It is currently 16 Jan 2018, 13:44

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [1], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2018, 20:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

43% (01:30) correct 57% (01:18) wrong based on 156 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt just like natural leather. Over the course of a year, the manufacturer made its entire shoe line in both natural leather and man-made leather. During the year when both lines were sold, the man-made leather shoes outsold the natural leather shoes. The shoe manufacturer concluded that its customers prefer man-made leather to natural leather.

Which of the following is assumed by the author?

A. There were not other reasons for the customers to purchase the manmade instead of the natural leather.
B. People are buying man-made leather because they prefer it, not for some other reason.
C. Customers prefer manmade leather to natural leather.
D. Customers purchases the man-made instead of the natural leather because of the cheaper price and better durability.
E. A shoe company made their full line of shoes in both natural and manmade, and the manmade outsold the real.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 163 [1], given: 2406

SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2018, 23:42
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
DPANJA wrote:
A

Sent from my SM-J210F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


nikunjbali21
B turns out to be the answer.
A is just a strengthener.
Also, both A and B are important and common patterns in gmat.

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 811

Kudos [?]: 207 [1], given: 142

CAT Tests
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2018, 09:08
1
This post received
KUDOS
chesstitans wrote:
A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt just like natural leather. Over the course of a year, the manufacturer made its entire shoe line in both natural leather and man-made leather. During the year when both lines were sold, the man-made leather shoes outsold the natural leather shoes. The shoe manufacturer concluded that its customers prefer man-made leather to natural leather.

Which of the following is assumed by the author?

A. There were not other reasons for the customers to purchase the manmade instead of the natural leather.
B. People are buying man-made leather because they prefer it, not for some other reason.
C. Customers prefer manmade leather to natural leather.
D. Customers purchases the man-made instead of the natural leather because of the cheaper price and better durability.
E. A shoe company made their full line of shoes in both natural and manmade, and the manmade outsold the real.


A reverses the given causality ---- Buy --> Preference to Preference --> Buy. Correct answer=B.
_________________

Kudos if my post helps!

Helpful links:
1. e-GMAT's ALL SC Compilation
2. LSAT RC compilation
3. Actual LSAT CR collection by Broal
4. QOTD RC (Carcass)
5. Challange OG RC

Kudos [?]: 207 [1], given: 142

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jun 2017
Posts: 220

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 516

Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2018, 03:39
negation of choice E is also falsify argument. it is possible that maker dose not make full line of natural shoes and the customer have to buy man make leather shoes. argument fall apart here
E is also correct

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 516

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Nov 2017
Posts: 33

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2018, 05:19
I confused between A and B, but IMO, OA is B

A : The expression of A, 'there were not ~' looks like strength so I chose B.
C is conclusion. it cannot be an assumption
D -> We cannot know that the cheaper price and better durability could be the reason.
It is not necessary
E -> just a fact

After solve this question, I saw gmatexam439's reasoning and
it is helpful to understand this question. Thank you.
A : prefer -> buy
B : buy -> prefer

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2018, 18:26
thangvietnam wrote:
negation of choice E is also falsify argument. it is possible that maker dose not make full line of natural shoes and the customer have to buy man make leather shoes. argument fall apart here
E is also correct


not quite so, E just repeats the premise of the argument. Assumption is defined as additional evidence that is not mentioned directly in the argument.

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2018, 18:28
HG0815 wrote:
I confused between A and B, but IMO, OA is B

A : The expression of A, 'there were not ~' looks like strength so I chose B.
C is conclusion. it cannot be an assumption
D -> We cannot know that the cheaper price and better durability could be the reason.
It is not necessary
E -> just a fact

After solve this question, I saw gmatexam439's reasoning and
it is helpful to understand this question. Thank you.
A : prefer -> buy
B : buy -> prefer


This question is created by Kaplan for practice. Both A and B are important and common patterns in gmat.
In A, "not other reasons" is the key word; this gives a signal of a strengthener. On the other hand, if you negate B, the ocnclusion no longer holds true.

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Oct 2017
Posts: 4

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jan 2018, 19:33
I still dont get it. Its just the words that are different..meanings are same for both A and B
how is B the answer and not A when they both mean the same!!

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jan 2018, 22:49
sindhugh wrote:
I still dont get it. Its just the words that are different..meanings are same for both A and B
how is B the answer and not A when they both mean the same!!


what if customers buy the shows for at least 2 reasons? The conclusion still holds.

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 7

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 11

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jan 2018, 10:27
chesstitans wrote:
HG0815 wrote:
I confused between A and B, but IMO, OA is B

A : The expression of A, 'there were not ~' looks like strength so I chose B.
C is conclusion. it cannot be an assumption
D -> We cannot know that the cheaper price and better durability could be the reason.
It is not necessary
E -> just a fact

After solve this question, I saw gmatexam439's reasoning and
it is helpful to understand this question. Thank you.
A : prefer -> buy
B : buy -> prefer


This question is created by Kaplan for practice. Both A and B are important and common patterns in gmat.
In A, "not other reasons" is the key word; this gives a signal of a strengthener. On the other hand, if you negate B, the ocnclusion no longer holds true.


Just curious to know how "not other reasons" is a specific key word for strengthener..Do you have any such lists, if yes can you please share??

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 11

SVP
SVP
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1860

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jan 2018, 18:10
pk123 wrote:
chesstitans wrote:
HG0815 wrote:
I confused between A and B, but IMO, OA is B

A : The expression of A, 'there were not ~' looks like strength so I chose B.
C is conclusion. it cannot be an assumption
D -> We cannot know that the cheaper price and better durability could be the reason.
It is not necessary
E -> just a fact

After solve this question, I saw gmatexam439's reasoning and
it is helpful to understand this question. Thank you.
A : prefer -> buy
B : buy -> prefer


This question is created by Kaplan for practice. Both A and B are important and common patterns in gmat.
In A, "not other reasons" is the key word; this gives a signal of a strengthener. On the other hand, if you negate B, the ocnclusion no longer holds true.


Just curious to know how "not other reasons" is a specific key word for strengthener..Do you have any such lists, if yes can you please share??


I do not have time right now, but you can ask verbal experts for more examples. Many questions from free tests, or from OG show such same pattern.

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 2406

Re: A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt   [#permalink] 09 Jan 2018, 18:10
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A shoe manufacturer developed a man-made material that looked and felt

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.