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

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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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04 Aug 2009, 13:12
A only makes sense.
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04 Aug 2009, 13:35
for the argument to hold true we need to show that in any case food will fall or the corners will exist.
if the interior was cylindrical, then there would be no corners and, consequently, the author's objection would have no legs to stand on.

A says corners will exist ...hence A

on the contrary C goes to far...the author is only concerned with the rotating round shelf solution, so other solutions dont really affect the argument

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04 Aug 2009, 16:31
A's the flaw in the question's argument as it points out the fridge can be designed cylindrical to avoid corners.
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04 Aug 2009, 18:47
Thanks guys..

OA is A

i was focusing more on the "out of sight" part of the question and hence got it wrong
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15 Nov 2011, 10:19
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.

"Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelves’ edges into the rear corners." How weirdly was that framed... Never seen such a sentence. "Because...... , Since......"
Is the person trying to argue in favor of rotating shelves, or against them or be neutral just by discussing the facts.
Hope such poor sentences come in the actual.
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15 Nov 2011, 14:10
I have problem with understanding of this question :<. This is kind of strengthen question, right?

Although I understand the answer choice A, but initially it is quite hard to grasp the problem.
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