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# The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up

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02 May 2005, 15:34
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The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up out of sight at the back of the shelf. So why not have round shelves that rotate? Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelves' edges into the rear corners.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical.
(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.
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02 May 2005, 16:14
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Since the argument against rotating shelves hinges on food getting spoild because it falls into the rear corners, it supposes the "existance" of such corners in the first place. The round rotating shelves can have corners only if they are in cuboidal refridgerators. Thus A.
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03 May 2005, 09:15
Obviously A, unless there is a hidden meaning in E. Not a bad idea, come to think of it!

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03 May 2005, 10:03
C is the best. The purpose of makeing rotating shelves is to prevent food spoilage by rotating the foods, thereby avoiding foods being out of the sights at the back of the shelf. But the solution doesn't work with the new design. So I got C.
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11 May 2008, 08:25
friends - it´s down to C or A , anyone knows the OA?

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WinWinMBA wrote:
2. The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up out of sight at the back of the shelf. So why not have round shelves that rotate? Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelvesâ€™ edges into the rear corners.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical.

(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door.
> out of scope.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.
> Irrelevant.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change.
> Out of scope.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.
> out of scope.

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11 May 2008, 09:28
Sure A.

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Interesting question .

C is an outcome of the argument. A is presupposed as only rectangular refrigerators can have corners. A it is...

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27 May 2008, 11:59
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Since the argument against rotating shelves hinges on food getting spoild because it falls into the rear corners, it supposes the "existance" of such corners in the first place. The round rotating shelves can have corners only if they are in cuboidal refridgerators. Thus A.

Good reasoning.

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27 May 2008, 12:04
A,

basically it presupposed the storage to be cubical and and rotating shelf is cylindrical.

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31 May 2010, 05:26
I will go with A. OA Please...
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31 May 2010, 06:54
I will vote for option A

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31 May 2010, 10:12
Can someone explain me the question stem! I was unable to figure out what the questions asked for.

"Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?"
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31 May 2010, 11:07
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The initial design fail because things fall out of sight at the back of the shelf.
The rotating design supposedly failed because the same drawback inherent
in the initial design remains. So, things will fall around the interior of the refrigerator.

That is what option A presupposed:
that "Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical."
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01 Jun 2010, 02:10
I guess replacing "refrigerated food" with "household refrigerated food" would add credibility to the assumption that the fridge is a cuboid in the first place. If the fridge is not a common household fridge, then assuming it to be a cuboid is a mistake. There are a lot of shapes and sizes out there.

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01 Jun 2010, 10:42
I am In...its A....
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02 Jun 2011, 05:58
I will go with "A" ........

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02 Jun 2011, 09:52
I'll go with A. C doesn't do it becasue it doesn't mention any posible design change. A little out of scope. Can see how it would be a tough call though.

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02 Jun 2011, 10:24
Here were my pre-phrases (I guess pre-phrasing is critical in assumption questions) before I looked at the answer choices.

Pre-phrase 1 - The 'rear corner' is equivalent to the back of the shelf and the food there is equally out of sight.
Pre-phrase 2 - The 'rear corner' exists in the refrigerator.

I looked at Answer choice A, and it matched exactly with pre-phrase 2!

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