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Advertisement: At most jewelry stores, the person assessing the diamond is the person selling it so you can see why an assessor might say that a diamond is of higher quality than it really is. But because all diamonds sold at Gem World are certified in writing, you’re assured of a fair price when purchasing a diamond from Gem World.

The reasoning in the advertisement would be most strengthened if which one of the following were true?
A. Many jewelry stores other than Gem World also provide written certification of the quality of their diamonds.
B. The certifications of diamonds at Gem World are written by people with years of experience in appraising gems.
C. The diamonds sold at Gem World are generally of higher quality than those sold at other jewelry stores.
D. The diamond market is so volatile that prices of the most expensive diamonds can change by hundreds of dollars
from one day to the next.
E. The written certifications of diamonds at Gem World are provided by an independent company of gem specialists.
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New post 16 Feb 2017, 23:55
Option E is the correct answer. It rules out possibility of unfair assessment of price of the diamonds.

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Advertisement: At most jewelry stores, the person assessing the diamond is the person selling it so you can see why an assessor might say that a diamond is of higher quality than it really is. But because all diamonds sold at Gem World are certified in writing, you’re assured of a fair price when purchasing a diamond from Gem World.

The reasoning in the advertisement would be most strengthened if which one of the following were true?
A. Many jewelry stores other than Gem World also provide written certification of the quality of their diamonds.
B. The certifications of diamonds at Gem World are written by people with years of experience in appraising gems.
C. The diamonds sold at Gem World are generally of higher quality than those sold at other jewelry stores.
D. The diamond market is so volatile that prices of the most expensive diamonds can change by hundreds of dollars
from one day to the next.
E. The written certifications of diamonds at Gem World are provided by an independent company of gem specialists.


This is a strengthen question.
Only option B and E are the contender.
However,option E is the best as it gives more information that the certification seems to be fairly written.
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Why choice C is incorrect? higher quality-> fair price.

If the price remain same, higher quality will make the price fare for the customer. However, very less people selected choice C, but , at first glance, I found this choice to be tempting.
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Why choice C is incorrect? higher quality-> fair price.

If the price remain same, higher quality will make the price fare for the customer. However, very less people selected choice C, but , at first glance, I found this choice to be tempting.


Statement talks about company x. Option c talks about comparing x with other companies. We don't know about those companies. Are they low level shops or High end shops etc (So it's not in the scope).

But if you consider option E. Gem world diamonds are assessed by company of Gem specialists. Even though you don't know about that company of Gem specialists you can understand the skill of Gem specialists. So E is better compared to others.

Hope I've cleared your query.
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AR15J wrote:
Why choice C is incorrect? higher quality-> fair price.

If the price remain same, higher quality will make the price fare for the customer. However, very less people selected choice C, but , at first glance, I found this choice to be tempting.


Higher quality it's not necessarily fair priced. You can have an higher quality diamond that costs x and being priced as 2x.
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Advertisement: At most jewelry stores, the person assessing the diamond is the person selling it so you can see why an assessor might say that a diamond is of higher quality than it really is. But because all diamonds sold at Gem World are certified in writing, you’re assured of a fair price when purchasing a diamond from Gem World.

The reasoning in the advertisement would be most strengthened if which one of the following were true?
A. Many jewelry stores other than Gem World also provide written certification of the quality of their diamonds.
B. The certifications of diamonds at Gem World are written by people with years of experience in appraising gems.
C. The diamonds sold at Gem World are generally of higher quality than those sold at other jewelry stores.
D. The diamond market is so volatile that prices of the most expensive diamonds can change by hundreds of dollars
from one day to the next.
E. The written certifications of diamonds at Gem World are provided by an independent company of gem specialists.

To strengthen the argument we need to strengthen the link between the premise and the conclusion,

Prethinking ::Here the assessor might say that the diamond was assessed byt the same person as the one who is selling it ,the problem is that the same person sahll not be doiing both the jobs, so the selling and the asseccing should be done by independent people to maintain fair price.

Option E is exactly the same as prethinking.And is the correct answer.

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