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Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a unique new product: an adjustable computer workstation. Three days later ErgoTech unveiled an almost identical product. The two companies claim that the similarities are coincidental and occurred because the designers independently reached the same solution to the same problem. The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however. The two products not only look alike, but they also work alike. Both are oddly shaped with identically placed control panels with the same types of controls. Both allow the same types of adjustments and the same types of optional enhancements.
The main point of the argument is that

(A) The two products have many characteristics in common.
(B) ErgoTech must have copied the design of its new product from OCF’s design.
(C) The similarities between the two products are not coincidental.
(D) Product designers sometimes reach the same solution to a given problem without consulting each other.
(E) New products that at first appear to be unique are sometimes simply variations of other products.
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 00:31
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The "must be true" contenders here are A and C
One should remember that the main idea IS NOT the rephrasing of the premises.
However, it can be (almost always is) the rephrasing of the conclusion (in some cases you might have to derive a logical conclusion though).
Hence it is a clear C
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 05:03
The conclusion can be reached by focusing on this line from the stem.

The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however.

Hence , (C)
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Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a unique new product: an adjustable computer workstation. Three days later ErgoTech unveiled an almost identical product. The two companies claim that the similarities are coincidental and occurred because the designers independently reached the same solution to the same problem. The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however. The two products not only look alike, but they also work alike. Both are oddly shaped with identically placed control panels with the same types of controls. Both allow the same types of adjustments and the same types of optional enhancements.

The main point of the argument is that

(A) The two products have many characteristics in common.
Wrong. It's true but it's NOT the main point.

(B) ErgoTech must have copied the design of its new product from OCF’s design.
Wrong. What if OCF copied the design of Ergo Tech.

(C) The similarities between the two products are not coincidental.
Correct. This is main point.

(D) Product designers sometimes reach the same solution to a given problem without consulting each other.
Wrong. "Consulting" is not mentioned.

(E) New products that at first appear to be unique are sometimes simply variations of other products.
Wrong. "variation" is not mentioned.
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 20:37
it's more like 600-700 level question
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 17:41
getgyan wrote:
Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a unique new product: an adjustable computer workstation. Three days later ErgoTech unveiled an almost identical product. The two companies claim that the similarities are coincidental and occurred because the designers independently reached the same solution to the same problem. The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however. The two products not only look alike, but they also work alike. Both are oddly shaped with identically placed control panels with the same types of controls. Both allow the same types of adjustments and the same types of optional enhancements.
The main point of the argument is that

(A) The two products have many characteristics in common.
(B) ErgoTech must have copied the design of its new product from OCF’s design.
(C) The similarities between the two products are not coincidental.
(D) Product designers sometimes reach the same solution to a given problem without consulting each other.
(E) New products that at first appear to be unique are sometimes simply variations of other products.


The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however.

Above represents skepticism in the voice of the author, i will go with C.
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 21:15
pqhai wrote:
Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a unique new product: an adjustable computer workstation. Three days later ErgoTech unveiled an almost identical product. The two companies claim that the similarities are coincidental and occurred because the designers independently reached the same solution to the same problem. The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however. The two products not only look alike, but they also work alike. Both are oddly shaped with identically placed control panels with the same types of controls. Both allow the same types of adjustments and the same types of optional enhancements.

The main point of the argument is that

(A) The two products have many characteristics in common.
Wrong. It's true but it's NOT the main point.

(B) ErgoTech must have copied the design of its new product from OCF’s design.
Wrong. What if OCF copied the design of Ergo Tech.

(C) The similarities between the two products are not coincidental.
Correct. This is main point.

(D) Product designers sometimes reach the same solution to a given problem without consulting each other.
Wrong. "Consulting" is not mentioned.

(E) New products that at first appear to be unique are sometimes simply variations of other products.
Wrong. "variation" is not mentioned.



But here stimulus is stating that similarities are coincidental.Then how 'C' is correct?
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Re: Last month OCF, Inc., announced what it described as a [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 22:34
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But here stimulus is stating that similarities are coincidental.Then how 'C' is correct?


notice the language: "The similarities are too fundamental to be mere coincidence, however" - the author expresses doubt over the claimed coincidence.
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