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We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year.

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We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year. In fact, the sheets of paper wasted every year can cover the whole of Holland according to one estimate. If we could contain this wastage, we could almost prevent the earth growing any warmer in the near future because the trees saved would have absorbed the carbon dioxide produced by our cars.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument given above?

A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.

B. The automobile industry would not shift majorly to electric cars in the coming years.

C. Our scientists would not come up with new and better methods of storing carbon dioxide in the coming years.

D. For all practical purposes, the planets in the solar system cannot receive energy from any source other than the sun which has a constant output.

E. Replacing paper with soft documentation is not a feasible idea.
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We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year. In fact, the sheets of paper wasted every year can cover the whole of Holland according to one estimate. If we could contain this wastage, we could almost prevent the earth growing any warmer in the near future because the trees saved would have absorbed the carbon dioxide produced by our cars.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument given above?

A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.

B. The automobile industry would not shift majorly to electric cars in the coming years.

C. Our scientists would not come up with new and better methods of storing carbon dioxide in the coming years.

D. For all practical purposes, the planets in the solar system cannot receive energy from any source other than the sun which has a constant output.

E. Replacing paper with soft documentation is not a feasible idea.


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A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.
Negating this – “The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years” – will weaken the arg. Coz if the furniture manufacturing returns to traditional raw material that is wood(furniture can be manufactured using material other than wood also) then trees will be cut and carbon dioxide produced by our cars will not be absorbed much, resulting warmer earth.



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We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year. In fact, the sheets of paper wasted every year can cover the whole of Holland according to one estimate. If we could contain this wastage, we could almost prevent the earth growing any warmer in the near future because the trees saved would have absorbed the carbon dioxide produced by our cars.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument given above?

A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.

B. The automobile industry would not shift majorly to electric cars in the coming years.

C. Our scientists would not come up with new and better methods of storing carbon dioxide in the coming years.

D. For all practical purposes, the planets in the solar system cannot receive energy from any source other than the sun which has a constant output.

E. Replacing paper with soft documentation is not a feasible idea.

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We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year. In fact, the sheets of paper wasted every year can cover the whole of Holland according to one estimate. If we could contain this wastage, we could almost prevent the earth growing any warmer in the near future because the trees saved would have absorbed the carbon dioxide produced by our cars.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument given above?

A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.

B. The automobile industry would not shift majorly to electric cars in the coming years.

C. Our scientists would not come up with new and better methods of storing carbon dioxide in the coming years.

D. For all practical purposes, the planets in the solar system cannot receive energy from any source other than the sun which has a constant output.

E. Replacing paper with soft documentation is not a feasible idea.


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Optn B.... as negating the option weakens the conclusion of the argument.


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Thakurdas wrote:
We waste a horribly large amount of paper every year. In fact, the sheets of paper wasted every year can cover the whole of Holland according to one estimate. If we could contain this wastage, we could almost prevent the earth growing any warmer in the near future because the trees saved would have absorbed the carbon dioxide produced by our cars.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument given above?

A. The furniture manufacturing industry would not return to its traditional raw material with a vengeance in the coming years.

B. The automobile industry would not shift majorly to electric cars in the coming years.

C. Our scientists would not come up with new and better methods of storing carbon dioxide in the coming years.

D. For all practical purposes, the planets in the solar system cannot receive energy from any source other than the sun which has a constant output.

E. Replacing paper with soft documentation is not a feasible idea.


Finding it really hard to make sense of the options. Certainly need experts' comments.

VeritasKarishma, AjiteshArun.

Can we expect such questions in real exam?


No, such questions will not appear in the actual exam. I don't know the source of this question. The question does not make a lot of sense and comes with an expectation of too much outside knowledge (such as the traditional raw material of furniture industry is wood).

Questions from unknown sources often do more harm than good. I suggest you to stick to official sources and the curricula of standard test prep companies.

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Hi
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Is a standard GMAT candidate unlikely to know that wood is the traditional raw material for our furniture industry?

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Is a standard GMAT candidate unlikely to know that wood is the traditional raw material for our furniture industry?

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Expecting test takers to know about furniture industry and use that knowledge to answer a question is not acceptable practice in GMAT. And that is just one of the problems with this question. It is not a GMAT quality question. What is the source?
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Do you need to be an authority on the furniture industry to know that wood is the traditional raw material for this industry? Really?
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This is a poor question. It is forcing me to Assume that "Wood" is the traditional raw material of Furniture Industry.

Thakurdas I don't need to be an expert on furniture industry to know that wood is a traditional raw material, however even things like wood-polish, tacks, nails, adhesives, paint are traditional raw materials of the furniture industry. Also when we say "Traditional" what time in history do we freeze and say, this is what should be considered as traditional vs modern?
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