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# Mainline Airways was bought by its employees six years ago.

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Mainline Airways was bought by its employees six years ago. Three years ago, Mainline hired QualiCo Advertising Agency to handle its promotions and advertising division. Today Mainlineâ€™s profits are over 20 percent higher than they were five years ago and 10 percent higher than they were three years ago. Employee ownership and a good advertising agency have combined to make Mainline more profitable.

Which of the following best describes the weak point in the argument above?
(A) It fails to establish a causal connection between the change in ownership at Mainline Airways and the hiring of QualiCo, on the one hand, and the rise in Mainlineâ€™s profits, on the other.
(B) It presents no evidence showing that employee-owned airlines are any more profitable than other airlines.
(C) It assumes that the profits of Mainline Airways will continue to rise.
(D) It gives no exact figures for the current profits of Mainline Airways.
(E) It fails to explain how the profits of Mainline Airways are calculated.
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06 Sep 2005, 07:01
OA to come.
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06 Sep 2005, 09:21
a?
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06 Sep 2005, 11:44
I eliminated all the other choices and got A

The argument never said that employeed owned airlines are more profitable than the other airlines - B is out

Nowhere does it state that the profits will continue to rise - C is out

It is irrelevant what the figure is for the current profits of mailine - D is out

E is also irrelevant - you don't need to know how the profits are calculated in order to conclude that employeed ownership and a good advertising agency have made Mainline more profitable.
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06 Sep 2005, 12:09
A - cause and effect relationship is not shown.
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06 Sep 2005, 12:12
Another A
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06 Sep 2005, 13:08
A again.

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06 Sep 2005, 13:42
(A) Looks like consensus is A, however, I don't really understand what it is stating. Can someone explain?
(B) Out of scope
(C) Mainline is more profitable as of its current state. How profitable it will or will not become in the future is irrelevant.
(D) Main idea is that Mainline is more profitable, so exact figures are not necessary
(E) Irrelevant.
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06 Sep 2005, 21:45
[quote="trulyblessed"](A) Looks like consensus is A, however, I don't really understand what it is stating. Can someone explain?quote]

A basically says that the argument doesn't define whether the employee purchase of the company or the marketing firm caused the increase in profits.
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07 Sep 2005, 01:44
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trulyblessed wrote:
(A) Looks like consensus is A, however, I don't really understand what it is stating. Can someone explain?quote]

A basically says that the argument doesn't define whether the employee purchase of the company or the marketing firm caused the increase in profits.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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07 Sep 2005, 02:18
A for me.
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07 Sep 2005, 06:56
OA: A
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