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Kooclaka is a full-line vending business, which uses vending machines to sell cans or bottles of soft drinks and individual packages of snacks. When the management of Kooclaka considered whether to fill vending machines in hospitals with 330ml or 500ml cans or bottles, it decided to sell only 500ml bottles, because patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. All Kooclaka’s products are manufactured by the same manufacturer.
B. The revenues from selling 500ml bottles are 5% less than for 500ml cans.
C. Kooclaka’s competitors sell only 500ml bottles in hospitals.
D. More 330ml bottles than 500ml bottles can be put in a vending machine.
E. The average number of visitors is 2.3 per hospital patient.


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I think. We have to validate this answer. According to me right answer has to be Option (E)
Option B suggests that the company's revenue will decrease. But Option (E) suggests that it's revenue is not only based upon patients.
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For weakening, we need to suggest an alternative through which it concludes that their strategy is wrong. As option B suggests that by selling 500 ml bottles revenue will be decreased by 5%

Also I have doubt on option D. But is does'nt say much to draw a conclusion so as to weaken the argument.

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Why the answer is B

Option B suggest that the company's revenue will decrease. However I am guessing that it's the right answer.

Option D can also be right as it is actually comparing 300 ml bottles with 500 bottles.

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The question does not mention that they are concerned about profits.
B can possibly a weakner, if they were more concerned about profits than about frequency of patients Leaving there bed.

E can be weakner since visitors can get them the bottles to the bed.
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Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

per passage: "it decided to sell only 500ml bottles, because patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle"

B. The revenues from selling 500ml bottles are 5% less than for 500ml cans.

If patients prefer bottles, then the revenues from bottles should be higher.
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When they replace all Hospital VMs with 500ml bottles won't the revenue from bottles increase after the effect. ?
I don't think B is a weakener. E is also not a weakener. Even if visitors are visiting no guarantee that they will buy from people.
D is a little better option IMO.
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When they replace all Hospital VMs with 500ml bottles won't the revenue from bottles increase after the effect. ?
I don't think B is a weakener. E is also not a weakener. Even if visitors are visiting no guarantee that they will buy from people.
D is a little better option IMO.
daagh , GMATNinja Can you tackle this question please.


I'm curious as to what's your reasoning is for selecting D.
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When they replace all Hospital VMs with 500ml bottles won't the revenue from bottles increase after the effect. ?
I don't think B is a weakener. E is also not a weakener. Even if visitors are visiting no guarantee that they will buy from people.
D is a little better option IMO.
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I'm curious as to what's your reasoning is for selecting D.


Yeah when i checked it again. Now i understood D can never be the answer. Since we need larger and reusable bottles.
and yes B is a weakener - since 500 ml cans are as large as and also reusable when compared with bottles. So there might be some other reasoning for using bottles. And use of bottles is not properly justified. :) .
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key words are "cans" and "bottles".
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It is a besed on supply and demand so b should be correct if we eye at primises Aur conclusion which standing supportive claim whether to fill 300 or 500cans or bottles but here demnads of big containing which cans are not so patients will demand a great amount of bottles containing 500 ml so revenue will increase it is strong concluclsion if we assume they are demanding more 300 bottles which is no a long durability so 300ml bottles revenue increases and 5ooml decrease so B is vailid answer

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E seems to be the best fit as I points out to a customer base that is larger than the patients group size... then in that case there would be canned item demand demand from the visitors; more number of smaller size bottles can be filled and its practical...

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In this question... Company doesn't want to bother the patient again and again for water. That's why it is selling only 500 ml bottle but in vending machine less 500 ml bottles can be kept than 300 ml bottles. So all patients couldn't get the bottle. So those who don't get bottle have to bother. So ultimate purpose of company of not to bother patient is not solved and thus weaken the plan.

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I'd go with C. This answer gives a different reason why the 500ml were sold

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Kooclka is a full-time vending business, which uses vending machines to sell cans of bottles of soft drinks and individual packages of snacks. When the management of Kooclka considered weather to fill vending machines in hospitals with 330 ml or 500 ml cans or bottles, it decided to sell only 500 ml bottles.The management thought patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer larger, reusable bottle.

Which of the following if true weakens the argument above?

A. All of Kooclka's products are manufactured by the same manufacturer.

B. The revenues from selling 500ml bottles are 5% less than for 500ml cans.

C. Most of Kooclka's competitors sell only 500ml bottles in hospitals.

D. More 330ml bottles then 500 ml bottles can be put together in a vending machine.

E. The average number of visitors is 2.3 per hospital patient.

I think B cannot be correct answer for following reasons:
1. Revenues # profit. Larger revenue is not equal to larger profit.
2 C or E sounds more attractive. For C, since none of my competitors in hospital provide other choice --> it could be my advantage. For E, the management though"patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer larger,reusable bottle". However, the number of visitors is more than double the number of patients. In my opinion C+E would be a perfect answer.
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E

We have to weaken the reasoning that management used 500ml bottle thinking only about patients.
So we can say as the number of visitor is more management thought to make more money by selling big cans

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Even I picked E. Why E is not the answer?
The logic I used was that the management thought patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer larger, reusable bottle.But if the number of visitors is more than double, they can bring 330 ml bottles or cans for patients. There is little or no need for the patient to leave bed for these soft drinks.
The argument does not talk about revenue or profit.
What is wrong with my logic?
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Kooclaka is a full-line vending business, which uses vending machines to sell cans or bottles of soft drinks and individual packages of snacks. When the management of Kooclaka considered whether to fill vending machines in hospitals with 330ml or 500ml cans or bottles, it decided to sell only 500ml bottles, because patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. All Kooclaka’s products are manufactured by the same manufacturer. --Doesn't matter
B. The revenues from selling 500ml bottles are 5% less than for 500ml cans. --Correct. If cans make more profit for the firm then cans should be prefered over bottles
C. Kooclaka’s competitors sell only 500ml bottles in hospitals. --Doesn't matter.
D. More 330ml bottles than 500ml bottles can be put in a vending machine. --Few people will but 330ml
E. The average number of visitors is 2.3 per hospital patient. --This strengthens the argument
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Kooclaka is a full-line vending business, which uses vending machines to sell cans or bottles of soft drinks and individual packages of snacks. When the management of Kooclaka considered whether to fill vending machines in hospitals with 330ml or 500ml cans or bottles, it decided to sell only 500ml bottles, because patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle.

Which of the following if true weakens the argument above?

A. All of Kooclka's products are manufactured by the same manufacturer.

B. The revenues from selling 500ml bottles are 5% less than for 500ml cans.

C. Most of Kooclka's competitors sell only 500ml bottles in hospitals.

D. More 330ml bottles then 500 ml bottles can be put together in a vending machine.

E. The average number of visitors is 2.3 per hospital patient.

When analysing the argument
Main Conclusion: thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle.
Primary premise: because patients do not leave their beds very often.

How can we weaken the conclusion?
i) by destroying the premise
ii) by adding a premise to weaken the conclusion

Answer option B does the latter. By adding additional premise the author says that the company uses bottles instead of cans, because of revenue purposes(less revenue doesnt mean less profit) and not because patients do not leave their beds often(as mentioned in the argument).
While option E says that for 10 patient there are 23 visitors. But it doesnt mention anything about whether the visitors buy bottles for patients.

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Kooclaka is a full-line vending business, which uses vending machines to sell cans or bottles of soft drinks and individual packages of snacks. When the management of Kooclaka considered whether to fill vending machines in hospitals with 330ml or 500ml cans or bottles, it decided to sell only 500ml bottles, because patients do not leave their beds very often, thus they prefer a larger, reusable bottle.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

I am confused with the conclusion of the sentence... lets break the sentence into 2 parts , Part A: Mgmt decided to sell only 500 bottles Part B: Patients do not leave their beds and prefer large reusable bottle

Part A, hence part B or Part B hence part A, thus Part A sounds to be the conclusion.

Conclusion: Mgmt decided to sell only 500 bottles

Arg: Patients prefer large reusable bottles and do not leave bed ----->mgmt decided to launch 500 bottles, kind of a cause and effect relation.
Weakener: Effect happened but some other reason caused this decision, which can be told from Option C. It is because competitors were using 500 bottle, mgmt decided to sell 500 bottles

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