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Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt

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Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt to preserve animal hides. New environmental regulations have significantly increased the cost of disposing of salt water that results from this use, and, in consequence, Tanco is considering a plan to use potassium chloride in place of common salt. Research has shown that Tanco could reprocess the by-product of potassium chloride use to yield a crop fertilizer, leaving a relatively small volume of waste for disposal.

In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

A. What difference, if any, is there between the cost of the common salt needed to preserve a given quantity of animal hides and the cost of the potassium chloride needed to preserve the same quantity of hides?
B. To what extent is the equipment involved in preserving animal hides using common salt suitable for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride?
C. What environmental regulations, if any, constrain the disposal of the waste generated in reprocessing the by-product of potassium chloride?
D. How closely does leather that results when common salt is used to preserve hides resemble that which results when potassium chloride is used?
E. Are the chemical properties that make potassium chloride an effective means for preserving animal hides the same as those that make common salt an effective means for doing so?

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Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

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Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

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I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted

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TaN1213 wrote:
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

--E--


I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted


The conclusion clearly talks about the company's profits.
Consider B. If the equipment which were used with salt don't work with potassium, new machinery will then have to be installed, hurting company's profit. So this choice is important.

E talks about chemical properties of two compounds. To explain this consider the following example- You hired a guy named Sheldon to do a job. But later on, you had to replace him with Leonard. You are getting the work done in both cases. So will you be bothered by the behavior of Leonard or whether Leonard's behavioral characteristics are same as those of Sheldon? No right. Chemical properties are the behavioral attributes of the compound.

Hope this helps :)
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lichting wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

--E--


I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted


The conclusion clearly talks about the company's profits.
Consider B. If the equipment which were used with salt don't work with potassium, new machinery will then have to be installed, hurting company's profit. So this choice is important.

E talks about chemical properties of two compounds. To explain this consider the following example- You hired a guy named Sheldon to do a job. But later on, you had to replace him with Leonard. You are getting the work done in both cases. So will you be bothered by the behavior of Leonard or whether Leonard's behavioral characteristics are same as those of Sheldon? No right. Chemical properties are the behavioral attributes of the compound.

Hope this helps :)


Thank heaps ^^ Totally clear now

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