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Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

For the past several years, a certain technology has been widely used to transmit data among networked computers. Recently two data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech, have each developed separate systems that allow network data transmission at rates ten times faster than the current technology allows. Although the systems are similarly priced and are equally easy to use, Aptron's product is likely to dominate the market, because __________.

(A) Gammatech has been in the business of designing data transmission systems for several years more than Aptron has

(B) the number of small businesses that need computer networking systems is likely to double over the next few years

(C) it is much more likely that Gammatech's system will be expandable to meet future needs

(D) unlike many data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech develop computers in addition to data transmission systems

(E) it is easier for users of the current data transmission technology to switch to Aptron's product than to Gammatech's
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Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

For the past several years, a certain technology has been widely used to transmit data among networked computers. Recently two data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech, have each developed separate systems that allow network data transmission at rates ten times faster than the current technology allows. Although the systems are similarly priced and are equally easy to use, Aptron's product is likely to dominate the market, because __________.

(A) Gammatech has been in the business of designing data transmission systems for several years more than Aptron has
(B) the number of small businesses that need computer networking systems is likely to double over the next few years
(C) it is much more likely that Gammatech's system will be expandable to meet future needs
(D) unlike many data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech develop computers in addition to data transmission systems
(E) it is easier for users of the current data transmission technology to switch to Aptron's product than to Gammatech's


A) weaken conclusion, because it looks like Gammatech more experienced company and has more chances to dominate the market
B) this factor useful for both companies
C) weaken conclusion, because in this case Gammatech is preferable to customers
D) this factor useful for both companies
E) Correct because Aptron has advantage for customers
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Straight E
Only E option provides the reason for choosing Aptron over Gammatech
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JarvisR wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

For the past several years, a certain technology has been widely used to transmit data among networked computers. Recently two data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech, have each developed separate systems that allow network data transmission at rates ten times faster than the current technology allows. Although the systems are similarly priced and are equally easy to use, Aptron's product is likely to dominate the market, because __________.

(A) Gammatech has been in the business of designing data transmission systems for several years more than Aptron has
(B) the number of small businesses that need computer networking systems is likely to double over the next few years
(C) it is much more likely that Gammatech's system will be expandable to meet future needs
(D) unlike many data transmission companies, Aptron and Gammatech develop computers in addition to data transmission systems
(E) it is easier for users of the current data transmission technology to switch to Aptron's product than to Gammatech's


Aptron likely to dominate market - conclusions
Logically complete passage= premise that strengthens conclusion

E posits an advantage that Aptron has over Gammatech

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Pre-thinking: Considering that the rivals A & G are ranked the same on two factors that could have possibly impacted their demand (price and ease of use), they should have similar demands. However, since this is not the case, there is certainly some other factor that ranks A over G and is also important enough to have an impact on the demand. Any statement that tells us about this other factor should be correct.

Error Analysis:
1) Should rather increase the appeal of G over A due to a possible role loyalty coming in to the picture
2) Should increase demand for both rivals without a differentiating between the two
3) Should rather increase the appeal of G over A since it is more pertinent in the future
4) Irrelevant
5) Here's our differentiating factor that ranks A over G, CORRECT
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