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A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had been stocked with only a cola product and an iced-tea product had 15 colas left at the end of the day but only 3 iced-tea beverages. As a result, the manager reasoned that he should increase the amount of iced tea and decrease the amount of cola he ordered from the distributor.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the manager's rationale for ordering more iced tea and less cola?

a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked.
b. On that day, a month-long $1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.
c. At the beginning of the day, the cooler was stocked with at least as many of the iced tea beverages as of the cola beverages.
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.
e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.

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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 07:10
IMO, it is C.

The option provides a context or referent to make the comparison bewteen both quantities.
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2011, 16:07
Is the OA b. I picked it on the reasoning that prizes were to be won and hence ice tea would sell more.
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2011, 20:22
I pick C. B requires the assumption that people will be motivate to win the jackpot to buy the iced tea. What if majority of people are rich? In cotrast, C shows that since iced tea sold more than coke, the demand for the iced tea is greater than the coke. Thus, the store owner need to order more ice tea.

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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 00:39
C for me.
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2011, 02:25
is this quest from a Manhattan GMAT CAT Test or Manhattan GMAT Practice Questions ?
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 06:16
C is correct because it provides additional premise that strengthens the argument.
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 07:03
IMO C.

To strengthen the conclusion information about the quantity of cola and iced tea is needed. Choice is the only one that provides it.
A. Not relevant.
B. No information is given about the influance of the sweepstakes on the sales of iced tea.
D. Out of scope.
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 17:26
Hi,
nice post. Question on why D is wrong.

I thought the manager's retaionale was "demand for tea > demand for cola.

wouldn't D also prove his retionale? (if tea can be sold so quickly the next day, it means there's a great deman for tea)

is it because it did nothing to compare the demand of tea with the demand of cola in answer D?
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 00:35
abhi758 wrote:
A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had been stocked with only a cola product and an iced-tea product had 15 colas left at the end of the day but only 3 iced-tea beverages. As a result, the manager reasoned that he should increase the amount of iced tea and decrease the amount of cola he ordered from the distributor.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the manager's rationale for ordering more iced tea and less cola?

a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked.
b. On that day, a month-long $1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.
c. At the beginning of the day, the cooler was stocked with at least as many of the iced tea beverages as of the cola beverages.
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.
e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.

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I dont think that C strengthens the conclusion but its still the best pick out of the other 4..
we can eliminate D on the basis that it only talks abt demand for iced tea and nothing abt the cola..

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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 00:45
My thought before reading the choices (always a good thing to do with strengthens), was that you need info on initial stocking levels. Hence, C.

D is wrong, even if those three sold out that, we have no idea how many cokes were sold. So yes, he should have ordered more ice tea, but the question is about demand for both.

Where is source for this? Seems strange.

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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2011, 22:16
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Re: Cola and Iced-tea Product [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 11:34
A) irrelevant
B) this could be a reason why iced tea should sell more than cola.. not very strong option
C) this provides the data that initially
number of iced tea bottles >= number of cola bottles..
passage tells us at the end of the day
iced tea bottles < cola bottles.
so iced tea did sell more than cola..... correct
D) doesnt say anything about cola.
E) weakens
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