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A bakery in neighbohood X sells cakes that are very intricately created using a rare method that a bakery in nearby town Y used in previous years. Because of its complexity, the baking method is unlikely to have developed independently in both bakeries. One food critic theorized that the bakers at neighborhood X's bakery must have learned the method from the bakers ar town Y's bakery.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the critic's theory?

A. Do bakers ever leave their own bakeries in order to socialize with other bakers?
B. Are baked goods ever bought from bakery to bakery?
C. Do bakers in town Y's bakery still employ the same method to create cakes?
D. Do food critics personally travel to local bakeries to sample their baked goods?
E. Does the bakery in neighborhood X sell any other tpes of baked good?




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I selected - A ,but the OA B, can any please explain why? and if some key identifier we should always consider for these types of question?
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A bakery in neighborhood X sells cakes that are very intricately created using a rare method that a bakery in nearby town Y used in previous years. Because of its complexity, the baking method is unlikely to have developed independently in both bakeries. One food critic theorized that the bakers at neighborhood X's bakery must have learned the method from the bakers at town Y's bakery.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the critic's theory?

A. Do bakers ever leave their own bakeries in order to socialize with other bakers?
B. Are baked goods ever bought from bakery to bakery?
C. Do bakers in town Y's bakery still employ the same method to create cakes?
D. Do food critics personally travel to local bakeries to sample their baked goods?
E. Does the bakery in neighborhood X sell any other tpes of baked good?


This question has loop-holes but "A" looks better than "B".

Q: Do bakers ever leave their own bakeries in order to socialize with other bakers?
Ans: Yes. Now, there is a possibility that the bakers may share one another's recipes. However, possibility doesn't mean confirmation.
Ans: No. If the bakers never socialize with other bakers, the critic's theory cannot be true.

Q. Are baked goods ever bought from bakery to bakery?
Ans: Yes. Now, how such an intricate method to bake a cake can be learned or imitated just by receiving the baked good. Does the baked good contain cake? Although, there is a subtle possibility that the cake might have been imitated from the product received at X.
Ans: No. Yet, the bakers can go the other bakery and get a look at the cake.

I'd just ignore this question.
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How can B be better than A? Please explain.

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GMATNinja Please explain answer choices A and B

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A bakery in neighbohood X sells cakes that are very intricately created using a rare method that a bakery in nearby town Y used in previous years. Because of its complexity, the baking method is unlikely to have developed independently in both bakeries. One food critic theorized that the bakers at neighborhood X's bakery must have learned the method from the bakers ar town Y's bakery.

Critic theory :- One food critic theorized that the bakers at neighborhood X's bakery must have learned the method from the bakers at town Y's bakery.

Premise :- they are complex so that they can't occur independently.
But why X learnt it from Y. X can learn it from somebody from the same town who has learnt it many years before from Y bakery.



The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the critic's theory?

A. Do bakers ever leave their own bakeries in order to socialize with other bakers?
If any bakers don't leave his bakery then there is no way that they can learn from each other.

B. Are baked goods ever bought from bakery to bakery?
yes:- baked goods bought from bakery to bakery. then it can mean neighborhood X sells cakes that are bought from Y. Weaken the critics theory.
No:- baked goods are not bought from bakery to bakery. Doesn't strengthen the critics theory. How would it ensure that - the bakers at neighborhood X's bakery must have learned the method from the bakers at town Y's bakery.


A is better than B.

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would be great if I get to know the exact answer and logics :)

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