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# Last month, the Johnson's farm had two prefabricated barns, both built

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Re: Last month, the Johnson's farm had two prefabricated barns, both built [#permalink]
Johnson's farm caught fire and the prefabricated barns were burnt. Johnson decided to replace the barns with the new barns of same company. Normally in this farming community when a piece of equipment is involved in an accident, users become reluctant to buy that product again.
Why is Johnson again buying the same barns?
Because he knew the barn is of good quality and the fire that barn caught was because of error on his part.
Option B is in line with our thinking.
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Re: Last month, the Johnson's farm had two prefabricated barns, both built [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
Last month, the Johnson's farm had two prefabricated barns, both built by the Olson Company, catch on fire. When the Johnsons decided to replace the damaged barns with new Olson prefabricated barns it surprised many of their neighbors. Normally in the farming community when a piece of equipment is involved in an accident, users become reluctant to buy that product again.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Johnson's decision was logically well supported?

A. In the community where the Johnsons live, the main competitor of the Olson Company had a perfect safety record over the last year with no fires or collapses.

B. The Olson Company barns caught on fire due to the negligence of a Johnson Farm employee, but no horses or pigs died because of the excellent fire control features in an Olson barn.

C. The federal government has issued new specifications in recent years that require certain features be introduced into all new prefabricated barns sold in the country starting two years from now.

D. Many key employees at the Olson Company had to be replaced prior to the building of the Johnson's barns because the Olson Company's main competitor had lured them away with better job offers.

E. Over the last four years, the Olson Company has had forty barns catch on fire.

A) I need a reason to understand why they chose Olson -> out

B) Could be a reason -> hold

C) We don’t know if Olson meets the Federal specifications

D) Out of scope

E) This is a reason to not choose Olson