(C) milk from cows that have not been given the synthetic hormone can be labeled as such without any legislative action
(D) the legislature's consideration of the bill has been widely publicized
(E) milk that comes from cows given the synthetic hormone looks and tastes the same as milk from cows that have not received the hormone
_________________

Class of 2019: Mannheim Business School
Class 0f 2020: HHL Leipzig

Last edited by broall on 23 Aug 2017, 08:28, edited 1 time in total.
Merged topic. Please search before posting question.

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 51

Math Forum Moderator
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1526

Kudos [?]: 950 [0], given: 72

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Aug 2017, 13:45
Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia want to give their cows a synthetic hormone that increases milk production. Many Takandians, however, do not want to buy milk from cows given the synthetic hormone. For this reason Takandia’s legislature is considering a measure requiring milk from cows given the hormone to be labeled as such. Even if the measure is defeated, dairy farmers who use the hormone will probably lose customers, since __________.

Boil it down - Even if legislation to label milk from cows given hormone does not go through, dairy farmers who use hormone will lose customers because______
- May the organic milk can be labeled as No hormone milk

A. it has not been proven that any trace of the synthetic hormone exists in the milk of cows given the hormone - Irrelevant

B. some farmers in Takandia who plan to use the synthetic hormone will probably not do so if the measure were passed - Irrelevant - we are concerned about the case when legislation does not go through

C. milk from cows that have not been given the synthetic hormone can be labeled as such without any legislative action - Correct

D. the legislature’s consideration of the bill has been widely publicized - Irrelevant

E. milk that comes from cows given the synthetic hormone looks and tastes the same as milk from cows that have not received the hormone - Incorrect - this gives a reason why people might be unable to distinguish between hormone and organic milk

_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Kudos [?]: 950 [0], given: 72

Re: OG VERBAL Review 2016 Some dairy farmers in the province of Takandia w   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2017, 13:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by