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An independent analyst asserts that the new Pokia digital camera for mobile
phones is more precise, of higher quality and costs less than any of the popular
competing models. As a result, Pokia will become the more desirable, low-priced
alternative to currently existing models of digital cameras.

Which of the following, if true, would most challenge the argument above?

(A) Many retailers already carry one or more low-priced digital cameras and are
disinclined to carry another.
(B) Several lower-priced models of digital cameras will soon be introduced by
other mobile phone manufacturers.
(C) The Pokia Corporation’s digital camera can be used in conjunction with
higher-priced mobile phones manufactured by other companies.
(D) Most of the individuals and companies that would be expected to make up
the potential market for the Pokia digital camera have already fulfilled their
digital camera needs.
(E) The independent analyst whose views were incorporated in the statement
above has used measures of quality that are not universally accepted by the
consumer public.

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This is a weaken question. The analyst asserts that it is more precise, of higher quality, and less expensive than other options. Well cost and precision are not very subjective, but quality certainly is. If, as in answer choice E, the analysts' opinion of quality differs from that of the general public, then this argument is very much weakened.

Answer choices A and D are both incorrect because they each focus only on the practical success of the camera, and not on whether or not it is a preferred alternative. If many retailers refuse to carry the camera, as in A, then sure that might hurt the camera's profitability. But it does NOT prevent the camera from being a more desirable, lower priced option. It's just tougher to find the camera. D is a similar situation. D states that most of the potential market for the camera has already bought a camera, but this does nothing to affect the camera's attractiveness relative to its "opponents." Both A and D are out of scope here.

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23 Oct 2016, 10:43
jack0997 wrote:
An independent analyst asserts that the new Pokia digital camera for mobile
phones is more precise, of higher quality and costs less than any of the popular
competing models. As a result, Pokia will become the more desirable, low-priced
alternative to currently existing models of digital cameras.

Which of the following, if true, would most challenge the argument above?

(A) Many retailers already carry one or more low-priced digital cameras and are
disinclined to carry another.
(B) Several lower-priced models of digital cameras will soon be introduced by
other mobile phone manufacturers.
(C) The Pokia Corporation’s digital camera can be used in conjunction with
higher-priced mobile phones manufactured by other companies.
(D) Most of the individuals and companies that would be expected to make up
the potential market for the Pokia digital camera have already fulfilled their
digital camera needs.
(E) The independent analyst whose views were incorporated in the statement
above has used measures of quality that are not universally accepted by the
consumer public.

E is a clear winner. IF the qualities that were enumerated are not the ones an average consumer would look for, then definitely the conclusion of the analyst is weakened.
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22 Nov 2016, 08:37
VeritasPrepBrandon wrote:
This is a weaken question. The analyst asserts that it is more precise, of higher quality, and less expensive than other options. Well cost and precision are not very subjective, but quality certainly is. If, as in answer choice E, the analysts' opinion of quality differs from that of the general public, then this argument is very much weakened.

Answer choices A and D are both incorrect because they each focus only on the practical success of the camera, and not on whether or not it is a preferred alternative. If many retailers refuse to carry the camera, as in A, then sure that might hurt the camera's profitability. But it does NOT prevent the camera from being a more desirable, lower priced option. It's just tougher to find the camera. D is a similar situation. D states that most of the potential market for the camera has already bought a camera, but this does nothing to affect the camera's attractiveness relative to its "opponents." Both A and D are out of scope here.

I hope this helps!!!

Hi Brandon, what about C? could you explain why C is wrong?

The argument mentions pokia with mobile phones, and then mentions about pokia will be more desired compared to other digital cameras because it is cheap and have a better quality. However, if pokia needs to be used with expensive mobile phones, it may attack the evidence that customers will demand because of its cheapness.

Is my logic wrong?
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