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Manager: This company's supply chain will develop significant weaknesses unless we make changes to our vendor contracts now. Some will argue that this problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it today. But that is an irresponsible approach. Just imagine if a financial planner offered the same counsel to a 30-year-old client: "Don't worry, Jane, retirement is 35 years away; you don't need to save anything now." That planner would be guilty of gross malpractice.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the overall conclusion drawn in the manager's argument?

(A) Some people argue that the supply-chain problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it now.
(B) It would be irresponsible to postpone changes to the vendor contracts just because the supply chain will not develop weaknesses for a long time.
(C) lf no changes are made to the vendor contracts, the supply chain will eventually develop significant weaknesses.
(D) In planning to meet its future obligations, a company should follow the same practices that are approptiate for an individual who is planning for retirement.
(E) Financial planners should advise their clients to save money for retirement only if retirement is many years away.

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Safe Conclusion is B. Option C goes too extreme.
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Hard choice between B and C. I would go with C, because the term "long time" is quite flexible. "Develop significant weaknesses" is already mentioned in the statement and reflects the overall conclusion accurately.

(B) It would be irresponsible to postpone changes to the vendor contracts just because the supply chain will not develop weaknesses for a long time.
(C) lf no changes are made to the vendor contracts, the supply chain will eventually develop significant weaknesses.
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Hi Gemelo90,

The answer cannot be C according to me. C completely changes the intended meaning of the argument.

It says if no changes are made to the vendor contracts, the supply chain will eventually develop significant weaknesses
, which implies that if changes are made the supply chain will not develop significant weakness and this is not the case. It is not conditional.

(B) It would be irresponsible to postpone changes to the vendor contracts just because the supply chain will not develop weaknesses for a long time. - yes there is no error in the word long time because it is actually the essential part of the argument that just because a problem might arise in the late future we do not try to deal with it today !!

IMO B.

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This is a main point question. The correct answer will be the one which the author is trying to convince you with.
The only debatable answer are 'B' and 'C'. The conclusion of the argument is 'But this is an irresponsible approach', now what is an irresponsible approach, the act of delaying. The author lays emphasis on this point by citing an example.
Even though option C is factually correct IMHO, but is not the main point.

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This is a main point question. The correct answer will be the one which the author is trying to convince you with.
The only debatable answer are 'B' and 'C'. The conclusion of the argument is 'But this is an irresponsible approach', now what is an irresponsible approach, the act of delaying. The author lays emphasis on this point by citing an example.
Even though option C is factually correct IMHO, but is not the main point.

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I second you for the explanation, answer must be (B)...
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Manager: This company's supply chain will develop significant weaknesses unless we make changes to our vendor contracts now. Some will argue that this problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it today. But that is an irresponsible approach. Just imagine if a financial planner offered the same counsel to a 30-year-old client: "Don't worry, Jane, retirement is 35 years away; you don't need to save anything now." That planner would be guilty of gross malpractice.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the overall conclusion drawn in the manager's argument?

A. Some people argue that the supply-chain problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it now.

B. It would be irresponsible to postpone changes to the vendor contracts just because the supply chain will not develop weaknesses for a long time.

C. If no changes are made to the vendor contracts, the supply chain will eventually develop significant weaknesses.

D. In planning to meet its future obligations, a company should follow the same practices that are appropriate for an individual who is planning for retirement.

E. Financial planners should advise their clients to save money for retirement only if retirement is many years away.

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Originally posted by AshutoshB on 01 Sep 2018, 20:39.
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B VS C

They're very similar ideas: the company is going to develop problems in the future unless we change things now, and the point that if we don't do this, it's irresponsible.

But the manager isn't just making the first point. The manager's point in making this whole argument is that if we DON'T do this, it's actually irresponsible. (See the whole last half where he talks about the reckless financial planner as an analogy.) If he just wanted to make the point in the first sentence, he wouldn't have gone into all of the detail about what reckless behavior is.

This supports (B)
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Manager: This company's supply chain will develop significant weaknesses unless we make changes to our vendor contracts now. Some will argue that this problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it today. But that is an irresponsible approach. Just imagine if a financial planner offered the same counsel to a 30-year-old client: "Don't worry, Jane, retirement is 35 years away; you don't need to save anything now." That planner would be guilty of gross malpractice.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the overall conclusion drawn in the manager's argument?

A. Some people argue that the supply-chain problem is so far in the future that there is no need to address it now.

B. It would be irresponsible to postpone changes to the vendor contracts just because the supply chain will not develop weaknesses for a long time.

C. If no changes are made to the vendor contracts, the supply chain will eventually develop significant weaknesses.

D. In planning to meet its future obligations, a company should follow the same practices that are appropriate for an individual who is planning for retirement.

E. Financial planners should advise their clients to save money for retirement only if retirement is many years away.

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