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# Studies performed in cinemas show that during intervals,

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Studies performed in cinemas show that during intervals, people that are watching comedies order more food than people that are watching romantic dramas. Scientists are currently developing an explanation to this phenomenon based on the idea that the dynamics of neurotransmitters in the brain change the body's metabolism rate, and can affect the sensation of hunger. Therefore, in order to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

(a) The scientists' theory was proven as being a correct explanation to the phenomenon.
(b) Eating more food increases the intake of calories, which can greatly affect the body's physiological behavior.
(c) Comedy films not only stimulate the appetite more than romantic dramas, but also more than all other types of films.
(d) The most significant income source of a cinema is the profit created by the sales of food.
(e) People that order food before the movie are still hungry enough to order again during the interval, not affecting the sales.
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30 Nov 2009, 07:28
Studies performed in cinemas show that during intervals, people that are watching comedies order more food than people that are watching romantic dramas. Scientists are currently developing an explanation to this phenomenon based on the idea that the dynamics of neurotransmitters in the brain change the body's metabolism rate, and can affect the sensation of hunger. Therefore, in order to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

(a) The scientists' theory was proven as being a correct explanation to the phenomenon. The statement states the theory is being proven. We are to find the assumption not prove the theory. Hence incorrect.
(b) Eating more food increases the intake of calories, which can greatly affect the body's physiological behavior. This states that food affects the body's physiological behavior whereas the premise states that brain's neurotransmitters affect the sensation of hunger. It reverses the causal- effect relationship
(c) Comedy films not only stimulate the appetite more than romantic dramas, but also more than all other types of films. Reference of other types of films out of scope of question.
(d) The most significant income source of a cinema is the profit created by the sales of food. Correct. The conclusion states that food sales has to maximized in cinemas which means that food sales is significant to cinemas.
(e) People that order food before the movie are still hungry enough to order again during the interval, not affecting the sales. This states the reverse of the conclusion, by mentioning that ordering food does not affect sales.
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30 Nov 2009, 07:32
I'm thinking C. I was between A and C, but eliminated A because the theory doesn't need to be proven right for it to be possible that comedies stimulate the appetive more than romantic dramas. The conclusion states that comedies should be shown more than any other genre. In order for that to be true, comedies must stimulate the appetite more than any other genre.
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30 Nov 2009, 07:34
C.
The conclusion is that in order to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible.

What if other types of films stimulate the appetite more than comedies? Then showing comedies is not the best way to maximize the sales of food, cinemas should show these types of movies instead of comedies to maximize the sales.
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30 Nov 2009, 23:38
Conclusion drawn here is :in order to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible

So its about the sales of food during intervals not the profit as a whole.IF comedy movies can stimulate hunger more then any other genre, then that is the assumpion.
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01 Dec 2009, 03:55
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Studies performed in cinemas show that during intervals, people that are watching comedies order more food than people that are watching romantic dramas. Scientists are currently developing an explanation to this phenomenon based on the idea that the dynamics of neurotransmitters in the brain change the body's metabolism rate, and can affect the sensation of hunger. Therefore, in order to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

(a) The scientists' theory was proven as being a correct explanation to the phenomenon.
(b) Eating more food increases the intake of calories, which can greatly affect the body's physiological behavior.
(c) Comedy films not only stimulate the appetite more than romantic dramas, but also more than all other types of films.
(d) The most significant income source of a cinema is the profit created by the sales of food.
(e) People that order food before the movie are still hungry enough to order again during the interval, not affecting the sales.

Clearly C.

Conclusion: to maximize the sales of food during intervals, cinemas should show as many comedies as possible

We have to get MAXIMUM sales. So, we should assume that camedies are the BEST in terms of food consumtion.

D wrong. We have to maximize sales of FOOD, not of CINEMAS
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01 Dec 2009, 21:12
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I think it is A.

The conclusion is that to maximize the sales of food , cinemas should show as many comedies as possible, which is based on the assumption that the explanation being developed by the scientists is correct.
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03 Dec 2009, 00:24
+1 for C
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04 Dec 2009, 16:49
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IMO A
Scientists are currently developing an explanation, they haven't proved it yet

but i like c as well

whats the oa ?
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10 Dec 2009, 18:14
I think - it is C

(c) Comedy films not only stimulate the appetite more than romantic dramas, but also more than all other types of films

BECAUSE - The conclusion says - cinemas should show as many comedies as possible. Hence it assumes that displaying no other movie will maximise the sale.
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10 Dec 2009, 20:55
+1 for C .. explanation already given by our friends...
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13 Dec 2009, 07:48
Hi guys - OA is C.

This question is from the Master GMAT online course... if I remember correctly they explain A as not required for the conclusion, which is based on the study and not on the explanation being developed. D is irrelevant as the conclusion is about maximizing sales of food, not sales in general. C is explained above...
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31 Mar 2011, 21:54
The answer is C, negating this weakens the conclusion.
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02 Apr 2011, 01:31
C is alright. But E is wrong since it's questioning the evidence - it's already stated that people will order food in the interval. The veracity of the evidence is beyond the arg's reproach.

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16 Jun 2011, 01:50
C is crystal here.Attacks the keyword Comedy film here.
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17 Jun 2011, 21:24
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17 Jun 2011, 21:40
Option C...
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04 Nov 2011, 22:24
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09 Nov 2011, 01:31
easy one. C is the correct answer
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