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A local burger joint BBX recently announced that it will no longer serve French Fries with its burgers. French Fries will be available seperately for 75 cents. Since BBX French Fries are quite popular, it only means that BBX will now earn higher sales.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor.
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them.
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers.

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A local burger joint BBX recently announced that it will no longer serve French Fries with its burgers. French Fries will be available seperately for 75 cents. Since BBX French Fries are quite popular, it only means that BBX will now earn higher sales.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor.
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them.
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers.

Source: Experts Global


A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries - Does most people include BBX's customers? Maybe. Maybe not.
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town - Doesn't imply anything about the consumption of French Fries.
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor. - Does not provide info about the 'Increased Sales' from French Fries.
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them. - Weakener. NOT an Assumption
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers. - Now here we are considering ONLY BBX's customers. 'A significant Proportion of BBX visitors'. Majority of the people will continue to consume French Fries with burgers, driving up the sales.
If we negate Option E - A significant proportion of BBX visitors will no longer continue to consume French Fries with the burgers - then the conclusion doesn't hold
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pushpitkc wrote:
A local burger joint BBX recently announced that it will no longer serve French Fries with its burgers. French Fries will be available seperately for 75 cents. Since BBX French Fries are quite popular, it only means that BBX will now earn higher sales.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor.
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them.
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers.

Source: Experts Global


Prethinking:
BBX will earn higher sales only when its customers would continue having french fries.

A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries
-Incorrect. This is a good trap. Give it a think, if most people don't enjoy burger without french fries, what if they stop eating burger too? So this is not the right assumption.
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town
-Incorrect. French fries availability in other places is out of scope
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor.
-Incorrect. Loyalty of visitors is out of scope
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them.
-Incorrect. This is a weakener
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers.
- Correct. Negate the above statement, if visitors won't continue to consume french fries with burger then BBX won't earn higher sales
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pushpitkc wrote:
A local burger joint BBX recently announced that it will no longer serve French Fries with its burgers. French Fries will be available seperately for 75 cents. Since BBX French Fries are quite popular, it only means that BBX will now earn higher sales.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

A. Most people do not enjoy burger without French Fries
B. French Fries are not available anywhere else in the town
C. The new strategy will not negatively affect the loyalty of any BBX visitor.
D. Although BBX French Fries are very popular, most people do not want to pay separately for them.
E. A significant proportion of BBX visitors will continue to consume French Fries with the burgers.

Source: Experts Global


Why option C can't be the answer?
With decreased loyalty, less people will come and sales volume will be lower.
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Why option C can't be the answer?
With decreased loyalty, less people will come and sales volume will be lower.


We don't know the number of loyal customers or whether the loyal customers are significant in number. Hence we can't determine it's effect

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New post 10 Aug 2018, 22:46
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jackspire wrote:
Why option C can't be the answer?
With decreased loyalty, less people will come and sales volume will be lower.


We don't know the number of loyal customers or whether the loyal customers are significant in number. Hence we can't determine it's effect

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New post 11 Aug 2018, 20:04
The very weak question...

Conclusion: Will lead to higher sales. Even +$1 or 1 person will be a higher sales. The only fact that can weaken is that sales of burgers will fail lower than sales of French fries will increase. So we need an assumption that would strengthen the conclusion.

E cannot be the answer. C is not ideal but has more sense.

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