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# Kopke: In the past ten years, most of the new clothes that I

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Kopke: In the past ten years, most of the new clothes that I have purchased have fallen apart within a few short years. However, all of the clothes that I have purchased at vintage clothing shops are still in excellent condition, despite the fact that they were all over thirty years old at the time that I bought them. Clearly, clothes are not manufactured as well today as they were when those vintage clothes were made.
Which of the following is a weakness in the argument above?
A. It fails to demonstrate that the clothes manufactured thirty years ago were of higher quality than clothes of all other era.
B. It neglects the possibility that the clothes of thirty years ago, when prices are adjusted for inflation, cost more than clothes manufactured today.
C. It confuses the number of clothing items sold with the proportion of those items that are no longer useful.
D. It does not explain why clothing manufacturing standards have fallen over item.
E. It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago that are no longer fit for sale.

Kindly provide explanations also. Thanks.

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05 Feb 2009, 12:35
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Kopke: In the past ten years, most of the new clothes that I have purchased have fallen apart within a few short years. However, all of the clothes that I have purchased at vintage clothing shops are still in excellent condition, despite the fact that they were all over thirty years old at the time that I bought them. Clearly, clothes are not manufactured as well today as they were when those vintage clothes were made.
Which of the following is a weakness in the argument above?
A. It fails to demonstrate that the clothes manufactured thirty years ago were of higher quality than clothes of all other era. oos
B. It neglects the possibility that the clothes of thirty years ago, when prices are adjusted for inflation, cost more than clothes manufactured today.
C. It confuses the number of clothing items sold with the proportion of those items that are no longer useful. oos
D. It does not explain why clothing manufacturing standards have fallen over item. oos
E. It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago that are no longer fit for sale. oos

Kindly provide explanations also. Thanks.

i think B, clothes were better manufactured because they were more expensive, relatively.
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05 Feb 2009, 12:44
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05 Feb 2009, 14:14
Agree with E

Arg is comparing todays clothing and vintage clothing. Lets take todays clothing and clothing of old years to compare and not just vintage clothing

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05 Feb 2009, 14:21
What a stupid question!
Given that my guess is D.
What's OA??? Source?
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05 Feb 2009, 22:25
chicagocubsrule it is not a stupid Q. It is a very excellent Q.

I think it comes from LSAT, though not sure.

I am really interested to see some explanation in the forum.

icandy, you r correct. I firstly got the worng answer .... in-fact no answer.

But I could not decipher the option E.

E] It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago that are no longer fit for sale.

Firstly I thought this option is out of scope. Why vintage is not fit for sale ? What we have to do with sales here ???

But after reading your reasoning I realized that E is presented in different way. It actually means

= It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago are no longer COMPARABLE with the clothes sold currently.

I think it is the language of option E which kicked me down.
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05 Feb 2009, 22:31
gmatavenue wrote:
chicagocubsrule it is not a stupid Q. It is a very excellent Q.

I think it comes from LSAT, though not sure.

I am really interested to see some explanation in the forum.

icandy, you r correct. I firstly got the worng answer .... in-fact no answer.

But I could not decipher the option E.

E] It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago that are no longer fit for sale.

Firstly I thought this option is out of scope. Why vintage is not fit for sale ? What we have to do with sales here ???

But after reading your reasoning I realized that E is presented in different way. It actually means

= It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago are no longer COMPARABLE with the clothes sold currently.

I think it is the language of option E which kicked me down.

I do not consider myself an LSAT expert, but I guarantee you such a poorly structured question would never be released by LSAC (the makers of the LSAT).
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05 Feb 2009, 22:39
No clues! Waiting for OA and OE
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05 Feb 2009, 22:59
chicagocubsrule I googled it now .....
This Q comes from GMAT 800 ..... a high score book of Kaplan.
I have never liked Kaplan much tough .....

May be you are right .... it doesn't come from GMAC .....

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06 Feb 2009, 01:48
I will go with A with the following reason:

The argument concludes that clothes are not manufactured as well today as they were during vintage era. However, premises of the argument do not directly support the conclusion.
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06 Feb 2009, 03:10
I would go with E..........
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Re: CR - vintage clothing [#permalink]

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06 Feb 2009, 03:27
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Kopke: In the past ten years, most of the new clothes that I have purchased have fallen apart within a few short years. However, all of the clothes that I have purchased at vintage clothing shops are still in excellent condition, despite the fact that they were all over thirty years old at the time that I bought them. Clearly, clothes are not manufactured as well today as they were when those vintage clothes were made.
Which of the following is a weakness in the argument above?
A. It fails to demonstrate that the clothes manufactured thirty years ago were of higher quality than clothes of all other era.
B. It neglects the possibility that the clothes of thirty years ago, when prices are adjusted for inflation, cost more than clothes manufactured today.
C. It confuses the number of clothing items sold with the proportion of those items that are no longer useful.
D. It does not explain why clothing manufacturing standards have fallen over item.
E. It fails to take into account clothes made over thirty years ago that are no longer fit for sale.

Kindly provide explanations also. Thanks.

Its D, As it only point out flaw in the reasoning. OA Pl.
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06 Feb 2009, 04:14
this question is from GMAT 800 book. I have attached the explanation herewith.
OA is E. Thanks for discussion.
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06 Feb 2009, 04:26
Ok.....it is clear now
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
this question is from GMAT 800 book. I have attached the explanation herewith.
OA is E. Thanks for discussion.

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