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Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information booth at an industry convention more productive in terms of boosting sales. The booth offers information introducing the company’s new products and services. To achieve the desired result, Vitacorp’s marketing department will attempt to attract more people to the both. The marketing director’s first measure was to instruct each salesperson to call his or her five best customers and personally invite them to visit the booth.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that the marketing director’s first measure will contribute to meeting the goals of boosting sales?

(A) Vitacorp’s salespeople routinely inform each important customer about new products and services as soon as the decision to launch them has been made.
(B) Many of Vitacorp’s competitors have made plans for making their won information booths more productive in increasing sales.
(C) An information booth that is well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended the booth.
(D) Most of Vitacorp’s best customers also have business dealings with Vitacorp’s competitors.
(E) Vitacorp has fewer new products and services available this year than it had in previous years.
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 06:07
C

current customers at booth --> more visitors who are not current customers --> more sales
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 06:17
IMO C.
As Vitacorp's booth will be well attended because of existing customer, other people will get attracted towards it.
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 16:27
Guys, what is wrong with A?
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 16:46
If A is true, A will weaken the case. If main customers are already informed about the latest products, then there is no reason for customers to come to the booth.
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 18:39
C IMO too.
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Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 07:33
Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information booth at an industry convention more productive in
terms of boosting sales. The booth offers information introducing the company’s new products and services. To
achieve the desired result, Vitacorp’s marketing department will attempt to attract more people to the both. The
marketing director’s first measure was to instruct each salesperson to call his or her five best customers and
personally invite them to visit the booth.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that the marketing director’s first measure
will contribute to meeting the goals of boosting sales?
(A) Vitacorp’s salespeople routinely inform each important customer about new products and services as soon
as the decision to launch them has been made.
(B) Many of Vitacorp’s competitors have made plans for making their won information booths more productive in
increasing sales.
(C) An information booth that is well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth.
(D) Most of Vitacorp’s best customers also have business dealings with Vitacorp’s competitors.
(E) Vitacorp has fewer new products and services available this year than it had in previous years.
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 21:25
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Close call between A and C.

If we negate C, it actually crashes the conclusion of wanting more people to attend.So, basically a assumption answer choice.

In A,if they inform about the products then new customers might not attend the sales Booth.

Hence C.
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Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information booth at an industry convention more productive in
terms of boosting sales. The booth offers information introducing the company’s new products and services. To
achieve the desired result, Vitacorp’s marketing department will attempt to attract more people to the both. The
marketing director’s first measure was to instruct each salesperson to call his or her five best customers and
personally invite them to visit the booth.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that the marketing director’s first measure
will contribute to meeting the goals of boosting sales?
(A) Vitacorp’s salespeople routinely inform each important customer about new products and services as soon
as the decision to launch them has been made.
(B) Many of Vitacorp’s competitors have made plans for making their won information booths more productive in
increasing sales.
(C) An information booth that is well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth.
(D) Most of Vitacorp’s best customers also have business dealings with Vitacorp’s competitors.
(E) Vitacorp has fewer new products and services available this year than it had in previous years.


The close contest is between A and C. You can negate A because it tell you that salesperson inform the important customers....but it doen't tell you anything about the aftereffects of this proces. Whereas in C he clearly mentions that "well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth", which is in favour of Marketing Director's plan

Therefore the answer is C
What is the source of this question?
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 01:52
+1 for C, more customers will come at booth on seeing that a few are already there - something like a snowball effect. Choice A actually weakens it, because if people know about the products, they will not prefer to come to the booth.
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2011, 18:37
Is this a Strength question or an Inference question?
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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2011, 18:43
C for me as well.

Its a strengthen question. For inference question, the wording of question stem would say "most strongly supported by".

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Re: CR: Vitacorp [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 04:14
so the difference is just in a "by"?
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 01:54
garimavyas wrote:
Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information booth at an industry convention more productive in
terms of boosting sales. The booth offers information introducing the company’s new products and services. To
achieve the desired result, Vitacorp’s marketing department will attempt to attract more people to the both. The
marketing director’s first measure was to instruct each salesperson to call his or her five best customers and
personally invite them to visit the booth.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that the marketing director’s first measure
will contribute to meeting the goals of boosting sales?
(A) Vitacorp’s salespeople routinely inform each important customer about new products and services as soon
as the decision to launch them has been made.
(B) Many of Vitacorp’s competitors have made plans for making their won information booths more productive in
increasing sales.
(C) An information booth that is well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth.
(D) Most of Vitacorp’s best customers also have business dealings with Vitacorp’s competitors.
(E) Vitacorp has fewer new products and services available this year than it had in previous years.

could you plz share the source of this question
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 07:24
+1 C,

A - weakens
B - irrelevant
C - supports, it shows how first measure will help achieve Vitacorp's main aim
D - irrelevant
E - irrelevant, we are talking about first measure, bringing best customers to the booth, not about fewer or more products.
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 07:26
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 07:28
+1 for C. It was an easy one.
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 07:35
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 07:37
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garimavyas wrote:
Vitacorp, a manufacturer, wishes to make its information booth at an industry convention more productive in
terms of boosting sales. The booth offers information introducing the company’s new products and services. To
achieve the desired result, Vitacorp’s marketing department will attempt to attract more people to the both. The
marketing director’s first measure was to instruct each salesperson to call his or her five best customers and
personally invite them to visit the booth.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that the marketing director’s first measure
will contribute to meeting the goals of boosting sales?
(A) Vitacorp’s salespeople routinely inform each important customer about new products and services as soon
as the decision to launch them has been made.
(B) Many of Vitacorp’s competitors have made plans for making their won information booths more productive in
increasing sales.
(C) An information booth that is well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth.
(D) Most of Vitacorp’s best customers also have business dealings with Vitacorp’s competitors.
(E) Vitacorp has fewer new products and services available this year than it had in previous years.


The close contest is between A and C. You can negate A because it tell you that salesperson inform the important customers....but it doen't tell you anything about the aftereffects of this proces. Whereas in C he clearly mentions that "well attended tends to attract visitors who would not otherwise have attended
the booth", which is in favour of Marketing Director's plan

Therefore the answer is C
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the question is tagged to GMAC paper tests, so that should be the source.
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Re: 991 CR [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 07:45
+1 for C
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