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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher qu [#permalink]
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Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales. Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest justification for the managers’ judgment?

A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well.

B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas.

C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities.

D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before.

E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them.


Conclusion: Sustainable economy strength => increase sales of high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. But managers do not expect so.

C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities => No customer demand on Boravia's products anymore => not increase sales.
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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher qu [#permalink]
Conclusion says that there is no increase of sales of equipment

B says that people go abroad but they can still buy equipment in country

C says that parks provide equipment so no need to buy it. Correct


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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher qu [#permalink]
I would go with 'B'. It does not make sense to buy the hiking gear and travel overseas.
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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy [#permalink]
B. This is the best strengthening statement to Hill and Dale’s argument. If the economy strengthens then people will prefer spending vacations overseas to hiking hence declining the sales of hiking equipments. Hence, B is the answer.
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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher qu [#permalink]
Conclusion: Hill and Dale thinks even though the economy is entering a period of sustained strength, the sale won’t increase.
A. This statement has no relevance to the argument.
B. This is the best strengthening statement to Hill and Dale’s argument. If the economy strengthens then people will prefer spending vacations overseas to hiking hence declining the sales of hiking equipments. Hence, B is the answer.
C. This could be a weakening statement. If hiking facilities improve then more people will prefer hiking which will eventually increase the sale of hiking products.
D. This statement has no relevance to the argument.
E. This statement holds little or no relevance to the argument.
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souvik101990 wrote:
Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest justification for the managers’ judgment?


A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well.

B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas.

C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities.

D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before.

E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them.



A. A significant proportion of Hill and Dale’s sales are made to customers who enter the store in order to buy one particular item but, once there, find other items to buy as well. - Wrong: Out of Scope

B. In Boravia when the economy is strong, those who might otherwise go camping tend to take vacations overseas. - Correct

C. The economic upturn is likely to allow Boravia’s national parks, where most of the camping and hiking is done, to receive extra funding to improve their visitor facilities. - Wrong: Out of Scope

D. Advances in materials technology have led to the development of hiking and camping equipment that is more comfortable and lightweight than before. - Wrong: Irrelevant Comparison

E. Many people in Boravia not only are committed to preserving the country’s wilderness areas but also are interested in spending some time in them. - Wrong: Out of Scope
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Re: Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher qu [#permalink]
The conclusion to be strengthened-> Even though the economy will get stronger, the sales of high-cost hiking equipment will not increase.

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