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# Many parents take their children along when they

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Analyst 1: Many parents take their children along when they go for shopping for toys because they want to know whether the children will really enjoy playing with a toy before buying it for them. But in many cases, children ask for toys that are either out of their parents’ budgets or are somewhat unsafe for the children. Either way, it is not a good idea to take children along when shopping for toys.

Analyst 2: But since parents have the ultimate authority to decide whether to purchase a particular toy, your consideration is not valid.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to strengthen the conclusion drawn by analyst 1?

(A)Children of a specific age are more adamant about buying a toy when compared to children in other age groups.

(B)Parents are likely to give in to children’s demands, even when the implications of these demands are not favorable.

(D)The reason children prefer toys that are either unsafe for them or are out of their parents’ budgets is that most such toys are advertised heavily.

(E)Parents hardly take children along for shopping trips to stores that sell products other than toys.
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12 Oct 2018, 01:32
I consider that answer C kind of reinforces analyst 1 argument in the sense that those toys that are not favored by children and bought by their parents will serve its purpose of being played with, but C also reinforces analyst 1 yet B only reinforces Analyst 1. Anyone has a better approach.
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12 Oct 2018, 16:45
Hey sony1000 -- Another approach to this one is to hone in on the exact conclusion that analyst 1 draws: "it is not a good idea to take children along when shopping for toys." So you're looking for the answer choice that supports the fact that it's not a good idea (because of the safety concerns) -- you don't care about whether or not the children like the toys. That means that (C) is out because it doesn't affect the conclusion that you should leave the kids at home. However, (B) gives you a reason why it's a good idea to leave the kids at home - parents are going to make bad decisions when the kids are there.
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12 Oct 2018, 17:37
Probus wrote:
Analyst 1: Many parents take their children along when they go for shopping for toys because they want to know whether the children will really enjoy playing with a toy before buying it for them. But in many cases, children ask for toys that are either out of their parents’ budgets or are somewhat unsafe for the children. Either way, it is not a good idea to take children along when shopping for toys.

Analyst 2: But since parents have the ultimate authority to decide whether to purchase a particular toy, your consideration is not valid.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to strengthen the conclusion drawn by analyst 1?

(A)Children of a specific age are more adamant about buying a toy when compared to children in other age groups.

(B)Parents are likely to give in to children’s demands, even when the implications of these demands are not favorable.

(D)The reason children prefer toys that are either unsafe for them or are out of their parents’ budgets is that most such toys are advertised heavily.

(E)Parents hardly take children along for shopping trips to stores that sell products other than toys.

We need strengthen Analyst1's argument--- And the argument is It is not a good idea to take children along when shopping for toys because children ask for toys that are either out of their parents’ budgets or are somewhat unsafe for the children.
This statement will only strengthen if Parents are likely to give in to children’s demands, even when the implications of these demands are not favorable. The rest doesnt add anything to strengthen the statement.
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