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# A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an

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19 Nov 2005, 10:14
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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 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 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, 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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20 Nov 2005, 00:14
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For the benefit of the forum readers, I guess it will be better that we put in our explanation for our answer choice.

Negate (E) The advertising industry will NOT use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

This will weaken the conclusion "advertising costs will rise, since famous singersâ€™ services cost more than those of their imitators". Since well-known renditions of songs are not used in commercials, the advertising cost will NOT rise.

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19 Nov 2005, 18:40

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19 Nov 2005, 19:07
E it is.
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19 Nov 2005, 20:36
yup got E as well.
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20 Nov 2005, 00:38
I Vote for E.

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20 Nov 2005, 09:16
One more E.

Agree with sonix bluefish's explanation.

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20 Nov 2005, 09:23
OA is E.

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06 Feb 2009, 08:29
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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06 Feb 2009, 08:43
ConkergMat 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.

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.

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06 Feb 2009, 09:23
clear E.

A can come close but E stands out clear.

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06 Feb 2009, 09:36
Certainly E, for the reasons given above. The conclusion is that 'advertising costs will rise' because advertisers will pay more for songs, and if advertisers stop using songs altogether, the argument falls apart.

Curious where the question is from - surely it's based on Tom Waits' real life lawsuit against Frito-Lay?
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06 Feb 2009, 10:16
Thanks...Guys...
I just goofed on that one. Was probably a 600 level one.

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06 Feb 2009, 10:40
Some times if you are at the end of the exam and running out of time, then there is high chance to miss this kind of questions.If we solve in little relaxed environment like this(forum), ya the probability is lot higher to get it right...

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06 Feb 2009, 13:19
Hi mates,

although I picked A, E seems to be the right one...

OA?

I think this question is from OG11, isn't it?

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06 Feb 2009, 19:12
agree with E
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06 Feb 2009, 19:39
Reasoning: famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.

A. the ability to distinguish the famous song and the imitator's does not answer why the advertising cost will rise, A out
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06 Feb 2009, 19:44
OA is E
it comes from the purple cover of OG 11, no.13 in CR

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06 Feb 2009, 19:45
sondenso wrote:
Reasoning: famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.

A. the ability to distinguish the famous song and the imitator's does not answer why the advertising cost will rise, A out

Sorry I meant E..typo..
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