It is currently 13 Dec 2017, 14:52

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Ross R1 | Kellogg R1 | Darden R1 | Tepper R1

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

Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat

Author Message
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 0

Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat [#permalink]

Show Tags

09 May 2005, 17:18
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

21. Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat to the environment. Sixteen billion disposable diapers are discarded annually, filling up landfills at an alarming rate. So people must stop buying disposable diapers and use cloth diapers.

Maria: But you forget that cloth diapers must be washed in hot water, which requires energy. Moreover, the resulting wastewater pollutes our rivers. When families use diaper services, diapers must be delivered by fuel-burning trucks that pollute the air and add to traffic congestion.

Maria objects to Pedroâ€™s argument by

(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers
(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word â€œdisposableâ€

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Posts: 98

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

Show Tags

09 May 2005, 17:45
B is the answer this Pedro does not take into account all the facts about cloth diapers

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

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5032

Kudos [?]: 457 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore

Show Tags

10 May 2005, 05:03
Pedro:
1) Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat to the environment.
2) Sixteen billion disposable diapers are discarded annually, filling up landfills at an alarming rate.
3) So people must stop buying disposable diapers and use cloth diapers. <-- conclusion

Maria:
1) You forget that cloth diapers must be washed in hot water, which requires energy.
2) Moreover, the resulting wastewater pollutes our rivers.
3) When families use diaper services, diapers must be delivered by fuel-burning trucks that pollute the air and add to traffic congestion.

Maria objects to Pedroâ€™s argument by

(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers
- She did not say Pedro overstate, but aruged by saying cloth diapers also are a threat to the environment.

(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
- This is what Maria did. when she says 'you forge that... ' , she was pointing out to pedro that he failed to consider the ills of using cloth diapers.

(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word 'disposable' in Pedroâ€™s argument
- She did not contest on the term 'disposable'

(D) demonstrating that cloth diapers are a far more serious threat to the environment than disposable diapers are
- Maria mentioned that cloth diapers also pollute the environment, but did not demonstarte that is worse off.

(E) suggesting that the economic advantages of cloth diapers outweigh whatever environmental damage they may cause
- Maria clearly did not mention any economic advantages

B for me.

Kudos [?]: 457 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 May 2005, 14:39
The OA is B.

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 0

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 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®.