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All-included tour package brochure: Tourists joining us on our "all-in

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All-included tour package brochure: Tourists joining us on our "all-included" package to the Caribbean are making a wise choice. People who take the so-called "inexpensive" cruises offered by some companies are constantly encouraged to buy "extras" in the form of alcoholic beverages, special day-trips and even the use of the midnight buffet. These unsuspecting tourists often pay an above-average price for such "inexpensive" cruises.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the position presented in the all-included tour package brochure?


A. Tourists who choose to hire a yacht, and head for the Caribbean independent of any company, ultimately pay less than those who go on inexpensive cruises organised by tour providers.

B. An accounting calculation made for an "inexpensive" cruising company shows that the average payment per passenger is 5% higher at the end of the cruise when charged individually for a five o'clock buffet and a scuba diving course.

C. A marketing investigation shows that while more costly, tourists electing the "inexpensive" option tend to return to the same company for their next cruise in higher percentages than those who choose the "all-included" package.

D. A market assessment made for one of the large cruising companies shows that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee, yet pays for many "extras", pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all-included" package.

E. A survey of customers who took cruises lasting more than two weeks shows that tourists that traveled with friends from home enjoyed themselves more than those that left alone or just as a couple.

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New post 28 Jun 2015, 04:28
I commented on this problem on another forum:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/master-gmat- ... 86135.html

It's a poorly written question, and I don't think it's worth studying. It would be helpful if you could specify the source of these questions when you tag them.
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Hi,

The only viable option is B, which is the correct answer. Explanation below.

The 'All included' cruise staff are saying that their's is the best cruise in terms of economics.

We need to support the the stand of 'all included' staff.

[Assumption is...'All included' cruises are cheaper or more cost efficient than the 'inexpensive' cruise. The strengthener for this assumption will be either 1. 'All included' cruises do not charge any extra once the passenger is on board or 2. 'Inexpensive' charges extra once someone is on board]

Option A: Unrelated to the argument.

Option C: Weakener.

Option D: (Says in mathematically..., (Initial fee+ extra) of 'Inexpensive' < 'all included' cruise [Weakening the statement]

Option E: unrelated.

Only stands B. (Although the additional words such as scuba diving or is irrelevant or you can say are there to distract the reader)


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All-included tour package brochure: Tourists joining us on our "all-included" package to the Caribbean are making a wise choice. People who take the so-called "inexpensive" cruises offered by some companies are constantly encouraged to buy "extras" in the form of alcoholic beverages, special day-trips and even the use of the midnight buffet. These unsuspecting tourists often pay an above-average price for such "inexpensive" cruises.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the position presented in the all-included tour package brochure?


Tourists who choose to hire a yacht, and head for the Caribbean independent of any company, ultimately pay less than those who go on inexpensive cruises organised by tour providers.

An accounting calculation made for an "inexpensive" cruising company shows that the average payment per passenger is 5% higher at the end of the cruise when charged individually for a five o'clock buffet and a scuba diving course.

A marketing investigation shows that while more costly, tourists electing the "inexpensive" option tend to return to the same company for their next cruise in higher percentages than those who choose the "all-included" package.

A market assessment made for one of the large cruising companies shows that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee, yet pays for many "extras", pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all-included" package.

A survey of customers who took cruises lasting more than two weeks shows that tourists that traveled with friends from home enjoyed themselves more than those that left alone or just as a couple.

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[quote="shriramvelamuri"]Hi,

The only viable option is B, which is the correct answer. Explanation below.

The 'All included' cruise staff are saying that their's is the best cruise in terms of economics.

We need to support the the stand of 'all included' staff.

[Assumption is...'All included' cruises are cheaper or more cost efficient than the 'inexpensive' cruise. The strengthener for this assumption will be either 1. 'All included' cruises do not charge any extra once the passenger is on board or 2. 'Inexpensive' charges extra once someone is on board]

Option A: Unrelated to the argument.

Option C: Weakener.

Option D: (Says in mathematically..., (Initial fee+ extra) of 'Inexpensive' < 'all included' cruise [Weakening the statement]

Option E: unrelated.

Only stands B. (Although the additional words such as scuba diving or is irrelevant or you can say are there to distract the reader)


Hope this helps.



[quote="target2015"]All-included tour package brochure: Tourists joining us on our "all-included" package to the Caribbean are making a wise choice. People who take the so-called "inexpensive" cruises offered by some companies are constantly encouraged to buy "extras" in the form of alcoholic beverages, special day-trips and even the use of the midnight buffet. These unsuspecting tourists often pay an above-average price for such "inexpensive" cruises.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the position presented in the all-included tour package brochure?


A market assessment made for one of the large cruising companies shows that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee, yet pays for many "extras", pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all-included" package.


hi shriramvelamuri,
In D they say that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all included", with that is not enough to say that the all included is cheaper?
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shriramvelamuri wrote:
Hi,

The only viable option is B, which is the correct answer. Explanation below.

The 'All included' cruise staff are saying that their's is the best cruise in terms of economics.

We need to support the the stand of 'all included' staff.

[Assumption is...'All included' cruises are cheaper or more cost efficient than the 'inexpensive' cruise. The strengthener for this assumption will be either 1. 'All included' cruises do not charge any extra once the passenger is on board or 2. 'Inexpensive' charges extra once someone is on board]

Option A: Unrelated to the argument.

Option C: Weakener.

Option D: (Says in mathematically..., (Initial fee+ extra) of 'Inexpensive' < 'all included' cruise [Weakening the statement]

Option E: unrelated.

Only stands B. (Although the additional words such as scuba diving or is irrelevant or you can say are there to distract the reader)


Hope this helps.



target2015 wrote:
All-included tour package brochure: Tourists joining us on our "all-included" package to the Caribbean are making a wise choice. People who take the so-called "inexpensive" cruises offered by some companies are constantly encouraged to buy "extras" in the form of alcoholic beverages, special day-trips and even the use of the midnight buffet. These unsuspecting tourists often pay an above-average price for such "inexpensive" cruises.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the position presented in the all-included tour package brochure?


Tourists who choose to hire a yacht, and head for the Caribbean independent of any company, ultimately pay less than those who go on inexpensive cruises organised by tour providers.

An accounting calculation made for an "inexpensive" cruising company shows that the average payment per passenger is 5% higher at the end of the cruise when charged individually for a five o'clock buffet and a scuba diving course.

A marketing investigation shows that while more costly, tourists electing the "inexpensive" option tend to return to the same company for their next cruise in higher percentages than those who choose the "all-included" package.

A market assessment made for one of the large cruising companies shows that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee, yet pays for many "extras", pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all-included" package.

A survey of customers who took cruises lasting more than two weeks shows that tourists that traveled with friends from home enjoyed themselves more than those that left alone or just as a couple.



hi shriramvelamuri,
In D they say that the tourist who pays a lower nominal fee pays insignificantly more than the tourist who pays a higher rate for an "all included", with that is not enough to say that the all included is cheaper?
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I think 'insignificantly' is the key word in D and hence it is not the right answer? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Option D - A tourist who pays a nominal fees + money for the extra services, ends up paying slightly (insignificantly) more than a tourist who pays for an all included package. Thus, at the end he does pay more than what an all included tour would cost. Hence, this statement is actually strengthening the argument.
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The key in ruling out D is the 'insignificant' part. It's basically saying that while the cost inexpensive package is greater than the all-included one, it's hardly significant, which in a way weakens the argument
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wannabemba28 wrote:
The key in ruling out D is the 'insignificant' part. It's basically saying that while the cost inexpensive package is greater than the all-included one, it's hardly significant, which in a way weakens the argument


Yes , the key word here is insignificant which can be missed while reading :(
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In B,

An accounting calculation made for an "inexpensive" cruising company shows that the average payment per passenger is 5% higher at the end of the cruise when charged individually for a five o'clock buffet and a scuba diving course.

The highlighted part distracted me. I was thinking maybe only if passenger chooses five o'clock buffet and a scuba diving course, the passenger will end up paying 5% higher. But If passenger does not choose those options, the cost could be more than "all-included" or less than "all-included", we never know.

Please correct me if i am missing anything.

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