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Following is a dialogue that took place at a mall X between two colleagues Andy and Bill:

Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite Westside apparel store of mall X, I have seen you there on almost every visit.
Bill: Really? I too am a regular visitor and a loyal customer of the Westside brand, but whenever I have been there with my wife and children, I have seen you approximately once in five visits only. After all, the Westside store at mall X is a mini store capable of accommodating very few customers at the same time.

Assuming both the colleagues are speaking the truth, which of the following can be most logically inferred?

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed
Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit
Mall X.

OA after some discussion pl.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Andy and Bill at Mall X [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 01:01
itzmyzone911 wrote:
Following is a dialogue that took place at a mall X between two colleagues Andy and Bill:

Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite Westside apparel store of mall X, I have seen you there on almost every visit.
Bill: Really? I too am a regular visitor and a loyal customer of the Westside brand, but whenever I have been there with my wife and children, I have seen you approximately once in five visits only. After all, the Westside store at mall X is a mini store capable of accommodating very few customers at the same time.

Assuming both the colleagues are speaking the truth, which of the following can be most logically inferred?

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed
Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit
Mall X.

OA after some discussion pl.


IMO D
Through POE A,B,C and E are eliminated.
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Re: Andy and Bill at Mall X [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 01:01
itzmyzone911 wrote:
Following is a dialogue that took place at a mall X between two colleagues Andy and Bill:

Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite Westside apparel store of mall X, I have seen you there on almost every visit.
Bill: Really? I too am a regular visitor and a loyal customer of the Westside brand, but whenever I have been there with my wife and children, I have seen you approximately once in five visits only. After all, the Westside store at mall X is a mini store capable of accommodating very few customers at the same time.

Assuming both the colleagues are speaking the truth, which of the following can be most logically inferred?

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed
Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit
Mall X.

OA after some discussion pl.


IMO D
Through POE A,B,C and E are eliminated.
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 02:07
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 22:40
itzmyzone911 wrote:
Following is a dialogue that took place at a mall X between two colleagues Andy and Bill:

Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite Westside apparel store of mall X, I have seen you there on almost every visit.
Bill: Really? I too am a regular visitor and a loyal customer of the Westside brand, but whenever I have been there with my wife and children, I have seen you approximately once in five visits only. After all, the Westside store at mall X is a mini store capable of accommodating very few customers at the same time.

Assuming both the colleagues are speaking the truth, which of the following can be most logically inferred?

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed
Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit
Mall X.

OA after some discussion pl.


I agree.

A) Passage does not say that Andy visits only with his wife
B) Tempting because we know that it is a favourite shop for Andy and his wife but this does not mean most frequented for Andy and Bill
C) irrelevant
D) Given that Bill only sees Andy on 20% of visits and Andy sees Bill on almost every visit it, this can be logically inferred
E) Inverse logic

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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 23:22
Please provide the OA..Its D for me..Quite a sitter if I am correct
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2014, 09:46
IMO D.

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
Nothing to infer here. This is given in the question. Inferences are things you have to "extrapolate" from the given set of premises.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
Out of scope. Nothing is said about that.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed
Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
percentage trap! Also, this is illogical.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
Correct.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit
Mall X.
Out of scope. Nothing is said about that.
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2014, 08:44
Jeffjose,

Could you please explain why "C" is illogical? Thanks
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2014, 09:26
Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite Westside apparel store of mall X, I have seen you there on almost every visit.
Bill: Really? I too am a regular visitor and a loyal customer of the Westside brand, but whenever I have been there with my wife and children, I have seen you approximately once in five visits only.
After all, the Westside store at mall X is a mini store capable of accommodating very few customers at the same time.

Assuming both the colleagues are speaking the truth, which of the following can be most logically inferred?

A. Andy visits mall X with his wife only, whereas Bill visits the mall with both his wife and children.
B. The Westside store at Mall X is the most frequently visited apparel store by Andy and Bill at mall X.
C. Andy is a better observer as he noticed Bill on almost every visit as compared to Bill, who observed Andy at the mall in only 20 percent of his visits.
D. Bill visits the Westside apparel store at Mall X more frequently than Andy does.
Correct. Only D passes the fact test using the mentioned argument.
E. The Westside store, being a mini store is mostly visited by loyal customers of Westside when they visit Mall X.
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2014, 20:36
@JarvisR,Could you please elaborate on the fact test and how to use it?I am consistently sucking at CR must be true/inference questions..
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Re: Andy: Whenever I come to shop with my wife at our favorite W [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2014, 10:23
Ralphcuisak wrote:
@JarvisR,Could you please elaborate on the fact test and how to use it?I am consistently sucking at CR must be true/inference questions..
:oops: :cry: :(

Hi Ralphcuisak,
Glad to help :)
++ By fact test i meant, something that can be proved by using the information provided in the argument.
++In such Qs u shall always refrain yourself from picking answer choices that can't be proved using the info. mentioned in argument or which is not mentioned in arg. In short, don't
infer too much!!
++ Avoid options that can be "could be true" and "likely to be true" but does not necessarily have to be absolutely true.
++ Double check strong language options.
++I would recommend you to go through eGmat/MGmat articles on the same. Sharing a few links:
inference-vs-assumption-146758.html
concept-article-how-to-tackle-must-be-true-or-inference-cr-162910.html
++Try OG questions on this topic and analyze all the options, correct as well as incorrect.

Hope this helped :)
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