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# Ice cream shop owner: Over the past six months, we have surveyed custo

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Ice cream shop owner: Over the past six months, we have surveyed customers about the flavors they enjoy. The results show that our special Chocolate Fudge Chunk was chosen more than any other flavor. In response, we have created a new flavor called Fudge Overload. We believe anyone who enjoys Chocolate Fudge Chunk will enjoy this new flavor. If our belief is correct, then most of our surveyed customers are bound to enjoy Fudge Overload.

Which of the following indicates a flaw in the reasoning above?

a) The people who responded to the survey may not be representative of the shop's customers overall.
b) There may be other new flavors that customers would enjoy more than Fudge Overload.
c) Some customers may have responded that they enjoyed more than just one flavor.
d) The option most often selected by a group of people may not be selected by most of those people.
e) To avoid being disappointed, some customers may be unwilling to try new flavors.

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07 Jun 2017, 20:13
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bkpolymers1617 wrote:
Ice cream shop owner: Over the past six months, we have surveyed customers about the flavors they enjoy. The results show that our special Chocolate Fudge Chunk was chosen more than any other flavor. In response, we have created a new flavor called Fudge Overload. We believe anyone who enjoys Chocolate Fudge Chunk will enjoy this new flavor. If our belief is correct, then most of our surveyed customers are bound to enjoy Fudge Overload.

Which of the following indicates a flaw in the reasoning above?

a) The people who responded to the survey may not be representative of the shop's customers overall.
b) There may be other new flavors that customers would enjoy more than Fudge Overload.
c) Some customers may have responded that they enjoyed more than just one flavor.
d) The option most often selected by a group of people may not be selected by most of those people.
e) To avoid being disappointed, some customers may be unwilling to try new flavors.

tricky one :
To attack this , one need to concentrate each word of the argument.
If a flavor is chosen more , it does not mean that flavor will be liked by most.

"The results show that our special Chocolate Fudge Chunk was chosen more than any other flavor"---Premise
If our belief is correct, then most of our surveyed customers are bound to enjoy Fudge Overload.--conclusion.

Now let the vendor have 4 diff flavor :100 customer were surveyed.
Chocolate Fudge Chunk -30 ppl
flavor A - 25
flavor B-25
flavor C - 20

CFC was chosen most often...--True
but definitely 30 does not represent "most" of customer...

That is what D is saying ..
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03 Feb 2019, 12:37
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Could someone please provide a detailed explanation for this question? I chose C, but I guessed. I couldn't figure out how to attack this problem.
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03 Feb 2019, 18:05
Could someone explian why it is not A?
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03 Feb 2019, 19:13
swathi27 wrote:
Could someone explian why it is not A?

It is not A because the conclusion says "If our belief is correct, then most of our surveyed customers are bound to enjoy Fudge Overload."

It doesn't matter if the survey does not account for the shop's overall customer base, since they are targeting surveyed customers only.

I fell for A as well since I did not understand the wording of D. But after re-reading the paragraph I caught my mistake.
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