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Omega Corporation has hired two management consultant firms, ManageFix

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Omega Corporation has hired two management consultant firms, ManageFix! and EfficiencyRun, to help cut unnecessary costs by streamlining its corporate structure. By following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will save more money than it would by following EfficiencyRun's plan. Therefore, by following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will be doing the most that can be done to cut unnecessary costs due to inefficient corporate structure.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A ManageFix!'s fees are not greater than EfficiencyRun's fees.
B Omega Corp. can implement ManageFix!'s plan in one of several ways, some of which are more expensive than others.
C Omega Corp. has not yet determined with certainty that it wishes to make changes in its corporate structure.
D Other than in its corporate structure, Omega Corp. does not waste money in other areas.
E Unnecessary costs cannot be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone.

classical patterns in both A and E.
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Omega Corporation has hired two management consultant firms, ManageFix! and EfficiencyRun, to help cut unnecessary costs by streamlining its corporate structure. By following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will save more money than it would by following EfficiencyRun's plan. Therefore, by following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will be doing the most that can be done to cut unnecessary costs due to inefficient corporate structure.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A ManageFix!'s fees are not greater than EfficiencyRun's fees.
B Omega Corp. can implement ManageFix!'s plan in one of several ways, some of which are more expensive than others.
C Omega Corp. has not yet determined with certainty that it wishes to make changes in its corporate structure.
D Other than in its corporate structure, Omega Corp. does not waste money in other areas.
E Unnecessary costs cannot be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone.

classical patterns in both A and E.


I am not sure if there is any pattern between A and E.
Any company pays one-time consultancy fee or lets' say it is a recurring fee. Fees are almost never a concern if suggested plans are great. Corporation objective is cost cutting rather saving consultancy fee.
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chesstitans wrote:
Omega Corporation has hired two management consultant firms, ManageFix! and EfficiencyRun, to help cut unnecessary costs by streamlining its corporate structure. By following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will save more money than it would by following EfficiencyRun's plan. Therefore, by following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will be doing the most that can be done to cut unnecessary costs due to inefficient corporate structure.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A ManageFix!'s fees are not greater than EfficiencyRun's fees.
B Omega Corp. can implement ManageFix!'s plan in one of several ways, some of which are more expensive than others.
C Omega Corp. has not yet determined with certainty that it wishes to make changes in its corporate structure.
D Other than in its corporate structure, Omega Corp. does not waste money in other areas.
E Unnecessary costs cannot be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone.
I am not sure if there is any pattern between A and E.
classical patterns in both A and E.


Any company pays one-time consultancy fee or lets' say it is a recurring fee. Fees are almost never a concern if suggested plans are great. Corporation objective is cost cutting rather saving consultancy fee.


yes, both A and E are common patterns on gmat. In E, revenue or additional cost is greater/ less than the original cost. In A, comparison between 2 costs. Both patterns only work with the argument that is about the cost.
yes, the fees are included as costs -> to cut cost, the company also needs to reduce the fees. For example, to save money, I need to reduce fees on gmat.
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Two available options (X & Y) in order to achieve a goal.
Con:- Goal can be achieved by X, the best option .

Assumption:- Goal cannot be achieved by together X & Y .
Negating the Assumption will shatter the conclusion.
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chesstitans wrote:
Omega Corporation has hired two management consultant firms, ManageFix! and EfficiencyRun, to help cut unnecessary costs by streamlining its corporate structure. By following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will save more money than it would by following EfficiencyRun's plan. Therefore, by following ManageFix!'s plan, Omega Corp. will be doing the most that can be done to cut unnecessary costs due to inefficient corporate structure.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A ManageFix!'s fees are not greater than EfficiencyRun's fees.
B Omega Corp. can implement ManageFix!'s plan in one of several ways, some of which are more expensive than others.
C Omega Corp. has not yet determined with certainty that it wishes to make changes in its corporate structure.
D Other than in its corporate structure, Omega Corp. does not waste money in other areas.
E Unnecessary costs cannot be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone.

classical patterns in both A and E.


Lets negate the option E> Unnecessary costs CAN be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone. Hence, distorts the conclusion as both plans together is a better solution than following only ManageFix's plan alone
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