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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.
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Re: sparkling water [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 22:26
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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.


My answer is A.
Rest of the answers are not relevant and doesn't contribute to the argument.

Whats OA?
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Re: sparkling water [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 23:53
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I think A too

The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.

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Re: sparkling water [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 02:32
IMO (D)
Though the domestic water tastes the same as the sprinkle water and no one would be able to recognize but the people/guests will be embarrassed if they are caught that they are serving the domestic carbonated water.So even if some one wants to serve it , then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter(which might enhance the look the way water is presented, if not at least the guests will feel that they are pampered properly).Clearly shows that people consider sprinkle water as a status symbol and since its costly people can't afford it (most of the times) and use the domestic water.
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Re: The imported sparkling water charges higher than its [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 17:01
I don't see why D is correct. Where are GMAT experts?
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Re: The imported sparkling water charges higher than its [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 20:17
Well done, @thevenus
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Re: The imported sparkling water charges higher than its [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 02:05
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Well done, @thevenus
OA: D


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Re: The imported sparkling water charges higher than its [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 11:41
Can you please quote the source of this Question.

Can someone please Explain Why C is wrong.

My thoughts : As it it said that if the domestic water is served in the leaded crystal decanter then the guests would not be able to identify and also no in taste.

However if i negate C, it says "Domestic water is more carbonated" than the guests might come to know that this is not imported sparlkling water and therefore Embarrassments for the guests and hence the argument falls apart.

Please can someone explain this??/?

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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.
Re: The imported sparkling water charges higher than its   [#permalink] 21 Jul 2012, 11:41
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