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Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 13:17
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Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard tables with tall tables and stools. The restaurant already fills every available seat during its operating hours, and the change in seating arrangements will not result in an increase in the restaurant's seating capacity. Nonetheless, the restaurant's management expects revenue to increase as a result of the seating change without any concurrent change in menu, prices, or operating hours.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best reason for the expectation?

(A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables.

(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables.

(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement.

(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense.
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 14:38
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I will say A has as much weightage as B because you might increase revenue by fitting in more people in the same place.
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 13:26
B.

argument says that changing the seat pattern will increase revenue eventhough the number of seats will not increase.
B states a reason how this will be achieved.
people will take less time to eat their meals. Thus more people will visit the restaurant .Thus revenue will increase.

suppose previously in 1 hr 1 customer ate. now 2 will eat as customer wont linger on the food because of the seating. So more customers will eat in same amount of time.Thus more revenues.



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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 13:30
(A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables.
"....change in seating arrangements will not result in an increase in the restaurant's seating capacity..." Incorrect


(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables.
so , the standard table/new arrangement will attract more diners.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables.
customers who do or do not care for the taller table is not under consideration.

(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement.
weakening

(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense.
expense is not under consideration.

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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 14:08
IMO- B.
A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables.
I[color=#662d91]t won't increase the capacity of the res.[/color]
(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables.
There will be more cycles of diners within the same operating hours, increasing the customers and in turn revenue.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables.
not leading to customer increase
(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement.
going against the new arrangement
(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense.
going in different direction.
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 18:39
+1 B

With the taller tables, there will be a higher customers rotation. People will leave the restaurant faster, leaving the seats to new customers.

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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 08:55
i marked B as answer. but why not A??? can any one explain...?
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 01:19
thevenus wrote:
(A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables.
"....change in seating arrangements will not result in an increase in the restaurant's seating capacity..." Incorrect


(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables.
so , the standard table/new arrangement will attract more diners.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables.
customers who do or do not care for the taller table is not under consideration.

(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement.
weakening

(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense.
expense is not under consideration.


Here A says that taller tables will occupy less floor space and hence more seats can be arranged and therefore more revenues may be generated. Where I am wrong, pl point out.
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 07 May 2013, 09:52
definitely B.

Since the point in question is not discussing the spatial availability. question is if the number of customers visiting the place could be amplified. having diners not lingering over their food for a long while will definitely push them off for new customers and that is exactly what we want.
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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 08:56
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Hi,

In this question, we need to find the best reason for the expectation.

Expectation: Revenue will increase

Constraints:

No change in menu, prices, or operating hours

No increase in seating capacity

Analysis of Option Statements

(A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables. - Even if taller tables take less space, it is clearly given in the passage the seating capacity will not increase. So, there is advantage of less space occupying tables. Therefore, this does not provide a reason for increased revenues.

(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables. - If this is true, then even with all the constraints, the restaurants will have more customers everyday. So, if previously, diners used to take 30 minutes, diners now take 20 minutes to eat. So, while in previous case, each table served 2 customers every hour, now every table serves 3 customers every hour. So, it provides a reason for increase in revenues. Correct.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables. - Irrelevant

(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement. - This provides a reason as to why the revenues should not fall but it does not provide any reason for expectation for increased revenues.

(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense. - We are concerned with revenues, not costs. Irrelevant.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 11:00
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Indeed A seems like a tempting choice until you reread the question and it specifically indicates that the number of seats will remain unchanged. In essence, no more patrons will enter the establishment, but there will be more available floorspace for... say going to the bathroom or whatever. Since there is no increase in the number of customers at any given time, the only way to increase revenue is to increase turnover. The same table will be occupied only for an hour instead of two hours. That will increase revenue even if there are never more than 100 customers in the restaurant at any given time.

B is thus the perfect answer.

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