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The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer

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Re: assumption argument [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 07:24
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The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer software will not buy a software package if the costs of training staff to use it are high, and we know that it is expensive to teach people a software package that demands the memorization of unfamiliar commands. As a result, to be successful, commercial computer software cannot require users to memorize unfamiliar commands.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) If more prime purchasers of computer software buy a software product, that product will successful.
(B) Commercial computers software that does not require users to memorize unfamiliar commands is no more expensive than software that does.
(C) Commercial computer software will not be successful unless prime purchasers buy it.
(D) If the initial cost of computer software is high, but the cost of training users is low, prime purchases will still buy that software.
(E) The more difficult it is to learn how to use a piece of software, the more expensive it is to teach a person to use that software.

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OA C

i know the OA and I have explanation also, but explanation is not convincing, so please explain your reasoning. thank you.


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Re: The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 05:20
The answer is definitely C.

If we read the stimulus carefully, we notice the leap from a discussion about costs of the software to a discussion about its success. This assumes that the success in tied to its level of sales to its prime purchaser, the companies.

Thus if we can prove that software sales to the prime purchasers is the absolute determinant of the success of the software, then we are in business. Negating C destroys the argument, hence that is the right assumption among the given options.

Per answer option B, whether two types of software (hard-to-use versus user-friendly) have similar pricing does does nothing to address the issue of the success of what we are concerned with, videlicet: the success of the software hard-to-use vis a vis sales to the prime purchasers.

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Re: The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 06:12
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Nice explanation fluke.
Initially went for B because I missed the SUCCESS. But your explanation was fantastic. Thank you
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Re: The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 10:20
Its C..

B is overassuming the answer.. bt C is rite.!!
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Re: The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 10:21
fluke..!! nice explanation !!
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