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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 11:43
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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people’s tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.
Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?
(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.

Please give reasons for ur choice....
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 11:55
C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 12:53
Yes it's C
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 13:14
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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?


yes. C
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 17:18
Not getting what C is trying to say
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 17:27
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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?


I picked A. But your explanation proves C provides a better reason than A.
C is a better choice
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 20:55
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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people’s tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.
Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?
(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.
does not necessarily mean they morally disapproved. Could be because they did not have the right audience with the new publication(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
irrelevant. we are talking about advertisers who were advertising in the current publication earlier
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
Since the advertisers sales will drop now since they withdrew the advertisements, they must have done so on moral grounds
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
again shows that advertisers might have witrhdrawn to avoid loss. weakens the argument
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.
again could be related to profits rather than moral values.

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 05:15
thanks guys...the OA is C
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 05:36
Can anyone tell me what is the conclusion for this argument? Just wanted to analyse what all things are required to strengthen the argument and whether the strengthen here is achieved by strengthening the argument?
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2011, 18:12
I am too confused about the conclusion of this argument. I wonder whether the conclusion is: Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material. or There is evidence that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations

Let me try a "therefore test":
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Because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material, some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication.
Therefore, some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations
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Some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations
Therefore, some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.

A makes more sense to me.
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Re: [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2011, 20:53
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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?



i went for a ..butnow i understand why c is correct.
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 10:26
C it is...

A and D are trap answers...
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 10:49
(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers. INCORRECT this statement does not give us any information about the reason for switching (neither financial nor moral)
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication. INCORRECT unrelated - we are not concerned about other advertisers
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew. CORRECT if advertisers were not concerned financially then they must be morally motivated
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence. - INCORRECT readers are irrelevant to the argument
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group. INCORRECT income groups is irrelevant information
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 11:23
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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people's tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.
Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?
(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.

Please give reasons for ur choice....


A is caused only by B and C.
Conclusion: A was caused by B.
Assumption or strength: We know that C was not present OR C definitely didn't cause A this time.

Likewise:
Advertisers are motivated by MORAL and MONEY.
Conclusion: Advertisers withdrew from publication because they were morally motivated.

Attack: Why it can't be MONEY?
Answer to attack: Because, they would have most certainly earned more money had they chosen to advertise in the new publication. Yet, they didn't choose to advertise in new publication. Thus, the only remaining factor is moral that must have dictated their decision.

Ans: "C"
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 05:48
Damn it! I picked A too but C is a better choice.
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Re: CR-Advertisers [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 12:39
vineetgupta wrote:
Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people’s tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.
Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?
(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.-they might have switched bcoz the other newspapers are charging less,hence doesn't strengthen
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.-Question is why/for what are they changing from Changed Publication to other newspapers and not the reverse
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.Provides a strong reason for switching even though the switch comes with a loss
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.So, they are switching keeping in mind the Ad visibility rather than their moral and Fin consideration- IMO,weakens the argument
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.-irrelevant/weakens

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Re: Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2012, 16:07
Guys, I am unable to find wht to strengthen out here...

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Re: Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 08:54
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Re: Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 21:34
C is the answer !! a good question
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Re: Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 16:19
It is C
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