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Epsilon computer corporation's warranty mandates that any major servicing of the laptops requires a thorough repair of the defects and if possible a replacement. Customers are often very happy with the excellent service and refurbishment. However, the inadequateness of the initial factory assembly process is not because the workers lack competence but because the level of focused concentration witnessed with a particular machine is not seen with the factory level large batch assembly processes.

The argument above assumes which of the following?

A. Epsilon's warranty is very good for the initial assembly processes but does not cover rework jobs.

B. No other IT hardware firm competes successfully with Epsilon for complex repair jobs.

C. The assembly personnel are no different from those who do repair jobs.

D. Epsilon does not in any way penalize workers who have worked on complex jobs that later had to be reworked.

E. No division in Epsilon makes the cut for 100 % quality assurance and carries out assembly jobs satisfactorily.

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Since the argument has already mentioned - not because the workers lack competence - option 'C' can and should be eliminated.
Moreover the question largely remains about eliminating option 'E'.
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What is the conclusion of the above argument ???
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Epsilon computer corporation's warranty mandates that any major servicing of the laptops requires a thorough repair of the defects and if possible a replacement. Customers are often very happy with the excellent service and refurbishment. However, the inadequateness of the initial factory assembly process is not because the workers lack competence but because the level of focused concentration witnessed with a particular machine is not seen with the factory level large batch assembly processes.

The argument above assumes which of the following?

A. Epsilon's warranty is very good for the initial assembly processes but does not cover rework jobs.

B. No other IT hardware firm competes successfully with Epsilon for complex repair jobs.

C. The assembly personnel are no different from those who do repair jobs.

D. Epsilon does not in any way penalize workers who have worked on complex jobs that later had to be reworked.

E. No division in Epsilon makes the cut for 100 % quality assurance and carries out assembly jobs satisfactorily.


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Epsilon computer corporation's warranty mandates that any major servicing of the laptops requires a thorough repair of the defects and if possible a replacement. Customers are often very happy with the excellent service and refurbishment. However, the inadequateness of the initial factory assembly process is not because the workers lack competence but because the level of focused concentration witnessed with a particular machine is not seen with the factory level large batch assembly processes.

The argument above assumes which of the following?

A. Epsilon's warranty is very good for the initial assembly processes but does not cover rework jobs.

B. No other IT hardware firm competes successfully with Epsilon for complex repair jobs.

C. The assembly personnel are no different from those who do repair jobs.

D. Epsilon does not in any way penalize workers who have worked on complex jobs that later had to be reworked.

E. No division in Epsilon makes the cut for 100 % quality assurance and carries out assembly jobs satisfactorily.


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After going thru all the options I wasn't able to decide any of the above options as answer
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I feel the answer cannot be 'C'

My reason is no where it gives a hint that the workers are similar. Similarity in what competence? Or is it that the workers are same.

What paragraph does mention is that the initial assembly has workers with large assembly lines and errors at this level are accepted and not considered as incompetent at this stage and hence epsilon does not penalize it's workers at this level.

I have chosen D as the answer.
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I feel the answer cannot be 'C'

My reason is no where it gives a hint that the workers are similar. Similarity in what competence? Or is it that the workers are same.

What paragraph does mention is that the initial assembly has workers with large assembly lines and errors at this level are accepted and not considered as incompetent at this stage and hence epsilon does not penalize it's workers at this level.

I have chosen D as the answer.
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The Question asks us what could be the underlying assumption of the argument so that such conclusion could be derived from it.

What’s the conclusion? — that the difference in factory batch and repair works isn’t because the workers lack competence but because of circumstances in which these workers are performing jobs.

What does the author assume in order to draw such a conclusion? It makes sense to think that the author must be assuming that the company doesn’t have different hiring patterns for factory workers and for repairmen — that both types of workers have the same level of competence.

Now let’s negate option B. In assumption questions, if we negate an option and it weakens the argument, it’s correct.

option C on negation could be written as - “the assembly personnel are different from those who do repair jobs”
If these two kinds of workers are different then their level of competence is different, so the author’s argument that level of competence doesn’t play any role would not stand. This, argument would be weakened.

Therefore, option C is correct.

Option D is out of scope because it doesn’t establish a connect between two different types of workers in epsilon.
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