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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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So now CRs are coming with 4 options ?

C !
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So now CRs are coming with 4 options ?

C !


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So now CRs are coming with 4 options ?

C !


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C it is

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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.

Please give reasons for ur choice....

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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?

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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?


yes. C

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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?


I picked A. But your explanation proves C provides a better reason than A.
C is a better choice
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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.
does not necessarily mean they morally disapproved. Could be because they did not have the right audience with the new publication(B) Some advertisers switched from family newspapers to advertise in the changed publication.
irrelevant. we are talking about advertisers who were advertising in the current publication earlier
(C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.
Since the advertisers sales will drop now since they withdrew the advertisements, they must have done so on moral grounds
(D) People who generally read family newspapers are not likely to buy newspapers that concentrate on sex and violence.
again shows that advertisers might have witrhdrawn to avoid loss. weakens the argument
(E) It was expected that the changed publication would appeal principally to those in a different income group.
again could be related to profits rather than moral values.

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thanks guys...the OA is C

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10. 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.


Yup the answer is C.
First we will have to find the Assumption. The assumption here is that Advertisers switched their ads. only on the basis of morality though it would impact their product sales.

Only option C seconds that..

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Swagatalakshmi wrote:
So now CRs are coming with 4 options ?

C !


LOL! You are hilarious man :-D


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Here you have to be careful i understanding the argument. in the beginning it mentions that their motive is based on moral / profits.
So "C" hows the profit criteria.

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Can anyone tell me what is the conclusion for this argument? Just wanted to analyse what all things are required to strengthen the argument and whether the strengthen here is achieved by strengthening the argument?

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I am too confused about the conclusion of this argument. I wonder whether the conclusion is: Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material. or There is evidence that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations

Let me try a "therefore test":
A)
Because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material, some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication.
Therefore, some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations
B)
Some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations
Therefore, some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material.

A makes more sense to me.
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C) The advertisers expected their product sales to increase if they stayed with the changed publication, but to decrease if they withdrew.

Since the advertisers withdrew even when they knew their product sales would increase if they stayed, they surely had moral reasons, supporting the argument. No?



i went for a ..butnow i understand why c is correct.

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C it is...

A and D are trap answers...

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