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A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing

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A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2004, 02:32
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A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing preservative called Alar apparently had little effect on consumers. Few consumers planned to change their
apple-buying habits as a result of the report. Nonetheless, sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March, a month after the report was issued.


Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason for the apparent discrepancy described above?


(A) In March, many grocers removed apples from their shelves in order to demonstrate concern about their customers’ health.
(B) Because of a growing number of food-safety warnings, consumers in March were indifferent to such warnings.
(C) The report was delivered on television and also appeared in newspapers.
(D) The report did not mention that any other fruit contains Alar, although the preservative is used on other fruit.
(E) Public health officials did not believe that apples posed a health threat because only minute traces of Alar were present in affected apples.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2004, 05:46
A for me too. Grocers are selling lesser apples deliberately.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2004, 12:19
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customers may not be concerned but merchants, for their part, are concerned about their customers' health.
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Re: CR : Apples contain cancer-causing preservative called A [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2004, 13:38
A explains the paradox
Grocerers cut down apple inventory and hence the sales declined.
However cutomers are not concerned and may still be buying apple from sources other than grocery stores.
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Re: CR : Apples contain cancer-causing preservative called Alar [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 22:09
Can someone please explain what is the conclusion in this para? Also, what is the conclusion indicator? Looks like => Nonetheless is a premise indicator so how is the conclusion => " sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March" I am confused
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Re: CR : Apples contain cancer-causing preservative called Alar [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 22:15
There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument
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Re: CR : Apples contain cancer-causing preservative called Alar [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 22:20
toughmat wrote:
There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above? "
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Re: CR : Apples contain cancer-causing preservative called Alar [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 23:18
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toughmat wrote:
There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above? "

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above?
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Re: A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 02:55
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