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While price supports for dairy products will save jobs in the dairy industry, they will also endanger jobs in other food industries. Because price supports will make dairy products more expensive, families will spend a greater portion of their food budgets on dairy products.

The author's argument depends on which of the following premises ?

(A) Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.
(B) If dairy price supports are implemented, there will be an increase in the number of jobs in the dairy industry.
(C) Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were no dairy price supports.
(D) If price supports for other food products were implemented, sales of those products would decline.
(E) The quantity of dairy products sold will decrease if price supports are implemented.
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05 Sep 2008, 21:32
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While price supports for dairy products will save jobs in the dairy industry, they will also endanger jobs in other food industries. Because price supports will make dairy products more expensive, families will spend a greater portion of their food budgets on dairy products.

The author's argument depends on which of the following premises ?

(A) Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.
(B) If dairy price supports are implemented, there will be an increase in the number of jobs in the dairy industry.
(C) Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were no dairy price supports.
(D) If price supports for other food products were implemented, sales of those products would decline.
(E) The quantity of dairy products sold will decrease if price supports are implemented.

A) -> Out of scope
B) -> There is no talk about increase in jobs in dairy
C) -> Yes. If consumer would spend more money on other products then those food industries will not suffer.
D) -> Out of scope
E) -> This may happen but author's main point is endangering other food industries.

IMO C)
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05 Sep 2008, 22:05
dancinggeometry wrote:
While price supports for dairy products will save jobs in the dairy industry, they will also endanger jobs in other food industries. Because price supports will make dairy products more expensive, families will spend a greater portion of their food budgets on dairy products.

The author's argument depends on which of the following premises ?

(A) Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items. -> yes this corectly supports the fact that families spoend larger budget on dairy now
(B) If dairy price supports are implemented, there will be an increase in the number of jobs in the dairy industry. -> this talks about increase i jobs in dairy but we want to save jobbs in dairy again it does not give info about jobs in others IRRELEVANT
(C) Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were no dairy price supports. -> this is not related to context discussed !!we need to know post price support effects.pre pricesupport effect does not contribute to this
(D) If price supports for other food products were implemented, sales of those products would decline. -> OOS argument talks about effect of price support in dairy ,not in other food industry
(E) The quantity of dairy products sold will decrease if price supports are implemented. -> this is OOS

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06 Sep 2008, 23:04
OA is C.

A--> Ambiguous Terminology. The word "prefer" is used when consumer preference was never really touched up. Also, this answer choice contends that "most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items". This terminology is vague...we are given to ask: " lower than what?"

B--> This choice states that there will be an increase in the number of jobs, when in fact the argument only states that the implementation of dairy supports will "save" job.

E--> Out of scope
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27 Aug 2009, 03:33
While price supports for dairy products will save jobs in the dairy industry, they will also endanger jobs in other food industries. Because price supports will make dairy products more expensive, families will spend a greater portion of their food budgets on dairy products.

The author’s argument depends on which of the following premises?

Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

If dairy price supports are implemented, there will be an increase in the number of jobs in the dairy industry.

Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were no dairy price supports.

If price supports for other food products were implemented, sales of those products would decline.

The quantity of dairy products sold will decrease if price supports are implemented
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27 Aug 2009, 03:44
C looks the best. C is necessary to arrive at the conclusion that other products will be surely be affected by the price supports for dairy products. If people did not spend much on other products in any case then it does not really matter if price supports for dairy products are implemented or not.
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27 Aug 2009, 04:23
I also think that the correct answer choice is C.

The author assumes that even with the increased in price of dairy products, people will keep buying them and buy less other food products; therefore this practice will endanger jobs in other food industries.

If we logically negate option C

Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were [strike]no[/strike] dairy price supports

completely invalids the reasoning.
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27 Aug 2009, 08:01
Anther vote for C
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27 Aug 2009, 20:47
Go with C too.
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27 Aug 2009, 21:04
Why not A?

Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Can this be re-stated as: Most consumers would prefer higher priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Option C says that consumers would spend MORE on other products if the price support is not implemented. But we cannot assume that because consumers are already paying what they are paying for other products without the price support.

What's the OA?
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27 Aug 2009, 22:34
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Why not A?

Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Can this be re-stated as: Most consumers would prefer higher priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Option C says that consumers would spend MORE on other products if the price support is not implemented. But we cannot assume that because consumers are already paying what they are paying for other products without the price support.

What's the OA?

if you logically negate A you get

Most consumers would prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

which is consistent with the conclusion that people will spend more money on dairy products.
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27 Aug 2009, 22:57
one more C
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28 Aug 2009, 03:37
Do not negate A. Restate A. Not preferring lower priced dairy products is the same as saying preferring higher priced dairy products to other products.

Option C does not address PREFERENCE of dairy products over non-dairy products. The question clearly asks the PREMISE under which the author makes his conclusion. Option A addresses that premise of preference.

Still not convinced. What is the OA?

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Why not A?

Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Can this be re-stated as: Most consumers would prefer higher priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

Option C says that consumers would spend MORE on other products if the price support is not implemented. But we cannot assume that because consumers are already paying what they are paying for other products without the price support.

What's the OA?

if you logically negate A you get

Most consumers would prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

which is consistent with the conclusion that people will spend more money on dairy products.
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28 Aug 2009, 04:18
proych wrote:
Not preferring lower priced dairy products is the same as saying preferring higher priced dairy products to other products.

If I understood well, according to you

Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items = Most consumers would prefer high-priced dairy products to other products

is that right?
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While price supports for dairy products will save jobs in the dairy industry, they will also endanger jobs in other food industries. Because price supports will make dairy products more expensive, families will spend a greater portion of their food budgets on dairy products.

The author’s argument depends on which of the following premises?

A: Most consumers would not prefer lower-priced dairy products to other lower-priced food items.

B: If dairy price supports are implemented, there will be an increase in the number of jobs in the dairy industry.

C: Consumers would spend more money on other types of food if there were no dairy price supports.

D: If price supports for other food products were implemented, sales of those products would decline.

E: The quantity of dairy products sold will decrease if price supports are implemented.

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why is C?
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16 Aug 2011, 08:23
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