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To lay cable to remote areas would be prohibitively expensive

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To lay cable to remote areas would be prohibitively expensive since the number of customers served by such cable lines would be too small for the cable company to make a profit. Microwave cable service is a good alternative for use in remote areas because the signal is sent through the air and cables are unnecessary. However, microwave cable service should not become standard practice in non-remote areas, because the long-term effects of microwaves are not known.

Which of the following is the best conclusion to the statements above?


[*]Microwave technology should be regulated by the government indefinitely.


[*]Residents of remote areas must take precautions to mitigate the potential danger of microwaves.


[*]Most residents of non-remote areas will not want to change their existing service to microwave service.


[*]Microwave cable service is safe enough for use in remote areas.


[*]Microwaves are potentially more dangerous in urban areas than in suburban areas.

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Subanta wrote:
To lay cable to remote areas would be prohibitively expensive since the number of customers served by such cable lines would be too small for the cable company to make a profit. Microwave cable service is a good alternative for use in remote areas because the signal is sent through the air and cables are unnecessary. However, microwave cable service should not become standard practice in non-remote areas, because the long-term effects of microwaves are not known.

Which of the following is the best conclusion to the statements above?

(A) Microwave technology should be regulated by the government indefinitely.

(B) Residents of remote areas must take precautions to mitigate the potential danger of microwaves.

(C) Most residents of non-remote areas will not want to change their existing service to microwave service.

(D) Microwave cable service is safe enough for use in remote areas.

(E) Microwaves are potentially more dangerous in urban areas than in suburban areas.

Dear Subanta,
I'm happy to respond. :-)

To be honest, this is a poor question. It is not up to GMAT standards. A good GMAT question has an indisputably clear correct answer and four other choices, each of which is wrong for a unambiguously discernible reason.

In this question, we can clearly eliminate (A), and either (C) or (E) would be hard to support, but there are valid arguments for both (B) & (D). I could imagine very clear arguments about why either one is better than the other. There is not an unambiguous reason to dismiss either. This is a poor question. Also, see this review:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/princeton- ... ok-review/

You will not make substantial practice if you use low quality practice questions. Here's a high quality GMAT CR practice question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3746

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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Subanta wrote:
To lay cable to remote areas would be prohibitively expensive since the number of customers served by such cable lines would be too small for the cable company to make a profit. Microwave cable service is a good alternative for use in remote areas because the signal is sent through the air and cables are unnecessary. However, microwave cable service should not become standard practice in non-remote areas, because the long-term effects of microwaves are not known.

Which of the following is the best conclusion to the statements above?

(A) Microwave technology should be regulated by the government indefinitely.

(B) Residents of remote areas must take precautions to mitigate the potential danger of microwaves.

(C) Most residents of non-remote areas will not want to change their existing service to microwave service.

(D) Microwave cable service is safe enough for use in remote areas.

(E) Microwaves are potentially more dangerous in urban areas than in suburban areas.

Dear Subanta,
I'm happy to respond. :-)

To be honest, this is a poor question. It is not up to GMAT standards. A good GMAT question has an indisputably clear correct answer and four other choices, each of which is wrong for a unambiguously discernible reason.

In this question, we can clearly eliminate (A), and either (C) or (E) would be hard to support, but there are valid arguments for both (B) & (D). I could imagine very clear arguments about why either one is better than the other. There is not an unambiguous reason to dismiss either. This is a poor question. Also, see this review:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/princeton- ... ok-review/

You will not make substantial practice if you use low quality practice questions. Here's a high quality GMAT CR practice question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3746

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)


Thanks Mike! I have found this forum to be far more useful than my Princeton study materials!
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