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In 2014, Zen Computers came up with a replacement

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In 2014, Zen Computers came up with a replacement scheme wherein people could trade their old computers, in whatever shape, for a certain price and get a new computer manufactured by it. The scheme was an instant hit. After the scheme was over, it was revealed that computers built prior to 2003 accounted for sixty percent of the replacements, while those built after 2003 accounted for the rest.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps explain the discrepancy?

A. All computers, whether they were built before or after 2003, were scrutinized for their performance during the replacement.
B. The average life of the latest computers is estimated to be 11 years.
C. Advent of a new technology in 2003 made the computers a lot more robust and durable.
D. The computers built since 2003 had more processing power and ran more sophisticated softwares.
E. Zen Computers would have benefited a lot from this scheme if it had rolled it out two years earlier when even computers before 2003 were still in use.

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In 2014, Zen Computers came up with a replacement scheme wherein people could trade their old computers, in whatever shape, for a certain price and get a new computer manufactured by it. The scheme was an instant hit. After the scheme was over, it was revealed that computers built prior to 2003 accounted for sixty percent of the replacements, while those built after 2003 accounted for the rest.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps explain the discrepancy?

A. All computers, whether they were built before or after 2003, were scrutinized for their performance during the replacement.
B. The average life of the latest computers is estimated to be 11 years.
C. Advent of a new technology in 2003 made the computers a lot more robust and durable.
D. The computers built since 2003 had more processing power and ran more sophisticated softwares.
E. Zen Computers would have benefited a lot from this scheme if it had rolled it out two years earlier when even computers before 2003 were still in use.

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IMO C

A is irrelevant as we are not concerned by the audit of the performance and how Zen computers sorted computers.

B It talks about the average life of the latest computers .One would think that it is our answer but we do not know what the latest computers are i.e the computers built in 2013 or 2003 we do not know .So it safe to eliminate it .

C Correct if some technology made computers more robust then of course the representation of those computers in the total replacement would be less hence this is our answer .

D This option is out of scope as we do need to know about the processing power of the computers .

E Not relevant as we are not concerned about the profitability of the Zen computers .
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