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    Good cooks

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    Some good cooks are gourmet cooks who pride themselves on always using extravagantly rich ingredients in elaborate recipes. Some good cooks can be characterized as fast-food cooks. They may use rich ingredients as long as the recipes are easy to follow and take little time. Other good cooks are health food enthusiasts, who are concerned primarily with the nutritional value of food. But even though not all good cooks are big eaters, they all enjoy preparing and serving food.

    If the information in the passage is true, which one of the following CANNOT be true?

    (A) Most good cooks do not use extravagantly rich ingredients.

    (B) Everyone who enjoys preparing and serving food is a good cook.

    (C) More good cooks who use extravagantly rich ingredients are big eaters than are good cooks who do not use such ingredients.

    (D) There are fewer good cooks who enjoy serving and preparing food than there are good cooks who are big eaters.

    (E) Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts are all big eaters.

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    IMO B;

    All Good Cooks enjoy rpeparing and serving food does not mean that
    everyone who prepares and serves food is a good cook.

    The key for me was "Everyone"...kind'a gives a red signal
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    My pick is B too.

    my reasoning is the same to rohit800. good job!

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    My pick is D.

    "But even though not all good cooks are big eaters, they all enjoy preparing and serving food."

    The above statement means: Good Cook -> Enjoy preparing and serving food.

    Also, Good Cook MAY or MAY NOT be a Big Eater.

    Let's assume we have 5 good cooks. Then the number of good cooks who enjoy serving and preparing food (X) will be 5. Whereas, the number of good cooks who are big eaters(Y) will be <= 5.

    So, X can never be less than Y and hence, D can never be true.

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    Wow nice explanation kingsigh...i change my choice to D;
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    Yes OA is (D), but can someone please explain what's wrong with (E).
    How can we rule out (E)

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    how to eliminate E ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsingh View Post
    My pick is D.

    "But even though not all good cooks are big eaters, they all enjoy preparing and serving food."

    The above statement means: Good Cook -> Enjoy preparing and serving food.

    Also, Good Cook MAY or MAY NOT be a Big Eater.

    Let's assume we have 5 good cooks. Then the number of good cooks who enjoy serving and preparing food (X) will be 5. Whereas, the number of good cooks who are big eaters(Y) will be <= 5.

    So, X can never be less than Y and hence, D can never be true.
    Using the same explanation quoted above big eater Good cooks (Y), who are Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts, can be equal to 5. That is, all can be big eaters.

    So, E can not necessarily be FALSE and hence, can not be the answer.

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by kingsingh; 04-28-2009 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Added "big eater"

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    The confusion with (E) is that it just says "Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts" and not good cooks....

    Gourmet cooks = GOOD Gourmet cooks + BAD Gourmet cooks
    same for others types of cooks

    Also the stimulus says "But even though not all good cooks are big eaters..." I interpret this as that if good cooks are 5 then big eaters can never be 5 it has to be <= 4, but you are interpreting as <=5

    This means (E) can never be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajatmeh View Post
    The confusion with (E) is that it just says "Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts" and not good cooks....

    Gourmet cooks = GOOD Gourmet cooks + BAD Gourmet cooks
    same for others types of cooks
    Great point rajatmeh !! Sorry, I missed this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by rajatmeh View Post
    Also the stimulus says "But even though not all good cooks are big eaters..." I interpret this as that if good cooks are 5 then big eaters can never be 5 it has to be <= 4, but you are interpreting as <=5

    This means (E) can never be true.
    Hmmm good point again . Thanks !!!

    But, if all the cooks mentioned: Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts, are all BAD cooks then they all can be big eaters.

    I myself am not happy with my explanation

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