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Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy [#permalink] New post 12 May 2006, 18:58
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Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest justification for the managers’ judgment?

A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well.
B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas.
C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities.
D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before.
E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them.

Welcome to discuss! I prefer B. But I do not have OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2006, 21:20
Yeah, B seems to be the best
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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2006, 22:20
A is the best bet...

B contradicts -

'Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak"

So B can't be right.

A is the only choice that can help explain
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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2006, 22:41
No, it does not.

Consumers planning... is a general observation , while B is an evidence
that refer to consumers of Boravia. This evidence complements, rather
then contradicts the observation. IMO, A doesn't strengthen the judgement, it has no effect on it whatsoever.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2006, 07:34
IMO B is the best bet.

A suggests that there'll be more sales which is contradicting the managers' expectation of slump in the sales.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2006, 10:37
Another one for B, althought it's not answer I had in mind after reading the question.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 01:57
I go with B too.
Others support the fact that business should well for the company.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 13:54
B. The other choices are out of the scope.

Task: strength the argument (conclusion)

Evidence: Strong Economy results in more sales. (Generalization X :arrow: Y)

Conclusion: Strong Economy in Boravia will not impact sales substantially.

Answer B: "In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas", remains strenghts the conclusion and remains within scope.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 01:23
Will go with B too.
C weakens the agrument. It says that hiking and camping activities will increase and thus sales will increase.
D/E are out of scope.
A just says that sale of other items with the sale of equipments.
B is not contradictory........
'Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak" is just a general trend, that doesnto mean that the trend is in Bawaria too.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 20:08
one more for B
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Re: cr: support [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 11:40
freshlily wrote:
Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest justification for the managers’ judgment?

A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well.
B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas.
C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities.
D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before.
E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them.

Welcome to discuss! I prefer B. But I do not have OA.



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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 19:45
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Re: cr: support [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 19:52
freshlily wrote:
Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest justification for the managers’ judgment?

A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well.
B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas.
C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities.
D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before.
E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them.


only B, however partially, justify the manager's judgement....
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2006, 02:30
B for Best
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2006, 03:12
Agree with B.
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