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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 If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 28 Jun 2009 Posts: 445 Location: United States (MA) Followers: 18 Kudos [?]: 176 [0], given: 46 Re: A convenience store manager [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 May 2012, 10:14 I think OA : C is right. The conclusion will only be valid if the cooler had equal number of cola and tea drinks in the first place. Manager Joined: 07 Apr 2012 Posts: 51 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 25 Re: A convenience store manager [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 May 2012, 11:10 I disagree with the OA, What do you think? a. certainly wouldn't help b. even if one claims that the prize money increased ice tea demand, it says nothing about how demand for cola was affected. hence incomplete c. since we started off with the same number we can certainly arrive at how demand for ice tea was impacted more.. correct answer d. again nothing is suggested about cola.. e. this definitely does not strengthen the rationale Manager Joined: 11 Dec 2010 Posts: 115 WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 39 [1] , given: 50 Re: A convenience store manager [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 May 2012, 19:23 1 This post received KUDOS amablema wrote: I disagree with the OA, What do you think? 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? Immediately after reading the question, we realize that the answer has to be one that will help us arrive at the number of colas and iced tea sold or the sales information in relative sense. a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked. INCORRECT - We do not know how many cola and iced tea were sold. b. On that day, a month-long$1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.INCORRECT - We cannot assume that sweepstakes would have increased the sales
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.CORRECT - We know that sales (units) of iced tea was more than colas
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.INCORRECT - Irrelevant
e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.INCORRECT - Irrelevant

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29 May 2012, 08:44
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I disagree with the OA, What do you think?
a. certainly wouldn't help
b. even if one claims that the prize money increased ice tea demand, it says nothing about how demand for cola was affected. hence incomplete
c. since we started off with the same number we can certainly arrive at how demand for ice tea was impacted more.. correct answer
d. again nothing is suggested about cola..
e. this definitely does not strengthen the rationale

At the end of the day, the number of iced tea was less than cola though the day started with same number of cola and ice-tea. what is in more demand?
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29 May 2012, 10:05
cant agree more with the OA. C is logically perfect.
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I disagree with the OA, What do you think?

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. Agree with OA C is correct Please see the link http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/cr- ... 15231.html _________________ Best Vaibhav If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks Manager Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP) Joined: 30 Jun 2011 Posts: 209 Location: New Delhi, India Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 12 Re: A convenience store manager [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Jun 2012, 08:06 amablema wrote: I disagree with the OA, What do you think? 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.

Agree with OA C is correct
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02 Jul 2012, 10:57
Straight C.

Since equal amounts of both drinks were available initially, it is not unreasonable to conclude that cola is not selling because it simply is not as popular as the iced tea, hence manager's intended action can be justified.

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03 Nov 2013, 22:28
Its obviously C. Its logically derived too.
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03 Nov 2013, 22:55
I agree with OA...Clearly C.
Pre-thinking: if shopkeepers stores 30 bottles of cola and 30 bottles of ice-tea (peach ice tea...wow) and at the end of the day 15 cola and 3 ice-tea remains then shopkeeper is right.
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08 Jul 2016, 22:35
gmatprep2011 wrote:
amablema wrote:
I disagree with the OA, What do you think?

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?

Immediately after reading the question, we realize that the answer has to be one that will help us arrive at the number of colas and iced tea sold or the sales information in relative sense.

a. The cooler in question is the only place in the store where the cola and iced tea beverages are stocked. INCORRECT - We do not know how many cola and iced tea were sold.
b. On that day, a month-long \$1,000,000 sweepstakes began, with prizes awarded via the bottlecaps on the iced tea beverage.INCORRECT - We cannot assume that sweepstakes would have increased the sales
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.CORRECT - We know that sales (units) of iced tea was more than colas
d. On the subsequent day, the remaining three iced tea beverages all sold within the first hour after the store opened.INCORRECT - Irrelevant
e. During that week, a special "buy one, get one free" sale was in effect for the cola beverage.INCORRECT - Irrelevant

Pre-thinking the answer is important.

On the contrary, IMO pre-thinking leads to a wrong answer. Pre-thinking would prompt us to assume that something of importance took place today and that is why the manager decided to take a new approach. This would prompt us to look for something unique about the day's occurrence i.e. option B.
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