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At a community college that offers cooking classes, program directors have noticed that nearly 75% of registrations occur within the week leading up to the start date for each class. To capitalize on this high level of last-minute demand, the community college plans to offer a new class starting each week.

The success of the plan requires which of the following assumptions to be true?

(A) No other cooking classes will adopt the same strategy of offering a new class every week.
(B) Cooking class students do not make their course enrollment plans well in advance of when they register for a class.
(C) The community college employs enough cooking class instructors to staff the increased number of courses.
(D) Cooking classes are becoming increasingly popular ways for people to spend their money and leisure time.
(E) The cost to offer additional classes will not increase as the community college expands its schedule.
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At a community college that offers cooking classes, program directors have noticed that nearly 75% of registrations occur within the week leading up to the start date for each class. To capitalize on this high level of last-minute demand, the community college plans to offer a new class starting each week.

The success of the plan requires which of the following assumptions to be true?

(A) No other cooking classes will adopt the same strategy of offering a new class every week.
(B) Cooking class students do not make their course enrollment plans well in advance of when they register for a class.
(C) The community college employs enough cooking class instructors to staff the increased number of courses.
(D) Cooking classes are becoming increasingly popular ways for people to spend their money and leisure time.
(E) The cost to offer additional classes will not increase as the community college expands its schedule.


As per given stem - Since 75% of registrations occur within the week leading up to the start date, it is expected that starting a new case every week will result in higher enrollment.
Need to find an option that may impact above conclusion.

(A) Out of scope - No mention of competition in the stem.
(B) Correct - Stem will hold true only if people are not planning about their course registration in advance. Only in the absence of advance planning - conclusion about weekly class and increased enrollment will hold true.
(C) No mention of capacity of teachers here - Eliminate
(D) Okay this option give some reason about increasing cooking classes increment but no mention of time here so eliminate.
(E) No mention of schedule constants
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At a community college that offers cooking classes, program directors have noticed that nearly 75% of registrations occur within the week leading up to the start date for each class. To capitalize on this high level of last-minute demand, the community college plans to offer a new class starting each week.

The success of the plan requires which of the following assumptions to be true?

(A) No other cooking classes will adopt the same strategy of offering a new class every week.
(B) Cooking class students do not make their course enrollment plans well in advance of when they register for a class.
(C) The community college employs enough cooking class instructors to staff the increased number of courses.
(D) Cooking classes are becoming increasingly popular ways for people to spend their money and leisure time.
(E) The cost to offer additional classes will not increase as the community college expands its schedule.



Community college directors notice that a majority of people sign up only a few days before the deadline for cooking classes.

On the basis of the above, the community college concludes it must start classes every week.

We need to find the gap in logic here that will make the conclusion come true.

What exactly led the college to conclude that they should start the cooking classes every week instead of planning it in advance?

The fact that people only register a few days before the class begins!

Hence starting classes every week is likely to help the college capitalise on the last-minute demand!


Another way to look at it

If you still have doubts about why an option should be true, just negate it! If the conclusion still follows, then that answer is probably not the assumption!

Negating B, If cooking class students do enrol in advance, would the college be able to capitalise on the last minute high-level demand? No!

An interesting question comes up - Why is E wrong?


Let us say a company launches a new product in a tier 3 city to capture the market...

Can you assume that the cost to offer the new product will not rise? You can't...

When we apply the same logic here, we can't assume that the cost will not rise when the college tries to capitalise on the demand.

Hence, B should be the answer.

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Plan - Looking at the last-minute demand, the community college plans to offer a new class starting each week.

Assumption - The Plan will Work


(A) No other cooking classes will adopt the same strategy of offering a new class every week. - Out Of Scope. Doesn't specify the reason how the plan will work.

(B) Cooking class students do not make their course enrollment plans well in advance of when they register for a class. - Correct. If Students don't plan in advance, the weekly new batch plan will work as the students can plan and join a new batch within a week.
(C) The community college employs enough cooking class instructors to staff the increased number of courses. - Irrelevant - Doesn't specify how Weekly Batch Plan will succeed.
(D) Cooking classes are becoming increasingly popular ways for people to spend their money and leisure time. - Doesn't specify if they'll join the weekly classes.
(E) The cost to offer additional classes will not increase as the community college expands its schedule. - Out Of Scope
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