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# RAGCT 2015 Day 12: Last year a woman was able to demonstrate

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28 Jul 2015, 09:34
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Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.

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28 Jul 2015, 09:53
Answered in under a minute. Hope I am correct.
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28 Jul 2015, 10:48
Unless there is a trick over here, it´s not a 700 question...
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28 Jul 2015, 10:59
eagerly waiting for the oa. hoping to get it correct.
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A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
This is absolutely false as the CR does not talk about other kind of restaurants at all

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
This makes sense as copycat suites have been filed against each of the eleven. Even though this does not say the poisoning has happened due to the restaurants, the fact that they have been sued assumes this.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
cooking method is not mentioned anywhere, so this is out

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
again, no proof of this in the sentence.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
even though this is true, we do not know for sure if restaurants have been sued without any food poisoning.

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28 Jul 2015, 11:41
When going for conclusion question, just stay very close to premise. Donot assume ANYTHING. With that thought, I marked the answer in 1min13sec. Hope I am not tricked.
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28 Jul 2015, 12:40
I think the answer is D,
The information never states that the people eating in those restaurants did actually get poisoned.
Only states that a number of copycat suits have been were filed against them.
If the restaurants are hiring lawyers to defend themselves, it means that they are incurring losses due to these lawsuits....
So, they must have lost quite a few of them.
Option d for me
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28 Jul 2015, 13:36
Looks deceptively easy though.
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28 Jul 2015, 14:33
This is a good question. The wording of the question is convoluted enough. Got stuck on two options but with the concepts I learnt, I eliminated one from the two. OA will confirm my understing and choosing correct answer will bolster further my confidence for this type of question.
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28 Jul 2015, 15:15
Good question from Magoosh - eagerly waiting for OA
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A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
This is nowhere said in the stimulus.

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
Only suits are filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants. It is not mentioned if anyone contracted the food poisoning.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
This is irrelevant. Method of cooking is not discussed

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
Only suits are filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants. No mention of anyone winning any settlements.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
"forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court." This means some restaurants are spending money on these lawsuits.

E for me.

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29 Jul 2015, 02:16
thanks magoosh for one more good question. looks pretty straight.
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29 Jul 2015, 02:59
Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A) Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville

B) For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.

C) The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.

D) This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.

E) This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.

The OA is E. (Source Magoosh)
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29 Jul 2015, 06:45
I will go with E.

hope the word copy cat is the trick in this qus
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Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

This is an inference question
concln: A number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to face legal proceedings.

A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville( This cannot be said from the above info since there is no such data.)

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.(Can be true.. but we cannot draw this based on above information in the argument)

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
(blames whole chinese food. New info as no such info is mentioned.)

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.(There is info regarding no of suits filed not won. Out of scope.)

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning. (This seems reasonable since suits filed and their legal proceedings can incur in expenses.
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29 Jul 2015, 09:50
E for me. Because of the words "copycat suits".
It doesn't matter if the people contacted food poisoning or not. They just wanted to file similar suits for a large sum of money.
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29 Jul 2015, 16:31
Got this one in less than a minute - the cue i picked was "Copy Cat" and marked E

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29 Jul 2015, 22:27
Answered in 01:04, and quite sure my answer is correct, good tricky question.
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30 Jul 2015, 06:36
I will go with E...
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Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
-Outside information , not worrying about other restaurant.
B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
-If this is true , then we cannot say "copycat suits". Hence this is wrong.
C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
-We are not talking about cooking methods
D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
-We donot know about the result of law suits
E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
-Hence E.
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