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# Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn

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Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.
Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products.

Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiserâ€™s argument?

(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiserâ€™s conclusion
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement on which the advertiserâ€™s conclusion is based
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiserâ€™s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it
(D) By pointing out that the advertiserâ€™s point of view is biased
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic
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30 Oct 2006, 04:48
E for me here..
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30 Oct 2006, 05:44
A for me...
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30 Oct 2006, 06:38
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.
Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products.

Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiserâ€™s argument?

(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiserâ€™s conclusion
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement (The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible.)on which the advertiserâ€™s conclusion (Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.)is based
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiserâ€™s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it
(D) By pointing out that the advertiserâ€™s point of view is biased
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic

I would bet on B
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30 Oct 2006, 12:35
(C) for me
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30 Oct 2006, 12:35
I think A

By alleging that consumers pay for the ads indirectly, the advertiser's conclusion that consumers benefit economically from advertising is weakened.
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30 Oct 2006, 19:15
I bet on C
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31 Oct 2006, 01:48
will go with C
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31 Oct 2006, 02:59
E is true
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31 Oct 2006, 03:49
I wud go with A...

Whats the OA?
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31 Oct 2006, 04:35
between A and C.

I go for C.
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31 Oct 2006, 05:04
Its been a while that I have done CR...

Anyways, this is the way I see it:

However if u prove the consumers correct then its obvious that the consumers do not benefit economically as much as the advertisers claim to be.

Hence, I would still go with A..

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31 Oct 2006, 12:01
Another A.
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01 Nov 2006, 17:35
I want to say E. The Advertiser connects Advertiser -> Newspaper -> Consumer in terms of money. The consumer finishes the circle by connecting the Consumer to the Advertiser in terms of money. This tells me that the Advertisers argument does not take into account the full picture or narrowly restricts the discussion. Hence E.

(A) - Consumer is not alleging anything. Instead builds a clear connection.
(B) - Consumer does not argue that the Advertiser's conclusion is biased
(C) - Again consumer does not contradict what the Advertiser says. The Consumer agrees with the advertiser and brings in an additional element to it
(D) Same as B
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01 Nov 2006, 17:38
I go for A =)
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01 Nov 2006, 21:20
guys OA is A.
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02 Nov 2006, 01:37
Yuhooo!! I still remember something abt CR!
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