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Company X manufactures swim wear and planned to launch a new line of women’s bathing
suits in March, which is typically the peak time of year for swim wear sales. The company
conducted consumer polls, which returned favorable results for both style and price, and
took out advertisements in major fashion magazines and television stations. Yet the launch
was disappointing: sales in March did not exceed even half of the company’s sales during
the same period in the previous year. Each of the following, if true, could explain the
disappointing sales of the new swim wear line EXCEPT:
A) None of the stores carrying the new swim wear line displayed it prominently.
b) The company’s manufacturing plants experienced difficulty in obtaining dyes in the
advertised colors and so substituted different colors.
c) A major competitor launched a line of similar swim wear at a lower price in February.
d) A scene in which a major actress was to wear one of the new swimsuits in a much
anticipated movie to be released in February was never filmed.
e) The prediction of a cool, rainy summer by meteorologists received much attention in the
national media.

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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 20:28
Ans is D. It's an anticipated movie which hasn't been seen by masses yet so it cannot have an effect on sales or cannot act as an advert.
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 20:57
b and d creat dilemma and their is no connection and co-relation between actress of a particular movie and sales of swimsuit.
So, ans. Is D.

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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 22:55
Tricky, i went with B but after reading explanation realize that duh, a movie never seen can't affect sales!
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 22:26
Can anyone explain why the answer could not be E? There is news about rainy reason but how will it affect the sales of swim-suit clothing? The swim-suits are expected to be worn during swimming only. Do we assume that these swim-suits will be worn during the rain also?
I am not able to draw a connection between the two facts. Help appreciated.
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 21:23
+1 D

It is out of scope. The scene that was not filmed doesn't weaken the marketing efforts in TV and magazines.
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 10:03
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Can anyone explain why the answer could not be E? There is news about rainy reason but how will it affect the sales of swim-suit clothing? The swim-suits are expected to be worn during swimming only. Do we assume that these swim-suits will be worn during the rain also?
I am not able to draw a connection between the two facts. Help appreciated.


You have to make a more general association of swim suits. People will wear swim suits to the beach on sunny days. If the weather is predicted to be rainy and gloomy then the beach will not be ideal. No beach days equals less need for swim suits.
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 19:13
picked D. it was more by a process of elimination. all others resolve the paradox. only felt that D was a little weak in it. However after reading the explanations, I can see how D is wrong.
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 6 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 21:29
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D - When the film was never shot, how would it create anticipation among the people leave alone the swimwear scene.

D is the answer.
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