Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Sep 2014, 08:10

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

90) ERNESTO:Sales of VCR's-videocassette recorders-will

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
90) ERNESTO:Sales of VCR's-videocassette recorders-will [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2004, 22:12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
(90) ERNESTO:Sales of VCR's-videocassette recorders-will decline in the
next few years because the saturation level among U.S. household has virtualty been reached.
MILTON: Every year a greater number of popular feature films is released on cassette - at least 6 per month . Clearly VCR sales will
remain constant, if not rise.
Which of the following is the best logical evaluatoin of Milton's response to Ernesto's arhument?

(a) He cites evidence that, if true, disproves the evidence cited by Ernesto in drawing his conclusion.
(b) He points out a gap in the logic followed by Ernesto in drawing his conclusion.
(c) He cites an issue ignores by Ernesto and which outweighs the issues raised by Ernesto.
(d) He does not speak to Ernesto's point because he fails to raise the issue of whether VCR sales may be linked to sales of other leisure related products.
(e) He fails to respond to Ernesto's argument because he assumes that nothing will significantly retard the sale of VCR's, which was the issue
that Ernesto raised.

Please post yr reasoning

Dharmin
_________________

Perseverance, Hard Work and self confidence

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2004
Posts: 893
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2004, 22:47
I will go with D on this one. the no. of vidoe casettes coming out could be because every household anyway has a VCR (saturation point). But will vidoe casette sales in such case have any influence on VCR sales - need not be.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 609
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2004, 05:26
I remember this one from kaplan home study book and verbal worbook...

The trap is between D & E, "retard" in E being not IMO the appropriate word to speak about saturation or canibalisation anyway ; D provides direct argument from tapes sales...

I let dharmin provide the OA[/i]
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2004, 06:03
I believe (D) is the answer.

He does not address the issue raised by ERNESTO.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2004
Posts: 126
Location: US
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2004, 06:08
Yes agree. D should be the answer.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2004, 22:59
I have also choosed "D"
Though OA given is "E", it seems typo

Dharmin
_________________

Perseverance, Hard Work and self confidence

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 609
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2004, 02:05
I did this one from Kaplan home study book... OA was E and I was unable to choose between D & E.

Dharmin, what is your source ?

As I mentioned previously what sounds awkward to me in E is this "retard" word. I can only understand it as "delay" but my english is to poor to be sure it is the unique meaning.

What makes me puzzled is that tapes is not really the business problem, penetration rate of VCR is.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 11:26
Hi twixt, I am wading through G+ right now and it has no explanation. :(
Has kaplan book given any explanation for this one ?

Dharmin
_________________

Perseverance, Hard Work and self confidence

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Sep 2004
Posts: 137
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2004, 04:42
E for me.
He does talk about the cassette's which is a leisure item, hence D can't be true.
He fails to address ernesto's point and speaks to something that is in no way related to VCR sales...how does the number of cassettes relate to VCR's ..no way. Thus he is pretty confident to the extent that he speaks garbage, as far as logical response is considered
_________________

Franky
http://franky4gmat.blogspot.com

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 609
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2004, 14:26
Dharmin,

here is the Kaplan explaination :

E's Conclusion : VCR sales will decline
E's Evidence : the saturation level for households has been reached

M's Conclusion : VCR sales won't decline
M's Evidence : more and more films are released on videotape

Milton ignores Ernesto's argument that the stauration point has been reached for VCRs. He concentrates on the new cassettes coming out, but te availability of new cassettes does not mean people need buiy or will buy more recorders. Milton ignores the relevant issue of saturation raised by Ernesto and simply assumes that sales of VCRs will continue as before.
M's evidence does not disprove E's evidence (A)
The video appearing each year have nothing to do with whether the saturation point in VCR ownership has been reached. "finding a gap" (B) in an argument means demonstrating that the evidence does not lead to the conclusion ; Milton merely brings up some irrelevant information thet has nothing to do with E's reasoning? Milton does cite an issue that E ignored (C) but the claim that this issue out weighs the issue of saturation is unsupported.
Milton does fail to speak to E's point (D) but for the bizrre reason given here? E has absolutely nothing to say about other leisure related products there is no reasn for M to raise this issue...


I am not really convinced anyway that's the OA...
  [#permalink] 03 Oct 2004, 14:26
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Ernesto: nfr007 2 24 Jan 2014, 01:32
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Ernesto: Sales of VCRs videocassette recorders will decline dc1509 2 22 Aug 2012, 05:21
1 Ernesto: Sales of VCR's videocassette recorders will decline bschool83 6 10 Jul 2011, 11:03
Ernesto: Sales of VCRs videocassette recorders will decline JCLEONES 9 10 Jan 2008, 07:41
Ernesto Sales of VCRs will decline in the next few years patrickpui 10 04 Jan 2005, 21:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

90) ERNESTO:Sales of VCR's-videocassette recorders-will

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.