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Among consumers in this country who take cruises regularly, the percentage who chose High Seas’ cruise lines has decreased by 5 percentage points over the past five years. Since High Seas obviously relies on consumers to earn profits, these declines must have had a measurably negative impact on High Seas’ earnings.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

(A) Some trips were cut from the cruise schedule, and they were trips during which ticket sales had historically been sufficient to achieve profitability.
(B) There are many more cruise lines in existence today than there were five years ago.
(C) The number of people who regularly take cruises has increased significantly over the past five years.
(D) Five years ago, High Seas reduced the number of cruises on its annual schedule.
(E) High Seas cruises travel to several different destinations.

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Among consumers in this country who take cruises regularly, the percentage who chose High Seas’ cruise lines has decreased by 5 percentage points over the past five years. Since High Seas obviously relies on consumers to earn profits, these declines must have had a measurably negative impact on High Seas’ earnings.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

(A) Some trips were cut from the cruise schedule, and they were trips during which ticket sales had historically been sufficient to achieve profitability.
(B) There are many more cruise lines in existence today than there were five years ago.
(C) The number of people who regularly take cruises has increased significantly over the past five years.
(D) Five years ago, High Seas reduced the number of cruises on its annual schedule.
(E) High Seas cruises travel to several different destinations.

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hi.
Para tells us that the people choosing H has gone down by 5% of total people who went on cruise..
so the profit must have gone down ... BUT this is not true, what can be the reasons..


1) the prices of tickets could have gone up resulting in more revenue..
example 100 went initially and profit was $100 so total $10000..
Now it is 95 but profit on each ticket has gone up to 200, so total = 200*95=$19000

2) since we are talking about %, it is possible even with lesser %, the actual numbers could have gone up.
earlier they had 50% of total , which is 100 people..
but now the % has gone down to 45 but the number of people on cruise has gone up to 200, so total on H cruise = 45*200/100=90
so increase from 50 to 90

point 2 is given by C
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(C) The number of people who regularly take cruises has increased significantly over the past five years.

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