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Burger Land, a nationwide fast-food chain, recently announced a special promotion dramatically reducing the price of its most popular burger, the Big and Beefy. This development has provoked a strong response by the nation’s nutritionists. Citing the extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy, they predict that the price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

The nutritionists’ argument assumes which of the following?

A. Some consumers induced by the price reduction to purchase the Big and Beefy would otherwise have consumed food lower in cholesterol than the Big and Beefy.

B. Reducing fat consumption is the most important factor in improving one’s diet.

C. Burger Land could not have increased sales of the Big and Beefy by reducing its cholesterol content and appealing to health-conscious consumers.

D. Other fast-food companies will not respond to Burger Land’s announcement by reducing the price of their own high-cholesterol burgers.

E. Lost revenue due to the price reduction in the Big and Beefy will be offset by an increase in the number of burgers sold.

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Burger Land reduced the price of burger. Price reduction provoked a response from nutritionists. Response: High cholesterol in burger + price reduction will have a negative impact on health.

Possible Assumption: Price reduction will cause people to eat more burgers, increasing the cholesterol consumption

A. Some consumers induced by the price reduction to purchase the Big and Beefy would otherwise have consumed food lower in cholesterol than the Big and Beefy. - Correct. This conveys that price reduction has forced some consumers to eat burgers. Otherwise consumers would have preferred low cholesterol diet.

B. Reducing fat consumption is the most important factor in improving one’s diet. - Incorrect - Argument speaks about health effects. We know the link between cholesterol and health, but we do not know how diet affect one's health. Moreover is reducing fat consumption the most important factor? Can't say.

C. Burger Land could not have increased sales of the Big and Beefy by reducing its cholesterol content and appealing to health-conscious consumers. - Incorrect - Irrelevant. Talks about sales.

D. Other fast-food companies will not respond to Burger Land’s announcement by reducing the price of their own high-cholesterol burgers. - Incorrect - Irrelevant.

E. Lost revenue due to the price reduction in the Big and Beefy will be offset by an increase in the number of burgers sold. - Incorrect - Irrelevant.

IMO answer is A.
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Burger Land, a nationwide fast-food chain, recently announced a special promotion dramatically reducing the price of its most popular burger, the Big and Beefy. This development has provoked a strong response by the nation’s nutritionists. Citing the extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy, they predict that the price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Conclusion : price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Linking premise: Reduction in the price of its most popular burger, the Big and Beefy.

This development has provoked a strong response by the nation’s nutritionists.
extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy,

Originally posted by sun01 on 18 Mar 2016, 11:19.
Last edited by sun01 on 18 Mar 2016, 11:34, edited 1 time in total.
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Burger Land, a nationwide fast-food chain, recently announced a special promotion dramatically reducing the price of its most popular burger, the Big and Beefy. This development has provoked a strong response by the nation’s nutritionists. Citing the extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy, they predict that the price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Conclusion : price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Linking premise: Reduction in the price of its most popular burger, the Big and Beefy.

This development has provoked a strong response by the nation’s nutritionists.

extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy

Assumption: Price reduction shall induce consumers to increase the intake of Big and Buffy's burger.

Only option A fits the space.
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Citing the extremely high levels of cholesterol in the Big and Beefy, they predict that the price reduction will have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Price reduction can have a negative impact on the health only when the consumers actually consumes the high cholesterol burgers , thus our target is to find an answer where the consumers are actually purchasing/consuming the burgers - Non but option A produces the same.
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this one is easy..

Big and beefy price reduction --> nutritionists’ argument (what's the assumption)

A)Some consumers would otherwise have consumed food lower in cholesterol than the B&B -- directly related to the promotion and nutritionists argument (Correct).

B) Reducing fat consumption important - may be (but its not the assumption related to B&B new scheme, nutritionists can't do much if people consume same burgers without the promotion), his concern is related to promotion.

C) -provide alternate scenario or way to achieve sales (not relevant)

D) other fast-food companies... - Do we need to know what others are doing, not related to argument.

E) Lost revenue of Big and Beefy... - nutritionists is concerned with public health, not with B&B revenue.

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Can someone help me here?

I thought Using "Some" in A cannot prove it an assumption

And In E we use the statement which implies if we reduce the price there will be more sales hence There will be a negative impact on health, citing cholesterol level of Burger.
E could be the Answer
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Can someone help me here?

I thought Using "Some" in A cannot prove it an assumption

And In E we use the statement which implies if we reduce the price there will be more sales hence There will be a negative impact on health, citing cholesterol level of Burger.
E could be the Answer

rupeshnverbal, the options are supposed to be misleading.
Thus, always Pre-Think before you jump to answer choice analysis.

Let's Deep-Dive!
    Premise: Introduction of a cheaper burger big and beefy (BnB), laden with extremely high levels of cholesterol.
    Conclusion: BnB -----will have -----> negative impact on the health of our citizens.

Pre-Think:
    Why is the author hell bent in concluding that a mere introduction of a cheaper burger will have repercussions to the health of citizens?
    Probably:
      1) BnB, being the most popular burger, will be delicious enough to incite the consumers.
      2) The presence of high levels of cholesterol will be disastrous to the health of the citizens.


Answer choice analysis:
    Quote:
    A. Some consumers induced by the price reduction to purchase the Big and Beefy would otherwise have consumed food lower in cholesterol than the Big and Beefy.
      Aha! Inlines with the Pre-Thinking. Let's hold A and find conclusive flaws in other answer choices.
    Quote:
    B. Reducing fat consumption is the most important factor in improving one’s diet.
      Does the conclusion rely on the assumption that reducing fat consumption is the most important factor in improving one’s diet?
      No. Even if it's NOT the most important factor. We ARE good.
      OUT!
    Quote:
    C. Burger Land could NOT have increased sales of the Big and Beefy by reducing its cholesterol content and appealing to health-conscious consumers.
      !C = Burger Land could have increased sales of the Big and Beefy by reducing its cholesterol content and appealing to health-conscious consumers.
      Even if it could, will it be CONSUMED by the citizens? Certainty vs Capacity.
        What if the altered-BnB( healthier BnB ) tastes so different that people lose the drive for BnB?
        What if the altered-BnB( healthier BnB ) has certain allergic elements that people lose the drive for BnB?
          Lot's of moving variables, which CAN easily affect the final decision!
        OUT!
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    D. Other fast-food companies will not respond to Burger Land’s announcement by reducing the price of their own high-cholesterol burgers.
      Even if Other fast-food companies reduce the price, we CANNOT conclusively say that the citizens will be eyeing to get the burgers of their competitors.
      The negation results in an ambiguous situation.
      It's Dicey -----> OUT!
    Quote:
    E. Lost revenue due to the price reduction in the Big and Beefy will be offset by an increase in the number of burgers sold.
      Let's negate this option:
      !E = Lost revenue due to the price reduction in the Big and Beefy will NOT be offset by an increase in the number of burgers sold.
      Meaning: Though the food chain lost revenue, the sales of burgers increased.
      This assumption is a BIG mistake:
        Since the sales of burgers increased --------> It will necessarily have a negative impact on the health of our citizens.

      We need few further assumptions to reach the above claim:
        1) sales of burgers will be ENOUGH to jeopardize the health of our citizens.
        2) The sales of burgers will be CONSUMED by the citizens.

      What if the increased sales were NOT consumed by the citizens?
        - OptionA exactly answers this question that if the price decreases, the citizens will long to eat BnB.
      What if the increased sales were exported to some rich caterers in the adjoining city?
        - There is NO guarantee that sales of those burgers will be CONSUMED by the citizens, unless backed by a coherent answer choice.
    That's where E loses relevance. OUT!

TakeAway:
    The negation of an assumption MUST break the conclusion directly, NOT after further many more assumptions.

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