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# A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had

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A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had been stocked with only a cola product and an iced-tea product had 15 colas left at the end of the day but only 3 iced-tea beverages. As a result, the manager reasoned that he should increase the amount of iced tea and decrease the amount of cola he ordered from the distributor.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the manager's rationale for ordering more iced tea and less cola?

a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked.
b. On that day, a month-long $1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage. c. At the beginning of the day, the cooler was stocked with at least as many of the iced tea beverages as of the cola beverages. d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened. e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage. [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ MGMAT CAT MATH http://gmatclub.com/forum/mgmat-cat-math-144609.html MGMAT SC SUMMARY: http://gmatclub.com/forum/mgmat-sc-summary-144610.html If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! CEO Joined: 17 Jul 2014 Posts: 2509 Location: United States (IL) Concentration: Finance, Economics Schools: Stanford '19 (D) GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30 GPA: 3.92 WE: General Management (Transportation) Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 345 [0], given: 169 Re: A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Feb 2016, 11:58 monir6000 wrote: A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had been stocked with only a cola product and an iced-tea product had 15 colas left at the end of the day but only 3 iced-tea beverages. As a result, the manager reasoned that he should increase the amount of iced tea and decrease the amount of cola he ordered from the distributor. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the manager's rationale for ordering more iced tea and less cola? a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked. b. On that day, a month-long$1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.
c. At the beginning of the day, the cooler was stocked with at least as many of the iced tea beverages as of the cola beverages.
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.
e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.

it would be logical to do what the manager plans if at the beginning - the number of colas and iced-teas were the same. in this case, we can see that in fact more iced-teas were bought.
ex: what if the iced teas were 3? it means that none of the iced teas were sold.
so C is the best.
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16 Apr 2017, 10:18
I know the question should be extremely easy, but i get a wrong answer. Partly, I just thought that the question is hard, then the options have trick. As a result, I cannot choose the answer among B,C,D.

After checking OA, I can see that the lottery prize or the subsequent day has nothing to do with the cooler.
My question is can we know whether it is a hard question, or it is just an easy one?
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A convenience store manager noticed that a cooler which had been stocked with only a cola product and an iced-tea product had 15 colas left at the end of the day but only 3 iced-tea beverages. As a result, the manager reasoned that he should increase the amount of iced tea and decrease the amount of cola he ordered from the distributor.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the manager's rationale for ordering more iced tea and less cola?

a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked.
the argument says that the manager will buy more bottles from the distributor that means thet buying or selling is only from the store and not anyother place,about the cooler since it is the only source of sale mentioned then we take it as true.
b. On that day, a month-long \$1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.
weakens the argument.
c. At the beginning of the day, the cooler was stocked with at least as many of the iced tea beverages as of the cola beverages.
THe correct answer because the argument will only stand true if the number of bottles of iced tea are equal to the number of bottles of cola.
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.
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e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.
strengthens the argument but it cannot be the main supporting point it may add on since we have a stronger option available.
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