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Baxe Interiors, one of the largest interior design companies in existe

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Baxe Interiors, one of the largest interior design companies in existence, currently has a near monopoly in the corporate market. Several small design companies have won prestigious awards for their corporate work, while Baxe has won none. Nonetheless, the corporate managers who solicit design proposals will only contract with companies they believe are unlikely to go bankrupt, and they believe that only very large companies are unlikely to go bankrupt.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?


(A) There are other very large design companies besides Baxe, but they produce designs that are inferior to Baxe’s.

(B) Baxe does not have a near monopoly in the market of any category of interior design other than corporate interiors.

(C) For the most part, designs that are produced by small companies are superior to the designs produced by Baxe.

(D) At least some of the corporate managers who solicit design proposals are unaware that there are designs that are much better than those produced by Baxe.

(E) The existence of interior designs that are superior to those produced by Baxe does not currently threaten its near monopoly in the corporate market.

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Baxe Interiors, one of the largest interior design companies in existence, currently has a near monopoly in the corporate market. Several small design companies have won prestigious awards for their corporate work, while Baxe has won none. Nonetheless, the corporate managers who solicit design proposals will only contract with companies they believe are unlikely to go bankrupt, and they believe that only very large companies are unlikely to go bankrupt.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?


(A) There are other very large design companies besides Baxe, but they produce designs that are inferior to Baxe’s. The statements above supports "several small design companies" that have won prestigious awards while Baxe has won none
(B) Baxe does not have a near monopoly in the market of any category of interior design other than corporate interiors.It does not mention about other categories[color=#ff0000][/color]
(C) For the most part, designs that are produced by small companies are superior to the designs produced by Baxe.If there are no answer E then I would choose this, as one third of the statements supports this idea
(D) At least some of the corporate managers who solicit design proposals are unaware that there are designs that are much better than those produced by Baxe.Several small companies have won prestigious awards, and also the motive behind those managers' choices are companies' size that ensure its unlikeliness to go bankrupt
(E) The existence of interior designs that are superior to those produced by Baxe does not currently threaten its near monopoly in the corporate market.All parts from the statements support this
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Answer Choice Analysis:
(A) is unsupported. How are we to know how the designs of large design companies stack up against those of Baxe, nor can we really say that other large design companies exist.

(B) is out of scope. We know nothing of how Baxe competes in markets other than that for commercial space.

(C) is too strong. We know that there are some stronger design producers, but we cannot generalize to what is true of smaller design companies generally.

(D) is out of scope. We don't know whether those company managers are aware of better designs.

(E) is correct. This is supported from a combination of all four statements. The second point is not enough to combat the inference one can make from the third and fourth points, which suggests that the first point will likely continue.

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