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

 It is currently 17 Aug 2018, 10:09

### 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

# The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
SVP
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1774
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 02:32
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

33% (00:01) correct 67% (00:43) wrong based on 5 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

44. The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause
B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing
C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause
D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing
E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause

Do you have any tip for too similar choice? My eyes seem blind when I see this!

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________
Senior Manager
Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 272
Location: Hungary
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 02:42
Right away, E and D are out of question. C is also wrong, because as.. as is the correct structure. So, either A or B is the correct answer. B is better, since risk of...
Director
Joined: 06 Jan 2008
Posts: 518
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 12:45
Stuck between A and B.
'one in a million chances' vs 'one chance in a million' ?
Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3280
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 13:14
i think the idiom is risk to ..cause blah.

A is best..
Director
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 736
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 14:38
between A and B

I go with B because "chances" does not agree with the singular "one in a million"
Manager
Joined: 31 Oct 2007
Posts: 105
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 15:41
Unable to find fault in A. Answer A

Could some one please explain whats wrong with D
_________________

Many people dream, but some wake up and work towards it.

Director
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 736
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 15:54
1
Leopard wrote:
Unable to find fault in A. Answer A

Could some one please explain whats wrong with D

I think "a risk" makes risk to cause cancer countable. eg 1 risk to cause cancer, 2 risks to cause cancer etc, which is illogical in this sentence.
also the construction of putting "as little as" after risk is awkward
disclaimer: the above is only a thought and this explanation is risky
Manager
Joined: 31 Oct 2007
Posts: 105
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 16:04
Quote:
I think "a risk" makes risk to cause cancer countable. eg 1 risk to cause cancer, 2 risks to cause cancer etc, which is illogical in this sentence.
also the construction of putting "as little as" after risk is awkward
disclaimer: the above is only a thought and this explanation is risky

Still I am confused. But I am now clear with countable variables. +1 to you.
_________________

Many people dream, but some wake up and work towards it.

SVP
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1774
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 18:26
God, only two persons choose correct choice, but no reason. The remaining all are lured to anything! The same to me! So tricky!
_________________
Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2007
Posts: 205
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 19:17
I am going with B as well. With that hint you dropped above, Sondenso is it safe to assume that B is the answer? Can't wait too long mate.. Come on.. Post the OA..
Manager
Joined: 22 Dec 2007
Posts: 128
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 19:21
sondenso wrote:
44. The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause
B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing
C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause
D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing
E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause

Do you have any tip for too similar choice? My eyes seem blind when I see this!

I dont think "litte risk ...to cause" is the right idiom. ( But I may be wrong )
So that leaves out A and E.
C is too wordy and "it" refers to the EPA. So C is out.

Out of B and D, I think "chance of causing" is better than "chance for causing"
So B.

Now what is the OA sodenso?
You are keeping us all waiting.
SVP
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1774
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2008, 19:32
wizardofwashington wrote:
Come on.. Post the OA

getafixdruid wrote:
Now what is the OA sodenso?
You are keeping us all waiting

Haha, OA is B!

anyway, geta..., I find something interesting in your reasoning!
getafixdruid wrote:
I dont think "litte risk ...to cause" is the right idiom. ( But I may be wrong )
So that leaves out A and E.

Assume that you are not wrong, but you still leaves A and E. you do reason that "little risk...to cause" is the right idiom!
_________________
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 893
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Jan 2009, 10:56
Anyone have another better explanation?
SVP
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1728
Location: New York
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Jan 2009, 13:58
bigfernhead wrote:
Anyone have another better explanation?

Risk of causing -- correct idiom
risk for causing / risk to cause -- not idiomatic

Also
C,E -- "it" has no clear referrant. It can refer to one chance/Enviroment agencey.
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1329
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jan 2009, 23:51
I got rid off C & E

D also got out for "for"

Between A & B, I just could not choose.

I picked A but apparently it is wrong.

Are you guys sure that risk of is the only correct idiom under all circumstances?
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 893
Re: SC. Environmental Protection  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jan 2009, 12:19
This has the best explanation:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/the ... t2469.html

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: SC. Environmental Protection &nbs [#permalink] 29 Jan 2009, 12:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts

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

# Events & Promotions

 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®.