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Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2012, 23:58
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Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction in the price of a good results in an
increase in the demand for this product, leading to higher sales. However, I believe that the
management’s strategy of stimulating the sales of our luxury cars by implementing a
series of aggressive price reductions is seriously flawed.
Dramatic price reductions on our
luxury cars will erode the image of exclusivity and premium quality associated with these
vehicles. If our cars become substantially cheaper, they will no longer represent the
symbol of status and financial success, thus losing their main appeal to our customers.

Which of the following statements best describes the role of each portion in boldface in the
argument above?
A) The first represents the main position of the corporate strategist; the second acknowledges a
consideration that weighs against that position.
b) The first is an assumption made by the corporate strategist about the efficacy of the
management’s strategy; the second is evidence that supports the strategist’s reasoning.
c) The first is evidence supporting the main position of the corporate strategist; the second is
that position.
d) The first is evidence supporting the position of the corporate strategist; the second is a
generalization that will not hold in the case at issue.
e) The first is the main position of the corporate strategist; the second is evidence in support of
that position.


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Re: CR - BoldFace [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 10:01
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Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction in the price of a good results in an
increase in the demand for this product, leading to higher sales. However, I believe that the
management’s strategy of stimulating the sales of our luxury cars by implementing a
series of aggressive price reductions is seriously flawed
.
Dramatic price reductions on our
luxury cars will erode the image of exclusivity and premium quality associated with these
vehicles. If our cars become substantially cheaper, they will no longer represent the
symbol of status and financial success, thus losing their main appeal to our customers.

Which of the following statements best describes the role of each portion in boldface in the
argument above?
A) The first represents the main position of the corporate strategist; the second acknowledges a
consideration that weighs against that position.
b) The first is an assumption made by the corporate strategist about the efficacy of the
management’s strategy; the second is evidence that supports the strategist’s reasoning.
c) The first is evidence supporting the main position of the corporate strategist; the second is
that position.
d) The first is evidence supporting the position of the corporate strategist; the second is a
generalization that will not hold in the case at issue.
e) The first is the main position of the corporate strategist; the second is evidence in support of
that position.


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Red ---------> Conclusion

So only A and E have sense but the second is an evidence about the conclusion. Is a statement PRO not against the conclusion as you can see in A.

Tricky one. Always in Bold question spot the conclusion :)

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Re: Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 05:52
I agree 'E' is the correct answer but why is B incorrect ?? Isn't the first bold face an assumption made by the corporate strategist ?? :roll:
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Re: Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 06:31
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I agree 'E' is the correct answer but why is B incorrect ?? Isn't the first bold face an assumption made by the corporate strategist ?? :roll:


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the assumption is already there : it is generally true that a reduction in the price of a good results in an increase in the demand for this product, leading to higher sales.

The use of However, I believe that shows the corporate strategist's position
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Re: Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 15:24
Best advice I've gotten for these types of CR is to mentally examine the context of the two statements separate then compare how one affects one another. the answer then normally pops right out at you.
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Re: Corporate Strategist: It is generally true that a reduction [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2013, 23:15
i thought the main position is that our cars will lose their appeal. isn't believe another word for assumption?
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