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Advertisers are often criticized for their
unscrupulous manipulation of people’s tastes and
wants. There is evidence, however, that some
advertisers are motivated by moral as well as
financial considerations. A particular publication
decided to change its image from being a family
newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus
appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers
withdrew their advertisements from the publication,
and this must have been because they morally
disapproved of publishing salacious material.

Which one of the following, if true, would most
strengthen the argument?

(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements
to other family newspapers.
(B) Some advertisers switched from family
newspapers to advertise in the changed
publication.
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to
increase if they stayed with the changed
publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
(D) People who generally read family newspapers
are not likely to buy newspapers that
concentrate on sex and violence.
(E) It was expected that the changed publication
would appeal principally to those in a
different income group.
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Please correct the OA. this question is already posted with correct OA.
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The q is already discussed in https://gmatclub.com/forum/advertisers- ... 39598.html
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The q is already discussed in https://gmatclub.com/forum/advertisers- ... 39598.html
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Topics merged - thank you for pointing out.
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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people's tastes and wants.
There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations.
A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership.

Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?

(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.
>> There can be other reasons to move out such as profit was less, new audiences were not receptive, etc.
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
>> Not relevant.
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
>> Now that's a big sacrifice :) even though there was higher profit they opted to move out. Makes it better than A.
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
>>Opposite of what v r looking for.
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.
>> Not relevant.


hello sir ,
can you explain option D more , as how it is opposite of what we want ?
thanks in advance
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Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people's tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?

(A) The advertisers switched their advertisements to other family newspapers.
(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.

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"there is evidence ... some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations." They're trying to be nice, and tip you off to the possible alternative explanation for why the advertisers would switch publications. Answer choice (C) suggests that the advertisers ignored their financial considerations, thus supporting the explanation that the advertisers switched for moral considerations.

Let's look at the incorrect answer choices:

(A) doesn't explain why! Maybe their financial considerations would prompt them to advertise in a family newspaper. We just don't know why they would want to stay with a family newspaper.
(B) fails to explain why just like answer choice (A).
(D) undermines the argument by providing a financial consideration to be aware of.
(E) undermines the argument by providing a financial consideration to be aware of.
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