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The tulu, a popular ornamental plant, does not reproduce

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New post 15 Mar 2016, 07:00
I also fell for C. However, now that I look at it, the question is - which of the following, if "performed by the govt ministry".

C says that researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot.

The issue could be that "researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot" cannot be "performed by the govt ministry"; rather, it will require some other external agency.

On the other hand, E is something that govt ministry can easily do.

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New post 16 Mar 2016, 18:16
naureen02 wrote:
I also fell for C. However, now that I look at it, the question is - which of the following, if "performed by the govt ministry".

C says that researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot.

The issue could be that "researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot" cannot be "performed by the govt ministry"; rather, it will require some other external agency.

On the other hand, E is something that govt ministry can easily do.


It could be the case, but we are not sure whether it is true in the GMAT Universe that whatever not performed directly by the subject (govt can only push for researches, but cannot do them by itself in lab) is never the correct answer.
Any other similar question to prove/counter-prove this rule?

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New post 16 Mar 2016, 20:33
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The tulu, a popular ornamental plant, does not reproduce naturally, and is only bred and sold by specialized horticultural companies. Unfortunately, the tulu is easily devastated by a contagious fungal rot. The govt ministry plans to reassure worried gardeners by requiring all tulu plants to be tested for fungal rot before being sold. However, infected plats less than 30 weeks old have generally not built enough fungal rot to be detected relaibly. And many tulu plants are sold before they are 24 weeks old.

which of the following, if performed by the govt ministry, could logically be expected to overcome the problem with their plan to test fungal rot.

A) Releasing a general announcement that tulu plants less than 30 weeks old cannot be effectively tested for fungal rot

B) Requiring all tulu plants less than 30 weeks old to be labeled as such.

C) researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot.

D) Ensuring that tulu plants are not sold before they are 30 weeks old.

E) Quarantining all tulu plants from horticultural companies at which any case of fungal rot has been detected until those tulu plants can be tested for fungal rot.

D cannot be logically correct. The govt ministry only plans to test but not yet implemented. Therefore, only after implementing the plan and prohibiting tulu sale until they are 30 weeks old will logically overcome the problem.

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The tulu, a popular ornamental plant, does not reproduce naturally, and is only bred and sold by specialized horticultural companies. Unfortunately, the tulu is easily devastated by a contagious fungal rot. The govt ministry plans to reassure worried gardeners by requiring all tulu plants to be tested for fungal rot before being sold. However, infected plats less than 30 weeks old have generally not built enough fungal rot to be detected relaibly. And many tulu plants are sold before they are 24 weeks old.

which of the following, if performed by the govt ministry, could logically be expected to overcome the problem with their plan to test fungal rot.

A) Releasing a general announcement that tulu plants less than 30 weeks old cannot be effectively tested for fungal rot

B) Requiring all tulu plants less than 30 weeks old to be labeled as such.

C) researching possible ways to test tulu plants less than 24 weeks old for fungal rot.

D) Ensuring that tulu plants are not sold before they are 30 weeks old. CORRECT

E) Quarantining all tulu plants from horticultural companies at which any case of fungal rot has been detected until those tulu plants can be tested for fungal rot.
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New post 21 Jan 2017, 12:38
ı agree with QA, which is E however how do we decide on whether long term solution is a bad idea?

C provides a feasible solution also but we eliminate it just because it is a long term solution. Is such an approach applicable to all GMAT questions?

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New post 08 Mar 2017, 09:10
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The problem, according to the argument, is that the fungus in the tulu plant cannot be detected until after the plants is 30 weeks old. And since most plants are sold at 24 weeks, many end up with an infected tulu plant. An easy solution would to not allow tulu plants less than 30 weeks old to be sold. That way plants that are 30+ weeks old can effectively be tested for the fungus, thereby making sure no fungus-infected tulu plants are sold. Answer choice (D) clearly matches this logic.

Hope that helps!



can you please explain, question falls in which type?

Is it inference based question or strengthening the argument question?

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 10:52
B states the old plan does not change.

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New post 14 Dec 2017, 10:58
ChrisLele wrote:
The problem, according to the argument, is that the fungus in the tulu plant cannot be detected until after the plants is 30 weeks old. And since most plants are sold at 24 weeks, many end up with an infected tulu plant. An easy solution would to not allow tulu plants less than 30 weeks old to be sold. That way plants that are 30+ weeks old can effectively be tested for the fungus, thereby making sure no fungus-infected tulu plants are sold. Answer choice (D) clearly matches this logic.

Hope that helps!


Argument says "...requiring all tulu plants to be tested for fungal rot BEFORE being sold", so answer D logic flaws also - one can make a test of plants which are less than 24 weeks old, but sell them only after they are 30 weeks old, satisfysing both initial requirement of goverment and D answer requirement.

I think it is a rare example of RC where logic of correct answer is not airtight.

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