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Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries. The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate. However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals. Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer. Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.
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Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries. The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate. However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals. Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer. Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.



Answer would be : [B]

As the first argument is that low employee retention for which retiring people to be hired but they are slow in terms of service, this is the evidence to support a conclusion but it goes against the main conclusion. The second thing is a fact that most people appreciate to be served by retired people.

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Hey, please post the question carefully. What are two portions in boldface ?


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I would go for C.

In the first part the author sets possible solution followed by the objection to feasibility of that solution. Nonetheless, at the end of the passage, the author gives us premise that supports the solution

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IMO D

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Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries. The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate. However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals. Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer. Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.

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Tricky and a good one.

Imo D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion

To simplify the second part of D, D says second is a consideration against that conclusion.
First is a circumstance supporting the conclusion- "for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer"

Now putting together the parts of puzzle:

Simplifying this conclusion further- new hiring strategy won't help much.
BF1: " However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals "- a circumstance cited to support the conclusion
mentioned above
BF2: "the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people" - a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion OR
a consideration that goes against that conclusion.
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Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries. The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate. However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals. Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer. Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.


Answer D:


A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
The argument does not dispute the BF1. Wrong

B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
The main conclusion of the argument is "their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature" and BF1 does not go against this. Wrong

C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
BF2 does not doubt the accuracy of BF1. BF2 is just a fact that supports the main conclusion. Wrong.

D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
Right Choice.

E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.
BF2 is not a claim rather a fact. Wrong.

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Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries. The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate. However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals. Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer. Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.


One Thing I follow before attempting any BOLD FACE questions , is rememberin
g the common terms such as claim, intermediate conclusion, fact, evidence, principle, belief, etc. This makes solving the questions easy. Now breaking the argument into parts –
Fact - Fast food chains constantly face the problem of low employee retention, to counter which the companies offer high salaries

Solution against Fact - The companies have come up with the solution of hiring retired people who have a very low attrition rate.

Contrast against the Solution - However, their time taken to service an order is more and they require going through long training programs at regular intervals.

Conclusion - Thus, for most fast food chains the gain in employee retention does not compensate for the increase in time taken to serve each customer

Author does not agree with the Conclusion - Nevertheless, since the customers continue to be more appreciative when served by retired people, their employment is likely to become an industry-wide feature.

Now comparing the above with the options -
A. The first is a consideration raised to support a conclusion, which is disputed in the argument; the second is a fact that goes against the intermediate conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is evidence used to support a conclusion that goes against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a fact that the argument seeks to explain.
C. The first is an objection raised to a proposed solution; the second is evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of that objection.
D. The first is a circumstance cited to support a conclusion; the second is a consideration that goes in favor of a position not supported by that conclusion.
E. The first is a judgment that supports the main conclusion drawn by the author; the second is a claim that supports the intermediate conclusion.
The Key Words are the Key to the solutions for BOLD FACED TYPE questions. Remembering, makes it easy

@e-GMAT , pl correct me if I am wrong.

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