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Most popular bands make most of their money on merchandising rather than on record sales. One band, the Turtles, has decided that the best way to increase its profits is to release new records very rarely and spend much of its time touring.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the conclusion reached above?

A. Fans of the band will not discontinue attending concerts and buying band merchandise if the band does not frequently release new material.
B. The Turtles are one of the top selling bands in the country.
C. Tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise.
D. Changes in the way music is distributed electronically allow bands to save money on record production.
E. Industry analysts predict a slight decrease in the average price of concert tickets this year.

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Why not option C "Tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise"
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Why not option C "Tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise"

Choice C does not have any bearing on the profit of the Band.
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14 Dec 2018, 06:02
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daboo343 wrote:
Why not option C "Tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise"

Choice C does not have any bearing on the profit of the Band.

Neither does A. A only says that a reduction in Records won't lead to a reduction in purchase of band merchandise.
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14 Dec 2018, 09:41
A and C both look correct. I eliminated C because it used extreme language "best...." A does not use extreme language
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16 Feb 2019, 23:15
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A and C both look correct. I eliminated C because it used extreme language "best...." A does not use extreme language

The questions is which of the following options if TRUE would support the conclusion.
Given this, wouldn't the more extreme option be better suited?
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16 Feb 2019, 23:44
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Merchandise drives more profit for bands .

C fits in .

Band introduces new merchandise during tours, more sales , more profits.

BUT

If the we negate A , then it will weaken the argument.

If the fans discontinue buying records and concert tickets then no way they can increase profit.

So A is better than C .

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17 Feb 2019, 00:51
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any strong reason to eliminate C?
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Pankaj1Agarwal wrote:
any strong reason to eliminate C?

Conclusion: The best way to increase its profits is to release new records very rarely and spend much of its time touring.

Premise: Most popular bands make most of their money on merchandising rather than on record sales.

Unstated Assumption: Touring is somehow connected to merchandise sales and profits more than is releasing new records.

C. Tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise.

This answer looks pretty good, but the truth is that we really don't know what drives merchandise sales. Does exposing fans to merchandise result in their buying the merchandise? Whether exposing fans to merchandise results in sales is not clear, and whether the Turtles would tour in order to expose fans to merchandise is not clear. So, arriving at the argument's conclusion does not require assuming that tours are the best ways of exposing fans to new band merchandise, because the argument does not even state that exposing fans to merchandise is the purpose of touring.

So, while choice (C) really seems to be correct, and while I don't think an official question would include an answer choice as close to correct as (C) is, we can eliminate (C).

Now, for contrast, let's consider choice (A).

A. Fans of the band will not discontinue attending concerts and buying band merchandise if the band does not frequently release new material.

Without a doubt, concluding that releasing new records very rarely and spending much of its time touring is the best way for the band to increase its profits requires assuming that fans of the bands will not discontinue attending concerts and buying band merchandise if the band rarely releases new records.

The correct answer is (A).
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