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Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Reading Comprehension; #5 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Reading Comprehension; #5


The primary purpose of the passage is

The primary purpose of the passage is to

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Anudeep Challa

Towards the end of the passage, Senge and Carstedt bring out a solution to tackle this business problem (reducing total material use and total accumulated waste). Wouldn't that count as presenting an alternative solution to the business firms which are aiming to become eco-efficient? In other words, couldn't the answer be option B in such a case?

Mar 16, 2021 • Comment


Indeed, B is "true," in the sense that Senge and Carstedt do indeed propose an alternative. However, that is not the primary purpose of the passage. One sentence at the end cannot be the primary purpose. The passage on the whole is focused on the shortcomings of ecoefficiency, not on the merits of some alternative strategy,

Mar 21, 2021 • Reply


Asad Ali Shah

Answer choice C

Evaluation of answer choices:

1) The passage doesn't explain why a business strategy has been 'less successful'. In fact, it argues that it will be less successful based on logical analysis.
2) Doesn't propose an alternative. Just tautological statement that business should do so and so.
3) Yes, it presents concerns that this may result in more production, hence more waste, and more profits which can be invested in un-ecofriendly manufacturing.
4) No case being made. Just raises concerns.
5) It doesn't suggest possible outcomes of companies' failure to understand the economic impact.

Feb 26, 2017 • Comment

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