Proton X-Ray DOUBT

This topic has expert replies
Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Posts: 63
Joined: 17 May 2014
Followed by:1 members

Proton X-Ray DOUBT

by qwerty12321 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:38 am
Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a technique called proton-induced x-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it, is finding uses in medicine, archaeology, and criminology.

(A) Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a technique called proton-induced x-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it,

(B) Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, having the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it, a technique called proton induced x-ray emission

(C) A technique originally developed for detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced x-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it,

(D) A technique originally developed for detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced x-ray emission, which has the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance quickly and without destroying it,

(E) A technique that was originally developed for detecting air pollutants and has the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance quickly and without destroying the substance, called proton-induced x-ray emission,

How can a "technique" analyse something?
Shouldn't it be people who analyse?
Please help.

Thanks

GMAT/MBA Expert

Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Posts: 147
Joined: 21 Jul 2014
Thanked: 53 times
Followed by:21 members

by [email protected] » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am
Hi qwerty12321,

The quick answer is YES, a technique can analyze something.

A clue that this issue - whether or not it is the technique doing the analysis, or the people using the technique to do the analysis - is not an issue to rule out any of the possible answer choices, is that ALL of the answer choices refer to the technique doing the analysis.

GMAT questions will ALWAYS have a right answer, so if all the answers have something in them that make you worry, my advice is to ignore the issue, and look for other ways to eliminate answers.

I hope this helps.

Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Posts: 13
Joined: 17 Oct 2010
Thanked: 4 times
GMAT Score:700

by akash.delsaria » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:18 am
Hi qwerty12321

Can you post the OA to the question.

Thanks
YNWA