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Which of the following is the most logical completion of the passage below?
Many companies have been pushing for a three-week extension of daylight saving time, which would mean that the sun would continue to set an hour later during the fall months. The owners of a chain of convenience stores, for example, expect to gain $15 million a year in additional sales, mostly from people who tend to______
(A) stay away from these stores after dark
(B) stay outdoors during the fall months
(C) spend more money in the fall
(D) spend less money in the fall
(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 12:21
I think the answer is A.
daylight saving means one more hour of light than dark. Does that make sense at all?
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Re: CR help please [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 13:14
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Which of the following is the most logical completion of the passage below?
Many companies have been pushing for a three-week extension of daylight saving time, which would mean that the sun would continue to set an hour later during the fall months. The owners of a chain of convenience stores, for example, expect to gain $15 million a year in additional sales, mostly from people who tend to______
(A) stay away from these stores after dark
(B) stay outdoors during the fall months
(C) spend more money in the fall
(D) spend less money in the fall
(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time

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D in my opinion. we need to figure out what is going to change in those three weeks.

A - doesn't matter. The passage doesn't indicate that these people would spend more money if the day lengthens.

B - stay outdoor doesn't mean these people will spend more

C - this should actually have decreased the total sales. The fall won't officially start for another three weeks.

D - correct. It's the invert of C. These people will keep spending more money untill the fall officially begins.

E - irrelavant.

Please let us know the OA and the OE after a day or two atleast.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 13:22
D and E are close. I feel E is more appropriate as it would extend the shopping hrs for the apparently time pressed individuals
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Re: CR help please [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 16:12
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If the sun sets an hour later with the extension of daylight savings time that means that instead of getting dark at 6:00 it will get dark at 7:00. So if there wasn't an extension it would be dark at 6:00 and if ppl don't shop when it's dark the stores would lose out on the sales but if it were pushed back to 7:00 it would still be light outside for an x tra hour.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 17:26
Its E
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Re: CR help please [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 17:32
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Which of the following is the most logical completion of the passage below?
Many companies have been pushing for a three-week extension of daylight saving time, which would mean that the sun would continue to set an hour later during the fall months. The owners of a chain of convenience stores, for example, expect to gain $15 million a year in additional sales, mostly from people who tend to______
(A) stay away from these stores after dark----dark is not related with time change. so irrelevant
(B) stay outdoors during the fall months----so doesnt matter for a change in hours...so they will remain outdoor whether time changes or not
(C) spend more money in the fall----again if they spend more money they will continue to spend more irrespective of time change
(D) spend less money in the fall--same as above...
(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time---gotcha...this option (daylight time change )provides extra time for people who are pressed for time
SO E is the answer
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 17:51
Clear A.
The argument is related not to plain time change but to the extension of time before it gets dark.So obviously if u give me an hour extra in day,I will shop (fear of dark is not there now).

Now,E says that people get pressed for time...These people may be lazy and even if they have extra time they will still be late in shopping(thinking that we have another hour to go...wats the point in rushing).

Hope it makes sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 18:24
I guess you are right ..because I see a fallacy in E now.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 19:06
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Clear A.
The argument is related not to plain time change but to the extension of time before it gets dark.So obviously if u give me an hour extra in day,I will shop (fear of dark is not there now).

Now,E says that people get pressed for time...These people may be lazy and even if they have extra time they will still be late in shopping(thinking that we have another hour to go...wats the point in rushing).

Hope it makes sense.


How can you conclude that these people would spend more money too? What if they just go and don't buy. One can't conclude for sure that this would generate more sales.

D says that there are people would spend less money in falls. If the falls is pushed out by three more weeks, you can conclude with reasonable confidence that these people would continue their shopping untill that time. And hence these stores would generate more money than they should have in normal circumstances.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 23:29
I also go with A. What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2007, 10:54
OA is 'A'....

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2007, 11:18
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OA is 'A'....

thanks for the inputs guys!!!!


could you also post the OE please?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2007, 12:41
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AugiTh wrote:
OA is 'A'....

thanks for the inputs guys!!!!


could you also post the OE please?


sorry shoonya....SC1000 source. No exps...thats y I put this here!
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2007, 12:50
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AugiTh wrote:
OA is 'A'....

thanks for the inputs guys!!!!


could you also post the OE please?


sorry shoonya....SC1000 source. No exps...thats y I put this here!


that's okay Augi. thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2007, 08:58
It's clear A but one assumption that if these people come to store then they will make purchases.

I am giving explanation why other reasons can not be logical:

(B) stay outdoors during the fall months

Increasing Daylight saving during fall will not pull these people indoor.

(C) spend more money in the fall

It doesn't mean that they spend money in convenience stores.
Moreover, how would daylight saving help them spend more money.
They will keep spending money irrespective of daylight saving.


(D) spend less money in the fall

These people spend less money in fall.
So daylight saving during fall will not help.
These people will not spend money in fall whether there is daylight saving or not.


(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time .

These people tend to shop at these stores when they are pressed for time...Does it mean that these people shop from these stores when they don't have time and are in rush??


A wins.

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It's clear A but one assumption that if these people come to store then they will make purchases.

I am giving explanation why other reasons can not be logical:

(B) stay outdoors during the fall months

Increasing Daylight saving during fall will not pull these people indoor.

(C) spend more money in the fall

It doesn't mean that they spend money in convenience stores.
Moreover, how would daylight saving help them spend more money.
They will keep spending money irrespective of daylight saving.


(D) spend less money in the fall

These people spend less money in fall.
So daylight saving during fall will not help.
These people will not spend money in fall whether there is daylight saving or not.


(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time .

These people tend to shop at these stores when they are pressed for time...Does it mean that these people shop from these stores when they don't have time and are in rush??


A wins.

-Brajesh


Brajesh, I still believe D is the right answer. And this is why:

fall is pushed out by three weeks. So, these people will keep spending as they have for another three weeks and then reduce the spending. So, they would spend more money than they did last year. The amount will be equal to the excess spending of three weeks.

We need to imagine a lot for A. A can't be the right answer. But, OA says so. what can we do about it?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2007, 10:09
shoonya wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
It's clear A but one assumption that if these people come to store then they will make purchases.

I am giving explanation why other reasons can not be logical:

(B) stay outdoors during the fall months

Increasing Daylight saving during fall will not pull these people indoor.

(C) spend more money in the fall

It doesn't mean that they spend money in convenience stores.
Moreover, how would daylight saving help them spend more money.
They will keep spending money irrespective of daylight saving.


(D) spend less money in the fall

These people spend less money in fall.
So daylight saving during fall will not help.
These people will not spend money in fall whether there is daylight saving or not.


(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time .

These people tend to shop at these stores when they are pressed for time...Does it mean that these people shop from these stores when they don't have time and are in rush??


A wins.

-Brajesh


Brajesh, I still believe D is the right answer. And this is why:

fall is pushed out by three weeks. So, these people will keep spending as they have for another three weeks and then reduce the spending. So, they would spend more money than they did last year. The amount will be equal to the excess spending of three weeks.

We need to imagine a lot for A. A can't be the right answer. But, OA says so. what can we do about it?


Falls isn't going to be pushed back by three weeks. The time the sun sets is going to change but fall will still end when it's supposed to.
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shoonya wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
It's clear A but one assumption that if these people come to store then they will make purchases.

I am giving explanation why other reasons can not be logical:

(B) stay outdoors during the fall months

Increasing Daylight saving during fall will not pull these people indoor.

(C) spend more money in the fall

It doesn't mean that they spend money in convenience stores.
Moreover, how would daylight saving help them spend more money.
They will keep spending money irrespective of daylight saving.


(D) spend less money in the fall

These people spend less money in fall.
So daylight saving during fall will not help.
These people will not spend money in fall whether there is daylight saving or not.


(E) shop at these stores when they are pressed for time .

These people tend to shop at these stores when they are pressed for time...Does it mean that these people shop from these stores when they don't have time and are in rush??


A wins.

-Brajesh


Brajesh, I still believe D is the right answer. And this is why:

fall is pushed out by three weeks. So, these people will keep spending as they have for another three weeks and then reduce the spending. So, they would spend more money than they did last year. The amount will be equal to the excess spending of three weeks.

We need to imagine a lot for A. A can't be the right answer. But, OA says so. what can we do about it?


Hey Shoonya,

Passage talks about Daylight Saving during Fall Season....
I think you have misinterpreted this.....

Regards,
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