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# Almost the entire demand for milk products in Hamilton County is

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03 Jun 2018, 06:30
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03 Jun 2018, 08:44
Amirfunc wrote:
Hi All,

I chose B for this question, if the operating expenses have not reduced from the past year, then there will be fewer outlets managing the expenses and directly the revenue would be lower.

Is there something I am missing?

Thanks

Hey Amirfunc ,

You fell into the very common trap my friend.

B says it has not reduced. That nowhere tells us whether it will remain the same or will increase. If it increases, our conclusion will be weakened and if it remains the same, our conclusion is strengthened.

Hence, B is incorrect.

Does that make sense?
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Updated on: 07 Jul 2018, 11:38
abhimahna wrote:
Nightmare007 wrote:
How can you suppose that they are running in full capacity. Previously they ran on normal capacity.
C tells that they did not increase sales from these opened.

Suppose MD owns 10 distribution centers each used to sell 10Million packets of milk. 4 - closed down.
C is saying these 6 distribution centers did not sell more packets to compensate for the 40 million packets sales difference.

So i opted C.
E says: what if its business is outside than inside. - Still it lost 4 outlets, and it will not affect anything. I think this is irrelevant. So what if people buy from outside city. We don't know whether each of the distributors will sell more this time in outside or will sell less outside.

abhimahna, GMATNinja Can you please tell me where am going wrong. Am still not sure why E is right. I have given my reasoning in above statements.

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Hey Nightmare007 ,

I understood what made you go wrong.

Option C is saying the remaining centers sold less volume. Now, this could be a strengthener but not an assumption. So, if you negate this statement: "They didn't sell less volume". This means they are selling either equal or more. If more, our conclusion is broken apart but if equal, it strengthens the conclusion.

Now, let's talk about option E.

E is saying they are not getting most of their business from outside. Notice the word "MOST". If I say, yes they have most of their business from outside, that means closing of those 4 centers in the state won't impact much and hence the conclusion is broken.

But if they are getting everything from within the state, they will surely have a great impact. Hence, E is the correct answer.

Remember: An assumption is something if negated breaks the conclusion apart.

Does that make sense?

Hello abhimahna,
If we negate C there will be either equal amounts or more. If equal then the conclusion still hold. If more, we still don't know if enough to compensate. So C is out.
If we negate E and assume that more than half of the distribution centers are outside of HC we would still need to assume that they made enough to compensate for the closed centers. Because even if the ones that closed were negligible and most of the DCs remained open technically the revenues would be less.
I eventually chose E because it was the only option left and not because I was convinced by the content.
Can you please make it clearer. Maybe i am missing something or using a wrong approach.

Originally posted by afa13 on 03 Jul 2018, 12:11.
Last edited by afa13 on 07 Jul 2018, 11:38, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Jul 2018, 08:42
hellosanthosh2k2 wrote:
Negating C DOES NOT crash the conclusion

Negated C: The distribution centers that have remained open have sold same volumes of milk this year as they did last year,
but still because of other closed distributed centers it will loose sales and revenues.

When we negate option C, shouldnt this be reworded to say that the remaining centers sold the same/more volumes ( did not sell less ) of milk this year which totally crashes the conclusion where revenues fall ( if price is constant )?
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09 Feb 2019, 13:10
VeritasKarishma can you please help with this one. How is OA:E?? even if the company gets most of its biusiness from out side ( 51%). 49% is still domestic and could decrease sales significantly. Also no where does option E say that the revenues outside the city grew sufficiently to cover up the volume decline by closure of 4 local stores.

As u mentioned. this unstated premise should always be true. I can see various reasons in which option E could fail as an ans.

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09 Feb 2019, 17:00
"However, in the past six months, four of Mother Dairy distribution centers have closed down, and no new ones have opened up."
The above mentioned 4 Mother Dairy distribution centers, might have been closed down outside the Hamilton County. In this case, Option E doesn't hold.
Re: Almost the entire demand for milk products in Hamilton County is   [#permalink] 09 Feb 2019, 17:00

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