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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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12 Jan 2018, 17:20
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.

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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12 Jan 2018, 21:51
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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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13 Jan 2018, 03:21
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Classic GMAT Pattern::
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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14 Jan 2018, 02:51
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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25 May 2018, 07:40

Magoosh Official Solution:

Answer= (E). The key to this problem lies in the expression “the most that can be done.” If the passage concludes that following ManageFix!’s plan is the most that can be done, the question arises: why wouldn’t following both plans be the most that can be done? It can only be true that ManageFix!’s plan alone does the most to cut unnecessary costs if combining it with EfficiencyRun’s plan is not feasible, as in (E).

The passage does not bring up the issue of fees for either consultancy firm (A). It’s not necessary to take this into consideration when finding the assumption, as neither our conclusion nor the evidence presented to support it brings up this point.

While different variations of the ManageFix! plan might cost more when varied (B), this is not a necessary assumption to explain the conclusion. We don’t know how EfficiencyRun’s plans compare to the different ManageFix! Plans in terms of cost-cutting, but we can assume that the argument here is referring to a ManageFix! plan that will save more money than an EfficiencyRun plan.

The idea that Omega Corp. hasn’t yet decided to implement a plan isn’t necessary for this argument to work (C). Furthermore, grammatical indicators, such as the use of the future rather than the conditional tense, indicate that the plan most likely will be implemented.

We don’t know where Omega Corp. wastes money in this argument (D), and we actually don’t need to. This is something that the plans themselves might address, but it’s not necessary to make this assumption to construct the argument.
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26 May 2018, 14:42
Analysis of the options -

A - ManageFix!'s fees are not greater than EfficiencyRun's fees. - The argument doesn't tell us anything about the fees, more importantly, the conclusion ("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") suggests that even if the fees at ManageFix's might be higher than the fees at EfficiencyRun, the overall cost is less for ManageFix.

B - Omega Corp. can implement ManageFix!'s plan in one of several ways, some of which are more expensive than others. - The argument never describes any suggested plans by any of the firms.

C - Omega Corp. has not yet determined with certainty that it wishes to make changes in its corporate structure. - The prime reason for hiring the firms in the first place is the required reduction in unnecessary costs by streamlining the corporate structure.

D - Other than in its corporate structure, Omega Corp. does not waste money in other areas. - the argument never mentions any other areas in which Omega Corp. requires cost reduction, the argument is solely focused on cost reduction through streamlining the corporate structure.

E - Unnecessary costs cannot be reduced more by implementing both plans together than by implementing ManageFix!'s alone. - The correct choice, as the argument clearly assumes that only one of the plans suggested by the management firms can be chosen.

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