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# Which of the following best completes the passage? Hydraulic

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Which of the following best completes the passage?

Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, are used by emergency response personnel to remove crash victims from damaged vehicles. Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks. Emergency response workers prefer hydraulic tools, not only because they are less frightening to crash victims, but also because

A. One hydraulic rescue tool can perform the functions of both a crowbar and a circular saw.
B. Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.
C. Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.
D. Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.
E. Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.
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Can anyone please explain whats wrong with 'D' ?

And also how one can arrive on Option 'C' as correct ?

The passage is about why rescue workers use hydraulic tools to rescue crash victims. Whether hydraulic tools can repair structural damage does not have any bearing with the rescue work. Hence option D is wrong.

Option C provides one more reason that hydraulic tools are useful for rescue work, which is the theme of the passage. Hence C is better than D.
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17 Nov 2012, 19:19
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.
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18 Nov 2012, 22:46
PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.

Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

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19 Nov 2012, 09:08
Option A is out of scope answer as its not stated in the passage. Answer C it is!
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29 Nov 2012, 23:23
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PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.

Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

Hope this helps.

Hey Vineetk,

As you said, conclusion should be a comparison between H tools and Trad Tools...
why not E ???

This also reveals same kind of comparison
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30 Nov 2012, 04:40
C is the best.
Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.
=>Traditional tool may cause spark => fire/explosion (more complicated situation)
Hydraulic tool is used because [it may not cause spark] = [unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation]
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30 Nov 2012, 04:46
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Vineetk wrote:
PraPon wrote:
It almost tricked me into choosing A than C.

Even though the tool can perform the function of a crowbar and a circular saw, we still need to find out why is it better. Does it reduce time? Is it easier or safer to use?

Basically anything that can give an edge to the tool in comparison to crowbar or circular saw. Option C does that and is the right answer.

Hope this helps.

Hey Vineetk,

As you said, conclusion should be a comparison between H tools and Trad Tools...
why not E ???

This also reveals same kind of comparison

Choice C is better than choice E because choice C is more direct and focuses on the reason that Hydraulic tools are more safe. Find below the highlighted portion:

Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.
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02 Dec 2012, 02:24
Vineetk wrote:

Choice C is better than choice E because choice C is more direct and focuses on the reason that Hydraulic tools are more safe. Find below the highlighted portion:

Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks.

Thanx Vineetk,
I didnt notice that stress about safety there...
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Can anyone please explain whats wrong with 'D' ?

And also how one can arrive on Option 'C' as correct ?
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27 Sep 2016, 23:14
[b][i]Hydraulic rescue tools, colloquially known as Jaws of Life, are used by emergency response personnel to remove crash victims from damaged vehicles. Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws, which could cause additional structural damage or create sparks. Emergency response workers prefer hydraulic tools, not only because they are less frightening to crash victims, but also because

A. One hydraulic rescue tool can perform the functions of both a crowbar and a circular saw.
B. Hydraulic tools are quieter and do not cause crash victims to panic.
C. Hydraulic tools are unlikely to complicate an already dangerous situation in the way that more traditional tools often did.
D. Hydraulic tools are able to quickly and efficiently repair structural damage to vehicles involved in collisions.
E. Emergency response workers have greater leverage when using hydraulic tools than when using traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws.

A-) Is out of scope as its already written that Hydraulic tools have replaces them.
B-) Its already mentioned in the passage that "they are less frightening to crash victims".
C-) This indeed is the correct choice because " it is useful for Emergency response workers as if complex situation is solved easily, they would obviously prefer HT".
D-) This option helps damaged vehicles and Question is asking for Workers benefits.
E-) This option is already mention in the passage and its useful to Workers already. "Hydraulic tools have often completely replaced traditional tools, such as crowbars and circular saws".

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