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[13th OG new CR] Respiratory Ailments

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[13th OG new CR] Respiratory Ailments

Post Sat May 12, 2012 5:25 am
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    I'm not sure why D cannot be the answer... can anyone explain this?


    Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

    A recent government study links the high rates of respiratory ailments in Groverston to airborne pollutants released by the Woodco plywood manufacturing plant there. To address the problem the government imposed strict regulations on emissions which will go into effect in four years. Although Woodco plans to cut its emissions in half two years ahead of schedule, it is unlikely that the rate of respiratory ailments will decline before the regulations go into effect, since _______.

    A.the number of facilities capable of treating respiratory ailments is not likely to increase
    B.reducing emissions even further than planned would necessitate decreasing production at Woodco
    C. it is difficult to make accurate, long-term predictions about emissions
    D.not all respiratory ailments are caused by airborne pollutants
    E.three new plywood manufacturing plants are about to go into production in Groverston

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    Post Sat May 12, 2012 5:47 am
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    A recent government study links the high rates of respiratory ailments in Groverston to airborne pollutants released by the Woodco plywood manufacturing plant there. To address the problem the government imposed strict regulations on emissions which will go into effect in four years. Although Woodco plans to cut its emissions in half two years ahead of schedule, it is unlikely that the rate of respiratory ailments will decline before the regulations go into effect, since _______.

    A.the number of facilities capable of treating respiratory ailments is not likely to increase
    B.reducing emissions even further than planned would necessitate decreasing production at Woodco
    C. it is difficult to make accurate, long-term predictions about emissions
    D.not all respiratory ailments are caused by airborne pollutants
    E.three new plywood manufacturing plants are about to go into production in Groverston
    1. A study links the high rates of respiratory ailments in Groverston to airborne pollutants released by the Woodco plywood manufacturing plant there.
    2. To address the problem the government imposed strict regulations on emissions which will go into effect in four years.

    3. Missing Evidence --> three new plywood manufacturing plants are about to go into production in Groverston

    Hence , even if Woodco plans to cut its emissions in half two years ahead of schedule, it is unlikely that the rate of respiratory ailments will decline before the regulations go into effect

    IMO e

    what is the OA

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    Post Sat May 12, 2012 5:52 am
    IMO: E

    Though government has regulated the emission norms, three more inustries will always add up to emmission as compared to earlier (contributed only by Woodco). They still will satisfy the emission norms.

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    Post Sat May 12, 2012 9:02 am
    OA is E. thanks!

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    Post Sat May 12, 2012 10:06 am
    jspride7 wrote:
    I'm not sure why D cannot be the answer... can anyone explain this?


    Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

    A recent government study links the high rates of respiratory ailments in Groverston to airborne pollutants released by the Woodco plywood manufacturing plant there. To address the problem the government imposed strict regulations on emissions which will go into effect in four years. Although Woodco plans to cut its emissions in half two years ahead of schedule, it is unlikely that the rate of respiratory ailments will decline before the regulations go into effect, since _______.


    Based on a recent study, the Govt has predicted that it might take 4 years. Any change in the current will throw the prediction off target. Option E is perfect!

    E.three new plywood manufacturing plants are about to go into production in Groverston

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    Thanks for all the replies. I understand E is the right answer but why is D not the valid answer? is it because D tackles this 'fact'? - A recent government study links the high rates of respiratory ailments in Groverston to airborne pollutants released by the Woodco plywood manufacturing plant there.

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    Post Thu May 17, 2012 2:21 am
    E is just perfect.

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    Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:08 pm
    HI,

    Can anyone pls throw light on why D is incorrect ??
    I too understand E is the correct ans but D needs to be eliminated right?


    Pls do the needful ?

    Post Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 am
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    HI,

    Can anyone pls throw light on why D is incorrect ??
    I too understand E is the correct ans but D needs to be eliminated right?

    Pls do the needful ?
    The passage concludes that THE RATE OF RESPIRATORY AILMENTS in Groverston WILL NOT DECLINE before the regulations go into effect.

    Answer choice D: Not all respiratory ailments are caused by airborne pollutants.
    Who cares about a few exceptions, which may or may not be true IN GROVERSTON?
    IN GROVERSTON, the high rates of respiratory ailments are linked to AIRBORNE POLLUTANTS.
    This is a FACT that cannot be disputed.
    Since the high rates of ailments in Groverston are linked to airborne pollutants, answer choice D does not strengthen the conclusion that a DECREASE in Woodco's airborne pollutants WILL NOT lead to a decline in respiratory ailments.

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    Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:34 am
    I also go to D but admit that D makes me uneasy and that many times I meet the choice of type D.

    if
    not all ailment is caused by airborn pollutant
    there are 2 cases
    - if 90 percent ailment is not caused by airborn pollutant, D is correct because it shows that there is no decline of ailment
    - if 10 percent of ailment is not caused by airborn pollutant, D is incorrect
    so, D is correct sometimes and incorrect other times. D is wrong.

    I call this wrongness "not alway correct"

    is my thinking correct.

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    Post Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:24 am
    But by choosing E we assumme that the 3 new plants will not have already applied strict regulations on emmisions.

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    Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:48 am
    GMATGuruNY wrote:
    himu wrote:
    HI,

    Can anyone pls throw light on why D is incorrect ??
    I too understand E is the correct ans but D needs to be eliminated right?

    Pls do the needful ?
    The passage concludes that THE RATE OF RESPIRATORY AILMENTS in Groverston WILL NOT DECLINE before the regulations go into effect.

    Answer choice D: Not all respiratory ailments are caused by airborne pollutants.
    Who cares about a few exceptions, which may or may not be true IN GROVERSTON?
    IN GROVERSTON, the high rates of respiratory ailments are linked to AIRBORNE POLLUTANTS.
    This is a FACT that cannot be disputed.
    Since the high rates of ailments in Groverston are linked to airborne pollutants, answer choice D does not strengthen the conclusion that a DECREASE in Woodco's airborne pollutants WILL NOT lead to a decline in respiratory ailments.
    thank you for your explanation
    but I cannot understand why option D is wrong!
    it brings another assumption wich can add to the first claim and weaken the conclusion( so the ailment will not decline because not all of them are caused by plants' pollution)
    there are a lot of this type answer choice in GMAT,

    Another reason is that if now the number of plants are 100, addition 3 plants is negligible! it doesn't effect on the increase or decrease the pollution...

    I really confused!

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