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Zack's Coffeehouse schedules free poetry readings almost every Wednesday. Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day on every day that a poetry reading is scheduled.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the information above?


A) Wednesday is the most common day on which Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day.

B) Most free poetry readings given at Zack's are scheduled for Wednesdays.

C) Free poetry readings are scheduled on almost every day that Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day.

D) Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day on most if not all Wednesdays.

E) On some Wednesdays Zack's does not offer half-priced coffee all day.


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A: No info about halfpriced coffee on other days --> NO
B: No info about poetry readings on other days than wednesday --> NO
C: This conclusion can't be drawn, we don't know if it's always or almost always. --> NO
D: We know almost every wednesday there's a free poetry reading and that every poetry reading there will be served half-priced coffee, so we can infer that most of if not every wednesday there will be half-priced coffee. --> YES
E: We don't know this, half-priced coffee could also be served every wednesday --> NO

I pick D. OA?
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I agree with D.
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A tough one. I agree with D is right choice. But how about E. I also confused it.
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Tough one. Confused between A and D.

If the free poetry is on almost every wednesday i.e If the exceptions are that the free poetry is conducted on some other day other than wednesday then A will be my pick.
On the other hand if the exception is that if the poetry is not conducted on a wednesday for a week and if it is postponed to the wednesday of next week then my pick is D.
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why not B? explanation please
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Zack's Coffeehouse schedules free poetry readings almost every Wednesday. => In one year, we have about 50 week, and 49 Wednesdays in 50 weeks have free poetry reading. But, we have 6 days/week remain. Those day may be got 30 free poetry reading/days, 30 day x 6 = 180 days, more than only Wednesday, that why B wrong
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My answer is E.
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Free poetry reading is sufficient condition for the half-priced coffee.

The OA is D.
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D indeed!
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D follows logically;
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New post 29 Mar 2012, 02:29
close call between d n e . chose d in the end because

d) Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day on most if not all Wednesdays.
seems correct by combining 2 premises - poetry on almost every Wednesday n half price coffee on day of poetry reading

E) On some Wednesdays Zack's does not offer half-priced coffee all day.
discarded it becoz it may be possible that Zack's coffee has a half price coffee day on wednesday ... who knows.. may be/may not be ... so fact could be true
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This is indeed a tricky one - let me see if I can help :).

The argument: We know that most Wed. Zach offers poetry reading. Whenever Zach offers poetry reading it offers half-price coffee all day.

To correctly infer we have to be careful not to make unwarranted assumptions. So avoid the following:

1a. Zack's only offers poetry readings on Wed.

2a. Zack's only offers drinks half-off when there is a poetry reading.

Instead, we have to be open to the following possibilities:

1b. There are poetry readings on other days of the week.

2b. We also have to keep in mind, that Zack's can offer half-price drink all day for some other reason besides poetry reading. Perhaps, Mondays is trivia day and all coffee is half off as well.

With that in mind let's eliminate:

A) Wednesday is the most common day on which Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day.

Perhaps every single Monday is poetry night. Or perhaps every Friday Zack's offers half-priced coffee.

B) Most free poetry readings given at Zack's are scheduled for Wednesdays.

Again, we do not know anything about the other days of the weeks. Even if Wed. is the most common day for poetry readings, if the number of poetry readings over the course of the week is greater than the number on Wed., we cannot make inference in (B).

C) Free poetry readings are scheduled on almost every day that Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day.

Refer to 2b: there can be other days that offer free poetry readings.

D) Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day on most if not all Wednesdays.

We know that Zack's has poetry readings on most Wed. Whenever it has poetry readings it has half-priced coffee. Therefore, it offers coffee most Wed. But what about the 'if not all' part? Remember, Zack's can offer half-price coffee for some other reason besides poetry readings. Perhaps, the Wed. in which there are no poetry readings, Zack's offers karaoke. And coffee is always half-off on karaoke nights. Therefore, it could be possible that Zack's offers half-priced drinks on all Wed. THE ANSWER

E) On some Wednesdays Zack's does not offer half-priced coffee all day.

This one is really tempting. But remember, just because Zack's doesn't have poetry readings on some Wed. doesn't mean that there isn't some alternate event in which coffee is also half-priced. So if Wed. is also Scrabble day, and on Scrabble day coffee drinks are half-priced all day, then we cannot infer (E).
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IMO D.........

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Zack's Coffeehouse schedules free poetry readings almost every Wednesday. Zack's offers half-priced coffee all day on every day that a poetry reading is scheduled.
the question follows the pattern
A:schedules free poetry readings
B:on Wednesday
C:offers half-priced coffee

A almost B
C every B

C most B

The answer is D as it statest that the constant factor in the fee poetry readings is the half price on wednesday
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The answer is D. But not sure enough. Please provide OA.
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New post 28 Sep 2013, 05:19
IMO D...half priced coffee almost every wednesday....
can be rephrased as half-priced coffee all day on most if not all Wednesdays.
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