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A poll conducted last month suggested that a McDonald’s branch with a displayed specials menu was more likely to sell super-size meals, even if they weren’t specials. The manager of McDonald’s came to the conclusion that having a displayed specials menu makes customers more likely to super-size orders since the specials menu features large, mouth-watering images of food. Which of the following, if true, would bolster the McDonald’s manager’s interpretation?

A According to the poll, customers who ordinarily super-sized their orders tended to order less food when the specials menu was not displayed.
B 80% percent of those surveyed who ordered the super-sized meals did not order a special.
C When the specials menu was taken down to be cleaned, no one purchased any specials.
D Most of the customers who super-sized their orders responded that they had seen the specials menu prior to ordering.
E The Burger King restaurant next door without a specials menu reported fewer “super-size” sales than the surveyed restaurant.
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Re: A poll conducted last month suggested that a McDonald’s branch with a [#permalink]

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New post 24 Sep 2017, 14:03
B is surely wrong.
C is not strong enough. In fact, C only tells that there will be customers if the special menus are present.
A is right b/c of "less food", => supports "likely to sell super sized meals"
E is wrong b/c of quantity, not the size and b/c other restaurants.
D is not an answer b/c there is no relationship between "seen" and "order"
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D?
The manager supposes it is because of the images. So we have to confirm it is indeed because the customers saw the images. That is what D suggests.
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
A poll conducted last month suggested that a McDonald’s branch with a displayed specials menu was more likely to sell super-size meals, even if they weren’t specials. The manager of McDonald’s came to the conclusion that having a displayed specials menu makes customers more likely to super-size orders since the specials menu features large, mouth-watering images of food. Which of the following, if true, would bolster the McDonald’s manager’s interpretation?

A According to the poll, customers who ordinarily super-sized their orders tended to order less food when the specials menu was not displayed.
B 80% percent of those surveyed who ordered the super-sized meals did not order a special.
C When the specials menu was taken down to be cleaned, no one purchased any specials.
D Most of the customers who super-sized their orders responded that they had seen the specials menu prior to ordering.
E The Burger King restaurant next door without a specials menu reported fewer “super-size” sales than the surveyed restaurant.


Do we have an OE?

I chose D. The argument is about the size of the order NOT the number of orders. Even the conclusion states that "having a displayed specials menu makes customers more likely to super-size orders since the specials menu features large, mouth-watering images of food"; nowhere the argument talks about the # of orders.

Awaiting OE.

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New post 29 Sep 2017, 21:15
The argument can be strengthened by showing that when cause does not exist, effect also does not exist. Hence A.

It was hard to choose between A and D. D talks about customers seeing the displayed menu whereas the question requires us to show a causal relationship between displayed menu( not necessarily same as customers seeing the menu) and customers giving super-sized orders. Nice question!
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
A poll conducted last month suggested that a McDonald’s branch with a displayed specials menu was more likely to sell super-size meals, even if they weren’t specials. The manager of McDonald’s came to the conclusion that having a displayed specials menu makes customers more likely to super-size orders since the specials menu features large, mouth-watering images of food. Which of the following, if true, would bolster the McDonald’s manager’s interpretation?

A According to the poll, customers who ordinarily super-sized their orders tended to order less food when the specials menu was not displayed.
B 80% percent of those surveyed who ordered the super-sized meals did not order a special.
C When the specials menu was taken down to be cleaned, no one purchased any specials.
D Most of the customers who super-sized their orders responded that they had seen the specials menu prior to ordering.
E The Burger King restaurant next door without a specials menu reported fewer “super-size” sales than the surveyed restaurant.


Hi SajjadAhmad,

Could you please post the OE of this question.

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