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In the past few months, studies claiming that many energy drinks contain substances that can be hazardous to our health in spite of some benefits accorded by them have confused the regular consumer. In the wake of this, detailed literature released by the FDA will spread awareness about the exact ingredients used by giving an exhaustive list of ingredients and the extent of their use in all the currently available health drinks. The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?


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The FDA mandates health drink manufacturers to adhere to the guidelines laid down in order to ensure the minimization of risks to human health.

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In today’s digital era, a vast resource pool of knowledge on the internet makes information readily available to people.

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Energy drinks can never be complete substitutes of the nutrients that are present in their natural forms in fruits and vegetables.

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Even though the manufacturers provide the names of all the ingredients used in the health drinks, they definitely do not furnish their combinations and percentage compositions on the labels.

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Many health drink manufacturers will be forced to change the composition of their products in order to ensure that their sales is not adversely impacted by the publication of the health guide.
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Conclusion: The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Option D provides the reason why revenue/sale will decrease if the health guide is published.
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Conclusion: The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Option D provides the reason why revenue/sale will decrease if the health guide is published.



Didn't really get why D provides a reason for sure shot decrease in revenue? The guide is just going to give the data, it can positive or negative for the companies. How does it provide a reason for decrease in revenue?
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Conclusion: The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Option D provides the reason why revenue/sale will decrease if the health guide is published.



Didn't really get why D provides a reason for sure shot decrease in revenue? The guide is just going to give the data, it can positive or negative for the companies. How does it provide a reason for decrease in revenue?


Option D is correct because lack of information on combinations and on percentage compositions of the mentioned ingredients will not help people to make careful decision about the health drinks. Simply providing the details of the names of all the ingredients will not enough for people to build their trust towards the health drinks.

Based on information provided in the passage, it can't be logically concluded that this step will adversely affect the sales; however, this option is more relevant than the others. The aim of CR questions is not to find the most logical option, but to find the best suited option, as in this case.
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I picked D, E was tempting but it is talking about future. It is sort of relating to the original plan but not strengthening it
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Princ wrote:
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Conclusion: The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Option D provides the reason why revenue/sale will decrease if the health guide is published.



Didn't really get why D provides a reason for sure shot decrease in revenue? The guide is just going to give the data, it can positive or negative for the companies. How does it provide a reason for decrease in revenue?


Option D is correct because lack of information on combinations and on percentage compositions of the mentioned ingredients will not help people to make careful decision about the health drinks. Simply providing the details of the names of all the ingredients will not enough for people to build their trust towards the health drinks.

Based on information provided in the passage, it can't be logically concluded that this step will adversely affect the sales; however, this option is more relevant than the others. The aim of CR questions is not to find the most logical option, but to find the best suited option, as in this case.

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I thought E would be the right option
manufacturers are forced to make a change in drink, it implies revenue is going down: which is strengthening the conclusion

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Why not B as it says "In today’s digital era, a vast resource pool of knowledge on the internet makes information readily available to people." so if info is readily available to people then they can easily match that with what is provded by the manufacturers and not use the products that have different ingredients.
How is this understanding incorrect and D is correct ??
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Why not B as it says "In today’s digital era, a vast resource pool of knowledge on the internet makes information readily available to people." so if info is readily available to people then they can easily match that with what is provded by the manufacturers and not use the products that have different ingredients.
How is this understanding incorrect and D is correct ??
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Hi zac123,

I can understand where is your doubt stemming from, but do you think that the information available on the internet/report by FDS be helpful if people already knew about it. That is what Option D is trying to say that people do not know about all this information and if they come to know about it, it might impact the revenues.

I hope it helps.
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Hi Rupesh1Nonly

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So, at this level, I can comfortably assume that the revenues would change if either sales/profits changes. Now, even if the composition of the drink changes, it nowhere implies the cost associated with them would change. Also, it is mentioned that the drinks are changed to keep the sales intact. And, hence if negated it would nowhere attack our conclusion.

I hope it helps.
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New post 04 Mar 2019, 03:20
I opted for D.
My reasoning: There is a guide which tells the consumer the exact names and contents of ingredients in ALL available energy drinks and the risk they carry.But up until the guide was introduced the drinks had the list of ingredients BUT NOT the amounts.

If the guide is introduced it will show all the information and customers will be able to diferenciete between drinks based on that info.And the key word for me was It will affect refenue of MOST manuf...MOST but not ALL(there are some with contents that are just fine)

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In order to strengthen the argument as a whole and therefore increase the likelihood of the conclusion i.e. revenues must be adversely impacted, option E is less likely to be the correct answer as it shows manufacturers can adjust their product composition to cushion the impact of the health guide's new transparency introduced to consumers.

Option D serves best as part of an argument where manufacturers did not reveal the contents of their products, but likely later on suffered adversely because the health guide brought to light what horrors they put in their products.

Sounds like a real life example though. In any case, it's like setting up for the conclusion to be more believable. Hence, Option E is a definite trap and Option D serves best as part of an argument that renders the conclusion a bit more likely to be true.
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In the past few months, studies claiming that many energy drinks contain substances that can be hazardous to our health in spite of some benefits accorded by them have confused the regular consumer. In the wake of this, detailed literature released by the FDA will spread awareness about the exact ingredients used by giving an exhaustive list of ingredients and the extent of their use in all the currently available health drinks. The health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenue from such health drinks for most health drink manufacturers.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?


A
The FDA mandates health drink manufacturers to adhere to the guidelines laid down in order to ensure the minimization of risks to human health.

B
In today’s digital era, a vast resource pool of knowledge on the internet makes information readily available to people.

C
Energy drinks can never be complete substitutes of the nutrients that are present in their natural forms in fruits and vegetables.

D
Even though the manufacturers provide the names of all the ingredients used in the health drinks, they definitely do not furnish their combinations and percentage compositions on the labels.

E
Many health drink manufacturers will be forced to change the composition of their products in order to ensure that their sales is not adversely impacted by the publication of the health guide.



Conclusion - Health guide will definitely adversely impact the revenues of health drink manufacturers.

In order to support this conclusion, I should find an information piece which would make me believe that the sales dip is certain.

Option D correctly captures this.
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