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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 01:08
My Choice is .......D

As person give reason n explains the owner............. :)
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Re: CR---STORE MANAGER [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 09:31
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C sounds good at first, but if you read it carefully

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal

"not incompatible" is a double negative that equals to "compatible"

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal

"status quo" refers to adult customers.


+1 for C.

status quo - implies current situation.
The current scenario of tanagers is compatible with owners goal. (revenue / returns)
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Re: CR---STORE MANAGER [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 18:21
Just overlooked the "in"compatible part. Now I get why C is correct. So the present situation is compatible with the owner's goal, which is maximum revenue.

But, I still don't get why D is wrong?
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 19:17
Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I think C fits better in the blank than D.

It's not the D is wrong, but C is better.

D only says that the store manager demonstrated the new evidence but dismisses the point that the store manager agrees to increase the store revenue.

C actually includes the new evidence represented in D and the agreement with the owner's goal.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 19:37
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Nope, choice D is a trick. The argument stated the amount of money spent by children is as much as that spent by adults => It is about the Revenue, not the profit as choice D stated (because we did not know anything about the cost).

Choice C is more clear double negate "not incompatible" = compatible the revenue of 2 groups of customers.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 19:45
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Nope, choice D is a trick. The argument stated the amount of money spent by children is as much as that spent by adults => It is about the Revenue, not the profit as choice D stated (because we did not know anything about the cost).

Choice C is more clear double negate "not incompatible" = compatible the revenue of 2 groups of customers.


Wow, how did I miss that? Thanks tuanquang! +1 to you
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2013, 07:33
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Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I just did not understand this question at all please explain me this one...thanks!


Well the main thing to understand here is that the Owner is talking about Revenue here in the Question Stem.

So D will be clearly wrong, as more revenue and more profit are completely different things. Hence, more revenue does not imply more profit.
As for C, well the store manager gave new evidence citing that status quo i.e. the current state of affairs agrees with the owner's goal (Of more revenue, since there are more new teenage customers coming then the old ones who are leaving)

Hence, C is correct.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2013, 10:51
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a) store manager doesn't question any evindence by owner.
b) difficult to implement - Not mentioned
c) new evidence that teenagers spend as much as adults do - meeting with owner's goal - Best choice
d) profitability not mentioned
e) manager doesn't refute any evidence

Choice C is best.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 07:28
I chose C. My reasons:

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
Nonsensical. He never questioned the veracity of the owner's evidence.

(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
Nope

(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
He does say this. But that isn't really the conclusion.

(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner
He does offer new evidence. But I think this was less ideal than C

(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
This is the best choice. He does exactly this. He tells the owner that if the whole point is to realize a profit, this method won't go be an obstacle. If anything, it will augment the profit.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 27 May 2014, 00:36
D doesn't state anything about new customers. E is close, but it didn't focus on the goal of owner.

C is correct. "offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal".

"Status quo" means present situation i.e. the evidences below.

Here, evidences are "each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does" and "we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year" that are compatible with the owner's goal and these ultimately accentuate that the owner doesn't require to implement his idea to reach his goal.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 27 May 2014, 04:03
though i first selected e on second thoughts c seems right as store manager says that goal of owner to increase revenue and even with teenagers as customers it can be fulfilled and no special efforts are needed to
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 27 May 2014, 06:06
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Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I just did not understand this question at all please explain me this one...thanks!


The STORE MANAGER says that what the owner proposes may not be right and that the OWNER will actually profit more by the present system... ie status quo......
HENCE "C" which defacto means....(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal .... ie of GENERATION OF MORE REVENUE......... IS CORRECT...
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2015, 06:57
I chose D but after a more careful look I think C is the one. D talks about "profitability" that is not the topic under discussion here. The question focus on revenues. I do not know if this makes sense.
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2015, 07:07
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I chose D but after a more careful look I think C is the one. D talks about "profitability" that is not the topic under discussion here. The question focus on revenues. I do not know if this makes sense.


HI
yoi are right when you talk of C as the answer and the reasoning behind it..
However D is wrong not just because it talks of profitability but it also talks of an average youngster vs an average adult
it doesnt talk of overall effect
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 16 May 2015, 17:05
E seems good to me....
what manager said, can be treated as evidence
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 16 May 2015, 18:56
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E seems good to me....
what manager said, can be treated as evidence

HI,
E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner.
the store manager does give new evidence but it does not refute the evidence produced by owner. it only refutes the owners argument.
so E is not correct
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2015, 00:20
My take is Option C
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Okay..so what we have here...
Java Point Owner - Shop becomes crowded with Teenagers hence adult customers doesn''t want to visit. Owner's goal is to maximize his revenue so he wants to discourage teenagers from visiting the shop. Interesting........

Store Manager: "Each Teenager spends as much as the average Adult spends". Hmm....So that will take care of the cost comparison. Now what if adult will not visit the store because of teenager?? Store Manager states that "we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"..Hmm so that will take care of the lost customer.

Let's analyse the options now
(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence - "NO, Store manager infact agrees to the evidence cited by Owner"
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive - "NO, infact store manager states that there is no need to implement the owner's directive"
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal - "Yes, that's correct. Store manager provides 2 new evidence 1- Cost comparison, 2- New customers, and both the evidence are compatible with owner's goal i.e. maximize revenue (hence not incompatible) - I love the way this option was worded :)"
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer - "No, store manager doesn't compares the profitability of two type of customer, he just discounts the two profitability parameters"
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner - "Okay, this is tricky. Store manager presents new evidence - yes, Store manager's evidence refutes the evidence of owner - No :)"

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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2015, 12:24
If the manager didnt 'offer any new evidence' then neither C nor E is correct :P
The options have wording problems, you cannot just find the BEST answer, even by POE
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Re: Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2015, 12:36
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If the manager didnt 'offer any new evidence' then neither C nor E is correct :P
The options have wording problems, you cannot just find the BEST answer, even by POE


I beg to differ. This is a typical GMAT problem. The question stem clearly provides the relevant information and that was supported by the given options.
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