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# The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other

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20 Sep 2010, 23:44
i have chose "D" at first, but after thinking again, i think it is wrong,

the paragraph mentioned that 80% of waste caused by inefficient equipments, but may be there are another sources of waste

so i move to the answer "E"
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21 Sep 2010, 08:55
i think it's E too.
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21 Sep 2010, 10:51
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imo D since "replacement" in E is out of scope

Actually, D is definitely wrong. Just because the remaining 20% is not squandered in efficient equipment, doesn't mean it is not squandered. Maybe part of the 20% is squandered in keeping food hot ............ or something like that. Concluding the that remaining 20% is not squandered is out of scope.

The replacement in E is not really out of scope because the question is asking for a CONCLUSION. However, what is out of scope in E is that fact the replacement is the LARGEST source of savings.

A little sub-standard question. Hopefully GMAT should not have anything like this. Still, if you come across something like this, use POE. Used POE and was left with E (not the best choice though).
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21 Sep 2010, 17:25
anunayg wrote:
imo D since "replacement" in E is out of scope

Actually, D is definitely wrong. Just because the remaining 20% is not squandered in efficient equipment, doesn't mean it is not squandered. Maybe part of the 20% is squandered in keeping food hot ............ or something like that. Concluding the that remaining 20% is not squandered is out of scope.

The replacement in E is not really out of scope because the question is asking for a CONCLUSION. However, what is out of scope in E is that fact the replacement is the LARGEST source of savings.

A little sub-standard question. Hopefully GMAT should not have anything like this. Still, if you come across something like this, use POE. Used POE and was left with E (not the best choice though).

How so? The premise states that 80% of $10 billion is squandered by the use of inefficient equipment, then it goes on and reinforces that 70% of small restaurants are too cash strapped to invest in energy-efficient technology, so its clear that the replacement would be the largest energy savings for the restaurant industry? I seeing it from a #'s perspective... Senior Manager Joined: 06 Jun 2009 Posts: 331 Location: USA WE 1: Engineering Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 0 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Sep 2010, 08:04 My bad - I didn't realize it was LARGEST ENERGY SAVINGS. So that means E doesn't have any flaw after all. All said and done only E makes any sense. _________________ All things are possible to those who believe. Intern Joined: 21 Sep 2010 Posts: 16 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Sep 2010, 08:33 D is a stat but there is no reliable info that 2billion was efficiently used. However E is reasonable generic and acceptable reliable safe conclusion. All other answer choices are irrelevant Intern Joined: 02 Apr 2010 Posts: 48 Location: Mumbai Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Sep 2010, 05:27 I went with D, but apparently E is answer although 'replacement' in E seems out of scope. _________________ Consider kudos for good explanations. Manager Joined: 20 Nov 2010 Posts: 221 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 38 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Sep 2011, 09:27 Same mistake D was catchy due to 20% - 80% split and hence went for it. However E seams more reasonable after reading the comments. _________________ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MGMAT 6 650 (51,31) on 31/8/11 MGMAT 1 670 (48,33) on 04/9/11 MGMAT 2 670 (47,34) on 07/9/11 MGMAT 3 680 (47,35) on 18/9/11 GMAT Prep1 680 ( 50, 31) on 10/11/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CR notes http://gmatclub.com/forum/massive-collection-of-verbal-questions-sc-rc-and-cr-106195.html#p832142 http://gmatclub.com/forum/1001-ds-questions-file-106193.html#p832133 http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-critical-reasoning-collection-106783.html http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html?hilit=chineseburned Manager Joined: 11 Feb 2011 Posts: 76 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Sep 2011, 15:46 E is the best Manager Joined: 21 Nov 2010 Posts: 128 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 12 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Sep 2011, 14:34 I went with D Intern Joined: 05 Jul 2011 Posts: 24 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2 Re: The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Sep 2011, 18:09 Ans:E The restaurant business wastes more energy than any other industry in the United States. Nearly 80 percent of the$10 billion spent on energy by the restaurant industry each year is squandered by the use of inefficient equipment. At the same time, approximately 70 percent of restaurants in the United States are small businesses that are usually too cash poor to invest in energy-efficient technology.

Which of the following statements draws the most reliable conclusion from the information above

(A) The availability of energy-efficient equipment will reduce the energy costs of the restaurant industry by approximately 30 percent.
The question doesnt give any information on how much energy efficient equipment will reduce the energy costs by.

(B) No industry in the United States spends greater than $10 billion each year on energy. Extreme answer/Out of scope (C) By using energy-efficient technology, a small restaurant will reduce its expenses by a greater percentage than will a large restaurant. The question does not compare expenses of a small and large restaurants. (D) Approximately$2 billion of the amount spent on energy each year by the restaurant industry is not squandered.
Question says $8billion is squandered on energy costs. It does not specify if the remaining$2billion is a justified expense or is squandered on something else.

(E) The replacement of inefficient equipment represents the largest potential source of energy savings for the restaurant industry.
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23 Sep 2011, 18:20
E is the only one which must be true in all conditions.

D is incorrect, because what if 10 percent of the $10 billion spent on energy by the restaurant industry each year is squandered by the use of neon lights (just an example)? then the non-squandered amount reduces to$1b.
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24 Sep 2011, 01:12
(D) Approximately $2 billion of the amount spent on energy each year by the restaurant industry is not squandered.----$ 2 B may be Squandered by something else.
(E) The replacement of inefficient equipment represents the largest potential source of energy savings for the restaurant industry. ---This seems to be a better conclusion. Less ambiguous than D
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21 Nov 2011, 00:04
E is the most relevant and hits the bulls eye
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21 Nov 2011, 14:47
why not A? any explanations?
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13 Dec 2011, 02:10
E
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24 Dec 2011, 03:21
D and E were very confusing. But the necessity in D for the remaining amount not to be squandered away is extreme. It is not necessary to be so. E is decipherable from the premises and hence is the proper conclusion.
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24 Dec 2011, 07:33
Its E
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24 Dec 2011, 20:08
good catch....went for D,but convinced for E now
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25 Dec 2011, 09:45
though E and D are close, but i think in the end it ill be E..as you cannot tell what constitutes rest of 20% so +1 for E
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