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A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing preservative called Alar apparently had little effect on consumers. Few consumers planned to change their apple-buying habits as a result of the report. Nonetheless, sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March, a month after the report was issued.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason for the apparent discrepancy described above?

(A) In March, many grocers removed apples from their shelves in order to demonstrate concern about their customers' health.
(B) Because of a growing number of food-safety warnings, consumers in March were indifferent to such warnings.
(C) The report was delivered on television and also appeared in newspapers.
(D) The report did not mention that any other fruit contains Alar, although the preservative is used on other fruit.
(E) Public health officials did not believe that apples posed a health threat because only minute traces of Alar were present in affected apples.

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A for me too. Grocers are selling lesser apples deliberately.
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customers may not be concerned but merchants, for their part, are concerned about their customers' health.
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A explains the paradox
Grocerers cut down apple inventory and hence the sales declined.
However cutomers are not concerned and may still be buying apple from sources other than grocery stores.
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Can someone please explain what is the conclusion in this para? Also, what is the conclusion indicator? Looks like => Nonetheless is a premise indicator so how is the conclusion => " sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March" I am confused
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There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument
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toughmat wrote:
There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above? "
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There is no conclusion in the argument. Resolve paradox questions dont contain a conclusion in teh argument

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above? "

How do we identify that its a resolve the paradox question? the question stem says => " Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason
for the apparent discrepancy described above?
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A is the right option . Deliberately done.
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krish wrote:
A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing preservative called Alar apparently had little effect on consumers. Few consumers planned to change their
apple-buying habits as a result of the report. Nonetheless, sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March, a month after the report was issued.


Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason for the apparent discrepancy described above?


(A) In March, many grocers removed apples from their shelves in order to demonstrate concern about their customers’ health.
(B) Because of a growing number of food-safety warnings, consumers in March were indifferent to such warnings.
(C) The report was delivered on television and also appeared in newspapers.
(D) The report did not mention that any other fruit contains Alar, although the preservative is used on other fruit.
(E) Public health officials did not believe that apples posed a health threat because only minute traces of Alar were present in affected apples.



how do we eliminate option B ?

The argument says few consumers changed their apple buying habits. And option B says consumers were indifferent to food-safety warnings.

Oh.. :!: so food safety warnings are not related to these apple reports at all..

So option B is irrelevant ?
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krish wrote:
A report that many apples contain a cancer-causing preservative called Alar apparently had little effect on consumers. Few consumers planned to change their
apple-buying habits as a result of the report. Nonetheless, sales of apples in grocery stores fell sharply in March, a month after the report was issued.


Which of the following, if true, best explains the reason for the apparent discrepancy described above?


(A) In March, many grocers removed apples from their shelves in order to demonstrate concern about their customers’ health.
(B) Because of a growing number of food-safety warnings, consumers in March were indifferent to such warnings.
(C) The report was delivered on television and also appeared in newspapers.
(D) The report did not mention that any other fruit contains Alar, although the preservative is used on other fruit.
(E) Public health officials did not believe that apples posed a health threat because only minute traces of Alar were present in affected apples.



how do we eliminate option B ?

The argument says few consumers changed their apple buying habits. And option B says consumers were indifferent to food-safety warnings.

Oh.. :!: so food safety warnings are not related to these apple reports at all..

So option B is irrelevant ?


The argument already says the warning had little effect on consumers. Choice B is just reiterating it and giving one more reason for the indifference. But it does not resolve the paradox. So we reject it.
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