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Automobile manufacturers defend their substitution of steel frames in cars with cheaper plastic components by claiming that consumer demand is ruled by a desire for light cars with crumple zones rather than as a result of corporate profit motives. However, if this trend were true, then carbon reinforced tubing, which is lighter than steel and stronger, would be available as an option. It is not.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument against the automobile manufacturer's claim?

A)When carbon tubing was introduced in the market place, it was not yet commercially viable to produce it in large volumes.

B)Automobile companies are reluctant to invest in high volume industrial technology to produce carbon tubing until profits from the sale of small scale commercial carbon products, such as bicycle frames, have stabilized.

C)Some types of carbon tubing for sports equipment are in such high demand that there is a back log of several weeks for orders.

D)Because carbon tubing has entirely different chemical properties from plastic frame components, new construction techniques will be required for automobiles.

E)Any valid comparison among steel, plastic and carbon frames must be based on identical performance measures.

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Automobile manufacturers defend their substitution of steel frames in cars with cheaper plastic components by claiming that consumer demand is ruled by a desire for light cars with crumple zones rather than as a result of corporate profit motives. However, if this trend were true, then carbon reinforced tubing, which is lighter than steel and stronger, would be available as an option. It is not.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument against the automobile manufacturer's claim?

A)When carbon tubing was introduced in the market place, it was not yet commercially viable to produce it in large volumes.

B)Automobile companies are reluctant to invest in high volume industrial technology to produce carbon tubing until profits from the sale of small scale commercial carbon products, such as bicycle frames, have stabilized.

C)Some types of carbon tubing for sports equipment are in such high demand that there is a back log of several weeks for orders.

D)Because carbon tubing has entirely different chemical properties from plastic frame components, new construction techniques will be required for automobiles.

E)Any valid comparison among steel, plastic and carbon frames must be based on identical performance measures.


hi,
the PARA basically tells that the auto mobile industry is moving to a cheaper option of PLASTIC claiming it to be a requrement of the users and not profit oriented. Why then Carbon reinforced tubing is not used as an option..

we have to weaken the industry's claim..
so we have to prove that the act of changeover is done to make PROFITs..

lets see the choices

A)When carbon tubing was introduced in the market place, it was not yet commercially viable to produce it in large volumes.
neither strengthens or weakens- does not talk of present circumstances

B)Automobile companies are reluctant to invest in high volume industrial technology to produce carbon tubing until profits from the sale of small scale commercial carbon products, such as bicycle frames, have stabilized.
CORRECT-- this clearly shows teh action of industry is to generate PROFITS

C)Some types of carbon tubing for sports equipment are in such high demand that there is a back log of several weeks for orders.
If this does something, it may strenthen the claim that the reason for not using carbon tubing is SHORTAGE and not profit oriented

D)Because carbon tubing has entirely different chemical properties from plastic frame components, new construction techniques will be required for automobiles.
again not of much use as a weakener

E)Any valid comparison among steel, plastic and carbon frames must be based on identical performance measures.
Out of context

ans B
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Thanks for sharing! Seems like a very good way to solve the problem!
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