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# 55% of small businesses that have tried an internet-based

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55% of small businesses that have tried an internet-based coupon promotion service are dissatisfied with the service; 45% of small businesses are not paying attention to the paltry revenue it generates. So if your small business has tried this coupon promotion service, you’re either dissatisfied or not paying attention.

Which of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?

If you own a small business, then you’ve tried this coupon promotion service.
No small businesses that have tried the internet-based coupon promotion service are both dissatisfied with the service and not paying attention to the revenue it generates.
The dissatisfied businesses are dissatisfied because of the lack of revenue.
No small business that requires a coupon promotion service is viable.

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19 Jan 2013, 21:58
targetgmatchotu wrote:
55% of small businesses that have tried an internet-based coupon promotion service are dissatisfied with the service; 45% of small businesses are not paying attention to the paltry revenue it generates. So if your small business has tried this coupon promotion service, you’re either dissatisfied or not paying attention.

Which of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?

If you own a small business, then you’ve tried this coupon promotion service.
No small businesses that have tried the internet-based coupon promotion service are both dissatisfied with the service and not paying attention to the revenue it generates.
The dissatisfied businesses are dissatisfied because of the lack of revenue.
No small business that requires a coupon promotion service is viable.

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Focus on conclusion. The conclusion is that if you tried X, then either of two consequences can occur.
Okay i.e. the two consequences CANNOT occur together. Here you go, this can be an assumption. Lets see, if it fits the choices.
Hey C does the same.
Even if you negate C, then also you'll see that negation of C destroys the conclusion.

Hope that helps.
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20 Jan 2013, 05:27
Marcab wrote:
targetgmatchotu wrote:
55% of small businesses that have tried an internet-based coupon promotion service are dissatisfied with the service; 45% of small businesses are not paying attention to the paltry revenue it generates. So if your small business has tried this coupon promotion service, you’re either dissatisfied or not paying attention.

Which of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?

If you own a small business, then you’ve tried this coupon promotion service.
No small businesses that have tried the internet-based coupon promotion service are both dissatisfied with the service and not paying attention to the revenue it generates.
The dissatisfied businesses are dissatisfied because of the lack of revenue.
No small business that requires a coupon promotion service is viable.

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Focus on conclusion. The conclusion is that if you tried X, then either of two consequences can occur.
Okay i.e. the two consequences CANNOT occur together. Here you go, this can be an assumption. Lets see, if it fits the choices.
Hey C does the same.
Even if you negate C, then also you'll see that negation of C destroys the conclusion.

Hope that helps.

@ Marcab: I understood that answer choice No. 3 destroys the conclusion if negated. Please help in with what the reversal of this statement be?
No small businesses that have tried the internet-based coupon promotion service are both dissatisfied with the service and not paying attention to the revenue it generates.

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20 Jan 2013, 06:39
I feel, it should be "some" in place of "no". I say so because negation always produces logical opposite. If its given that "no small businesses bla bla....", then its negated version can be "some small businesses bla bla....". Let me know what you think.
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