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Advertisement: 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.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement 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

kindly share the approach
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11 Aug 2008, 01:01
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spriya wrote:
Advertisement: 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.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement 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

kindly share the approach

A) -> Flaws
B) -> Supports
C) -> Flaws , since more coffee selling more is purchase of colombian coffee
D) -> Out of place
E) -> Out of place

Will go with C) since main argument given in advertisement is purchase of maximum colombian beans

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nmohindru wrote:
spriya wrote:
Advertisement: 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.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement 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

kindly share the approach

A) -> Flaws
B) -> Supports
C) -> Flaws , since more coffee selling more is purchase of colombian coffee
D) -> Out of place
E) -> Out of place

Will go with C) since main argument given in advertisement is purchase of maximum colombian beans

yes rightly said !!
since kreemo sells more coffee than any other it buys more coluombian beans too hence seeing its buying strength we cannot judge its quality .Major flaw in judgement !!
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C

kreemo buys more coffee beans because it sells more coffee. It doesnt necessarily use more coffee beans per cup of coffee

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11 Aug 2008, 00:11
think B , whts the OA ?

A out of scope ..equipment ??

C doesnt matter : its about quality not quantity

d cost : out of scope

e unblended : out of scope

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11 Aug 2008, 01:05
OA is C
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12 Aug 2008, 05:27
I COULDNT FIND AN ANSWER TO THIS..BUT CHOSE A AS A GUESS..
NICE EXPLANATION

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28 Sep 2008, 12:00
Thanks nmohindru - good explanation

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30 Sep 2008, 14:45
What type of "flaw" question is this? Is there a name?

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30 Sep 2008, 15:15
spriya wrote:
nmohindru wrote:
spriya wrote:
Advertisement: 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.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement 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

kindly share the approach

A) -> Flaws
B) -> Supports
C) -> Flaws , since more coffee selling more is purchase of colombian coffee
D) -> Out of place
E) -> Out of place

Will go with C) since main argument given in advertisement is purchase of maximum colombian beans

yes rightly said !!
since kreemo sells more coffee than any other it buys more coluombian beans too hence seeing its buying strength we cannot judge its quality .Major flaw in judgement !!

I dont understand your logic. The stem says that Colombian coffee beans are the best.

Kreemo uses those beans and Kreemo sells more coffee. What makes you NOT feel that kreemo is selling more coffee because of CCB. The reasoning stays good with C. Buy Kreemo, buy the best blended coffee.

If all the competitors are using the same equipment to blend coffee, then probably others will produce the same blend assuming they use the same proportions in the blend. The assumption part in A is a little bit worrying to me, but C did not make any sense to me.

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30 Sep 2008, 15:16
bigtreezl wrote:
C

kreemo buys more coffee beans because it sells more coffee. It doesnt necessarily use more coffee beans per cup of coffee

BT, Now I see why the answer is C.

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30 Sep 2008, 18:07
C should be it.
If Kreemo's sells more coffee than others, then it is not necessary that each packet will have more blended seeds. That challenges the notion that their coffee is superior because the no. of blended seeds/packet may not be more than other companies'.

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