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Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar

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Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar in the lobby, we should not go forward with this plan. Installing a snack bar in the lobby would not be in everyone's best interest. If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.
The argument depends on which of the following?
A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment.

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Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar in the lobby, we should not go forward with this plan. Installing a snack bar in the lobby would not be in everyone's best interest. If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.
The argument depends on which of the following?
A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment.


IMO D.

It is a find assumption type of question. We are supposed the find the link that connects the conclusion of :If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly with premise supporting it - existence of a snack bar in the lobby.

A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result. Strengthens the argument, we want an implicit assumption.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty. weakens the argument , but not an assumption made.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack. grossly irrelevant / unrelated to the argument about snack bar.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby. Perfect! This is the assumption on which premise connects conclusion. If people bring snacks from home the theater would still get dirty with ot without the presence of a snack bar.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment. Unrelated to argument,

Hence D.

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aragonn wrote:
Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar in the lobby, we should not go forward with this plan. Installing a snack bar in the lobby would not be in everyone's best interest. If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.
The argument depends on which of the following?
A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment.


IMO D.

It is a find assumption type of question. We are supposed the find the link that connects the conclusion of :If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly with premise supporting it - existence of a snack bar in the lobby.

A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result. Strengthens the argument, we want an implicit assumption.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty. weakens the argument , but not an assumption made.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack. grossly irrelevant / unrelated to the argument about snack bar.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby. Perfect! This is the assumption on which premise connects conclusion. If people bring snacks from home the theater would still get dirty with ot without the presence of a snack bar.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment. Unrelated to argument,

Hence D.

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Thanks for the explanation. I was thinking of E. Environment is broad

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Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar in the lobby, we should not go forward with this plan. Installing a snack bar in the lobby would not be in everyone's best interest. If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.

The argument depends on which of the following?

A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result. --This info is already given in the argument.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty. --This weakens the argument
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack. --We don't know. This is a hypothetical scenario
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby. --Correct.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment. --Argument is not about primary concern of theatre's management
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Thanks for the explanation. I was thinking of E. Environment is broad

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D seems to justify the assumption that the only way to get snacks is from the snack bar.

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aragonn wrote:
Although the theater would increase its revenue by placing a snack bar in the lobby, we should not go forward with this plan. Installing a snack bar in the lobby would not be in everyone's best interest. If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.
The argument depends on which of the following?
A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment.


IMO D.

It is a find assumption type of question. We are supposed the find the link that connects the conclusion of :If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly with premise supporting it - existence of a snack bar in the lobby.

A. If a snack bar were placed in the lobby, patrons would consume more snacks in the theater as a result. Strengthens the argument, we want an implicit assumption.
B. The amount of snacks that most theater patrons consume does not cause the furniture to become dirty. weakens the argument , but not an assumption made.
C. The theater will probably be cleaner if snacks are banned completely than if patrons are only permitted to have one snack. grossly irrelevant / unrelated to the argument about snack bar.
D. Patrons will not simply bring snacks from home if the snack bar is not installed in the lobby. Perfect! This is the assumption on which premise connects conclusion. If people bring snacks from home the theater would still get dirty with ot without the presence of a snack bar.
E. The theater's primary concern should be to maintain a clean environment. Unrelated to argument,

Hence D.

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Hi Gladiator59

I'm confused between A and D.
The reason provided in the Q is - If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.

Doesn't it imply people already bring snacks from outside given that currently there is no snack counter in the lobby? If so, it works against D.

If we negate A, that is if snack counter is opened in the lobby but the patrons doesn't consume more snack inside then there is no question of the furnitures getting dirty because of these snacks. So conclusion breaks down.

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Hi aragon, I think OA is the answer.

As per the argument - "If people start bringing more snacks into the theater, the delicate furniture will become dirty more quickly.

This shows patrons were already bringing snacks to the cinema, regardless of the snack bar's installation. Confused as to why you (and others) have picked D as the answer. Please help.
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