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Sales of telephones have increased dramatically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this increase, Mammoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of this product.
Which of the following, if true, provides most support for the view that Mammoth Industries cannot increase its sales of telephones by adopting the plan outlined above?

(A) Although it sells all of the telephones that it produces, Mammoth Industries’ share of all telephone sales has declined over the last year.
(B) Mammoth Industries’ average inventory of telephones awaiting shipment to retailers has declined slightly over the last year.
(C) Advertising has made the brand name of Mammoth Industries’ telephones widely known, but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand.
(D) Mammoth Industries’ telephone is one of three brands of telephone that have together accounted for the bulk of the last year’s increase in sales.
(E) Despite a slight decline in the retail price, sales of Mammoth Industries’ telephones have fallen in the last year.
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Sales of telephones have increased dramatically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this increase, Mammoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of this product.
Which of the following, if true, provides most support for the view that Mammoth Industries cannot increase its sales of telephones by adopting the plan outlined above?

(A) Although it sells all of the telephones that it produces, Mammoth Industries’ share of all telephone sales has declined over the last year. << If it is able to sell all of the telephones, producing more makes sense..>>
(B) Mammoth Industries’ average inventory of telephones awaiting shipment to retailers has declined slightly over the last year.. << Inventory time going down justifies production increase Irrelevant. ..>>
(C) Advertising has made the brand name of Mammoth Industries’ telephones widely known, but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand. <<Does not matter as long as the product is getting sold..>>
(D) Mammoth Industries’ telephone is one of three brands of telephone that have together accounted for the bulk of the last year’s increase in sales.<<Does not support .>>
(E) Despite a slight decline in the retail price, sales of Mammoth Industries’ telephones have fallen in the last year. <<Looks Justified>>

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Sales of telephones have increased dramatically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this increase, Mammoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of this product.
Which of the following, if true, provides most support for the view that Mammoth Industries cannot increase its sales of telephones by adopting the plan outlined above?

(A) Although it sells all of the telephones that it produces, Mammoth Industries’ share of all telephone sales has declined over the last year. << If it is able to sell all of the telephones, producing more makes sense..>>
(B) Mammoth Industries’ average inventory of telephones awaiting shipment to retailers has declined slightly over the last year.. << Inventory time going down justifies production increase Irrelevant. ..>>
(C) Advertising has made the brand name of Mammoth Industries’ telephones widely known, but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand. <<Does not matter as long as the product is getting sold..>>
(D) Mammoth Industries’ telephone is one of three brands of telephone that have together accounted for the bulk of the last year’s increase in sales.<<Does not support .>>
(E) Despite a slight decline in the retail price, sales of Mammoth Industries’ telephones have fallen in the last year. <<Looks Justified>>

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