GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 10 Dec 2018, 23:09

### 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 December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Free GMAT Prep Hour

December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

09:00 PM EST

10:00 PM EST

Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics. December 11 at 9 PM EST.
• ### Free lesson on number properties

December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

Practice the one most important Quant section - Integer properties, and rapidly improve your skills.

# SC - If cats were allowed to breed

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 20 Mar 2015
Posts: 6
SC - If cats were allowed to breed  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2015, 04:03
It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.

a) if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.
b) more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately.

Confused between these 2 options.The OA is b.However, I need to know as to why option a is incorrect.
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 4489
Re: SC - If cats were allowed to breed  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2015, 09:24
2
Sagar5999 wrote:
It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.

a) if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.
b) more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately.

Confused between these 2 options.The OA is b.However, I need to know as to why option a is incorrect.

Dear Sagar5999,
I'm happy to respond.

My friend, first of all, when you post a question anywhere on GMAT club,
(a) always give all five options, even if you know why three of them are wrong
(b) always identify the source, the folks who wrote the question.

This SC practice question does not represent the GMAT. There is no meaningful difference between these two choices, certainly nothing that the GMAT would be likely to test. This is an abysmal question. I don't know the source of it, but I have my doubt.

What you need to understand is that, in the GMAT preparation space, there are some very good SC practice questions, and many truly horrible questions. MGMAT and Magoosh have strong question, and I have been impressed with many of the Veritas questions I have seen. I won't name the other companies, but I have seen horrendous questions from some other companies. As a student, you can't afford to be naive: you can simply trust that all GMAT SC practice questions are of the same quality. You need to investigate question quality critically. Practicing low quality questions such as the one you cite will not prepare you for the GMAT.

Does all this make sense?
Mike
_________________

Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Intern
Joined: 20 Mar 2015
Posts: 6
SC - If cats were allowed to breed  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2015, 09:51
mikemcgarry wrote:
Sagar5999 wrote:
It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.

a) if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.
b) more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately.

Confused between these 2 options.The OA is b.However, I need to know as to why option a is incorrect.

Dear Sagar5999,
I'm happy to respond.

My friend, first of all, when you post a question anywhere on GMAT club,
(a) always give all five options, even if you know why three of them are wrong
(b) always identify the source, the folks who wrote the question.

This SC practice question does not represent the GMAT. There is no meaningful difference between these two choices, certainly nothing that the GMAT would be likely to test. This is an abysmal question. I don't know the source of it, but I have my doubt.

What you need to understand is that, in the GMAT preparation space, there are some very good SC practice questions, and many truly horrible questions. MGMAT and Magoosh have strong question, and I have been impressed with many of the Veritas questions I have seen. I won't name the other companies, but I have seen horrendous questions from some other companies. As a student, you can't afford to be naive: you can simply trust that all GMAT SC practice questions are of the same quality. You need to investigate question quality critically. Practicing low quality questions such as the one you cite will not prepare you for the GMAT.

Does all this make sense?
Mike

The above question was a part of "The Economist" Gmat Prep.Anyways, thanx a lot.
SC - If cats were allowed to breed &nbs [#permalink] 10 Apr 2015, 09:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by