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# Bell Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has claimed to ha

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Bell Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has claimed to have become the leading seller of mobile handsets, in terms of units sold, in the country. According to latest figures released by all the handset manufacturers in the country, G. Bell Corporation managed to sell 80 per cent of the total handsets that it manufactured during the year whereas the market leader, H. Wells Corporation, managed to sell only 50 per cent of its total handsets.

Which of the following identifies a flaw in G. Bell Corporation’s reasoning?

(A) It does not take into account H. Wells Corporation’s huge book of advance orders for handsets that need to be shipped during the next year

(B) It incorrectly assumes that the current trend will continue into the next year as well

(C) It makes no comparison of the average price at which G. Bell Corporation sold its handsets with the average price at which H. Wells Corporation sold its handsets

(D) It does not take into account the total number of handsets sold by either manufacturer

(E) It does not take into account the total market size for mobile handsets in the country

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29 Aug 2018, 01:13

Reason: “Bell Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has claimed to have become the leading seller of mobile handsets, in terms of units sold,...” indicates the measure. 80% for Bell vs. 50% for Wells cannot fit the measure, as total headsets cannot be determined by % alone. It could be determined if total production for each company was provided. From here, a comparison on quantity sold could be made.

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29 Aug 2018, 02:19
Bunuel wrote:
Bell Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has claimed to have become the leading seller of mobile handsets, in terms of units sold, in the country. According to latest figures released by all the handset manufacturers in the country, G. Bell Corporation managed to sell 80 per cent of the total handsets that it manufactured during the year whereas the market leader, H. Wells Corporation, managed to sell only 50 per cent of its total handsets.

Which of the following identifies a flaw in G. Bell Corporation’s reasoning?

(A) It does not take into account H. Wells Corporation’s huge book of advance orders for handsets that need to be shipped during the next year

(B) It incorrectly assumes that the current trend will continue into the next year as well

(C) It makes no comparison of the average price at which G. Bell Corporation sold its handsets with the average price at which H. Wells Corporation sold its handsets

(D) It does not take into account the total number of handsets sold by either manufacturer

(E) It does not take into account the total market size for mobile handsets in the country

as total headsets cannot be determined by % alone. It could be determined if total production for each company was provided. From here, a comparison on quantity sold could be made.
Re: Bell Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has claimed to ha   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2018, 02:19
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