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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 00:36
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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess because it is so hard to find a suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undemine the consortium's viewpoint?

A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally matched opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

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Re: CR- chess [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 02:40
The answer is C. Here's why:
C directly hits the author's assumption that since its difficult to find people of equal skill level, chess isn't popular. Since tennis also requires people of equal skill level playing, and yet the number of tennis player has increased, the logic is undermined.

A isn't exactly true because chess might be more expensive than most board games, but most board games might be cheaper than most other games. Besides, the passage makes no reference to any economic bias in chess' popularity.

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Re: CR- chess [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 02:49
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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess because it is so hard to find a suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undemine the consortium's viewpoint?

A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally matched opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

dont know whether this has been posted here before.


I'll take (A).
In (C), the no. of young tennis players may have risen for a reason despite the difficulty to find an evenly matched pair of players, who would want to enjoy their game.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 04:20
thank you for your post.the answer is indeed c.

but if chess is more expensive than most board games, it is this reason that is preventing people from playing it and not finding people with equal abilities.

im lost?? :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 05:03
It seems like an obvious A to me because if the cost of chess pieces is unreasonably expensive, then that explains why fewer people play chess as opposed to lack of a suitable opponent.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 05:26
i agree with A. cant figure out how it can be C
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 07:03
Folaa3 wrote:
It seems like an obvious A to me because if the cost of chess pieces is unreasonably expensive, then that explains why fewer people play chess as opposed to lack of a suitable opponent.


Fola, Doloris, et al,

I do not think we can conclude (absolutely) that the high cost of the chess pieces is the reason why fewer people play chess. What if there chess pieces were scarce (not an option stated, but a possibility)? However, because we are always dealing with the better choice, i'll still stick to (A), because i think (C), though a reason that may weaken the arguement, is not just as strong as (A). It's a strange question anyway. Hope someone can throw more light on this.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 07:51
nice to see things warming up.c just doesnt seem convincing enough.
Say which one is better?Vaerbal workout-PR Vs Kaplan.

anyway, this is from verbal workout for GMAT-PR.
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Re: CR- chess [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 08:13
kapslock wrote:
The answer is C. Here's why:
C directly hits the author's assumption that since its difficult to find people of equal skill level, chess isn't popular. Since tennis also requires people of equal skill level playing, and yet the number of tennis player has increased, the logic is undermined.


Does # of people play teenis increase means it's easier to find suitable opponent?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 08:13
Arsene_Wenger wrote:
Folaa3 wrote:
It seems like an obvious A to me because if the cost of <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=22&k=chess%20pieces" onmouseover="window.status='chess pieces'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">chess pieces</a> is unreasonably expensive, then that explains why fewer people play chess as opposed to lack of a suitable opponent.


Fola, Doloris, et al,

I do not think we can conclude (absolutely) that the high cost of the chess pieces is the reason why fewer people play chess. What if there chess pieces were scarce (not an option stated, but a possibility)? However, because we are always dealing with the better choice, i'll still stick to (A), because i think (C), though a reason that may weaken the arguement, is not just as strong as (A). It's a strange question anyway. Hope someone can throw more light on this.

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Guys (Gender neutral),

I seemed to be the only one going with C and so far I am sticking to it. I am stating the reasons for going with C once again - hope that helps, but would really appreciate if
1. You can criticise the reasons for supporting C, or
2. Provide reasons for supporting A.

Actually, you do have reasons for supporting A. If Chess is expensive then it would not be popular. Pretty straightforward. Isn't it? No. And for this reason :
1. Chess has been mentioned to be more expensive that most board games only. At no place it has been suggested that Chess is cheaper/more expensive than another game that is popular.
2. The popularity of chess has not been compared to the board games.

Come to think of it - we are comparing apples to oranges. We know Chess isn't getting popular. And we compare its cost to other board games. Either we should be comparing chess' cost to games that are getting popular, or we should at least know how popular other board games are.

On the other side, with C, we are taking the marketing agency's statement heads on. They conclude that the reason for Chess not being popular is that it can be enjoyed when 2 people with equal skillset play, and its hard to find. With C, we say that even with tennis, where people enjoy when they have equal skillset, and yet it is growing in popularity. Thus we have a comparison between apples and apples.

This has not been explicitly mentioned, but there's a point that goes against C. There is a concept of critical mass - when you have sufficient number of players already, you start to get more people that match your skillset and you start to enjoy the game and its popularity increases. And when the number of people playing a game is less than this critical mass, you dont find people matching your skillset and so the game isn't as popular. Chess could be below this critical mass and tennis could be over this critical mass for the statement to be true, yet not provide sufficient opposition to the marketing firm's assertion. But then its a little long shot.

Your views are appreciated.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 08:41
Kapslock:

You haven't answer my question, because in C, no where says the # of player increase means it's easier to find suitable opponents.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 10:56
DLMD wrote:
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You haven't answer my question, because in C, no where says the # of player increase means it's easier to find suitable opponents.


DMLD,

That's precisely the point. Since tennis is getting popular (unlike chess), and it also requires people of similar skillset playing each other (like chess), the logic/viewpoint that "since it is difficult to find people of similar skillset, people don't play that game" is undermined.

Hope this was the answer to what you asked.

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Re: CR- chess [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 13:02
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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess because it is so hard to find a suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undemine the consortium's viewpoint?

A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally matched opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

dont know whether this has been posted here before.


I go with 'A' because comsortiums view point is few people play because it is hard to find the suitable opponent but 'A' says since this game is costly , so few people paly
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Re: CR- chess [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 13:52
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doloris wrote:
A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess because it is so hard to find a suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undemine the consortium's viewpoint?

A. On average, a set of <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=22&k=chess%20pieces" onmouseover="window.status='chess pieces'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">chess pieces</a> costs much more than most other <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=22&k=board%20games" onmouseover="window.status='board games'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">board games</a>.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally matched opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

dont know whether this has been posted here before.


I go with 'A' because comsortiums view point is few people play because it is hard to find the suitable opponent but 'A' says since this game is costly , so few people paly


Alright Shalini,

Let me put it this way - Chess being expensive certainly can be one of the reasons people don't play it, but a comparison with tennis undermines the consortium's view the most because it proves that despite being the game that requires people of equal capability (like chess) it still is gaining in popularity. This directly opposes the consortium's view, while chess being expensive contributes as one of the plausible reasons why its not growing in popularity, and does not, on its own undermine the consortium's viewpoint.

I hope I could explain my chain of thoughts here.

Anyway, I have spoken much on this topic, so I'd not really do much talking, though I'd appreciate others to post their views.

Can we have the OA please?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 14:16
kapslock:

I agree with your reasoning, and the OA was given earlier. it is C.

I see it more clearly when we compare the point of the marketing group that we want to undermine, it is not the cost, but the difficulty of finding people with similar skill level.

just giving my 2 cetns....
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