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At present the hollywood restaurant has only standard-height [#permalink] New post 04 May 2008, 17:25
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At present the hollywood restaurant has only standard-height tables. However, many customers come to watch the celebrities who frequent the hollywood, and they would prefer tall tables with stools because such seating would afford a better view of the celebrities. Moreover, diners seated on stools typically do not stay as long as diners seated at standard-height tables. Therefore, if the Hollywood replaced soem of its seating with high tables and stools, its profits would increase.

Q: The argument is vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it gives reason to believe that it is likely that

A) some celebrities come to the hollywood to be seen, and so might choose to sit at the tall tables if they were available
B) the price of meals ordered by celebrities dining at the hollywood compensates for the longer itme, if any, they spend lingering over their meals
C) a customer of the hollywood who would choose to sit at a tall table would be an exception to the generalization about lingering
D) a restaurant's customers who spend less time at their meals typically order less expensive meals than those who remain at their meals longer
E) with enough tall tables to accommodate all of the hollywood's customers interested in such seating, there would be no view except of other tall tables
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 04 May 2008, 18:58
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At present the hollywood restaurant has only standard-height tables. However, many customers come to watch the celebrities who frequent the hollywood, and they would prefer tall tables with stools because such seating would afford a better view of the celebrities. Moreover, diners seated on stools typically do not stay as long as diners seated at standard-height tables. Therefore, if the Hollywood replaced soem of its seating with high tables and stools, its profits would increase.

Q: The argument is vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it gives reason to believe that it is likely that

A) some celebrities come to the hollywood to be seen, and so might choose to sit at the tall tables if they were available
B) the price of meals ordered by celebrities dining at the hollywood compensates for the longer itme, if any, they spend lingering over their meals
C) a customer of the hollywood who would choose to sit at a tall table would be an exception to the generalization about lingering
D) a restaurant's customers who spend less time at their meals typically order less expensive meals than those who remain at their meals longer
E) with enough tall tables to accommodate all of the hollywood's customers interested in such seating, there would be no view except of other tall tables


Dont understand why you make a boldface of B choice?
I choose B with the following reason:

The argument claims that "soem of its seating with high tables and stools" is resposible for the profit increase of restaurant.

This claim will be vulnerable if you find out another cause that make profit of the restaurant increase. So B win
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 04 May 2008, 19:08
no clue..still thinking..
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 04 May 2008, 19:14
IMO E is correct. As too many tall tables means that people sitting behind wont get a view of the celebrities.
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 04 May 2008, 19:23
saravalli wrote:
no clue..still thinking..


You must be kidding!
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Let start from: Because...Howerver, for the kind of argument includes "moreover", you should pay special attention to "the thing after Moreover". I hope you get the point. That is from where the argument come and go to its conclusion: "if seating on stools and high tables, the customers will not stay long. And the length of seating is claimed to be the killer of increase in profit of restaurant.

So, Flaw (or vulnerable) of this argument is causality, if you find another cause, for example price as B says, of increase in profit, this argument is vulnerable.

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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 05 May 2008, 02:57
OA is C. Though still could not conclusively understand why.
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 05 May 2008, 03:28
A difficult one .I initially chosen D .The question is discussed nicely in below post
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 05 May 2008, 20:56
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OA is C. Though still could not conclusively understand why.


I will come back to help you clear soon. I hate my wifi. It stops and delete all my writting in 5 minutes only to make clear this. My god!
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 05 May 2008, 22:51
I come back!

The reasoning I post in previous one is correct.

Let start from: Because...

Howerver, for the kind of argument includes "moreover", you should pay special attention to "the thing after Moreover". I hope you get the point. That is from where the argument come and go to its conclusion: "if seating on stools and high tables, the customers will not stay long. And the length of seating is claimed to be the responsibility of increase in profit of restaurant.

Tips:
When you see the argument that has a conditional conclusion, and a FLAW question. You should attack the neseccary condition to show that the necessary condition does not need to occur in order for the sufficient condition to occur.

Application:
How do you show that "replacing some tall stables and stools does not lead to the increase in profit. Now matter what the replacing is preferable by the author.

You should show that depending on customers, not on stables and stools, as C say. Or The customers does not follow the generational rule as the author point out.
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2008, 13:04
I remember well that OA is C but I never understood this q completely… So I’ve tried to examine it closer (at last).

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At present the hollywood restaurant has only standard-height tables. However, many customers come to watch the celebrities who frequent the hollywood, and they would prefer tall tables with stools because such seating would afford a better view of the celebrities. Moreover, diners seated on stools typically do not stay as long as diners seated at standard-height tables. Therefore, if the Hollywood replaced some of its seating with high tables and stools, its profits would increase.

The argument is vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it gives reason to believe that it is likely that_________?


What is asked? To find an assumption and show what will happen if this assumption is not true. (a sort of ‘weaken’ question)

Let’s have a look at argument structure:
Premise 1: many Hollywood customers like to watch the celebrities and thus like high stools
Premise 2: dinners at high stools usually took less time (overall, but we don’t know whether it will be true for Hollywood!)
Assumption: dinners at high stools at Hollywood will take less time (i.e., the general rule will apply in this particular case)
Intermediate conclusion: less time per customer means increased customers rotation and thus higher profits (again, overall. Whether it will be true for Hollywood, depends on assumption above)
Conclusion: if we replace some of usual stools with high stools, Hollywood profits will increase

So, the negation of argument’s assumption would mean something like:
‘people at high stools in Hollywood will spend at least as much time at their dinners as people at usual ones’ – i.e., the general rule stated in Premise 2 won’t be true for the particular case. In such a situation, replacing the usual stools will high ones won’t bring any additional profit.

Now, time to check the answers:

A) some celebrities come to the hollywood to be seen, and so might choose to sit at the tall tables if they were available (says nothing about profits increase)
B) the price of meals ordered by celebrities dining at the hollywood compensates for the longer itme, if any, they spend lingering over their meals (says nothing about profits increase since potential profits from customers aren't mentioned)
C) a customer of the hollywood who would choose to sit at a tall table would be an exception to the generalization about lingering (yes, it is the only answer choice that negates the assumption – namely, C says that the general rule stated in Premise 2 won’t be true in the case of Hollywood)
D) a restaurant's customers who spend less time at their meals typically order less expensive meals than those who remain at their meals longer (argument does not deny this possibility, but it implies that this lose could be compensated by the increased number of customers)
E) with enough tall tables to accommodate all of the hollywood's customers interested in such seating, there would be no view except of other tall tables (who cares what they will really see if there’s enough profit?)
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Re: CR - Hollywood restaurant [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2008, 23:19
Nice explanation...went with D while I took the test under timed test. Isn't it tricky to analyze between C and D in exam?
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