It is currently 23 Feb 2018, 04:52

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

5 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 10
Concentration: Human Resources, Entrepreneurship
Schools: ISB '14
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2013, 04:08
5
This post received
KUDOS
7
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

76% (01:12) correct 24% (01:19) wrong based on 454 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes
B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems
C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas
D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines
E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1372
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2013, 06:24
aparnaharish wrote:
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes
B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems
C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas
D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines
E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines


Point 1: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines.
Point 2: Public health official states that this is very unlikely as beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

We have to evaluate whether it is unlikely that those magnetic lines have a negative effect on health of people.
Among the available answer choices, A is relevant as it will affect the Public Official's statement most if answered affirmatively or negatively.

+1 A.
Regards,
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Getting strong now, I'm so strong now!!!
Affiliations: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Joined: 04 Jun 2013
Posts: 557
Location: India
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Apr 2015, 22:06
This question, though Official, has some ambiguity in my opinion. other options make no sense but OA is not the best
_________________

Regards,

S

Consider +1 KUDOS if you find this post useful

2 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 943
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 May 2015, 20:31
2
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes -> looks good , candidate of variance test to be sure.

Evaluate argument, lets take a variance test.

Lets say A) yes
Then the conclusion breaks. The conclusion is "this is extremely unlikely".
Lets say A) No.
Then the conclusion Stays.

So this is the correct answer.


B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems -> it is not about people belief.
C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas -> We are talking about areas in general.
D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines -> Specific disease is out of scope of the argument
E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines -> Average strength of magnetic field in the home is used for comparison, It is not required to know what is the actual value of the magnetic field. The argument deals with whether the average strength is bad enough to cause any issue.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Oct 2014
Posts: 11
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 May 2015, 20:49
can any one tell me the source of this question.
_________________

urban hermit

Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3326
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2015, 01:22
aparnaharish wrote:
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.


1. Magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems to people living near it.

2. Beyond a distance of few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes living away from those lines.


Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes

The 2nd sentence clearly mentions effects of power lines located away from residential homes - This can be a possible answer.

B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems

We have no data to comment on Proportion - Incorrect.

C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas

The statement provided explicitly claims that " Magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems to people living near it. " so it is not desirable to place power lines near residential dwellings in urban areas.

The Official mentions that establishing power lines - Incorrect.

D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines

No information provided for specific diseases/conditions - Incorrect

E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines

Average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces can't be predicted , because we don't have such data. - Incorrect.


Hince , IMHO - A
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 943
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2015, 05:52
Dutta wrote:
can any one tell me the source of this question.


This question is taken from GMATPrep Question Pack 1.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Oct 2014
Posts: 11
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 May 2015, 19:02
Guys
The same question I got in actual GMAT in 2015 March.
also I have seen Prep Qn(s) are quite in tune to actual GMAT Qns.

FYI only thanks.
_________________

urban hermit

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10330
Premium Member
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2017, 00:24
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
VP
VP
User avatar
P
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1139
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V36
GRE 1: 314 Q157 V157
GPA: 3.4
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Manufacturing)
CAT Tests
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jul 2017, 03:21
Imo A
The argument tells us that fear of developing disease by living near high voltage lines is not correct as they are exposed to much less strength of magnetic field the people living is areas far off from such lines are exposed to .
So if we whether those people who live far off can develop disease because of magnetic field then we can determine whether people living near such high voltage lines are prone to diseases.
_________________

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 100
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Nov 2017, 18:38
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes. The premise is that the strength of magnetic field of high voltage power lines < the strength of magnetic field in homes not located close to power lines. If the magnetic field in homes is still harmful, magnetic field of high voltage might still be harmful. However, if the magnetic fields in those homes do not cause health problems, then the high voltage power lines won't cause health issues since the magnetic field is even weaker
B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems What people believe is irrelevant; the magnetic field may not be harmful even when people believe it is
C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas The argument can still hold even when high-voltage power lines are routed near dwellings
D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines [color=#ff0000]Type of disease is irrelevant. We want to know whether high voltage power lines affect health. What diseases they do it doesn't matter [/color]
E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines Workplaces? Argument is about homes. Out of scope

Kudos if you like the answer :-)
_________________

Give me kudos and see what happens to your GMAT score :-)

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Oct 2016
Posts: 7
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2018, 01:05
Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for people who live especially near the lines. However, this is extremely unlikely: Beyond a distance of a few feet, the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in order to evaluate the public health official's argument?

A. Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes
B. What proportion of people who live near high-voltage power lines believe that those lines may cause health problems
C. Whether high-voltage power lines are routed near residential dwellings in urban areas
D. What specific diseases or conditions are suspected by some researchers to result from exposure to magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines
E. What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines

Here conclusion is-- the strength of the magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines is less than the average strength of magnetic fields in homes that are not located near such lines.
Prethinking-
I have to evaluate the argument.
Check for options,,,if negated its going to disturb the conclusion.

Option A-Whether magnetic fields in homes that are not located near high-voltage power lines can cause health problems for the residents of those homes .

iF YES--then argument can sustain
If No-it disturbs statement that---magnetic field can cause health issues to the people.

B-proportion-out of scope
C-lines in urban area or rural area.......concerned about effect of magnetic lines that can cause health issues. Criteria is health issue here
D-criteria of health issues,,,not cardiac disease or thyroid issue
E-What is the average strength of magnetic fields in workplaces that are not located near high-voltage power lines

knowing average strength has nothing to do here. Knowing whether manetic field causes issue to public health or not--is the main concern


Try again and again till you succeed. Never compromise,..
priya
Re: Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet   [#permalink] 17 Feb 2018, 01:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Public health official: Some researchers suspect that magnet

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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®.