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# Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators

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Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year, and most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland County. However, most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances.

Which of the following conclusions can be logically drawn from the statements above?

A) At least one store in Oakland County sold more refrigerators in 2015 than Fretter Appliances did.
B) In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances.
C) Residents of Oakland County purchased more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year.
D) Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators to residents of Oakland County in 2015 than it did in any previous year.
E) At least some residents of Oakland County purchased refrigerators from stores not located within Oakland County in 2015.
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22 Feb 2018, 23:18
Kavish1710 wrote:
IMO D

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D is not correct, kindly see spoiler or attempt the question on timer.
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23 Feb 2018, 06:21
I am a bit uncertain about B though.
B mentions that "In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances."

Premise states that :
1. Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year, and most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland
2. Most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances.

Lets assume Fretter Appliances sold 100 refrigerators in total.
most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland, lets assume 30 refrigerators. Rest all were purchased by residents of some different places. Statistics could be 10,20,15,5,20 = 70

Most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances. Lets say, 40 refrigerators were purchased by residents.

Now, B states that "In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances."
But Fretters sold 100 refrigerators and residents of Oakland purchased only 40 out of which 30 were from Fretters.
B could have been correct if statement would have been
"In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances" TO RESIDENTS OF OAKLAND.

I find D a better suit.

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11 Mar 2018, 01:34
sahilvijay wrote:
Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year, and most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland County. However, most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances.

Which of the following conclusions can be logically drawn from the statements above?

A) At least one store in Oakland County sold more refrigerators in 2015 than Fretter Appliances did.
B) In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances.
C) Residents of Oakland County purchased more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year.
D) Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators to residents of Oakland County in 2015 than it did in any previous year.
E) At least some residents of Oakland County purchased refrigerators from stores not located within Oakland County in 2015.

Even if Fretter Appliances sold most of the refrigerators to residents of Oakland County, most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County do not have to be purchased from Fretter Appliances if and only if they purchased more refrigerators than were sold by Fretter Appliances.

Let's say Fretter Appliances sold 80 out of 100 refrigerators to residents of Oakland County and residents of Oakland County purchased 200 refrigerators. That means residents bought 120 refrigerators (200-80=120) from stores other than Fretter Appliances since 80 were bought from Fretter Appliances out of 200 total.
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12 Mar 2018, 00:43
Hi, what the argument is trying to make us believe is that Fretter sold more and sold most of its product to Oakland folks while at the same time that year most of the same product was not purchased by Oakland folks from Fretter.
Therefore, it must mean that Fretter could not have a high market share of the product that Oakland folks purchased that year. Ans B clearly states that. Folks bought more product but the same was not from Fretters i.e. Fretters sold less.
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12 Mar 2018, 04:44
AnubhutiSharma wrote:
I am a bit uncertain about B though.
B mentions that "In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances."

Premise states that :
1. Fretter Appliances sold more refrigerators in 2015 than in any previous year, and most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland
2. Most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances.

Lets assume Fretter Appliances sold 100 refrigerators in total.
most of the refrigerators it sold that year were purchased by residents of Oakland, lets assume 30 refrigerators. Rest all were purchased by residents of some different places. Statistics could be 10,20,15,5,20 = 70

Most refrigerators purchased by residents of Oakland County in 2015 were not purchased from Fretter Appliances. Lets say, 40 refrigerators were purchased by residents.

Now, B states that "In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances."
But Fretters sold 100 refrigerators and residents of Oakland purchased only 40 out of which 30 were from Fretters.
B could have been correct if statement would have been
"In 2015, more refrigerators were purchased by residents of Oakland County than were sold by Fretter Appliances" TO RESIDENTS OF OAKLAND.

I find D a better suit.

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Hi Anubhuti,

I also got a bit uncertain. But it is because we missed a small detail -

1. 'most' of the refrigerators were sold to Oakland County people

2. ' most ' of the refrigerators that people from Oakland County bought were not from Fretter Appliances.

Thus, take total refrigerators sold by Fretter Appliances = 100

Fretter Appliances sold say, 60 refrigerators (has to be more than 50%)

Total refrigerators bought by Oakland County people = 60 + 70(minimum, since most of the refrigerators are not by Fretter) = 130

130 > 100

Thus, option B is right.

Option D is just a restatement of only a part of the argument.

Hope it helps.

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