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23 Jul 2010, 04:02
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IMO -E.
Reasons:
Premise1: Famous Singer won lawsuit because Advertising firm used Imitation singer
Premise2: Famous Singers service costs more than Imitation Singers service
Premise3: Advertising Firms will stop using Imitation Singer
Conclusion: Advertising costs will go up.

The above conclusion can be derived only if Advertising firms will use the well-know songs renditions which are sung by famous/Imitation singers. So that is the assumption... and Hence E
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23 Jul 2010, 04:58
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A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
A singer won a lawsuit againist an advert firm
the firm used an imitator for a rendition of the singers song.
conclusion advert costs will rise
why? adverts will continue using famous songs. E

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good
imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using
imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

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23 Jul 2010, 06:30
E. If the advertising costs are going to increase because of using the original singers, the assumption is that the advertising agencies are going to use the well-known songs in their commercials.
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24 Jul 2010, 01:30
went with E to
its like the other question about IPR (even if the law stops people from downloading books on the internet, they won't necessarily go for real books)
they've assumed the advertising firms rely completely on famous singers' renditions of certain songs, so the answer has to be E
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02 Aug 2010, 05:15
E is defntly the one

B is an interesting option. Look what hapns when we negate B
Commercials using famous singers are not usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.-->the argument falls apart

B runs in close but E is better.
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24 Aug 2012, 00:50
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.
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24 Aug 2012, 02:55
Hi PUNEETSCHDV,

I suggest that you use the search feature to look for questions before you open a new thread to seek answers. I just checked the first page, and I realized it has been plastered all over with new threads from you. You are not likely to get responses for those threads, since the questions they contain have been answered multiple times on multiple threads.

Of course, the critical assumption that my reply is based on is that you are not merely trying to increase your post count in opening all those new threads

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24 Aug 2012, 03:05
PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

I was confused b/w B and E but finally gave in to E. I used negate method. Below is my explanation:
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song. --> This is not related to the conclusion. (B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers. - Logiscally this assumption makes sense but it is not related to the conclusion of the passage. (C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials. Not related or Out of scope(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers. It actually breaks the conclusion(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials. if this is not ture the argument itself is broken hence this is the answer
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A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

The only one that made sense is E.

Conc is "advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators"

Negate E

The advertising industry will NOT use well-known renditions of songs in commercials. If they do not use the well known renditions of songs, there is no guarantee that the cost of advertising will go up.

I have an issue with E - it says "(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials."

First of all, I believe this is worded incorrectly; it should be "renditions of well-known songs". Secondly, the famous singers can still sue if they are imitating un-known songs by those famous singers. The copyright to the songs do still exist. Am I looking too much into this??? Anyone?
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29 Jun 2013, 04:33
I need to reverse the option (C) to understand the negation tech ..please help

(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.

Will it be
i) The original versions of none of the well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
=> All the songs are available

ii) The original versions of some of the well-known songs are not unavailable for use in commercials.
=> Few well unknown songs are available
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16 Apr 2014, 22:34
Though my doubt might be silly, I want to ask what is wrong with (C).

(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.

OE:
C The lack of availability of some songs is not relevant to the rise in advertising costs.The same songs would not have been available even when production costs were lower

So, it is the above explanation which is 100% correct or it is the difference between rendition and song that plays some role.

Further to it,

I could say that if original versions of some well-known songs are available for use then advertising costs won't increase.

So what is the issue with the above.

(1). The use of 'some' and not 'all'.
(2). Usage of term 'song' and not 'rendition'.
(3). The one stated in OE as if this would have been the case then there was no logic of imitating the original artists, we could have used the available songs.

So all are the issues or only the one stated in OE?

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A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer's well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers' services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer's rendition of a song from a good imitator's rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

This one is the assumption question. Normally, when we try to solve any assumption question, then it comes some possible challenges in our head. does the possible challenge weaken the argument?
does the below weaken the argument?
>>The industry will use something different criteria for advertising, which costs the low cost than the famous singer.
>>There are some workers (they are paid only as a worker not for singing song) in this industry who sings exactly like the famous singer and they’ll be used for advertisement.
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