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Closed environments in a car lead to high concentrations of humidity within the car in the long run, damaging the leather upholstery eventually. Customers of luxury cars complain about such damage since they view it as an additional expense over and above the already high amount they had to pay for the car. Luxuar, one such manufacturer of luxury cars, plans to use carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery that provides similar ergonomic experience as the current leather upholstery and that is significantly more resistant to humidity damage.

In deciding whether switching to carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery would reduce the number of customer complaints significantly, it would be most helpful to determine which of the following?

A. Whether synthetic upholstery provides a luxurious rich look that is deemed acceptable to the customers of luxury cars for the money they spend on the car.
B. Whether the stain-resistance prowess of synthetic upholstery is at least as comparable to that of conventional leather upholstery to the abuse from liquid spills common in luxury cars.
C. Whether there are some customers who are not worried about humidity-related damage to upholstery.
D. Whether carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery withstands humidity for at least 3 times as long as leather upholstery does.
E. Whether there are other materials that can be used in creating upholstery to provide similar ergonomic experience.

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It looks like A. other choices are not talking about the issue at hand.


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New post 04 Apr 2018, 23:03
I think it should be A because argument already specifies that its better moisture resistant than leather with other specifications such as it is a luxurious n expensive car . So we need to look for an option which doesn't alter its look and quality along with the fact that it should be moisture resistant.
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Closed environments in a car lead to high concentrations of humidity within the car in the long run, damaging the leather upholstery eventually. Customers of luxury cars complain about such damage since they view it as an additional expense over and above the already high amount they had to pay for the car. Luxuar, one such manufacturer of luxury cars, plans to use carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery that provides similar ergonomic experience as the current leather upholstery and that is significantly more resistant to humidity damage.

In deciding whether switching to carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery would reduce the number of customer complaints significantly, it would be most helpful to determine which of the following?


A. Whether synthetic upholstery provides a luxurious rich look that is deemed acceptable to the customers of luxury cars for the money they spend on the car.
B. Whether the stain-resistance prowess of synthetic upholstery is at least as comparable to that of conventional leather upholstery to the abuse from liquid spills common in luxury cars.
C. Whether there are some customers who are not worried about humidity-related damage to upholstery.
D. Whether carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery withstands humidity for at least 3 times as long as leather upholstery does.
E. Whether there are other materials that can be used in creating upholstery to provide similar ergonomic experience.

Let's use POE.

A. Good enough - If using SU does not give luxurious looks, then customer will not accept as he/she is spending money for this.
B. We are concerned about damage due to humidity - Out of scope
C. We are concerned about customers who are worried
D. Too specific - We can't say exactly 3 times will be enough
E. Out of scope.

Hence (A)
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OA is B.
A is wrong because it is already mentioned in the argument that carbon-fiber-based synthetic upholstery that provides similar ergonomic experience as the current leather upholstery.

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How is answer B correct? how does spiiling part links to complaints, which is the conclusion of the argument.
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A cannot be the answer as A talks about "rich look" where as conclusion talks about customer complaints. No where it is mentioned in argument that synthetic upholstery will not have rich look. We want to know about complaints that will be generated if the product gets damaged because of humidity and hence needs change and thus additional cost.
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seemachatwani wrote:
A cannot be the answer as A talks about "rich look" where as conclusion talks about customer complaints. No where it is mentioned in argument that synthetic upholstery will not have rich look. We want to know about complaints that will be generated if the product gets damaged because of humidity and hence needs change and thus additional cost.


The main point of the argument is indeed rich look and maintenance cost of the rich look. Indeed it is not mentioned that synthetic upholstery will not have rich look BUT can we assume it will have the same rich look. This is why it is important to evaluate it. If yes, then it can be used. If no, it cannot be.

My personal opinion is that A is provided as the best wrong answer so that people can pick it, this is what makes the question difficult but still the provided answer choice B does not look 100% airtight. Does not sound like an official question, I could be wrong.

Can someone please post the source and OE of this question.
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