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A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source

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A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source of vitamin C. A small quantity of the fruit grated and added to salads provides almost all the daily requirement of this vitamin. However, the fruit is very sour. A new process designed to remove most of the sour taste will make the fruit acceptable to American tastes. We are therefore starting to grow this fruit for sale in the United States.

The argument above assumes all of the following except

A. Americans generally won't eat very sour foods
B. The new process does not remove a significant part of the vitamin content
C. That a market exists for a new source of vitamin C
D. The fruit can be used only in salads
E. Apart from being sour there are no other objections to eating this fruit

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24 Apr 2017, 09:34
IMHO D.
Negating this doesn't break the conclusion

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07 May 2017, 23:04
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source of vitamin C. A small quantity of the fruit grated and added to salads provides almost all the daily requirement of this vitamin. However, the fruit is very sour. A new process designed to remove most of the sour taste will make the fruit acceptable to American tastes. We are therefore starting to grow this fruit for sale in the United States.

The argument above assumes all of the following except

A. Americans generally won't eat very sour foods
B. The new process does not remove a significant part of the vitamin content
C. That a market exists for a new source of vitamin C
D. The fruit can be used only in salads
E. Apart from being sour there are no other objections to eating this fruit

I am confused why "C" is wrong?

If there is a market that exist for "a new source of vitamin C" then Americans might not accept Amla over "a new source".
Clearly this is something that author did not assume while concluding that the processed Amla will be acceptable by Americans.
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07 May 2017, 23:39
Pls consider a situation where the market for vitamin c related food product is saturated in US. If we are to take an Asia based Amla onto a saturated market for Vitamin C then it cannot be sold in the US.

Now trying the negation approach, if there is no market for new vitamin based products then we cannot grow Amla in US and sustain the produce which breaks the conclusion. Therefore C is a valid assumption.

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08 May 2017, 01:09
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VyshakhR1995 wrote:
A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source of vitamin C. A small quantity of the fruit grated and added to salads provides almost all the daily requirement of this vitamin. However, the fruit is very sour. A new process designed to remove most of the sour taste will make the fruit acceptable to American tastes. We are therefore starting to grow this fruit for sale in the United States.

The argument above assumes all of the following except

A. Americans generally won't eat very sour foods
B. The new process does not remove a significant part of the vitamin content
C. That a market exists for a new source of vitamin C
D. The fruit can be used only in salads
E. Apart from being sour there are no other objections to eating this fruit

I am confused why "C" is wrong?

If there is a market that exist for "a new source of vitamin C" then Americans might not accept Amla over "a new source".
Clearly this is something that author did not assume while concluding that the processed Amla will be acceptable by Americans.

If there is another source of vitamin C that provides the same amount of Vitamin c exists then Americans may not prefer using this source at all. for the conclusion to be true we need to assume that the market for this exists and that the Americans will buy Amla .
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09 Oct 2018, 20:15
B is correct, if the new process removes significant part of Vitamin C, there is no benefit to use the process. Then, the growing the fruit in US for what? This way of thinking is the OG way.

D is no correct. It's irrelevant to the vitamin C and the process.
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26 Oct 2018, 10:26
mcmoorthy wrote:
IMHO D.
Negating this doesn't break the conclusion

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Hi,

Could you please explain how to negate in this case?

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27 Oct 2018, 01:52
yenbh wrote:
mcmoorthy wrote:
IMHO D.
Negating this doesn't break the conclusion

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Hi,

Could you please explain how to negate in this case?

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Negating is in general done by adding a "no".
In this case, the negation of D would be something like "The fruit can be used not only in salads", or in other words, "the fruit can be used in some things beside salads". Does this in any way contradict the above argument? No, it doesn't - thus, the argument doesn't assume it.
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27 Oct 2018, 06:41
DavidTutorexamPAL wrote:
yenbh wrote:
mcmoorthy wrote:
IMHO D.
Negating this doesn't break the conclusion

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Hi,

Could you please explain how to negate in this case?

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Negating is in general done by adding a "no".
In this case, the negation of D would be something like "The fruit can be used not only in salads", or in other words, "the fruit can be used in some things beside salads". Does this in any way contradict the above argument? No, it doesn't - thus, the argument doesn't assume it.
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27 Oct 2018, 09:29
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Hi,

Could you please explain how to negate in this case?

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If the new process removes a significant part of the vitamin content then why will AMla be grown in America and the fruit processed to meet the tastebuds of Americans ? This statement is essential to the Arguement.

Hence this is a valid assumption...
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27 Oct 2018, 10:13
Negating is in general done by adding a "no".
In this case, the negation of D would be something like "The fruit can be used not only in salads", or in other words, "the fruit can be used in some things beside salads". Does this in any way contradict the above argument? No, it doesn't - thus, the argument doesn't assume it.[/quote] CAN YOU PLEASE TELL HOW IS B WRONG?[/quote]

Sure thing.
The argument is that if we just remove the sour taste, the fruit will be wanted in America - but the primary reason we are interested in it in the first place is its nutritional value. Thus, if negate this.- meaning if we assume the new process takes away all the vitamins, that misses the. point of using it.
Does this help?
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29 Nov 2018, 19:05
can you help me understand this question? I am not able to figure out the conclusion in this question and why D is correct?
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11 May 2019, 11:53
Seeing the structure, paraphrasing and grammar of the argument, I feel that this question is not at all from any official source.
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13 May 2019, 00:25
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source of vitamin C. A small quantity of the fruit grated and added to salads provides almost all the daily requirement of this vitamin. However, the fruit is very sour. A new process designed to remove most of the sour taste will make the fruit acceptable to American tastes. We are therefore starting to grow this fruit for sale in the United States.

The argument above assumes all of the following except

A. Americans generally won't eat very sour foods
B. The new process does not remove a significant part of the vitamin content
C. That a market exists for a new source of vitamin C
D. The fruit can be used only in salads
E. Apart from being sour there are no other objections to eating this fruit

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19 May 2019, 04:22
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
A fruit known as amla in certain parts of Asia is an excellent source of vitamin C. A small quantity of the fruit grated and added to salads provides almost all the daily requirement of this vitamin. However, the fruit is very sour. A new process designed to remove most of the sour taste will make the fruit acceptable to American tastes. We are therefore starting to grow this fruit for sale in the United States.

The argument above assumes all of the following except

A. Americans generally won't eat very sour foods
B. The new process does not remove a significant part of the vitamin content
C. That a market exists for a new source of vitamin C
D. The fruit can be used only in salads
E. Apart from being sour there are no other objections to eating this fruit

Hi Vysakh,

According to the comments below, the answer should not be D. Could you please re-review the question and provide us with the correct answer and explanation as to why you think that is the answer.

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