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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings.

(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs.

(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit.

(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.

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Answer is E.
No recording that is not played on the radio is
one that record companies believe would be
profitable if transferred to compact disc.


This can also be Read as


ALL (No) recordings that ARE (not) played on the radio is
one that record companies believe would be
profitable if transferred to compact disc.

C is also close enuf but " ONLY" used in the sentence negates the meaning
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New post 16 Mar 2011, 01:37
Answer has to bring radio into picture- so A B D are straight eliminated.
Option C or E
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New post 16 Mar 2011, 03:08
hey guys do you know how to treat "no" in E. It looked extreme and hence I missed the answer. gmat CR are discrete and different from the LSAT ones - extreme cannot be a gmat answer. Am I correct? Pls comment.
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New post 17 Mar 2011, 21:12
Just one Correction - "all" need not be assumed to make this work. I mean realistic assumptions are everyday assumptions. In the original version E is going overboard by assuming "no". It's unrealistic! Maybe the author is too bookish :-)

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Your typical GMAT question is more nuanced than most of the prep company questions posted on this forum, and you don't often find all-encompassing words like 'never' or 'any' among GMAT answer choices. Still, such words do sometimes appear, and you should not simply rule out an answer choice which uses that kind of language -- sometimes you'll be ruling out the correct answer. Questions 93 and 101 in the OG, for example, have correct answers which use the word 'any'.

There is no guessing strategy I know of which you can use successfully on the GMAT without understanding something about what a question is actually asking. If you jump straight to the answer choices in a real GMAT CR question and rule out every answer choice which uses 'extreme' language, often enough you'll be ruling out the right answer. I disagree with prep books that advise otherwise.
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Thanks... for caveat. We have to more careful. What is the treatment for "never" and "all". Dont reject them until you have read through the fifth option. And if you found something better then eliminate the extreme. Am I doing it right?

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Your typical GMAT question is more nuanced than most of the prep company questions posted on this forum, and you don't often find all-encompassing words like 'never' or 'any' among GMAT answer choices. Still, such words do sometimes appear, and you should not simply rule out an answer choice which uses that kind of language -- sometimes you'll be ruling out the correct answer. Questions 93 and 101 in the OG, for example, have correct answers which use the word 'any'.

There is no guessing strategy I know of which you can use successfully on the GMAT without understanding something about what a question is actually asking. If you jump straight to the answer choices in a real GMAT CR question and rule out every answer choice which uses 'extreme' language, often enough you'll be ruling out the right answer. I disagree with prep books that advise otherwise.
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New post 11 Apr 2011, 08:01
dear IEsailor,
please tell me the difference between C and E.
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Answer is E.
No recording that is not played on the radio is
one that record companies believe would be
profitable if transferred to compact disc.


This can also be Read as


ALL (No) recordings that ARE (not) played on the radio is
one that record companies believe would be
profitable if transferred to compact disc.

C is also close enuf but " ONLY" used in the sentence negates the meaning
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C looks good to me.. I found E to be extreme..
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New post 15 Sep 2011, 22:55
The only recordings that are not played on radio...... Doesnt attack conclusion but strengthens it sames with if you tried The only recordings that are played on radio are not the ones.....
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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies
believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be
transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

Let us see what the assumption is here.
Premise:
Company ppl will transfer onto CDs only those Recs. that they think will bring $$$.

Conclusion:
Most CJRs will not be transferred onto CDs. WHY? because few CJRs are on the Radio(I think why there is a sudden addition of radios into the picture)
So, taking the logical leap here, the argument is saying that
1)those Recs. that are played on the radio will be transferred onto CDs.
2)those recs. that are transferred onto CDs will bring $$$.

Hence, Recs. that are played on the radio will bring $$$ to company. precisely what E is saying.


(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings.
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio. stated in the argument. Hence, cannot be conclusion.
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs. false. This statement is the same as St.1 of the stimulus, with Pre exist. recs. replaces by Radio. the conclusion does not link PERs and Radio.
(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit. Irrelevant.
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc. [color=#FF0000]This statement implies that a recording that is played on the radio is, in fact, the one that companies believe is profitable. [/color]
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people can just buy jazz discs, radio is not the only source of profit
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New post 24 Jan 2012, 08:06
this question is really a tough one for me ..

any logical approach for this kind of questions..

i would definitely give wrong answer if this question appears on real gmat..
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this question is really a tough one for me ..

any logical approach for this kind of questions..

i would definitely give wrong answer if this question appears on real gmat..


I hope this would be of some help :

found this discussion on one of the manhattan LSAT forum

http://www.manhattanlsat.com/forums/q22 ... t2259.html
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So, most classic jazz recordings will not be
transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

With this line in mind the answer E was quite obvious for me.
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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred
onto compact disc are those that record companies
believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be
profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be
transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz
recordings are played on the radio.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of
the following is assumed?

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record
companies believe can be profitably transferred
to compact disc are classic jazz recordings.
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz
recordings are played on the radio.
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio
are ones that record companies believe can be
profitably sold as compact discs.
(D) Most record companies are less interested in
preserving classic jazz recordings than in
making a profit.
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is
one that record companies believe would be
profitable if transferred to compact disc.

I got it right but would like to verify my reasoning after a few discussions.
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Premise:
The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable.
Conclusion:
So, most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

Assumption: Recordings played on the radio are those that r believed profitable.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings.-Out
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio. -irrelevant
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs.- Opposite of wht we r looking for
(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit.
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.
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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

Note that there is a gap in the logic. Profitable--->Transfer on CD. Few Classic Jazz played on Radio--->Classic Jazz wont be transferred to CD. Therefore, we can conclude that being played on radio is important for a type of music to be profitable. Maybe radios are a powerful medium for popularizing a type of music and thus contributing to its sales and hence the profits that the music earns.

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings. Doesnt fill our gap in logic as discussed above.
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.It is stated in the premises. Cannot be the assumption
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs. This reverses the sequence of cause and effect. What we want to see is that radios affect the profitability of the music. This option presupposes profitability before the music reached radio and in a way suggests that it is the record companies that decide if a music will be profitable or not. But what we are looking for is that record companies being reactionary and taking decisions based on what radios do.
(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit. Irrelevant
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc. Double negative used. So this option should read as No All recordings that is are not played on the radio is are ones that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.This perfectly places the cause and effect in place as we discussed earlier.
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E. No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.

Remove the No and the Not .The option will read out as recording that is played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.
Hence E is assumption ,on which the conclusion is based.
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Conclusion: Most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred to compact disc.

(By the way, as a jazz musician, this question breaks my heart.)

The assumption is pretty clear: if it's not played on the radio, record companies don't believe it will sell profitably.

(E) expresses that assumption, because we could translate it into this conditional statement:

not played on radio -----> record companies don't believe profitable

(C) looks tempting, but when we convert it into a conditional statement, we get something a little different:

played on the radio -----> record companies believe profitable

Well, that looks similar, right? But wait: that's just a negated form of the proper assumption, which doesn't help us. In other words, the argument depends on an assumption about records that are not played on the radio. This answer only tells us about records that are played on the radio. But just because records that are on the radio sell profitably, that doesn't mean records that aren't on the radio won't sell profitably! So this answer is actually out of scope with respect to the core.
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