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A survey of food preferences by the school cafeteria showed [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 00:24
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A survey of food preferences by the school cafeteria showed that casseroles, which were identical in every respect except the spice used, received very different ratings. Therefore, we can expect in the future to find no variation in the spice used.
Which assumption is a logical inference from the above passage?

A) If the preferred spice is not used, the buyer is usually willing to accept another spice.

B) Casseroles differ significantly from each other with respect to food value.

C) There is a single spice generally preferred in the casseroles tested.

D) Menu descriptions of this dish should list all the ingredient.

E) Shoppers give more emphasis to flavor than to price in food purchasing.
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Re: 800Score CR - food preferences [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 00:54
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A survey of food preferences by the school cafeteria showed that casseroles, which were identical in every respect except the spice used, received very different ratings. Therefore, we can expect in the future to find no variation in the spice used.
Which assumption is a logical inference from the above passage?

A) If the preferred spice is not used, the buyer is usually willing to accept another spice.

This is saying exactly opposite.

B) Casseroles differ significantly from each other with respect to food value.

If there is a lot of difference in food value, then consumers might not go for Casseroles with other spice. As a result there wont be any variation in spice used.

C) There is a single spice generally preferred in the casseroles tested.

We are not sure.

D) Menu descriptions of this dish should list all the ingredient.

Not useful.

E) Shoppers give more emphasis to flavor than to price in food purchasing.

from "identical in every respect" in the argument, I assume that price is identical too. So E can't be the answer.


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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 10:35
Somehow I like C.
If all casseroles recieved diff ratings, there will atleast be one caserrole (using 1 spice) that will be recieve the highest rating.
That spice will be the more preferred one.

I couldnt make sense out of B. By food value, do they mean the nutritional value?...since all casseroles are identical and spices cant impart much nutritional value, all must have the same food value. So this cannot be an inference of the assumption.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 16:18
I'll pick C too
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2006, 00:50
C ?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2006, 06:27
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Somehow I like C.
If all casseroles recieved diff ratings, there will atleast be one caserrole (using 1 spice) that will be recieve the highest rating.
That spice will be the more preferred one.

I couldnt make sense out of B. By food value, do they mean the nutritional value?...since all casseroles are identical and spices cant impart much nutritional value, all must have the same food value. So this cannot be an inference of the assumption.


One agianst so many...:shock:

Food value is just the same as value we derive out of a product.

I went by this definition: the amount of satisfaction derived out of a good that is considered to be a fair equivalent of price paid.

Also, C assumes that there is a single spice in each Casserole. That need not be the case. A spice can be a mix of different spices, just as we get thousands of color combinations with just mixing Red, Blue, and Green.

If we assume Casseroles to be cars, and their spice as color, and the cars differ by just color, can we conclude that there are cars in just three colors?

If C says "There is a single spice/a single combination of spices generally preferred in the casseroles tested" then I am OK with C :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2006, 10:33
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Priyah wrote:
Somehow I like C.
If all casseroles recieved diff ratings, there will atleast be one caserrole (using 1 spice) that will be recieve the highest rating.
That spice will be the more preferred one.

I couldnt make sense out of B. By food value, do they mean the nutritional value?...since all casseroles are identical and spices cant impart much nutritional value, all must have the same food value. So this cannot be an inference of the assumption.


One agianst so many...:shock:

Food value is just the same as value we derive out of a product.

I went by this definition: the amount of satisfaction derived out of a good that is considered to be a fair equivalent of price paid.

Also, C assumes that there is a single spice in each Casserole. That need not be the case. A spice can be a mix of different spices, just as we get thousands of color combinations with just mixing Red, Blue, and Green.

If we assume Casseroles to be cars, and their spice as color, and the cars differ by just color, can we conclude that there are cars in just three colors?

If C says "There is a single spice/a single combination of spices generally preferred in the casseroles tested" then I am OK with C :wink:



C assumes that one spice is generally preferred so this can lead to zero variation i.e. no variation.
A assumes variation in food value but doesnt specifically speak about preferences which can lead to use of single spice.

for me C is correct choice
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2006, 19:52
neelabhmahesh wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
Priyah wrote:
Somehow I like C.
If all casseroles recieved diff ratings, there will atleast be one caserrole (using 1 spice) that will be recieve the highest rating.
That spice will be the more preferred one.

I couldnt make sense out of B. By food value, do they mean the nutritional value?...since all casseroles are identical and spices cant impart much nutritional value, all must have the same food value. So this cannot be an inference of the assumption.


One agianst so many...:shock:

Food value is just the same as value we derive out of a product.

I went by this definition: the amount of satisfaction derived out of a good that is considered to be a fair equivalent of price paid.

Also, C assumes that there is a single spice in each Casserole. That need not be the case. A spice can be a mix of different spices, just as we get thousands of color combinations with just mixing Red, Blue, and Green.

If we assume Casseroles to be cars, and their spice as color, and the cars differ by just color, can we conclude that there are cars in just three colors?

If C says "There is a single spice/a single combination of spices generally preferred in the casseroles tested" then I am OK with C :wink:



C assumes that one spice is generally preferred so this can lead to zero variation i.e. no variation.
A assumes variation in food value but doesnt specifically speak about preferences which can lead to use of single spice.

for me C is correct choice


ah!! Well put! OA is C!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2006, 12:13
bit late but C
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2006, 22:50
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2006, 13:45
Though I dont like (C) but thats the only one standing for me. Who said 'last one standing rules only apply to SCs'?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 10:09
I understand how C can be the answer but I am unable to rule out A.
My argument is:
Say, there wasnt a preferred spice, then assuming that people will go for what is available will support the action of making the spices uniform

Where am I wrong
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 12:09
Straight C here.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 20:45
The cafeteria patrons prefer a certain spice in the casserol, we just aren't given the results of the survey.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 21:42
GMATT73 wrote:
The cafeteria patrons prefer a certain spice in the casserol, we just aren't given the results of the survey.


"certain spice" is a better construction compared to "single spice" in C.
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