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A company sells rear-view mirrors and visors for a certain make of automobile. It also manufactures side view mirrors, but these aren’t as popular a product as are rear-view mirrors. Because the company sells more rear-view mirrors than side-view mirrors, the company can increase sales by selling side –view mirrors and rear- view mirrors packaged together as one unit.
The claim made above rests on which presupposition?

A. Visors do not sell as well as rear-view mirrors.
B. No other company sells rear-view mirrors separately.
C. Sales of a product will not be affected by changing the way it is sold
D. Mirrors should regularly be checked and replaced to maintain safety standards
E. Demand for rear–view mirrors will not decline by as much as sales of side-view mirrors will increase.

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A company sells rear-view mirrors and visors for a certain make of automobile. It also manufactures side view mirrors, but these aren’t as popular a product as are rear-view mirrors. Because the company sells more rear-view mirrors than side-view mirrors, the company can increase sales by selling side –view mirrors and rear- view mirrors packaged together as one unit.

The claim made above rests on which presupposition?

This question has three answer choices that can be easily eliminated. Once one gets down to two answer choices, one has to look closely to see which is better.

Before going to the answer choices, we need to know what the claim is. The claim is that the company can increase overall sales by packaging side view mirrors with rear view mirrors.


A. Visors do not sell as well as rear-view mirrors.

This is about packaging rear view mirrors with side view mirrors, and visors don't seem to have anything to do with it. So I am pretty confident that this answer is irrelevant.

B. No other company sells rear-view mirrors separately.

This is related to what is being discussed, but be careful. It does not really support the plan being discussed.

C. Sales of a product will not be affected by changing the way it is sold.

This could be it. Maybe the claim is based on the idea that packaging the two together will not affect the sales of rear view mirrors. Keeping this for now.

D. Mirrors should regularly be checked and replaced to maintain safety standards.

This may be true, but be careful, it does not support the plan being discussed. This is an example of a CR answer choice that may be true in isolation but is not relevant to what is being discussed. Often CR answer choices work that way and by noticing the difference between being true in isolation and being relevant to the discussion at hand, one can eliminate many wrong answer choices and avoid being tricked.

E. Demand for rear–view mirrors will not decline by as much as sales of side-view mirrors will increase.

I guess this is it. Answer choice C seems valid too, but this is more tightly connected to the plan, which is to increase sales overall by packaging side view mirrors with rear view mirrors.

So while actually I don't find this question to be that tight, is the best answer.

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Assumption question, Use negate test, negation of the assumption must destroy the conclusion
Conclusion: company will increase sales by packaging the rear view and side view together.
Negate C: sale of a product will be affected by changing the way it is sold.
It doesn’t destroy the conclusion because “affected” can mean either increase the sale or decrease the sale.
Negate E: demand for rear view will decline by as much as sales of side view.
Basically it’s saying that sales will be the same. Sales of one go up and sales of the other go down. This destroys the conclusion that company will INCREASE sales…
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A company sells rear-view mirrors and visors for a certain make of automobile. It also manufactures side view mirrors, but these aren’t as popular a product as are rear-view mirrors. Because the company sells more rear-view mirrors than side-view mirrors, the company can increase sales by selling side –view mirrors and rear- view mirrors packaged together as one unit.
The claim made above rests on which presupposition?

A. Visors do not sell as well as rear-view mirrors.
B. No other company sells rear-view mirrors separately.
C. Sales of a product will not be affected by changing the way it is sold
D. Mirrors should regularly be checked and replaced to maintain safety standards
E. Demand for rear–view mirrors will not decline by as much as sales of side-view mirrors will increase.

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Can someone explain why option C is incorrect
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Premise: Because the company sells more rear-view mirrors than side-view mirrors
Conclusion: The company can increase sales by selling side –view mirrors and rear- view mirrors packaged together as one unit.

The assumption should help company increase sales.
Option "C" is too general. the product can refer to both mirror types.
Option "E" is correct.
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I initially thought that C was the correct answer but realized that E was a better choice. The more I think about C, it seems like a weakener. The entire premise behind the company's plan to boost sales is that changing the way products have been sold can impact sales. If not, there's no point in packaging the rear-view mirrors and the side-mirrors as one item.
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I would say "C" is too broad. The product has not been mentioned. Moreover "the sales of a product will not affect the sales" is a very general statement. We are not sure in what way it will not affect sales. In addition the focus is on the sales of rear view mirrors and "E" hits on that note. Hence "E" is a better assumption answer.
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We can clearly boil the options to C and E.
Now Negation test comes into picture.
C: Sales of products WILL be affected by the way those are sold. = OK if it increases Conclusion stands, If it decreases conclusion falls apart. So this does not have an affective stand over whether we can assume it. So its WRONG.

E:Demand for rear–view mirrors WILL decline by as much as sales of side-view mirrors will increase: SO there won't be any profits the sales of one will decrease while one will increase by an EQUAL Amount. So NO INCREASE IN OVERALL SALES. Exactly what we need.

Correct answer must be E.
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A company sells rear-view mirrors and visors for a certain make of automobile. It also manufactures side view mirrors, but these aren’t as popular a product as are rear-view mirrors. Because the company sells more rear-view mirrors than side-view mirrors, the company can increase sales by selling side –view mirrors and rear- view mirrors packaged together as one unit.

The claim made above rests on which presupposition?

This question has three answer choices that can be easily eliminated. Once one gets down to two answer choices, one has to look closely to see which is better.

Before going to the answer choices, we need to know what the claim is. The claim is that the company can increase overall sales by packaging side view mirrors with rear view mirrors.


A. Visors do not sell as well as rear-view mirrors.

This is about packaging rear view mirrors with side view mirrors, and visors don't seem to have anything to do with it. So I am pretty confident that this answer is irrelevant.

B. No other company sells rear-view mirrors separately.

This is related to what is being discussed, but be careful. It does not really support the plan being discussed.

C. Sales of a product will not be affected by changing the way it is sold.

This could be it. Maybe the claim is based on the idea that packaging the two together will not affect the sales of rear view mirrors. Keeping this for now.

D. Mirrors should regularly be checked and replaced to maintain safety standards.

This may be true, but be careful, it does not support the plan being discussed. This is an example of a CR answer choice that may be true in isolation but is not relevant to what is being discussed. Often CR answer choices work that way and by noticing the difference between being true in isolation and being relevant to the discussion at hand, one can eliminate many wrong answer choices and avoid being tricked.

E. Demand for rear–view mirrors will not decline by as much as sales of side-view mirrors will increase.

I guess this is it. Answer choice C seems valid too, but this is more tightly connected to the plan, which is to increase sales overall by packaging side view mirrors with rear view mirrors.

So while actually I don't find this question to be that tight, is the best answer.






I also chose option C but now I realised the problem with it. Option C says sale will not be affected. If you apply ANT in this option then it will mean ‘Sale of the product will be affected’. Which could be in both ways. Sale can either increase or decrease. That’s why this option is wrong.
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