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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## GMATPREP CR ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 4 member replies ## GMATPREP CR Here is GMatprep CR. Please explain the reasoning. Attachments This post contains an attachment. You must be logged in to download/view this file. Please login or register as a user. Legendary Member Joined 14 Aug 2013 Posted: 643 messages Followed by: 7 members Upvotes: 48 Target GMAT Score: 650+ D? _________________ You can, for example never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to! Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 02 Mar 2013 Posted: 391 messages Followed by: 4 members Upvotes: 50 vinay1983 wrote: D? Yes vinay OA is indeed D. reasoning? Legendary Member Joined 14 Aug 2012 Posted: 1556 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 448 Target GMAT Score: 750 GMAT Score: 650 {D} - CORRECT; indicated the other source of fire.... so banning will have no/minute effect _________________ R A H U L Legendary Member Joined 14 Aug 2013 Posted: 643 messages Followed by: 7 members Upvotes: 48 Target GMAT Score: 650+ Try to understand here what the conclusion is. See forest fires are not caused by "campfires", so there must be another source, that does the "thing".This weakens the conclusion the most. D-does that precisely. Notice this "Nearly all". Very strong. So this option tells us that nearly all fires are caused by lightning, so banning campfires or abcd would not help. Aside: option C almost seems like a re-wording of the premise mentioned in the prompt.Observe closely "deliberately set". _________________ You can, for example never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to! ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10197 messages Followed by: 496 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, vinay1983s explanation and approach to this CR prompt are right-on. This is an example of a "plan" question, in which a person/group has a plan and the question asks us to figure out why the plan is likely or unlikely to work. To answer these types of questions, it's important to know the details of the plan (what it's supposed to do? and how will the plan "work"?) Here, the plan is to "prevent" forest fires. The plan is supposed to work by "banning outdoor fires" under certain conditions. The prompt asks us to find a reason why the plan "won't work." Essentially, we need an answer that states that a "ban" won't stop many of the fires from occurring.... Answer D: If most of the fires happen because of lightning strikes, then the town's ban won't have the desired effect. GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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