It is currently 14 Dec 2017, 20:39

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 29 Jan 2011
Posts: 16

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 7

Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Schools: HKUST, ISB
GMAT Date: 11-20-2011
GPA: 3.6
Re: LSAT CR- Rare but serious industrial accident [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Oct 2011, 10:36
C

X questions the belief and makes a judgment that the belief is irrational.

Y counters by shifting the basis of the judgment from rationality to consideration of utility (taking precautionary actions to prevent similar accidents in the future.)

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 7

Manager
Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 81

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 15

Re: LSAT CR- Rare but serious industrial accident [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Oct 2011, 16:27
Straight C!

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 15

Director
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 672

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 37

Re: LSAT CR- Rare but serious industrial accident [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Oct 2011, 17:45
+1 for C.

Crick

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 37

Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1626

Kudos [?]: 1140 [0], given: 109

Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: LSAT CR- Rare but serious industrial accident [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Oct 2011, 19:13
+1 C
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 1140 [0], given: 109

Manager
Joined: 08 Aug 2011
Posts: 189

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 51

GPA: 3.5
Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jan 2012, 21:33
I chose B but understand why it is C.

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 51

Director
Status: Enjoying the GMAT journey....
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 713

Kudos [?]: 593 [0], given: 264

Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V24
Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jan 2012, 21:45
+1 C
a tough one though..
_________________

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

Kudos [?]: 593 [0], given: 264

Manager
Joined: 12 Nov 2011
Posts: 129

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 24

Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jan 2012, 21:43
Stright C for me

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 24

Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10203

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Dec 2015, 11:16
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Board of Directors
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2698

Kudos [?]: 450 [0], given: 208

Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Feb 2016, 18:48
smashingpumpkins wrote:
X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, people respond by believing that such accidents are becoming more frequent. This belief is irrational. After all, being dealt four aces in a hand of poker, a rare event, hardly increases one's chances of being dealt four aces in a future hand.

Y: To the contrary, the belief is rational because it results in people's sensing a danger to themselves not previously sensed and taking precautionary actions to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Y's attempt to counter X's claim is best described by which of the following?

(A) It questions the aptness of the analogy drawn by X.
(B) It makes apparent X's failure to consider how people vary in their responses to a serious accident.
(C) It shifts the basis for judging rationality to considerations of utility.
(D) It offers an alternative explanation of why people form incorrect beliefs.
(E) It challenges X's assumption that the occurrence of a single event is sufficient to change a belief.

By POE, I got to C.
A - does not question the aptness of the analogy. as a mater of fact, Y doesn't say anything about the analogy presented by X.
B - completely irrelevant.
C - looks good, although the language is complex.
D - no explanation is given why people form incorrect beliefs. moreover, Y considers that the beliefs are rational.
E - it does not.

eliminated all but C, and although C is hard to comprehend, still other answers are flawed.

Kudos [?]: 450 [0], given: 208

Intern
Joined: 09 Nov 2017
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2017, 01:13
rohansherry wrote:
IMO B.

guess it shuld be outnumber......

which in E is wrong....

What do you

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: X: When a rare but serious industrial accident occurs,   [#permalink] 09 Nov 2017, 01:13

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 30 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by