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

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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.
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B turns out to be the answer.
A is just a strengthener.
Also, both A and B are important and common patterns in gmat.
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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.
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New post 05 Jan 2018, 04:39
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
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New post 05 Jan 2018, 06:19
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
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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.
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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.
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New post 08 Jan 2018, 20:33
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!!
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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.
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New post 09 Jan 2018, 11:27
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??
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New post 09 Jan 2018, 19:10
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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.
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