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# Sustainable packaging is becoming more common. The motivations range

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Sustainable packaging is becoming more common. The motivations range from government regulation, consumer pressure, retailer pressure, and cost reduction. However, plastic packaging is usually non-biodegradable due to possible interactions with the food. Also, biodegradable polymers often require special non-biodegradable compounds to properly degrade. Not surprisingly, the solution for the perfect sustainable packaging remains elusive.

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

(A)The first bolded statement raises a consideration that leads to the second bolded statement, the conclusion of the argument.
(B) The first bolded statement is the conclusion that the evidence in the second bolded statement seeks to prove.
(C) The first bolded statement is an intermediate conclusion of the argument, and the second bolded statement is primary conclusion of the argument.
(D) The first bolded statement is an intermediate conclusion, and the second bolded statement is evidence supporting that intermediate conclusion.
(E) The first bolded statement is evidence supporting a claim, and the second bolded statement is further evidence for that claim.

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23 Aug 2018, 15:39
Straight A.
First is not a conclusion and second is.
BCD out.
Between A and E, second BF does not provide any evidence.
Thus,A
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23 Aug 2018, 18:59
someone kindly explain why option C is incorrect?although i was able to answer the question but i couldnt reject option C on serious ground,
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23 Aug 2018, 19:24
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Let me try to help you. First an example, consider following statements
Quote:
I am smart cause I can solve most of the gmat cr questions.

In this sentence I am smart is the conclusion for sure. But why it is conclusion cause you have solid evidence to come to that. Some thing is conclusion when you conclude it properly else it remains a fact or statement.
Now this question the part "plastic packaging is usually non-biodegradable due to possible interactions with the food", just played that role of stating a fact. it is not an intermediate conclusion or any other kind.

Until it proved one cant be charged guilty. Let me know if you have any doubts.
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Re: Sustainable packaging is becoming more common. The motivations range   [#permalink] 23 Aug 2018, 19:24
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