It is currently 23 Nov 2017, 06:22

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

Scientists have determined that an effective way to lower

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 24

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Scientists have determined that an effective way to lower [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 18:32
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Scientists have determined that an effective way to lower cholesterol is to eat three servings of whole grains every day. Studies have shown that the cholesterol levels of people who did so were significantly lower after six months than were those of people who did not, even though the cholesterol levels of the two groups were the same before the studies began. Clearly, eating whole grains can have an appreciable effect on cholesterol levels.

The answer to which of the following questions, if true, would be most useful in evaluating the claim about whole grains above?


a) Is it realistic to expect people to eat three servings of whole grains per day?

b) Were the two groups of people in the study involved in the same exercise program?

c) Can the same drop in cholesterol be achieved through medication?

d) Did the study continue to track the subjects beyond six months?

e) Are most consumers aware of the different between whole grains and processed grains?

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 71

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 18:41
its clearly B

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2006
Posts: 439

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 18:46
(B) makes the cut.
_________________

http://mba2010dreams.blogspot.com

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1399

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 19:01
B 100%

it is the only answer that mentions both groups and the fact of whether they were different...

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3345

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 19:07
yup B for me too..

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 524

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

Location: US
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 19:13
B it is...as this can be unstated assumption.

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5201

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 21:14
Personally, I think the answer is definately (B).

But, doesn`t this involve some sort of outside knowlege about exercise being able to lower cholesterol levels??? Exercise isn't stated anywhere in the passage... :?

From a test takers point of view, my guess is (A). It`s the only logical way to link the evidence and the conclusion.

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 0

CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2892

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 0

Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 21:54
B

This is one of the few CRs where you have to apply your own knowledge outside of the argument.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 398

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2006, 21:56
B does seem most plausible in this case...

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1399

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 00:27
GMATT73 wrote:
But, doesn`t this involve some sort of outside knowlege about exercise being able to lower cholesterol levels??? Exercise isn't stated anywhere in the passage... :?

From a test takers point of view, my guess is (A). It`s the only logical way to link the evidence and the conclusion.



MATT,

I think only B talks about 2 groups at the same time... all others are out of the ballpark... based on that you don't need any knowledge, but honestly I had a gut feeling about exercise part when I read it :wink:

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Jun 2006
Posts: 68

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Location: Hyderabad, India
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 01:04
It is B.
_________________

Hema

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 713

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

Location: Madrid
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 02:12
GMATT73 wrote:
Personally, I think the answer is definately (B).

But, doesn`t this involve some sort of outside knowlege about exercise being able to lower cholesterol levels??? Exercise isn't stated anywhere in the passage... :?

From a test takers point of view, my guess is (A). It`s the only logical way to link the evidence and the conclusion.

Agree B is a little bit strange answer
_________________

IE IMBA 2010

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 Jul 2006
Posts: 326

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 03:22
Editing this coz of futuristics explanation dwn.Agree with him.

Last edited by sangarelli on 22 Aug 2006, 03:34, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 748

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 03:29
The answer is A, IMO. B clearly requires outside knowledge.

Why is A correct?

If it is not realistic for people to eat 3 servings a day, then the argument falls apart.

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Jul 2006
Posts: 700

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 03:38
Late but B.

It's the only choice talks about both group and their state about exercise before start eating whole grains.

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 325

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2006, 04:59
Futuristic wrote:
The answer is A, IMO. B clearly requires outside knowledge.

Why is A correct?

If it is not realistic for people to eat 3 servings a day, then the argument falls apart.


B....

I think the denial test is used for assumptions...not everywhere.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 232

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Aug 2006, 17:00
My answer is B, although it requires outside knowledge.
What's the OA?

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 46

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2006, 00:12
Divided on B and A

In exam I would have marked A as it is much more closer to the facts provided.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 325

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2006, 03:49
u2lover wrote:
B 100%

it is the only answer that mentions both groups and the fact of whether they were different...


While evaluating do we always use the answer that mentions both the groups... trying to form a logic...

Last edited by sumitsarkar82 on 25 Aug 2006, 03:52, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 325

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2006, 03:51
ps_dahiya wrote:
B

This is one of the few CRs where you have to apply your own knowledge outside of the argument.


Well if B using outside info is right then why not C and E... they also use outside info

BTW, I answered B but just trying to critique...

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

  [#permalink] 25 Aug 2006, 03:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Scientists have determined that an effective way to lower

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

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja



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®.