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# Because postage rates are rising, Home Decorator magazine

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13. Because postage rates are rising, Home Decorator magazine plans to maximize its profits by reducing by one half the number of issues it publishes each year. The quality of articles, the number of articles published per year, and the subscription price will not change. Market research shows that neither subscribers nor advertisers will be lost if the magazineâ€™s plan is instituted.
Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest evidence that the magazineâ€™s profits are likely to decline if the plan is instituted?
(A) With the new postage rates, a typical issue under the proposed plan would cost about one-third more to mail than a typical current issue would.
(B) The majority of the magazineâ€™s subscribers are less concerned about a possible reduction in the quantity of the magazineâ€™s articles than about a possible loss of the current high quality of its articles.
(C) Many of the magazineâ€™s long-time subscribers would continue their subscriptions even if the subscription price were increased.
(D) Most of the advertisers that purchase advertising space in the magazine will continue to spend the same amount on advertising per issue as they have in the past.
(E) Production costs for the magazine are expected to remain stable

9. Passengers must exit airplanes swiftly after accidents, since gases released following accidents are toxic to humans and often explode soon after being released. In order to prevent passenger deaths from gas inhalation, safety officials recommend that passengers be provided with smoke hoods that prevent inhalation of the gases.
Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest reason not to require implementation of the safety officialsâ€™ recommendation?
(A) Test evacuations showed that putting on the smoke hoods added considerably to the overall time it took passengers to leave the cabin.
(B) Some airlines are unwilling to buy the smoke hoods because they consider them to be prohibitively expensive.
(C) Although the smoke hoods protect passengers from the toxic gases, they can do nothing to prevent the gases from igniting.
(D) Some experienced flyers fail to pay attention to the safety instructions given on every commercial flight before takeoff.
(E) In many airplane accidents, passengers who were able to reach emergency exits were overcome by toxic gases before they could exit the airplane.

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19 Oct 2005, 06:38
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19 Oct 2005, 06:39
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23 Jun 2006, 08:45
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Can you explain?
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23 Jun 2006, 09:42
13. (D) Most of the advertisers that purchase advertising space in the magazine will continue to spend the same amount on advertising per issue as they have in the past.

9. (A) Test evacuations showed that putting on the smoke hoods added considerably to the overall time it took passengers to leave the cabin.

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23 Jun 2006, 09:57
gmatmba wrote:
mohish wrote:
D
A

Can you explain?

sushom101 wrote:
13. Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest evidence that the magazineâ€™s profits are likely to decline if the plan is instituted?
(A) With the new postage rates, a typical issue under the proposed plan would cost about one-third more to mail than a typical current issue would.

This will actually reduce the total cost of mailing if # is issues is halved.

(B) The majority of the magazineâ€™s subscribers are less concerned about a possible reduction in the quantity of the magazineâ€™s articles than about a possible loss of the current high quality of its articles.

CR passage says that quality will not deteriorate; subscribers are concerned... doesn't say quality is going down actually.

(C) Many of the magazineâ€™s long-time subscribers would continue their subscriptions even if the subscription price were increased.

No affect on profits and revenues..

(D) Most of the advertisers that purchase advertising space in the magazine will continue to spend the same amount on advertising per issue as they have in the past.

If # of issues is reduced and amount spent on ads per issue remains the same total amount spent by advertisers is reduced. i.e. If 4 issues were published before and advertisers spent \$10/issue, total spent = \$40; with half as many issues total spent on ads = \$20

(E) Production costs for the magazine are expected to remain stable

No affect on profits.

9.Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest reason not to require implementation of the safety officialsâ€™ recommendation?
(A) Test evacuations showed that putting on the smoke hoods added considerably to the overall time it took passengers to leave the cabin.
CR passage says it is critical to get passengers out of the plan quickly. Anything that adds to the overall delay is not a good thing.

(B) Some airlines are unwilling to buy the smoke hoods because they consider them to be prohibitively expensive.
Not a good enough reason not to implement the scheme.

(C) Although the smoke hoods protect passengers from the toxic gases, they can do nothing to prevent the gases from igniting.

A true statement with no affect on decision.

(D) Some experienced flyers fail to pay attention to the safety instructions given on every commercial flight before takeoff.

A true statement with no affect on decision.

(E) In many airplane accidents, passengers who were able to reach emergency exits were overcome by toxic gases before they could exit the airplane.

All the more reason to go for the implementation, not to deny it. This is the inversion case. Tricky...

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23 Jun 2006, 10:27
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23 Jun 2006, 10:30
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23 Jun 2006, 10:32
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13. Because postage rates are rising, Home Decorator magazine plans to maximize its profits by reducing by one half the number of issues it publishes each year. The quality of articles, the number of articles published per year, and the subscription price will not change. Market research shows that neither subscribers nor advertisers will be lost if the magazineâ€™s plan is instituted.
Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest evidence that the magazineâ€™s profits are likely to decline if the plan is instituted?
(A) With the new postage rates, a typical issue under the proposed plan would cost about one-third more to mail than a typical current issue would.
(B) The majority of the magazineâ€™s subscribers are less concerned about a possible reduction in the quantity of the magazineâ€™s articles than about a possible loss of the current high quality of its articles.
(C) Many of the magazineâ€™s long-time subscribers would continue their subscriptions even if the subscription price were increased.
(D) Most of the advertisers that purchase advertising space in the magazine will continue to spend the same amount on advertising per issue as they have in the past.
(E) Production costs for the magazine are expected to remain stable

Will go with D.

With the number of issues being reduced the adverstising revenues will decrease as the advertisers used to pay in per issue basis.

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23 Jun 2006, 10:37
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9. Passengers must exit airplanes swiftly after accidents, since gases released following accidents are toxic to humans and often explode soon after being released. In order to prevent passenger deaths from gas inhalation, safety officials recommend that passengers be provided with smoke hoods that prevent inhalation of the gases.
Which of the following, if true, constitutes the strongest reason not to require implementation of the safety officialsâ€™ recommendation?
(A) Test evacuations showed that putting on the smoke hoods added considerably to the overall time it took passengers to leave the cabin.
(B) Some airlines are unwilling to buy the smoke hoods because they consider them to be prohibitively expensive.
(C) Although the smoke hoods protect passengers from the toxic gases, they can do nothing to prevent the gases from igniting.
(D) Some experienced flyers fail to pay attention to the safety instructions given on every commercial flight before takeoff.
(E) In many airplane accidents, passengers who were able to reach emergency exits were overcome by toxic gases before they could exit the airplane.

Clear winner A

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23 Jun 2006, 16:04
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Premises: postage rates are rising, magazine plans to maximize its profits by reducing number of issues/year. all other factors stay the same

Conclusion: neither subscribers nor advertisers will be lost if the magazineâ€™s plan is instituted

Question: ? will have profits to decline? translation: weaken

(A) don't care... we are dealing with this by reducing number of mags sent

(B) if quality of article decrease, then profits will not be maximized, as reader won't subscribe

(C) support the argument

(D) supports the argument again

(E) already stated that everything is constant

B is the winner

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23 Jun 2006, 16:14
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Premises: Passengers must exit airplanes swiftly after accidents (IMPORTANT) because inhaling gases is toxic, gases explode often

Conclusion: use smoke hoods that prevent inhalation of the gases that cause death in passengers.

Question: WEAKEN the conclusion

(A) aha... timing is involved, but passenger must clear aircraft SWIFTLY... weakens

(B) "some airlines... blah"... don't read further... we care about ALL airlines and passengers

(C) now this one is a tricky one..., BUT remember "SWIFTLY" part? passengers must clear the plane fast... AND... in premises it says that gases "OFTEN" explode... not ALL THE TIME... so A is WAY stronger

(E) this one support the conclusion, making it better to wear these things

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23 Jun 2006, 18:07
Should be D and A

D - because the key is "spend the same amount on advertising per issue" so since # of issues will decline, so will revenues

A - because mask will slow passenger movement increased the chance of them getting caught in the explosion
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24 Jun 2006, 07:37
D and A, as discussed above...
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