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The world’s best coffee beans come from Colombia.
The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the
better the blend, and no company purchases more
Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee. Inc. So it
only stands to reason that if you buy a can of
Kreemo’s coffee, you’re buying the best blended
coffee available today.

is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and
package its coffee is no different from that
used by most other coffee producers
(B) not all of Kreemo’s competitors use Colombian
coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other
company
(D) Kreemo’s coffee is the most expensive blended
coffee available today
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best
blended coffee
i did't like the official answer...

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03 Oct 2003, 09:29
Vicky, I came across this question somewhere, I didn't like the answer either. Pretty weird.

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03 Oct 2003, 10:59
It was C .. yuck !!!
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03 Oct 2003, 12:12
Vicky wrote:
The worldтАЩs best coffee beans come from Colombia.
The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the
better the blend, and no company purchases more
Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee. Inc. So it
only stands to reason that if you buy a can of
KreemoтАЩs coffee, youтАЩre buying the best blended
coffee available today.

is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and
package its coffee is no different from that
used by most other coffee producers
(B) not all of KreemoтАЩs competitors use Colombian
coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other
company
(D) KreemoтАЩs coffee is the most expensive blended
coffee available today
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best
blended coffee
i did't like the official answer...

More columbian beans, the better the blend.

I think D

D says while it uses the most columbian coffee, it may also be the most expensive one...

IMO, B comes a close second..

Advt says Kreemo's buys MORE beans that any other...well...what if its the only one using columbian coffee...
But since we already know that the worlds best coffee beans come from columbia...B does not change too much..

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04 Oct 2003, 01:58
prat D does't point out a flaw in the argument.
So what if the Kremo's coffee is most expensive still it can be the best blended coffee, as the argument claims.
paraphrase the argument: Because kremo buys the largest amount and uses the best blended beans (raw material) it would have the best can of coffee beans (output).
Now it the argument clearly overlooks the possibility that Kremo and other manufactures, who use same beans, also uses the same equipment that processes those beans.
If kremo uses inferior processing method than definitely its can will not have the best blended beans...
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Vicky wrote:
prat D does't point out a flaw in the argument.
So what if the Kremo's coffee is most expensive still it can be the best blended coffee, as the argument claims.
paraphrase the argument: Because kremo buys the largest amount and uses the best blended beans (raw material) it would have the best can of coffee beans (output).
Now it the argument clearly overlooks the possibility that Kremo and other manufactures, who use same beans, also uses the same equipment that processes those beans.
If kremo uses inferior processing method than definitely its can will not have the best blended beans...
thanks

Vicks

If the equipment is equal among the Competitors and Kreemo, then of course Kreemo is not lying...Its really the Blend that makes the coffee superior..The Advt. is not undermined in anyway!

Brain..C is indeed the answer.. its better than D...i didnt see it..

Argument mentions that Kreemo purchases more BEANS than any other company...

We gullible consumers think that wow...it must be using more BEANS in the Coffee...

Kreemo adds to that thinking by saying that the MORE the number of BEANS, the better the coffee..

But guess what praetorian found out in D...

It sells much much more coffee than any other company...so of course...Kreemo will need to purchase more BEANS..

so more beans are for more coffee...not for best coffee..

so to recap,

Kreemo says MORE PURCHASE OF BEANS == MORE STRONGER BLEND

This is misleading....it doesnt say DIRECTLY that yeah, we use more beans in our coffee...it actually need more beans because it sells more coffee..

C should be the only answer.

Got to have coffee...its 5 in the morning.

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13 Oct 2003, 13:42

A couple of tips for people...

- Make sure you know the conclusion first before reading the answer choices. In this case the conclusion is if you buy a can of Kreemo, you're buying the best blended coffee today.

- Take the evidence as *fact*. More Colombian beans in a blend equals better blended coffee. Kreemo also buys the most Colombian beans. These statements are irrefutable and must always be true in the argument.

- Next, determine what is missing between the evidence and the conclusion? These are the assumptions that are made to connect the evidence with the conclusion. Paraphrase possible answers by refuting these assumptions before you read the choices. The obvious one is if Kreemo sells so much coffee that the amount of Colombian beans used per cup is lower than some other company's coffee. This does not violate either pieces of evidence, but definitely calls the conclusion into question.

- Remember, you're trying to refute the conclusion, not the evidence. Stay focused on the scope of the conclusion.

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13 Oct 2003, 13:49
praetorian123 wrote:

I think D

D says while it uses the most columbian coffee, it may also be the most expensive one...

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Remember...you need to refute the conclusion which says that if you buy a can of Kreemo, you're buying the best blended coffee today. Nowhere in the conclusion does it talk about cost or the best value of the coffee.

It doesn't matter if the coffee costs \$10,000 a cup. It's still can be the best blended coffee today!

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