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Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.

I don't get the answer plz help me :(
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Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.

I don't get the answer plz help me :(


the author concludes that the number of people who received the products did not increase.
This of course he says because even though the number of products sold increased, the population of the area didn't.
The assumption made here is that the company serviced ALL the possible areas / people in 1950's itself.

Option D makes sense, thus.
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I think E) should be the correct answer

According to the book, the answer should be D not E, but I still don't understand the way answer key explains for the correct answer :(
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E is a weakener, so it cant be an assumption. If per capita demand remained constant then where extra Kimchi is going. Argument says that demand increased from 12% to 25%, and author claims that number of people consuming Kimichi has not increased. Only D is closest to support authors claim.
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Ok, here's my take:

Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service-
This statement is relevant but it fails to provide a comparison with relevant numbers in 1957. Hence can be eliminated.
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
Same as A
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
Quality is irelevant. OFS.
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
This correctly states that the delivery range has not changed from 1957. The negation test will establish this is the correct answer.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.
The argument clearly states that the number of people living in Crenkotown has remained unchanged. So, this statement would essentially weaken the conclusion. While we need to find information that would make the conclusion true -Incorrect!


It took me 4 min to get this one, so would have essentially gotten it wrong on the actual test! :(
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Ok, here's my take:

Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service-
This statement is relevant but it fails to provide a comparison with relevant numbers in 1957. Hence can be eliminated.
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
Same as A
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
Quality is irelevant. OFS.
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
This correctly states that the delivery range has not changed from 1957. The negation test will establish this is the correct answer.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.
The argument clearly states that the number of people living in Crenkotown has remained unchanged. So, this statement would essentially weaken the conclusion. While we need to find information that would make the conclusion true -Incorrect!


It took me 4 min to get this one, so would have essentially gotten it wrong on the actual test! :(



While I understand that option D is correct based on negation :
Some of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service. So that means some thing started delivery after 1957, essentially attacking the conclusion. Hence D is the Assumption.

But I still fail to understand how can Option E work as a wealener.
Can someone pls help explain ?
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Here we can establish the assumption by negation test.
If we say that the commercial operations started in new areas then we the conclusion that more citizens did not got the deliveries will fall. Hence negating D will fail the argument.
D is the answer.

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Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.

I don't get the answer plz help me :(


E. Says per capita demand , which is (no. of goods in demand / Population) will be constant. However, the trick here is that per capita demand can be constant even if no. of goods in demand varies with the population. So, this is not a necessary condition for the conclusion to be true.
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This question is a copy of the following gmatprep question.So if anyone is interested...here it goes.....

Radio stations with radio data system (RDS) technology broadcast special program information that only radios with an RDS feature can receive. Between 1994 and 1996, the number of RDS radio stations in Verdland increased from 250 to 600. However, since the number of RDS-equipped radios in Verdland was about the same in 1996 as in 1994, the number of Verlanders receiving the special program information probably did not increase significantly.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. few if any of the RDS radio stations that began broadcasting in Verdland after 1994 broadcast to people with RDS-equipped radios living in areas not previously reached by RDS stations.

B. In 1996 most Verdlanders who lived within the listening area of an RDS station already had a radio equipped to receive RDS.

C. Equipping a radio station with RDS technology does not decrease the station’s listening area.

D. In 1996 Verlanders who did not own radios equipped to receive RDS could not receive any programming from the RDS radio stations that began broadcasting in Verdland after 1994.

E. The RDS radio stations in Verdland in 1996 did not all offer the same type of programming.


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Crenkotown, USA has a large population of Korean Americans. Some of them make a living by delivering otherwise hard to find comforts of home to their fellow countrymen and women. In Crenkotown, between 1957 and 1971, commercial delivers of kimchi- a staple Korean food-increased from 12 to 25. However, during the same time period the number of Koreans living in Crenkotown stayed roughly constant. Therefore, it is unlikely that many more Crenkotownies had kimchi delivered in 1971 than in 1957.

The conclusion rests on which of the following assumptions ?

A. In 1971, most Korean-Americans living in Crenkotown purchased kimchi deliverires from a commercial delivery service
B. In 1971, almost all of those who wanted kimchi delivered were within the range of a delivery service
C. Not all of the kimchi available for delivery in Crenkotown in 1971 were of the same variety pr quality
D. None of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
E. Per capita demand for kimchi among Korean-Americans in Crenkotown want unchanged from 1957 to 1971.

I don't get the answer plz help me :(


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The main point of the argument is that Koreans living in Crenkotown did not order more kimchi in 1971 then they did in 1957. The argument goes about how number of people have remain constant and the number of deliveries increased . The argument takes different turn that the increase in the number of deliveries was because of Koreans living in Crenkotown .

We have to search for the option that does exactly that remember this is an assumption question so we can always use negation test to test two close choices.

A is irrelevant as folks can order from some other service that is not professional . Still they can have more kimchi.

B Again this is not giving us new information and if devilries centers were within range then also this does not prove that folks have not had more kimchi .

C Again it is nice to have more option for the sake of taste but this is also out of scope of the argument .

D Correct This assumes that folks in Crenkotown would not be able to order from some new service so the increase in deliveries was due to some other region .

E is a contradiction of the argument .Just think about it in mathematical sense let say the current ratio is 1/3 it can be maintained both by increasing both number of deliveries of and by number of folks.The deliveries and number of people can remain the same . Thus this does not help us with our conclusion.
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E actually acts like a weakener.
Negating D will destroy the conclusion saying there were actually NEW customers.

So Answer is D.
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Can you help me negate option D? Let me know if the below is correct

All of the commercial operations that started delivering kimchi after 1957 serviced areas in Crenkotown that didn't formerly have delivery service.
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