Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Aug 2014, 06:26

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 286
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 339 [1] , given: 19

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 19:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

67% (01:59) correct 33% (01:12) wrong based on 175 sessions
Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause of bad breath is bacteria
build-up on the tongue. The research also concludes that tongue scrapers, when used
properly, can eliminate up to 40% of the bacteria from the tongue. As the effectiveness of
tongue scrapers becomes more widely known, the market for less effective breath freshening
products, such as mints, gums, and sprays, will decline significantly. Which of the following
provides the best evidence that the analyst’s argument is flawed?
A) Some breath freshening products are advertised to eliminate up to 30% of the bacteria from
the tongue.
b) Tongue scrapers have already been on the market for a number of years.
c) Many dentists recommend regular flossing, and not the use of the tongue scraper, to combat
bad breath.
d) A recent survey shows that 94% of those who regularly purchase breath freshening products
are aware of the effectiveness of the tongue scraper.
e) Some people buy breath freshening products for reasons other than to fight bad breath.


Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Bunuel's fan!
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 238
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 55

Re: CR - Weaken - # 1 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 09:49
d) A recent survey shows that 94% of those who regularly purchase breath freshening products
are aware of the effectiveness of the tongue scraper.

Because customers already purchased other products before buying the tongue scraper
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Oct 2011
Posts: 134
Location: India
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 163 [2] , given: 33

Re: CR - Weaken - # 1 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 18:26
2
This post received
KUDOS
This is a causal reasoning.

The argument says

Knowing the effectiveness of scrapper (cause) ---------> Decrease in sales of less effective breath freshening
products, such as mints, gums, and sprays (effect)


Option D points out the flaw by saying that "When Cause occured, the EFFECT DID NOT Occur"

Knowing the effectiveness of scrapper -----> more than 94% of the people continue to buy less effective breath freshening products and this says that sales will not decrease.
_________________

Encourage me by pressing the KUDOS if you find my post to be helpful.



Help me win "The One Thing You Wish You Knew - GMAT Club Contest"
the-one-thing-you-wish-you-knew-gmat-club-contest-140358.html#p1130989

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Posts: 70
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 1

Re: Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2013, 10:28
The market analyst concludes that the market for breath freshening products will
decline as the effectiveness of the tongue scraper becomes more widely known.
To show that this argument is flawed, we must attack one of two assumptions:
that consumers are primarily interested in products that are most effective in
fighting bad breath, or that consumers are currently unaware of the effectiveness
of the tongue scraper.
(A) This statement does not attack either one of the assumptions. In fact, it may
actually strengthen the argument by pointing out that some breath freshening
products are less effective than tongue scrapers at eliminating bacteria.
(B) This statement could weaken the argument by attacking the second
assumption (consumers are currently unaware of the tongue scraper). If the
tongue scraper has been on the market for a while, maybe consumers are
already aware of its effectiveness. However, just because the product is on the
market doesn't mean consumers are aware of its effectiveness. The analyst’s
conclusion states that as consumers learn about tongue scrapers, the market for
breath freshening products will decline, regardless of whether the tongue scraper
has already been on the market.
(C) While this certainly doesn’t help the market analyst’s case, we don’t know
what percentage of dentists recommend flossing over the tongue scraper, and
we can’t be sure how this recommendation affects the consumption of breath
freshening products.
(D) CORRECT. This statement weakens the argument by attacking one of the
main assumptions of the argument: people who use breath freshening products
don’t already know about the effectiveness of the tongue scraper. If 94% of those
who consume breath freshening products already know about the tongue
scraper, and if these consumers have continued to purchase breath freshening
products, then only 6% of those who consume breath freshening products could
decide to stop purchasing these products upon learning about the tongue
scrapers effectiveness in fighting bad breath. Even if all 6% stopped purchasing
the products, this would hardly create a “significant decline” in the market.
(E) This statement could weaken the argument by attacking the first assumption
(consumers are primarily interested in products that are most effective in fighting
bad breath). These particular consumers would not necessarily stop consuming
breath freshening products upon learning of a more effective product, such as
the tongue scraper. However, we have no information on what percentage of the
market these people represent.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Apr 2014
Posts: 290
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 46

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2014, 06:23
GetThisDone wrote:
Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause of bad breath is bacteria
build-up on the tongue. The research also concludes that tongue scrapers, when used
properly, can eliminate up to 40% of the bacteria from the tongue. As the effectiveness of
tongue scrapers becomes more widely known, the market for less effective breath freshening
products, such as mints, gums, and sprays, will decline significantly. Which of the following
provides the best evidence that the analyst’s argument is flawed?
A) Some breath freshening products are advertised to eliminate up to 30% of the bacteria from
the tongue.
b) Tongue scrapers have already been on the market for a number of years.
c) Many dentists recommend regular flossing, and not the use of the tongue scraper, to combat
bad breath.
d) A recent survey shows that 94% of those who regularly purchase breath freshening products
are aware of the effectiveness of the tongue scraper.
e) Some people buy breath freshening products for reasons other than to fight bad breath.


Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html


Is the word " some " the deal breaker for option E ??
Re: Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause   [#permalink] 02 Aug 2014, 06:23
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Market Analyst: Recent research confirms tuanquang269 4 01 Aug 2014, 18:13
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Recently, since rumors have been confirmed that the most nelz007 7 14 Nov 2012, 06:02
1 Advice on being a Equity Research Analyst SEPTANJT016 2 18 Jul 2012, 20:06
Masters Programmes In Marketing Research ashishm9 0 25 Sep 2010, 03:30
Recent surveys have confirmed that graduates of University Praetorian 15 21 Jul 2005, 20:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Market Analyst: Recent research confirms that the main cause

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.