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Re: Buyers of used cars must love the color white. Of all the used cars... [#permalink]
B.
For several decades white car is preferred so cars which are being sold second hand are also white.
So it's not the buyers like second hand white car.

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Hi

There is a different interpretation to option A as well from my opinion.

It is the ease of maintenance that makes these people buy white cars not because of their love for white colour. Also choice B said, white cars are preferred by new car owners but it does not mean they actually bought white cars.

Can someone please throw some light on the above?

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Re: Buyers of used cars must love the color white. Of all the used cars... [#permalink]
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Buyers of used cars must love the color white. Of all the used cars sold in the country this year, as many as 60% were white.

Which of the following most weakens the argument?
(A) The color white is easier to maintain and hides scratches really well, unlike other colors such as black.
(B) White has been the most preferred car color of new car buyers in the country for several decades now.
(C) The prices of used cars do not vary on the basis of the color of the cars.
(D) There are more new cars sold in the country than used cars.
(E) The huge depreciation costs on new cars make it very attractive to buy used cars in the country.


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Answer: B

The argument assumes that all or a majority of these 60% of buyers actually want to buy the white cars. However, what if white is the color in which used cars are most often available for sale? Then the used car buyers won’t really have a choice but to buy whatever color is available, in this case white. Thus, they would have to buy the white cars even if they may not necessarily love the colour white. B provides one such possibility. If most new car buyers prefer to buy white cars then obviously most used cars available for sale will also be white since it is these new cars that eventually end up in used car lots.

(A) Why people love the color white is not our concern in the argument.

(C) If anything, this strengthens the argument by suggesting that lower price is not the reason people prefer to buy white cars.

(D) The number of new or used cars sold in the country is not of any concern to us.

(E) Again, why people prefer to buy used cars is not our concern; why they prefer to buy white cars is.
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