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RAGCT Day 1: From 2000 to 2010, beverage containers accounted for

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22 Oct 2014, 08:09
Dude its B from my side...lets wait for OA

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22 Oct 2014, 08:12
yogesh0723 wrote:
Dude its B from my side...lets wait for OA

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OA is already posted and it is C)
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04 Nov 2014, 08:33
Why A is wrong? The stem is talking about the decrease in weight percentage. If plastic bottles have less weight, then the overall weight % would be decreased automatically!! Someone please explain.
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04 Nov 2014, 21:51
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Why A is wrong? The stem is talking about the decrease in weight percentage. If plastic bottles have less weight, then the overall weight % would be decreased automatically!! Someone please explain.

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100 companies use 100 cans of Al
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling-
Garbage- 20 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 80%

100 companies use 100 plastics bottles as containers
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling
Garbage- 50 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 50% (Less than Al cans)
But Manufacturers replace the original plastic containers with polymer containers
now the 100 companies use 20 plastics bottles as containers rest polymer
Recycled- 10 container (Assuming 50% recycling as above)
So Now,the usage is even lower, & hence lower turnout of such bottles in garbage-10 cans ...Reduction- 90%
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04 Nov 2014, 22:11
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scofield1521 wrote:
Why A is wrong? The stem is talking about the decrease in weight percentage. If plastic bottles have less weight, then the overall weight % would be decreased automatically!! Someone please explain.

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100 companies use 100 cans of Al
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling-
Garbage- 20 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 80%

100 companies use 100 plastics bottles as containers
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling
Garbage- 50 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 50% (Less than Al cans)
But Manufacturers replace the original plastic containers with polymer containers
now the 100 companies use 20 plastics bottles as containers rest polymer
Recycled- 10 container (Assuming 50% recycling as above)
So Now,the usage is even lower, & hence lower turnout of such bottles in garbage-10 cans ...Reduction- 90%

So this says, it doesn't matter if plastic bottles are heavier or lighter!!
If plastic bottles are replaced with some other material, then the recycle % is reduced as # of bottles are reduced.
I don't know how but I still believe A is the right answer because para is talking about weight, and option C is introducing a 3rd element which was not talked about anywhere.
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18 Jan 2015, 07:59
C

A vs C....close contenders....

A may or may not help.....C definitely does
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04 May 2016, 12:14
Can somebody please tell why is option A incorrect? I can't see any useful explanation to this brilliant question.
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08 Nov 2017, 22:11
boiled down to C and E.
E cannot be the right answer b/c E needs an assumption that connects the color marking and the garbage recycling, or reduction.

There is a similar question, but the right answer uses the same pattern.
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10 Nov 2017, 09:04
From 2000 to 2010, beverage containers accounted for a steadily decreasing percentage of the total weight of domestic garbage in the Brazil. The increasingly widespread practice of recycling aluminum and plastic was responsible for most of this decline. However, although aluminum recycling was more widely practiced in this period than plastic recycling, it was found that the weight of plastic bottles in domestic garbage declined by a greater percentage than the weight of aluminum cans.

Which of the following, if true of the Brazil in the period 2000 to 2010, most helps to account for the finding?

A. Plastic bottles are significantly heavier than aluminum cans of comparable size.

B. Recycled aluminum cans were almost all beverage containers, but a significant fraction of the recycled plastic bottles had contained products other than beverages.

C. Manufacturers replaced many plastic bottles, but few aluminum cans, with polymer containers.

D. The total weight of plastic bottles purchased by domestics increased at a slightly faster rate than the total weight of aluminum cans.

E. In many areas, plastic bottles had to be sorted by color of the plastic before being recycled, whereas aluminum cans required no sorting.

This is actually a resolve the paradox question: there was more aluminum recycling than plastics recycling, yet the weight of plastic decreased proportionately more than aluminum weight. C explains how that could happen.

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