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# Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro

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Re: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro [#permalink]
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Can anyone please comment in the light of this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/plant-scient ... 65010.html I agree that it's broad, but the gist of the post is that the second BF can be the main conclusion of the argument. So why is A wrong? There must be something tangible, concrete in order to eliminate it, and right now I don't see clearly why A should be out. Moreover, is this really a GMATprep question, or it's just a some kind of recreation using the information of an official material?

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This was reproduced incorrectly, which is why people are picking A. The boldface here encompasses more of the text that the official version of this question.

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Re: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro [#permalink]
jawele wrote:
Hi

Can anyone please comment in the light of this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/plant-scient ... 65010.html I agree that it's broad, but the gist of the post is that the second BF can be the main conclusion of the argument. So why is A wrong? There must be something tangible, concrete in order to eliminate it, and right now I don't see clearly why A should be out. Moreover, is this really a GMATprep question, or it's just a some kind of recreation using the information of an official material?

Thanks

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Hi jawele,

For a Bold face CR both the parts of the option should be correct.

Option A is a typical incorrect option pattern in which one part is right and the other part is not.
First part of option A is wrong since the first bolded part does not provide context for the argument rather it presents a circumstance that the argument is against of.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro [#permalink]
Hi gmat1393

Thanks for getting to my question. I beg to differ about the first BF. I disagree that "it presents a circumstance that the argument is against of" as you claim. The author disagrees with the portion that "Thus, for most farmers the savings on pesticides would not compensate for the higher seed costs and the cost of additional fertilizer." Though true that it may not compensate, the author introduces additional information that shows that it can be profitable.

The author, I feel that it's reasonable to assume so, agrees with first BF because I can't find his disagreement with the claim that "the seeds themselves are quite expensive, and the plants require more fertilizer and water to grow well than normal ones". And since the author agrees with that BF, it can be said that it provides the context for the argument. In particular, the fact that although "the seeds themselves are quite expensive, and the plants require more fertilizer and water to grow well than normal ones", "consumer demand for grains, fruits, and vegetables grown without the use of pesticides continues to rise, [so] the use of genetically engineered seeds of this kind is likely to become widespread".

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Re: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro [#permalink]
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Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce crop plants that are highly resistant to insect damage. Unfortunately, the seeds themselves are quite expensive, and the plants require more fertilizer and water to grow well than normal ones. Thus, for most farmers the savings on pesticides would not compensate for the higher seed costs and the cost of additional fertilizer. However, since consumer demand for grains, fruits, and vegetables grown without the use of pesticides continues to rise, the use of genetically engineered seeds of this kind is likely to become widespread.

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

(A) The first supplies a context for the argument; the second is the argument's main conclusion.

(B) The first introduces a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second is a state of affairs that the argument denies will be part of that outcome.

(C) The first presents a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second acknowledges a consideration that weighs against that prediction.

(D) The first provides evidence to support a prediction that the argument seeks to defend; the second is that prediction.

(E) The first and the second each provide evidence to support the argument's main conclusion.

HI GMATNinja, generis, VeritasPrepErika

Can you throw some light on this Boldfaced question?
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NandishSS wrote:
HI GMATNinja, generis, VeritasPrepErika

Can you throw some light on this Boldfaced question?

JDF wrote:
This was reproduced incorrectly, which is why people are picking A. The boldface here encompasses more of the text that the official version of this question.

Posted from my mobile device

If anyone sees this specific version of the question in the GMAT Prep software, please let us know whether it has been transcribed accurately.

In the meantime, please refer to this similar question, which is definitely an official question from the GMAT Prep software.
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(A) The first supplies a context for the argument; the second is the argument's main conclusion.

is not completely right because of following 2 reasons:
1. The first supplies a context for the argument
context for argument is in the first sentence: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce crop plants that are highly resistant to insect damage.
2. the second is the argument's main conclusion. : main conclusion is part of 2nd bold statement, the whole statement is not main conclusion

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(C) The first presents a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second acknowledges a consideration that weighs against that prediction.

development: the seeds themselves are quite expensive, and the plants require more fertilizer and water to grow well than normal ones
will have a certain outcome: for most farmers the savings on pesticides would not compensate for the higher seed costs and the cost of additional fertilizer.
2nd: is against the prediction ( that genetic seeds would not be grown)
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Re: Plant scientists have used genetic engineering on seeds to produce cro [#permalink]
mSKR, VeritasKarishma, GMATNinja Can somebody please explain, why (B)'s 2nd bold face is incorrect? Is it because the 2nd BF can not be considered as 'state of affair' or because as stated in the option, the argument does not deny being a part of the stated outcome? Or is it something else that is being missed?
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mSKR, VeritasKarishma, GMATNinja Can somebody please explain, why (B)'s 2nd bold face is incorrect? Is it because the 2nd BF can not be considered as 'state of affair' or because as stated in the option, the argument does not deny being a part of the stated outcome? Or is it something else that is being missed?

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Check here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/plant-scient ... l#p1405278

The second boldface statement is only "since consumer demand for grains, fruits, and vegetables grown without the use of pesticides continues to rise".
The question is written correctly on the link I have given.
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nikita0808 wrote:
mSKR, VeritasKarishma, GMATNinja Can somebody please explain, why (B)'s 2nd bold face is incorrect? Is it because the 2nd BF can not be considered as 'state of affair' or because as stated in the option, the argument does not deny being a part of the stated outcome? Or is it something else that is being missed?

nikita0808

Check here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/plant-scient ... l#p1405278

The second boldface statement is only "since consumer demand for grains, fruits, and vegetables grown without the use of pesticides continues to rise".
The question is written correctly on the link I have given.

Bunuel, nightblade354: can u pls make the necessary edits to the 2nd BF portion as suggested by KarishmaB? This version is making folks click A, skewing the stats. Thank you!
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KarishmaB wrote:
nikita0808 wrote:
mSKR, VeritasKarishma, GMATNinja Can somebody please explain, why (B)'s 2nd bold face is incorrect? Is it because the 2nd BF can not be considered as 'state of affair' or because as stated in the option, the argument does not deny being a part of the stated outcome? Or is it something else that is being missed?

nikita0808

Check here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/plant-scient ... l#p1405278

The second boldface statement is only "since consumer demand for grains, fruits, and vegetables grown without the use of pesticides continues to rise".
The question is written correctly on the link I have given.

Bunuel, nightblade354: can u pls make the necessary edits to the 2nd BF portion as suggested by KarishmaB? This version is making folks click A, skewing the stats. Thank you!

All set! Next time, you can click the report a problem button at the bottom of the question and you can submit a report. This might be easier and may get a quicker response.
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