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# Investing in fishing-boats could be very profitable at this time. A su

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Investing in fishing-boats could be very profitable at this time. A survey made by "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine shows that 75 percent of the magazine's readers want to buy a new fishing-boat during the summer. However, fishing-boat manufacturers can only produce enough boats to satisfy 30% of total potential buyers.

Which of the following, if true, reveals a weakness in the evidence cited above?

A The fishing-boat industry is a highly labor-intensive business.

B Fishing-boats are not evenly distributed across the country.

C The number of fishermen who buy fishing-boats has been growing each year for the past six years.

D Readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely than other consumers to want a fishing-boat.

E "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine includes both articles about fishing and articles about building fishing-boats.

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Can someone explain-why D is a correct one?
As per D: If the readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely to purchase the new fishing boat than any other. And 75% of those are interested. Then doesn't it strengthen the argument that the market will be profitable.
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02 Oct 2019, 04:32
SheilyKamra wrote:
Can someone explain-why D is a correct one?
As per D: If the readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely to purchase the new fishing boat than any other. And 75% of those are interested. Then doesn't it strengthen the argument that the market will be profitable.

So as per what i have understood we have the find the flaw in evidence. Now the conclusion says 75% of people want fishing boat, i.e 75% of magazine readers and not everyone in general. This is the evidence flaw here. And we dont know 75% of magazine readers are more or less than 30% people ( the mass in general) for whom boats are manufactured.
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16 Oct 2019, 06:56
Investing in fishing-boats could be very profitable at this time. A survey made by "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine shows that 75 percent of the magazine's readers want to buy a new fishing-boat during the summer. However, fishing-boat manufacturers can only produce enough boats to satisfy 30% of total potential buyers.

Which of the following, if true, reveals a weakness in the evidence cited above?
Prethink: There has to be some flaw between readers of this magazine and actual number of people who wants to buy boats

A The fishing-boat industry is a highly labor-intensive business.
->Irrelevant
B Fishing-boats are not evenly distributed across the country.
-> Irrelevant
C The number of fishermen who buy fishing-boats has been growing each year for the past six years.
-> Helps to strength not even close to weakening
D Readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely than other consumers to want a fishing-boat.
-> Exactly. Suppose this Magazine has 10 subscriber, and 75% wants to buy, but some magazine has 10000 subscriber and only 1% wants to buy, then 30% boat production is enough.
E "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine includes both articles about fishing and articles about building fishing-boats.
->Irrelevant
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23 Nov 2019, 05:56
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24 Nov 2019, 01:35
SheilyKamra wrote:
Can someone explain-why D is a correct one?
As per D: If the readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely to purchase the new fishing boat than any other. And 75% of those are interested. Then doesn't it strengthen the argument that the market will be profitable.

Hi Sheily,

Here is the question with all the answer choices.

Investing in fishing-boats could be very profitable at this time. A survey made by "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine shows that 75 percent of the magazine's readers want to buy a new fishing-boat during the summer. However, fishing-boat manufacturers can only produce enough boats to satisfy 30% of total potential buyers.

Which of the following, if true, reveals a weakness in the evidence cited above?

A The fishing-boat industry is a highly labor-intensive business.

B Fishing-boats are not evenly distributed across the country.

C The number of fishermen who buy fishing-boats has been growing each year for the past six years.

D Readers of "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine are more likely than other consumers to want a fishing-boat.

E "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine includes both articles about fishing and articles about building fishing-boats.

The question is weaken the conclusion. So we want to find some new information which can provide us some means to destroy the conclusion or prove the premises used in the argument to be invalid not leading to conclusion.

The crux of the argument is that a trend is observed ( 75% of magazine readers want to buy fishing boat. ) and a conclusion is given ( Make boat to make profits as there is a huge demand).

So there are many ways to weaken the conclusion. One way to do is to discredit the sample survey or show flaw in the data presented in the argument. D does just that by saying that readers of the magazine are more inclined to want a fishing boat. We have a flaw here as we do not know wises of folks who do not read magazine. If only magazine readers want a fishing boat then the setting up a boat making business is not a good idea after all as demand will not be substantial.

Hope it is clear.
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