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

It is currently 14 Oct 2019, 06:26

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

Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 58311
Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2018, 20:22
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

68% (02:16) correct 32% (02:20) wrong based on 235 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently been dealing with financial difficulties. Whenever a policy-holder makes a claim, a claims coordinator determines the amount of money Sure Enough Insurance is obligated to pay. The aforementioned financial difficulties are forcing Sure Enough Insurance to fire 25% of its claim coordinators. To ensure Sure Enough Insurance's ability to handle claims within a reasonable time period, consultants recommend that Sure Enough Insurance lay off those coordinators who now take the longest time, on average, to complete work on their assigned claims.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


A. The first is a claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument; the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim.

B. The first is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the argument challenges; the second is that explanation.

D. The first is part of the evidence presented in the argument; the second is the argument's conclusion.

E. The first is the argument's conclusion; the second is the evidence on which this conclusion is based.

_________________
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 19 Feb 2017
Posts: 136
Location: India
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V31
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2018, 21:34
IMO the answer should be D. The first is the evidence to support the conclusion and the second is the conclusion of the argument itself.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 07 Feb 2017
Posts: 176
Re: Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2018, 21:52
The passage is informative. It does not "challenge" or question the accuracy of an issue. Eliminate A, B, C
Between D and E, pick which boldface statement is more likely the conclusion. Answer should be D.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Feb 2018
Posts: 388
Re: Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2018, 00:33
A. The first is a ((claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument)); the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim. incorrect

B. The first ((is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion)); the second is that conclusion. incorrect

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the ((argument challenges;)) ((the second is that explanation.)) - incorrect

D. The first //is part of the evidence presented in the argument//; the second is the //argument's conclusion//. - correct.

E. The first is the ((argument's conclusion;)) the ((second is the evidence)) on which this conclusion is based. - incorrect

Sent from my Lenovo K53a48 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 31 Oct 2016
Posts: 105
Re: Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2018, 03:22
The answer is D. Clearly, the second part is a conclusion. So, C is out. First part is not a conclusion. So, E is out. Left with A, B, D

A: Accuracy of a claim is not an issue. It is a fact. So, A is out
B: The evidence does not challenge the conclusion. So, B is out.

We left with D.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Status: In last prep stage
Joined: 11 Jun 2017
Posts: 156
GMAT 1: 630 Q44 V33
GMAT 2: 680 Q47 V37
GPA: 3.2
Premium Member
Re: Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2018, 22:06
Please explain this.I am confused about the evidence part in option D.What constitutes a evidence in CR questions.And how can we conclude it is a evidence or a premise.
_________________
Thanks,
Ankit
Target Score:730+

If the post was useful,please send the kudos
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1685
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
Schools: INSEAD Jan '19
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Mar 2019, 01:47
Bunuel wrote:
Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently been dealing with financial difficulties. Whenever a policy-holder makes a claim, a claims coordinator determines the amount of money Sure Enough Insurance is obligated to pay. The aforementioned financial difficulties are forcing Sure Enough Insurance to fire 25% of its claim coordinators. To ensure Sure Enough Insurance's ability to handle claims within a reasonable time period, consultants recommend that Sure Enough Insurance lay off those coordinators who now take the longest time, on average, to complete work on their assigned claims.


In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?



A. The first is a claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument; the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim.

BF 1 is not a claim, and no matter of accuracy is discussed in the passage. Eliminate


B. The first is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.

Though BF 2 is the main conclusion, but BF do not challenge to the argument's conclusion. Eliminate

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the argument challenges; the second is that explanation.

BF 2 is not anexplanation. Eliminate

D. The first is part of the evidence presented in the argument; the second is the argument's conclusion.

Correct.


E. The first is the argument's conclusion; the second is the evidence on which this conclusion is based.

BF 1 is not a conclusion. Eliminate
_________________
"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."
GMAT Club Bot
Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2019, 01:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne