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The only purpose for which a particular type of tape is

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The only purpose for which a particular type of tape is needed is to hold certain surgical wounds closed for ten daysâ€”the maximum time such wounds need tape. Newtape is a new brand of this type of tape. Newtapeâ€™s salespeople claim that Newtape will improve healing because Newtape adheres twice as long as the currently used tape does.
Which of the following statements, if true, would most seriously call into question the claim made by Newtapeâ€™s salespeople?
(A) Most surgical wounds take about ten days to heal.
(B) Most surgical tape is purchased by hospitals and clinics rather than by individual surgeons.
(C) The currently used tapeâ€™s adhesiveness is more than sufficient to hold wounds closed for ten days.
(D) Neither Newtape nor the currently used tape adheres well to skin that has not been cleaned.
(E) Newtapeâ€™s adhesion to skin that has been coated with a special chemical preparation is only half as good as the currently used tapeâ€™s adhesion to such coated skin.

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21 Jan 2005, 15:54
C)
If current tape can do the job, there is no need for new tape.

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21 Jan 2005, 18:08
man, when I first started preparing for GMAT, the only bright spot for me was CR questions ( i mean all practice exams and I would get 99% correct) as of late i am just on a steep downward slope.....

I would go with A. whats wrong with A?

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21 Jan 2005, 18:14
I would go with 'D' - becos if the Newtape does not adhere to the skin properly it will not improve healing - which happens to be the claim made by Newtape's salespeople.
C - The salespeople's claim is not about the tape's adhesiveness so this can be eliminated.

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21 Jan 2005, 19:56
Another vote for C. What's the OA?

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Should be A [#permalink]

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21 Jan 2005, 20:38
If the wounds do not take more than 10 days to heal, why would anyone need a tape that can close the wounds for double the time? I believe the answer should be A.

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21 Jan 2005, 20:41
I am stuck between A and C. Could somebody explain pls.

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22 Jan 2005, 00:37
The statement didn't say how long current tape can last, so (A) is no use because if a wound takes 10 days to heal and current tape can only last for 5 days, then it is indeed an improvement to make the tape last longer.

However C says current tape already last long enough, so there is no need for making a new type of tape that last even longer.

Therefore (C).

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22 Jan 2005, 05:54
OA is (C)

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22 Jan 2005, 14:15
What about (E)? (E) means the Newtape won't hold.

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22 Jan 2005, 15:52
E does weaken, but not as seriously as C does.
Also, E talks about coating the skin, but there is no talk about coating the skin as a requirement in the stem

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22 Jan 2005, 20:25
Thanks for the explanation Honghu

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