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# In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge

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In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge made the "Welcome Back" offer to their winter guests: guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent. After the summer passed, the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates. However, they were surprised to find they still managed to rent more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.

Which of the following reason may resolve the discrepancy in the above argument?

A) Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week
B) Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them then were those guests who were paying full price.
C) Some of the guests who received the "Welcome Back" discount also received a 10% rate reduction
D) In order to pay for the construction of a new gymnasium and a new pool, the owners if the lodge raised their summer prices considerably
E) On average, guests who took advantage of the offer spent more money at the hotel on additional goods and services than guests who paid full price for their rooms

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Originally posted by tarun on 03 May 2010, 02:53.
Last edited by bb on 09 Jan 2018, 20:51, edited 2 times in total.
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03 May 2010, 05:02
tarun wrote:
In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge made the "Welcome Back" offer to their winter guests: guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent. After the summer passed, the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates. However, they were surprised to find they still managed to rent more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.

Which of the following reason may resolve the discrepancy in the above argument?

A) Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week >>> So what, these people are not eligible for offer. This option doesn't resolve the discrepancy.
B) Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them then were those guests who were paying full price. >>> CORRECT
C) Some of the guests who received the "Welcome Back" discount also received a 10% rate reduction >>> Doesn't explain why the NON-discounted rooms were more
D) In order to pay for the construction of a new gymnasium and a new pool, the owners if the lodge raised their summer prices considerably>> Raising the price doesn't resolve the discrepancy
E) On average, guests who took advantage of the offer spent more money at the hotel on additional goods and services than guests who paid full price for their rooms>> Doesn't explain why the NON-discounted rooms were more

In summers, there were two kinds of room; One with discounted rent, others with full rent.
Given: Majority of people took advantage of discounts >>> Discounted rooms were used
Also: Other rooms with full rents were ALSO used

Only B specifies the reason.

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03 May 2010, 05:50
Narrowed it down to A & B
C,D,E are straight out

In exam i will go with B

whts the OA?
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03 May 2010, 08:50
IMO A.

Reason - guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent.

The above underlined part is the catch here. If guests couldnt stay for a week how come they would get the discount for summers?

This is what A says.
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04 May 2010, 07:07
Should be 'B'. There's a discrepancy in the argument which 'B' resolves. Even after 25% dscount lodge owners still manage to rent rooms at full price. Means there were other lodgers who paid full price and 'B' says they were their family members.
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04 May 2010, 07:13
Tarun,

Whats the OE?

tarun wrote:
OA is B.

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04 May 2010, 15:02
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IMO A.

Reason - guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent.

The above underlined part is the catch here. If guests couldnt stay for a week how come they would get the discount for summers?

This is what A says.

It was clearly mentioned that majority of them came back. So it doesnt matter how many of them stayed for a week.

It is B because, if they bring their families, there will be more chance of taking 1-2 additional rooms for them which will be at full price as discount is for one room only.
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04 May 2010, 22:22
Well, I think B is correct OA. I think I havent infered B properly .

B. Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them than were those guests who were paying full price.

I think reading the underlined parts make sense now.

gurpreetsingh,
It is not one room only in the argument rather ANY room.

get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent

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ykaiim wrote:
IMO A.

Reason - guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent.

The above underlined part is the catch here. If guests couldnt stay for a week how come they would get the discount for summers?

This is what A says.

It was clearly mentioned that majority of them came back. So it doesnt matter how many of them stayed for a week.

It is B because, if they bring their families, there will be more chance of taking 1-2 additional rooms for them which will be at full price as discount is for one room only.

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05 May 2010, 03:03
If their family will also get the discounted rooms then how will it resolve the discrepancy?
this is possible only when some of their members of family stayed in normal rooms.
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07 Aug 2013, 12:40
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ykaiim wrote:
IMO A.

Reason - guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent.

The above underlined part is the catch here. If guests couldnt stay for a week how come they would get the discount for summers?

This is what A says.

I still think that A is a good answer. Considering that the argument says that the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the "Welcome Back" offer .. It doesn't say that majority of the guests had earned the "Welcome Back" offer..

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08 Aug 2013, 14:35
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In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge made the "Welcome Back" offer to their winter guests: guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent. After the summer passed, the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates. However, they were surprised to find they still managed to rent more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.

Which of the following reason may resolve the discrepancy in the above argument?

A) Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week contradicts what's in the passage, A can't be right
B) Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them then were those guests who were paying full price. correct
C) Some of the guests who received the "Welcome Back" discount also received a 10% rate reduction has nothing to do why most of the rooms were not discounted during the summer
D) In order to pay for the construction of a new gymnasium and a new pool, the owners if the lodge raised their summer prices considerably irrelevant
E) On average, guests who took advantage of the offer spent more money at the hotel on additional goods and services than guests who paid full price for their rooms irrelevant

The Answer is B. During the winter, the guests received the discount to come back. Let's say person X stayed in the room. In the summer, person X came back to take advantage of the discount. During the winter, he only needed one room for himself. Since he brings family, he will most likely need 2 or 3 rooms. B solves the discrepancy in the passage.
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tarun wrote:
In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge made the "Welcome Back" offer to their winter guests: guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent. After the summer passed, the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates. However, they were surprised to find they still managed to rent more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.

Which of the following reason may resolve the discrepancy in the above argument?

A) Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week contradicts what's in the passage, A can't be right
B) Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them then were those guests who were paying full price. correct
C) Some of the guests who received the "Welcome Back" discount also received a 10% rate reduction has nothing to do why most of the rooms were not discounted during the summer
D) In order to pay for the construction of a new gymnasium and a new pool, the owners if the lodge raised their summer prices considerably irrelevant
E) On average, guests who took advantage of the offer spent more money at the hotel on additional goods and services than guests who paid full price for their rooms irrelevant

The Answer is B. During the winter, the guests received the discount to come back. Let's say person X stayed in the room. In the summer, person X came back to take advantage of the discount. During the winter, he only needed one room for himself. Since he brings family, he will most likely need 2 or 3 rooms. B solves the discrepancy in the passage.

How does A contradict the the argument?
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mnm21234 wrote:
tarun wrote:
In order to promote off-season business, Mt. Dunmore Lodge made the "Welcome Back" offer to their winter guests: guests who rent a room for atleast a week during ski season can come back during the summer and get 25% off the standard summer price of any room they rent. After the summer passed, the owners of the lodge determined that the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates. However, they were surprised to find they still managed to rent more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.

Which of the following reason may resolve the discrepancy in the above argument?

A) Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week contradicts what's in the passage, A can't be right
B) Those guests taking advantage of the discount were more likely to bring their families with them then were those guests who were paying full price. correct
C) Some of the guests who received the "Welcome Back" discount also received a 10% rate reduction has nothing to do why most of the rooms were not discounted during the summer
D) In order to pay for the construction of a new gymnasium and a new pool, the owners if the lodge raised their summer prices considerably irrelevant
E) On average, guests who took advantage of the offer spent more money at the hotel on additional goods and services than guests who paid full price for their rooms irrelevant

The Answer is B. During the winter, the guests received the discount to come back. Let's say person X stayed in the room. In the summer, person X came back to take advantage of the discount. During the winter, he only needed one room for himself. Since he brings family, he will most likely need 2 or 3 rooms. B solves the discrepancy in the passage.

How does A contradict the the argument?

A Cant be right.

argument says1):the majority of their guests had taken advantage of the offer and paid the reduced rates.
2) more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate.
optionA says: Most of the guests who stayed at Mt. Dunnmore Lodge during the winter didn't stay for a full week
let say in winter 100 custmers.
40 for a week and 60 for less than a week.
now if say 100 customers go again in summer(including 40 who stayed for week)
then 40 will get discount and 60 dont ===>in this scenario majority are not getting advantage. hence contradicting argument.

now let say 60 customers went in summmer(including 40 who stayed for week)
then majority got advantage but condition: more rooms at full price than they did at the discount rate. ==.this condition is not satisfied.
hence this is not resolving paradox any way.

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