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# The Rienzi, a passenger ship, sank as a result of a hole in

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The Rienzi, a passenger ship, sank as a result of a hole in its hull, possibly caused by sabotage. Normally when a holed ship sinks as rapidly as the Rienzi did, water does not enter the ship quickly enough for the ship to be fully flooded when it reaches the ocean floor. Full flooding can be achieved, however, by sabotage. Any ship that sinks deep into the ocean when not fully flooded will implode. Deep-sea photographs of the Rienzi where it rests on the ocean floor, reveal that it did not implode.

Which one of the following must be true on the basis of the information above?

A) The Rienzi was so constructed as to reduce the risk of sinking by impact.

B) If the Rienzi became fully flooded, it did so only after it reached the ocean floor.

C) If the Rienzi was not sunk by sabotage, water flooded into it unusually fast.

D) If the Rienzi had sunk more slowly it would have imploded.

E) The Rienzi was so strongly constructed as to resist imploding under deep-sea pressure.

Originally posted by u2lover on 22 Jul 2006, 18:42.
Last edited by abhimahna on 15 Oct 2017, 09:21, edited 1 time in total.
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22 Jul 2006, 19:26
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The Rienzi, a passenger ship, sank as a result of a hole in its hull, possibly caused by sabotage. Normally when a holed ship sinks as rapidly as the Rienzi did, water does not enter the ship quickly enough for the ship to be fully flooded when it reaches the ocean floor. Full flooding can be achieved, however, by sabotage. Any ship that sinks deep into the ocean when not fully flooded will implode. Deep-sea photographs of the Rienzi where it rests on the ocean floor, reveal that it did not implode.

Which one of the following must be true on the basis of the information above?

Clearly C.. Two indicators - Rienzi sank rapidly.. and it didn't explode..

So it was sabotaged. If not, then it must have been fully flooded for
not to implode.. Since Rienzi sank rapidly, it must have flooded unsually
fast
to not get imploded when it reached the bottom of ocean..

C) If the Rienzi was not sunk by sabotage, water flooded into it unusually fast.
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22 Jul 2006, 20:31
I would say D.

Will explain if correct.
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22 Jul 2006, 20:55
ps_dahiya wrote:
I would say D.

Will explain if correct.

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22 Jul 2006, 23:43
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Agree with Sharad. It should be C.
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22 Jul 2006, 23:58
If the ship did not implode after sinking, then it was either flooded by sabotage or some other cause which made it fill with water very quickly.

(C)

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23 Jul 2006, 02:55
P The Rienzi, a passenger ship, sank as a result of a hole in its hull, possibly caused by sabotage.
P:Normally when a holed ship sinks as rapidly as the Rienzi did, water does not enter the ship quickly enough for the ship to be fully flooded when it reaches the ocean floor.
P:Full flooding can be achieved, however, by sabotage.
P:Any ship that sinks deep into the ocean when not fully flooded will implode.

C:Deep-sea photographs of the Rienzi where it rests on the ocean floor, reveal that it did not implode.

Which one of the following must be true on the basis of the information above?

A) The Rienzi was so constructed as to reduce the risk of sinking by impact. out of scope

B) If the Rienzi became fully flooded, it did so only after it reached the ocean floor. not possible to assume

C) If the Rienzi was not sunk by sabotage, water flooded into it unusually fast. it is

D) If the Rienzi had sunk more slowly it would have imploded. out the water has time to enter more slowly then not imploding possible

E) The Rienzi was so strongly constructed as to resist imploding under deep-sea pressure. out last premise contraddict this statement

the call seems to be between B and C I pick then C
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23 Jul 2006, 13:49
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u2lover wrote:
The Rienzi, a passenger ship, sank as a result of a hole in its hull, possibly caused by sabotage. Normally when a holed ship sinks as rapidly as the Rienzi did, water does not enter the ship quickly enough for the ship to be fully flooded when it reaches the ocean floor. Full flooding can be achieved, however, by sabotage. Any ship that sinks deep into the ocean when not fully flooded will implode. Deep-sea photographs of the Rienzi where it rests on the ocean floor, reveal that it did not implode.

Which one of the following must be true on the basis of the information above?

A) The Rienzi was so constructed as to reduce the risk of sinking by impact.

B) If the Rienzi became fully flooded, it did so only after it reached the ocean floor.

C) If the Rienzi was not sunk by sabotage, water flooded into it unusually fast.

D) If the Rienzi had sunk more slowly it would have imploded.

E) The Rienzi was so strongly constructed as to resist imploding under deep-sea pressure.

Clearly C, and here is my explanantion:

A: Irrelevant, the ship sank, and there is nothing mentioned about the relationship between the way a ship is constructed and the way it sinks or implodes in the passage. E out by the same logic.

B: There's nothing to prove this.

D: Nothing equating the speed of sinking with the likelihood of implosion.

C makes sense because it clearly states that if a ship sinks into the ocean without being filled with water, it would implode. Since it did not implode, the ship was full of water. This means that water entered the ship one way or another. One way is sabotage, if this was not the reason, then it happened in some other way.
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24 Jul 2006, 02:17
Will go with C.

The ship didnot implode. Hence that means it was fully flooded.
When a ship sinks too fast it is usually not fully flooded when it reaches the ocean floor. But sabotage can be used to fully flood the ship.

So for the ship to not implode, it was full but it also sank too fast , hence sabotage may be the cause of the flooding or water flooded into it unsually fast.
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08 Aug 2006, 04:49
Late but yes seems to be C by POE...
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23 Jul 2011, 00:18
Went with C on this one.

A) The Rienzi was so constructed as to reduce the risk of sinking by impact. No risk discussed here
B) If the Rienzi became fully flooded, it did so only after it reached the ocean floor. We cant decide on the time of accident based on information given here
C) If the Rienzi was not sunk by sabotage, water flooded into it unusually fast. Correct because we conclude that full flooding occurred and at the same time there was no imploding
D) If the Rienzi had sunk more slowly it would have imploded. No timing factor have been mentioned in the passage.
E) The Rienzi was so strongly constructed as to resist imploding under deep-sea pressure. OUT OF SCOPE
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27 Nov 2019, 05:24
Bumping to put this back into circulation
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