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Finding of a survey of advertisers in Systems magazine: Most of the merchandise orders placed in response to advertisements in Systems last year were placed by people under age thirty-five.

I have a problem in interpreting the argument. How can a non-subscriber have access to the magazine's advertisement?

Most of the merchandise orders placed "in response to advertisements in Systems" last year were placed by people under age thirty-five.


Should I just assume that a non-subscriber has access to magazines advertisement

Please clarify my doubt.
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Finding of a survey of Systems magazine subscribers: Thirty percent of all merchandise orders placed by subscribers in response to advertisements in the magazine last year were placed by subscribers under age thirty-five.

Finding of a survey of advertisers in Systems magazine: Most of the merchandise orders placed in response to advertisements in Systems last year were placed by people under age thirty-five.

For both of the findings to be accurate, which of the following must be true?


(A) More subscribers to Systems who have never ordered merchandise in response to advertisements in the magazine are age thirty-five or over than are under age thirty-five.

(B) Among subscribers to Systems, the proportion who are under age thirty-five was considerably lower last year than it is now.

(C) Most merchandise orders placed in response to advertisements in Systems last year were placed by Systems subscribers over age thirty-five.

(D) Last year, the average dollar amount of merchandise orders placed was less for subscribers under age thirty-five than for those age thirty-five or over.

(E) Last year many people who placed orders for merchandise in response to advertisements in Systems were not subscribers to the magazine.


Hi,
First of all, I read the argument a couple to times wondering if there were a typo. Dork!!

Since both are the reports of two surveys, they are facts.
If they both have to be true, their viewers must be looking at different groups altogether.
Paradox!!
Option E reveals the same. There are definitely more people than Systems subscribers who bought the products that were advertised. For instance, people buying magazines before boarding a flight. They do not need to subscribe to buy a product advertised in the magazine. The Age of Enlightenment!!!
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Finding of a survey of advertisers in Systems magazine: Most of the merchandise orders placed in response to advertisements in Systems last year were placed by people under age thirty-five.

I have a problem in interpreting the argument. How can a non-subscriber have access to the magazine's advertisement?

Most of the merchandise orders placed "in response to advertisements in Systems" last year were placed by people under age thirty-five.


Should I just assume that a non-subscriber has access to magazines advertisement

Please clarify my doubt.

Yes, for this passage to make sense non-subscribers must have access to the advertisements in the magazine.

The first piece of the passage deals only with subscribers who placed orders. In that group, thirty percent of those who placed orders were under 35. So, the majority of subscribers who placed orders were over 35.

The second piece of the passage deals with a wider group -- anyone who placed an order after seeing the advertisements. This would include both subscribers and non-subscribers (who perhaps looked through the magazine at their dentist's office or hair salon). In this wider group, the majority who placed orders were under 35.

I hope that helps!
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