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In a well-known karaoke club, a professional singer was hired to assist guests who had trouble staying in tune with the songs they were attempting to sing. On the first night, this caused discomfort to many of the guests who upon hearing their voices alongside that of the professional, suddenly lost confidence and felt embarrassed. On the second night, the number of singing guests who felt embarrassed by the professional's assistance was lower. Therefore, the club should not cease the employment of the professional singer, as in time the guests' discomfort will have diminished completely.

The author's conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions?

A) The popularity of a karaoke club does not depend on the standard of vocal capability displayed by the guests.
B) Employing a professional singer is not necessarily expensive.
C) The suggestion to hire a professional singer was first made by the guests themselves.
D) The guests' discomfort is caused by low self-esteem and a habit of comparing themselves with others.
E) Most of the guests visiting the club are returning customers.

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12 Aug 2015, 21:16
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The conclusion states that the guests' discomfort will be completely diminished in time.

However that is possible only if the guests are returning costumers.

So if we negate E, the argument falls apart since if we have new customers coming in, we cant say that the guests will still feel comfortable with the singer,

Hence E is the answer.

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31 Aug 2016, 20:19
Harley1980 wrote:
In a well-known karaoke club, a professional singer was hired to assist guests who had trouble staying in tune with the songs they were attempting to sing. On the first night, this caused discomfort to many of the guests who upon hearing their voices alongside that of the professional, suddenly lost confidence and felt embarrassed. On the second night, the number of singing guests who felt embarrassed by the professional's assistance was lower. Therefore, the club should not cease the employment of the professional singer, as in time the guests' discomfort will have diminished completely.

The author's conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions?

A) The popularity of a karaoke club does not depend on the standard of vocal capability displayed by the guests.
B) Employing a professional singer is not necessarily expensive.
C) The suggestion to hire a professional singer was first made by the guests themselves.
D) The guests' discomfort is caused by low self-esteem and a habit of comparing themselves with others.
E) Most of the guests visiting the club are returning customers.

Having a confusion between D and E . Can this be clarified?
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31 Aug 2016, 21:01
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Harley1980 wrote:
In a well-known karaoke club, a professional singer was hired to assist guests who had trouble staying in tune with the songs they were attempting to sing. On the first night, this caused discomfort to many of the guests who upon hearing their voices alongside that of the professional, suddenly lost confidence and felt embarrassed. On the second night, the number of singing guests who felt embarrassed by the professional's assistance was lower. Therefore, the club should not cease the employment of the professional singer, as in time the guests' discomfort will have diminished completely.

The author's conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions?

A) The popularity of a karaoke club does not depend on the standard of vocal capability displayed by the guests.
B) Employing a professional singer is not necessarily expensive.
C) The suggestion to hire a professional singer was first made by the guests themselves.
D) The guests' discomfort is caused by low self-esteem and a habit of comparing themselves with others.
E) Most of the guests visiting the club are returning customers.

Having a confusion between D and E . Can this be clarified?

D option shows that customers have low self esteem and they compare themselves with others this means it is a fact and there discomfort will continue which opposes the argument and hence is not an assumption.

E correctly States the assumption as they have repeated guests there discomfort will decrease.

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Harley1980 wrote:
In a well-known karaoke club, a professional singer was hired to assist guests who had trouble staying in tune with the songs they were attempting to sing. On the first night, this caused discomfort to many of the guests who upon hearing their voices alongside that of the professional, suddenly lost confidence and felt embarrassed. On the second night, the number of singing guests who felt embarrassed by the professional's assistance was lower. Therefore, the club should not cease the employment of the professional singer, as in time the guests' discomfort will have diminished completely.

The author's conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions?

A) The popularity of a karaoke club does not depend on the standard of vocal capability displayed by the guests.
B) Employing a professional singer is not necessarily expensive.
C) The suggestion to hire a professional singer was first made by the guests themselves.
D) The guests' discomfort is caused by low self-esteem and a habit of comparing themselves with others.
E) Most of the guests visiting the club are returning customers.

Premises:
First night, many guests felt embarrassed and lost confidence.
Second night, fewer guests felt embarrassed.

Conclusion: In time, the guests' discomfort will have diminished completely so carry on with the professional.

What are the assumptions?

I can think of some:
- What if there were fewer guests singing on the second night? That could explain "fewer guests felt embarrassed"
- What if the guests on second night were different from the guests on first night? It could just be a case of a different sample. It will not imply decreasing discomfort. This is option (E) and the correct answer.

D) The guests' discomfort is caused by low self-esteem and a habit of comparing themselves with others.
This is irrelevant to our argument. The cause of discomfort is not an assumption. The assumption will be that which will help us link second night to decreasing discomfort.
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06 Nov 2017, 04:25
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