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# In the past, portable computers were expensive, not very powerful, and

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In the past, portable computers were expensive, not very powerful, and heavy to carry. For these reasons, not that many were bought by consumers. As technology advances, these computers are becoming cheaper, more powerful and even lighter.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

A. Desktop computers have also become cheaper because of advances made in technology.

B. As soon as they become commercially available, wearable computers will be bought by many consumers.

C. The price and weight of a portable computer are the two most important factors affecting a consumer's decision to buy one.

D. In the past, consumers were willing to spend more on portable computers.

E. It is quite likely that portable computers will experience a rise in sales.

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Ans: E [IMO]
A. desktop computers are not the point of discussion here.
B. Wearable computers : Not discussed
C. Stem talks about three factors and does not put any one as most important
D. stem says in past costly computers were not bought much so its negative
E. supports..
ans: E

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In the past, portable computers were expensive, not very powerful, and heavy to carry. For these reasons, not that many were bought by consumers. As technology advances, these computers are becoming cheaper, more powerful and even lighter.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

A. Desktop computers have also become cheaper because of advances made in technology.

B. As soon as they become commercially available, wearable computers will be bought by many consumers.

C. The price and weight of a portable computer are the two most important factors affecting a consumer's decision to buy one.

D. In the past, consumers were willing to spend more on portable computers.

E. It is quite likely that portable computers will experience a rise in sales.

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10 Jun 2018, 20:30
IMO E is making sense to be the conclusion .

Three reasons are given why portable computers were not bought by many consumers.. If these reasons are removed we can conclude that it is quite likely sales ll increase.... When we predict something we must think of chances.. We can never be sure of ceratainity... Any time new factors can pop in to counter the likelihood of happening of an event... So word likely is the key here

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11 Jun 2018, 06:19
in past, consumer didn't buy portable computer because of heavy weight, less power and expensive. But technological advancement makes these portable computers easy to carry, more powerful and cheaper. It is quite likely that sale of these portable computer will rise.

E is answer which is very close to given logic.
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11 Jun 2018, 06:34
Going through similar lines, (E) certainly makes sense, answer must be (E)
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02 Jul 2018, 04:33

Please change the tag to Conclusion.

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The statements above, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

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Please change the tag to Conclusion.

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The statements above, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

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