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Ernesto: Sales of VCRs videocassette recorders will decline

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Ernesto: Sales of VCRs videocassette recorders will decline [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 05:21
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Ernesto: Sales of VCRs—videocassette recorders—will decline in the next few years because the saturation level among U.S. households has virtually been reached.

Milton: Every year a greater number of popular feature films is released on cassette—at least 6 per month. Clearly VCR sales will remain constant, if not rise.

Which of the following is the best logical evaluation of Milton’s response to Ernesto’s argument?

(A) He cites evidence that, if true, disproves the evidence cited by Ernesto in drawing his conclusion.
(B) He points out a gap in the logic followed by Ernesto in drawing his conclusion.
(C) He cites an issue ignored by Ernesto and which outweighs the issues raised by Ernesto.
(D) He does not speak to Ernesto’s point because he fails to raise the issue of whether VCR sales may be linked to sales of other leisure-related products.
(E) He fails to respond to Ernesto’s argument because he assumes that nothing will significantly retard the sale of VCR’s, which was the issue that Ernesto raised.

The official answer is given as E. I see that Milton didn't agree with Ernesto's conclusion and Milton gave an evidence to prove his own conclusion so I don't understand what does "He fails o respond to Ernesto's argument", from option E mean. Moreover I don't understand why option A is incorrect. Milton's evidence that "Every year a greater number of popular feature films is released on cassette—at least 6 per month" should mean that because there are new movies released every year on cassettes he believes that saturation level for VCR's cannot be reached so he is disproving Ernesto's evidence before drawing conclusion.

Please help me understand the option E and correct me if my understanding of option A is incorrect.
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Re: Question [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 09:14
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E is right.

Ernesto's point " sales of VCRs will decline cause almost every US household already has it"
Milton's point "New films are released on cassettes, so sales of VCR will remain constant, if not rise"

Milton's argument is flawed. He makes a point that can conclude that cassette sale will be constant, but we cannot assume the same for cassette player's - VCR - sale.
Thus Milton fails to respond to Ernesto's argument , which talks about sales of VCRs, not cassettes.
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Re: Question [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 11:43
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Thus Milton fails to respond to Ernesto's argument , which talks about sales of VCRs, not cassettes.
Bingo!

This is the problem, and the reason E is correct. Well done!
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