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Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 23:12
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Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling circus can get for a new show is to have one act from that show air on a television station with a large audience in a given area shortly before the show is performed live in that area. The benefits of such exposure include not only a sure increase in ticket sales for the show, but also a fee paid by the television station to the traveling circus.

Which of the following is best supported by the information above?

(A) The number of people for whom seeing one act from the show performed on television is an adequate substitute for seeing the show performed live is smaller than the number for whom seeing one act from the show on television stimulates a desire to see the show performed live.

(B) Because the majority of profits derived from airing one act from a show on television usually go to the traveling circus rather than the television station, station executives are unwilling to broadcast single acts from circus shows.

(C) In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show.

(D) The effectiveness of having a single act from a circus show broadcast on a television station, measured in terms of increased ticket sales for the entire show, is proportional to the viewership size of a television station that broadcasted a single act from the show.
your answer.

(E) Traveling circuses with shows with single acts that are suitable for broadcast on popular television stations attract larger audiences than traveling circuses with shows with single acts not suitable for broadcast on popular television stations.
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 00:18
I pick D :(

I understand now why A is right.

Obviously the # of people who not turn up because they think they've seen enough is < the number who turn up because they want to see more from the TV. Otherwise, how can it "sure to increase the ticket sales".

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 07:06
good Q....was down to A and D, and I think it should be A
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2010, 00:31
A is clear, But D is a close choice.I would like to know How everyone has eliminated D?
IMO Increased viewer ship has done two things:
1) Increased Ticket sales.
2) Recovered the Fee cost.
D mentions only one. I would be pleased if someone can throw some light. Is this the only reason why D abdicates the throne !!!

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 09:59
i got D
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 10:32
The argument only says that the number of tickets sold will increase. Its nowhere mentioned that the number of tickets that will be sold will be proportional to the viewership. So this eliminates D.

IMO A
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2011, 09:28
The laguage used in this question is really bad. What is the source?

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2011, 10:25
good one!!
i took the bait and answered D, but now i can see A is correct.

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2011, 19:09
Between A and D, D is probably extreme.
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 19:27
i did not think that these sub600 questions were so hard. This question is so wordy but worth to practise. Thanks a lot for the post. +1 kudo.
You can see the same kind of question in og11 question No.57 for more practice.
Between A and D, i think D is wrong because the premise talks about the fees paid by the televisioin not about the viewership size, which is irrelevant.

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2013, 23:00
Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling circus can get for a new show is to have one act from that show air on a television station with a large audience in a given area shortly before the show is performed live in that area. The benefits of such exposure include not only a sure increase in ticket sales for the show, but also a fee paid by the television station to the traveling circus.

Which of the following is best supported by the information above?

(A) The number of people for whom seeing one act from the show performed on television is an adequate substitute for seeing the show performed live is smaller than the number for whom seeing one act from the show on television stimulates a desire to see the show performed live.

(B) Because the majority of profits derived from airing one act from a show on television usually go to the traveling circus rather than the television station, station executives are unwilling to broadcast single acts from circus shows.

(C) In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show.

(D) The effectiveness of having a single act from a circus show broadcast on a television station, measured in terms of increased ticket sales for the entire show, is proportional to the viewership size of a television station that broadcasted a single act from the show.
your answer.

(E) Traveling circuses with shows with single acts that are suitable for broadcast on popular television stations attract larger audiences than traveling circuses with shows with single acts not suitable for broadcast on popular television stations.
Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling circus can get for a new show is to have one act from that show air on a television station with a large audience in a given area shortly before the show is performed live in that area. The benefits of such exposure include not only a sure increase in ticket sales for the show, but also a fee paid by the television station to the traveling circus.

Which of the following is best supported by the information above?

(A) The number of people for whom seeing one act from the show performed on television is an adequate substitute for seeing the show performed live is smaller than the number for whom seeing one act from the show on television stimulates a desire to see the show performed live.

(B) Because the majority of profits derived from airing one act from a show on television usually go to the traveling circus rather than the television station, station executives are unwilling to broadcast single acts from circus shows.

(C) In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show.

(D) The effectiveness of having a single act from a circus show broadcast on a television station, measured in terms of increased ticket sales for the entire show, is proportional to the viewership size of a television station that broadcasted a single act from the show.
your answer.

(E) Traveling circuses with shows with single acts that are suitable for broadcast on popular television stations attract larger audiences than traveling circuses with shows with single acts not suitable for broadcast on popular television stations.


Well for the above question I have the following hypothesis.

This is an inference question and I even I came down to the options A and D.

Took the bait, answered D, however, the correct answer is A. the proportional relationship is nowhere mentioned in the passage or stimulus. It can be any ratio but the important thing is that there is an increase in the ticket sales.

That is the correct answer choice.
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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2014, 06:40
gmatbull wrote:
Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling circus can get for a new show is to have one act from that show air on a television station with a large audience in a given area shortly before the show is performed live in that area. The benefits of such exposure include not only a sure increase in ticket sales for the show, but also a fee paid by the television station to the traveling circus.

Which of the following is best supported by the information above?

(A) The number of people for whom seeing one act from the show performed on television is an adequate substitute for seeing the show performed live is smaller than the number for whom seeing one act from the show on television stimulates a desire to see the show performed live.

(B) Because the majority of profits derived from airing one act from a show on television usually go to the traveling circus rather than the television station, station executives are unwilling to broadcast single acts from circus shows.

(C) In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show.

(D) The effectiveness of having a single act from a circus show broadcast on a television station, measured in terms of increased ticket sales for the entire show, is proportional to the viewership size of a television station that broadcasted a single act from the show.
your answer.

(E) Traveling circuses with shows with single acts that are suitable for broadcast on popular television stations attract larger audiences than traveling circuses with shows with single acts not suitable for broadcast on popular television stations.


This question is identical to the one on the newspaper ad for the new books, why don't creators of questions at least bother to change the order of the answer choices?

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2014, 07:19
Got it correct in 3 minutes... :)

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Re: Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2014, 15:39
gmatbull wrote:
Among the more effective kinds of publicity that a traveling circus can get for a new show is to have one act from that show air on a television station with a large audience in a given area shortly before the show is performed live in that area. The benefits of such exposure include not only a sure increase in ticket sales for the show, but also a fee paid by the television station to the traveling circus.

Which of the following is best supported by the information above?

(A) The number of people for whom seeing one act from the show performed on television is an adequate substitute for seeing the show performed live is smaller than the number for whom seeing one act from the show on television stimulates a desire to see the show performed live.

(B) Because the majority of profits derived from airing one act from a show on television usually go to the traveling circus rather than the television station, station executives are unwilling to broadcast single acts from circus shows.

(C) In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show.

(D) The effectiveness of having a single act from a circus show broadcast on a television station, measured in terms of increased ticket sales for the entire show, is proportional to the viewership size of a television station that broadcasted a single act from the show.
your answer.

(E) Traveling circuses with shows with single acts that are suitable for broadcast on popular television stations attract larger audiences than traveling circuses with shows with single acts not suitable for broadcast on popular television stations.



Answer A is totally flawed.

If 100000 people looked at the show. And only 1% decided to go see the show live, than 1000 people will go and see the show. Is not it a sure increase in ticket sales for the show ? Yes it is.

Therefore A is wrong. You cannot state that this will be right. You are assuming to much things here.

Look at C now;

Here is what the argument is telling us: Among the more effective kinds of publicity ==> television station.

therefore, when they calculate the "best effective kind of publicity", they take all the audience of the television stations right? This is logic. If you are saying that CNN has more viewers than FOX, you need to take into consideration ALL the viewers around the world...

Look at C: In calculating the total number of audience members that a circus show has attracted, traveling circuses include the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show

In order to prove that more effective kinds of publicity is television. the circus has to take into consideration the size of the viewership of television stations that aired a single act from the show...

I think C "makes sense". but the question is bad I admit...

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