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# A leading cement manufacturer has been having problems

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28 Oct 2009, 21:05
One more vote for C

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12 Mar 2012, 02:13
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C is the best answer since it clearly weakens that the system cannot be upgraded any hence cannot be implemented. So the companys would not be completed with this plan.

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12 Mar 2012, 03:58
icandy wrote:
I did not do the math but only D made sense to me. A and C are contradictory to the stimulus. B is out of scope and E again modifies the stimulus but does not weaken/strengthen.

Expanded operations and processing times are exceeding the original time window

Plans to install a new system 5 times faster.

need to prove that this will not help

So if the increase is multiplying every month for the past 18 months, it is possible that he will still have problems after the new install.

Is it reasonable to assume that profits surely go up?
I go with answer choice C
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15 Mar 2012, 03:57
C in my opinion rest doesnt stands
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15 Mar 2012, 16:19
Hmm, this one has given rise to quite a few comments over the years, but I will try my best to put this one to rest . Unlike many other questions, I do not think this one is tricky.

Basically, the conclusion is that because the new platform will run 5 times faster than the old one, the new platform will solve the company's problems.

We are looking to WEAKEN this conclusion. (C) basically says that the new platform will not work. Therefore the new platform could not possibly solve any of the company's problems.

For instance, if I told you that my super new computer chip can make your computer run 5x faster, but it turns out the chip doesn't work on your computer, then so much for 5x faster.

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02 Nov 2017, 01:29
What is the source of this question? Here the argument is asking to weakening the conclusion. So option A talks about some computers not running the more quickly so option A is out. B talks about cost which is not part of the argument. option D talks about the sales of the company which is irrelevant and E talks about the speed of the new system which is a supporting statement. So POE the option C is the answer.

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