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# Advertisements for a certain brand of shampoo claim that

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Advertisements for a certain brand of shampoo claim that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo eventually reduces the shampoo's effectiveness, because all shampoos have residues which build up over time.

It can be inferred from the passage above that the creators of the advertisements hope consumers will respond to the advertisements and do which of the following?

A. Pressure shampoo companies to develop a product which can remove the residue left by any shampoo.
B. Gradually stop using their current brand of shampoo and switch to the advertised brand.
C. Periodically use the advertised brand of shampoo, even if they don't switch to that brand permanently.
D. Never use the same brand of shampoo for more than a week.
E. Use the advertised brand of shampoo because the residue it leaves actually protects hair
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02 Sep 2012, 20:20
+1 C

Because the advertirsers recognize that using the same brand always is not appropiate, it is likely that they don't expect that consumers will use the advertirsed brand always.
A is not correct because there is not enough info to assume that the advertirsers want a constant use of the advertised brand.
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A. Pressure shampoo companies to develop a product which can remove the residue left by any shampoo. - This states about the extreme situation which is out of scope of the present scenario - Incorrect
B. Gradually stop using their current brand of shampoo and switch to the advertised brand. - Since all shampoos builds up residue over time, the advertisers cannot expect the end user to switch completely to their shampoo - Incorrect
C. Periodically use the advertised brand of shampoo, even if they don't switch to that brand permanently. - The main intention of the advertisement is to make end user aware of the negative affects of using same shampoo over a long period of time. They want to make an impression on the user that their shampoo is a good residue remover available and expect them to switch periodically - Correct
D. Never use the same brand of shampoo for more than a week. - Already given the passage - Incorrect
E. Use the advertised brand of shampoo because the residue it leaves actually protects hair - No mention of the residue protecting the hair - Incorrect
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Advertisements for a certain brand of shampoo claim that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo eventually reduces the shampoo's effectiveness, because all shampoos have residues which build up over time.

It can be inferred from the passage above that the creators of the advertisements hope consumers will respond to the advertisements and do which of the following?

A. Pressure shampoo companies to develop a product which can remove the residue left by any shampoo.
B. Gradually stop using their current brand of shampoo and switch to the advertised brand.
C. Periodically use the advertised brand of shampoo, even if they don't switch to that brand permanently.
D. Never use the same brand of shampoo for more than a week.
E. Use the advertised brand of shampoo because the residue it leaves actually protects hair

I will vote for C.

I see that many have chosen B as the answer. The fault with B is that it mainly contradicts the intent of the advertisement company. If they say that no shampoo should be used permanently, option B says that customers will 'switch' to the advertised brand.

Option C correctly fits in. It indicates that customers will use the advertised brand for a specific period.

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21 Feb 2016, 12:14
qweert wrote:
Advertisements for a certain brand of shampoo claim that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo eventually reduces the shampoo's effectiveness, because all shampoos have residues which build up over time.

It can be inferred from the passage above that the creators of the advertisements hope consumers will respond to the advertisements and do which of the following?

A. Pressure shampoo companies to develop a product which can remove the residue left by any shampoo.
B. Gradually stop using their current brand of shampoo and switch to the advertised brand.
C. Periodically use the advertised brand of shampoo, even if they don't switch to that brand permanently.
D. Never use the same brand of shampoo for more than a week.
E. Use the advertised brand of shampoo because the residue it leaves actually protects hair

C for me too.

A. the ad is to attract some clients to use the brand of shampoo advertised.
B. switching will not eliminate the problem. the ads say that using same shampoo has negative effects. using only the shampoo advertised, will not help the cause.
C. looks good. so not use exclusively the shampoo advertised, because the effects will be the same. more likely, people have to use different types of shampoo because there will be no residues. in this case, it is implied that at least some times, people have to use the shampoo advertised.
D. never - way too strong. + 1 week - we have no time conditions given in the arugment
E. nothing in the argument to support this.
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Question Explanation

The question asks what can be inferred from the passage, which indicates that this an inference question. Do not bother breaking the passage into its conclusion, premise, and assumption for inference questions. Instead, focus on what the passage states directly. The correct answer must be true based on the facts in the passage. The passage states that advertisements…claim that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo eventually reduces the shampoo's effectiveness, because all shampoos have residues which build up over time. Evaluate the answer choices and, based upon the information in the passage, select the answer that represents the consumer response advertisers seek.

Choice A: No. A product which can remove the residue left by any shampoo is out of scope. The advertisements state that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo can be problematic because all shampoos have residues which build up over time, but the passage does not address any other product than shampoo.

Choice B: No. The phrase switch to the advertised brand is a reversal. The advertisements state that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo can be problematic because all shampoos have residues which build up over time. Thus, even the advertised shampoo will become less effective if used continuously.

Choice C: Correct. The advertisements state that continually washing one's hair with the same brand of shampoo eventually reduces the shampoo’s effectiveness. Therefore, it can be inferred that consumers should periodically change their shampoo. The advertisers hope that customers will periodically use the advertised brand without switching to it permanently.

Choice D: No. Never is extreme language, which should raise suspicion. The passage does indicate that all shampoos have residues which build up over time, but it does not specify whether a week is enough time for the residue from a shampoo to accumulate in the hair. Therefore, the idea that one should [n]ever use the same brand of shampoo for more than a week is too extreme.

Choice E: No. Residues that protect hair are out of scope. The passage states that all shampoos have residues which build up over time, but does not state that the residues from the advertised brand are in any way different from those of other shampoos.

The correct answer is choice C.
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