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The Daisygen Company genetically engineers flowers which are then sent to retailers in locations around the world. By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt. A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers. Clearly, sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

A. The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
B. Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
C. Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
D. Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
E. A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.

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This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

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b ?

Not e, because longer to wilt does not mean that importers would not have to honor the agreement.
Not d, It is not the highest selling flower, we do not care about this as we are concerned whether the new flower will sell more.
Not c, as irrelevant
Not a, we do not care about the splicing process; we care about the outcome: the flower takes longer to wilt and if the consumers are interested in such a feature.
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The Daisygen Company genetically engineers flowers which are then sent to retailers in locations around the world. By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt. A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers. Clearly, sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.


option B is wrong because this information is already present in the passage(see highlited portion).

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The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.

The words not also is confusing me. Why is he using not also here?
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The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.

The words not also is confusing me. Why is he using not also here?


Hi theGame

"also" means "too" --> A means: The genes which were spliced into the rose are not responsible for the onion's tearing effect TOO.
It means the tearing is the negative effect of onion itself. When the genes were spliced, the company has to make sure the rose will not inherit that negative effect.

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This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.


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pqhai wrote:
This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.


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pqhai wrote:
SmokedRing wrote:
pqhai wrote:
This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.


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pqhai wrote:
This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.


Do you have any similar questions like this, so that we can test how this concept works for other questions as well?
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First of all may i kindly point a small mistake in the request you made, without sounding rude? it should be "similar question such as this" .
Yes there are lot many question similar to this. In OG 12 , in the diagnostic section there is a question , which talks about a bee/wasp that runs to hunt its prey and pauses to take rest bla bla ... that is quite similar to this 1.
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Hey WaterFlowsUp !

Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I really appreciate :)
Many of us usually make such mistakes in "spoken English". But this "like v/s such as" is one of those things that I always take care of while solving SC questions :P
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I don't agree to the OA. Let us say the new rose has the genes of the onion which are responsible for the tearing effect of onion. The newrose would not have any disadvantages until someone cuts the rose, right?
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pqhai wrote:
This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.

Hi,
As I agree with the concept of : "X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have." , it's not stated anywhere in the stem....
What if the new roses had longer stems or less seeds or something like that?
It would not affect the end consumer but might present a problem for growers... But would that change the question?
I chose B and still don't know why it's wrong, and don't see why A is right....
Can someone elaborate a little more?
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pqhai wrote:
This question uses a common fallacy "appeal to novelty"

The form is:
X is newer than Y
--OR--
X has new characteristics that are better than those of Y.
Therefore, X is correct, better, or preferable.


The conclusion is true only if:
(1) X is at least as good as Y (retain original advantages)
--OR--
(2) X does not create new weaknesses that Y does not have.


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:


Fact: By splicing a rose with a species of onion they managed to create a flower that looks like the classic, and still very popular, red rose, but that takes much longer to wilt.
Fact: A longer expiration period presents an important advantage to international flower importers and to individual consumers.
Conclusion: Sales of the Daisygen rose will outnumber those of the original rose species.

Apply the logic above: the new rose is preferable only if:
(1) it remains advantages of the original rose
--OR--
(2) the new rose does not “create” new weaknesses that the original rose does not have.

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

a)The genes which were spliced into the rose are not also responsible for the onion's tearing effect.
Correct. To conclude sales of new roses will outnumber those of the original roses, the new roses MUST NOT create disadvantages that the original roses do not have.

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.

c)Plastic flowers have not affected the import and export of natural flowers.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “plastic flowers”.

d)Although extremely popular, the original rose was not the highest selling flower species of all.
Wrong. “highest selling” is out of scope.

e)A longer expiration period will allow importers more time for delivery of the Daisygen roses.
Wrong. “more time for delivery” is the fact, not the assumption.

Hope it helps.


For B , in addition to the logic expounded by you , I think one major flaw is that if customers start buying longer lasting flowers , they will not buy that frequently. So the sales will not be increasing that much.

However I am having difficulty applying the negation rule over here. If I negate B , i.e Consumers are NOT interested in a flower that will last longer. , isn't the conclusion broken down
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b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.


Hi pghai,

I am still confused between option A and option B. It says that the consumer are interested in a flower that will last longer. If we negate the statement - Consumers are not interested in a flower that will last longer. This breaks the conclusion. However, option A seems more convincing to me. I am looking for a reason to eliminate Choice B. Can you please explain?


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New post 11 Aug 2014, 22:36
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anujag24 wrote:
pqhai wrote:

b)Consumers are interested in a flower that will last longer.
Wrong. TEMPTING. You will see this kind of trap over and over again in real GMAT test. B is wrong because B is incomplete assumption. The complete B is: Consumers are interested in a flower that does not have new weaknesses and will last longer (new advantage). Thus, B exposes weakness for criticism and is incorrect assumption.


Hi pghai,

I am still confused between option A and option B. It says that the consumer are interested in a flower that will last longer. If we negate the statement - Consumers are not interested in a flower that will last longer. This breaks the conclusion. However, option A seems more convincing to me. I am looking for a reason to eliminate Choice B. Can you please explain?


Thanks for your help!!!

-Anuj

Hii Anuj,
let me try to exlpain..
Although people are interested in flowers that last long,we are more interested in whether the sale will be greater than natural flowers..even if people are interested,we have no idea whether they will go ahead and purchase them..what if the conversion process was costly and it cost 10 times more than natural flowers,and what if the rose smells like an onion,or what if tearing effect persists in new flower ?So,though people are interested in long lasting flowers,the factors such as cost,smell,tearing effect will keep them away from purchasing the new flower and this will affect our CONCLUSION...



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New post 26 Aug 2014, 08:45
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Why do we consider "genes" here? It is not even mentioned. Still didn't understand option A. Please explain. Thanks
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