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# Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a

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4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!
(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.
(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.
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21 Nov 2006, 09:59
It should be B.

If we heat the juice which contains vitamins, they will be lost.
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21 Nov 2006, 10:08
It should be B.

If we heat the juice which contains vitamins, they will be lost.

r u sayin this outa experience?
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21 Nov 2006, 10:09
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!
(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.
(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.

E seems to be the answer. Apples should be compared with apples, and not oranges.

ohk.....that said...........why not B.......
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21 Nov 2006, 10:12
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
It should be B.

If we heat the juice which contains vitamins, they will be lost.

r u sayin this outa experience?

Any food drinks if we heat it , it will lose all its valuable vitamins. This is medical theory.

Here they compare warm bowl of tomato juice with fresh carrots ....

So the amount/quantity of vitamin(either A or C) will not be exactly compared between the hot fruit juice with cold or natural fruit or vegetables.
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21 Nov 2006, 10:21
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!
(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.

But that is users' problem. The soup might provide the nutrition if used in the recommended way. The producer might even mention on the soup pack that the soup should not be exposed to air for too log. Not a misleading advertisement. No?

(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.

E seems to be the answer. Apples should be compared with apples, and not oranges.

ohk.....that said...........why not B.......

Thanx Ak for that explicit explanation.............not sure which vitamin is gud for CR's........
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21 Nov 2006, 10:28
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
It should be B.

If we heat the juice which contains vitamins, they will be lost.

r u sayin this outa experience?

Any food drinks if we heat it , it will lose all its valuable vitamins. This is medical theory.

Here they compare warm bowl of tomato juice with fresh carrots ....

So the amount/quantity of vitamin(either A or C) will not be exactly compared between the hot fruit juice with cold or natural fruit or vegetables.

ohk.........tht way............
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21 Nov 2006, 10:28
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!
(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.
(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.

E seems to be the answer. Apples should be compared with apples, and not oranges.

ohk.....that said...........why not B.......

While B is tempting - it seems to talk about liquids in general - we need to focus on Tomato soup.

Also - it's open ended - liquids lose vitamins - but one could argue that the loss notwithstanding the residual vitamins are still in good enough meausre to compete against apricots etc. One way or the other - to prove B as accurate you would have to make more assumptions than permitted on the GMAT
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21 Nov 2006, 10:32
dwivedys wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
4. Our tomato soup provides good nutrition: for instance, a warm bowl of it contains more units of vitamin C than does a serving of apricots or fresh carrots!
(A) Few people depend exclusively on apricots and carrots to supply vitamin C to their diets.
(B) A liquid can lose vitamins if it stands in contact with the air for a protracted period of time.
(C) Tomato soup contains important nutrients other than vitamin C.
(D) The amount of vitamin C provided by a serving of the advertised soup is less than the amount furnished by a serving of fresh strawberries.
(E) Apricots and fresh carrots are widely known to be nutritious, but their contribution consists primarily in providing a large amount of vitamin A, not a large amount of vitamin C.

E seems to be the answer. Apples should be compared with apples, and not oranges.

ohk.....that said...........why not B.......

While B is tempting - it seems to talk about liquids in general - we need to focus on Tomato soup.

Also - it's open ended - liquids lose vitamins - but one could argue that the loss notwithstanding the residual vitamins are still in good enough meausre to compete against apricots etc. One way or the other - to prove B as accurate you would have to make more assumptions than permitted on the GMAT

While B is tempting - it seems to talk about liquids in general - we need to focus on Tomato soup.this particular statement crossed my mind too...................i just have this uncanny knack for overlookin the rite option..................
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21 Nov 2006, 10:35
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21 Nov 2006, 10:37
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yepp....practice makes a woman perfect...........
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24 Oct 2012, 15:13
I guess the general consensus is that A, C, and D are out of the window answers.
Ok, so let's talk about B and E.
B is tempting as hell... and I fell for it initially.
However, let's go through this argument in depth.
the most important thing to consider is the conclusion: our tomato soup provides good nutrition.
Why? because our product contains more Vitamin C than apricots or carrots.
Sounds pretty convincing... But think of this:

let's say people need 100 vitamin C daily.
What if... just what if apricots and carrots have an amount of Vitamin C that is 1 and tomato provides thus 1.2?
1.2 is certainly bigger than 1. However, compared to how much a person needs daily, it is an insignificant amount.
This is what E says.

answer B actually does nothing: of course it's tempting to think if the soup sits still for a while and lose vitamin C as a result, this could think that this AD Sux.
however, think about it. Yes, if it sits still for a while, it loses vitamin C. But if it is consumed right away, then it doesn't.
Just because it loses Vitamin C due to a certain condition, that does not mean that the soup doesn't have vitamin C.
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03 Mar 2018, 16:23
This is an LSAT test question, where the official answer is E. If apricots are known to have large amounts of vitamin A, but not vitamin C, the advertisement would be misleading because it's deeming that the tomato soups is nutritious based on a comparison to vegetables with very small amounts of vitamin C.

For example, imagine seeing an advertisement that says "this soup is nutritious because it has more units of vitamin C than chicken." Then you find out that chicken has 0 units of vitamin C. The soup having more vitamin C than chicken then doesn't seem like too big of an accomplishment.
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