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In the city of New Constantine, Japas and Haruhana....

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24 Jun 2014, 03:15
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

In the city of New Constantine, Japas and Haruhana are restaurant chains that compete for business. In an effort to lure travelers and residents to come out for dining, the owners of Japas released promotional materials saying that more customers go eat at Japas than at competitor Haruhana. A pamphlet from the largest Haruhana restaurant in New Constantine claims that more people eat at that restaurant than at the Japas across the street. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the "Restaurant Guide" for the region must be in error in stating that ___________.

(A) the average meal is larger at the largest Haruhana restaurant in New Constantine than at the Japas across the street.

(B) there is only one Haruhana restaurant in New Constantine that is larger than the Japas across the street.

(C) more people eat at Haruhana than eat at the Japas across the street.

(D) the Japas across the street is the largest Japas restaurant in New Constantine.

(E) the Japas across the street is the only Japas restaurant in New Constantine.

Can someone explain why is the answer as given in OA?
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24 Jun 2014, 03:34
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the argument here is about two chain of Japas and Haruhana . japas claims that he sells more than Haruhana .also Haruhana claims that it sells more than does Japas !! both of these claims can be true if there is more than one japas (an interesting situation )

imagine there are 2 japas hotels and one haruhana . and the sequence of claims made by these hotels is as follows :
japas 1 > haruhana > japas 2 , meaning that JAPAS 1 sells more than HARUHANA ,which in turn sells more than JAPAS 2 . under such a situation both the claims made by respective hotels will be true

this is exactly what E says !!
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This is a really good example of what CR can do if we do not pay attention!.

Premise 1: Japas Owners claim more customers eat at Japas than at Haruhana.
Premise 2: Largest Haruhana restaurant claims more people eat at that PARTICULAR restaurant than at the Japas, one opposite it.

How can we place both in the context of the argument to make sense?

Total no of customers visiting all Japas restaurant in that particular city is say 1000 in 5 Japas restaurants.
Total no of customers visiting the largest Haruhana restaurant 250 compared to 150 at the Japas across the street.

So the remaining 850 Japas customers ate other 4 restaurant. That means there are more than one Japas restaurant in the city.

And hence,
If both of these sources are accurate, however, the "Restaurant Guide" for the region must be in error in stating that "the Japas across the street is the only Japas restaurant in New Constantine"
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06 Nov 2016, 11:26
One of the toughest for me. took more than 3 minutes to get the answer.
E)the Japas across the street is the only Japas restaurant in New Constantine.
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07 Nov 2016, 04:05
Pretty straight forward to me

Premise: In country X, A and B compete for business. A claims to be the most crowded one overall. B claims to be the most crowded one in place Y ("across the street").

Conclusion: If both statements are true, then it will be incorrect when stating that A is the only one in place Y.
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25 Dec 2017, 06:40
Why is E the answer ? Why not C ? Experts ??
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28 Dec 2017, 11:20
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Why is E the answer ? Why not C ? Experts ??

Hi,
The question is actually asking -> the "Restaurant Guide" for the region must be in error in stating that

Answer (C) is not an error, it is correct info.

However, Answer (E) says that, if the "Restaurant Guide" had stated that "the Japas across the street is the only Japas restaurant in New Constantine", then it would have contradicted the premise : " the owners of Japas released promotional materials saying that more customers go eat at Japas than at competitor Haruhana". This contradiction cannot happen as it is mentioned, reports are accurate. So if Restuarant guide statement must be in error if it states the Japas across the street is the only Japas restaurant in New Constantine
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