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The geese that gather at the pond of a large corporation create a haza

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The geese that gather at the pond of a large corporation create a hazard for executives who use the corporate helicopter, whose landing site is 40 feet away from the pond. To solve the problem, the corporation plans to import a large number of herding dogs to keep the geese away from the helicopter.

Which of the following, if a realistic possibility, would cast the most serious doubt on the prospects for success of the corporation’s plan?

(A) The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack.

(B) The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese.

(C) The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese.

(D) It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.

(E) Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs.

I thought "E" but that is not correct? Could someone help me understand why "E" is wrong?

Also please explain the choice that you think is correct?

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Originally posted by raviram80 on 28 Feb 2012, 10:54.
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A. The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack.
B. The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese.
C. The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese.
D. It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.
E. Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs.

A - I think this is best - if this is true the plan will not work
B - Corporation will probably be OK with providing training
C - irrelevant as it talks about old and sick geese only
D - there is no mention of needing to solve the problem within the next 30 days so irrelevant
E - this would solve the problem of this corporation so why would they care if the geese move - this actually strengthens the argument
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The problem the corporation is dealing with is animals getting in the way of the helicopter launching pad. At present the culprits are the geese. If we bring in herding dogs to keep the geese away from the helipad that would be a great solution...unless the herding dogs get in the way of the helipad. And how can that happen? Well, if the dogs are uncontrollable and run around everywhere.

(A) speaks directly to this. So it is the answer.


(E) does NOT undermine the plan. Remember: the plan is to keep the helipad clear. If some geese go running off to another pond then they are clearly not blocking the helipad. If (E) were the case, it would strengthen the plan of bringing in herding dogs to keep geese away from the helipad.

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(A) The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack - interesting, can we assume the uncontrollable pack will be a hazard? We'll come back to this one

(B) The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese. - This doesn't seem like a major hurdle, so this one is out

(C) The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese. - hmmm... well if there are no more foxes, than old and sick geese may still be a hazard. We'll come back to this one

(D) It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.(A) - Again, this doesn't seem like a major hurdle, as there are no particular time constraints outlined in the prompt, so this one is out

(E) Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs. - We aren't really concerned about another corporation's pond, so this is irrelevant and also out

Ultimately this comes down to Choices A & C.

A seems a little questionable to me, as an uncontrollable pack of herding dogs certainly COULD be a hazard, but it isn't necessarily a problem if they stay away from the Helipad.

C, however, at second glance isn't as solid as it seemed originally. While less foxes may mean the old and sick geese are not eliminated as quickly, we have no evidence to suggest the herding dogs would be any less effective at scaring them away than any of the other geese.

Ultimately, the answer must be A (full disclosure, I originally chose C). I still feel A is a bit weak, as we are required to make an assumption that the uncontrollable pack will also create a hazard, but this seems like a reasonable assumption to make, and at the very least, is more reasonable to make than to assume the old and sick geese will someone be immune to the herding dogs.
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