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# One Zydol capsule contains twice the pain reliever found in

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One Zydol capsule contains twice the pain reliever found in regular aspirin. A consumer will have to take two aspirin in order to get the relief provided by one Zydol. And since a bottle of Zydol costs the same as a bottle of regular aspirin, consumers can be expected to switch to Zydol.

Which of the following , if true, would most weaken the argument that consumers will be discontinuing the use of regular aspirin and switching to Zydol.

A. A regular bottle of aspirin contains more than twice as many capsules as does a bottle of Zydol.
B. The pain reliever in Zydol is essentially the same pain reliever found in regular aspirin.
C. Some headache sufferers experience a brief period of dizziness shortly after taking Zydol but not after taking regular aspirin.
D. Neither regular aspirin nor Zydol is as effective in the relief of serious pain as are drugs available only by prescription.
E. A Zydol capsule is twice as large as the average aspirin.
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04 Feb 2006, 13:53
Straight (A)

since a bottle of Zydol costs the same as a bottle of regular aspirin

if a bottle of regular aspirin contains twice as many capsules as a Zydol bottle then it offsets the fact that in a zydol capsule there is twice as much pain reliever
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04 Feb 2006, 14:38
I believe its A too

A bottle of Zydol/Aspirin costs the same

Consumer has to take "two aspirin" to get the same effect as "1 Zydol" ==> if a bottle of Aspirin contains twice as much capsules as that of Zydol, the value is the exactly the same and consumer will not switch to Zydol.
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04 Feb 2006, 16:06
It's A. Consume would not switch to Z if X contains more than twice as many capsules.
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04 Feb 2006, 17:39
OA is A.

I made a mistake while running through the choice A and read it as just "twice as many capsules" instead of "more than twice". Time pressure killed me.
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04 Feb 2006, 18:33
easy A.
One Asprin bottle has same potency as one Zydol bottle hence there is no differentiator to create a switch in consumer preference.
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Is C not a stronger reason for the consumers to not to switch to Zydol. According to A, the cost and number of capsules to be taken are same in both pain killers. So, people might actually shift to Zydol as that makes no difference.
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Is C not a stronger reason for the consumers to not to switch to Zydol. According to A, the cost and number of capsules to be taken are same in both pain killers. So, people might actually shift to Zydol as that makes no difference.

Argument revolves around the effectiveness and cost of the two brands.So, the best weakener would break these points i.e cost or effectiveness.

A regular bottle of aspirin contains more than twice as many capsules as does a bottle of Zydol.
if the regular bottle of aspirin contains more than twice as many capsules as does a bottle of zydol and 2 aspirin= 1 zydol, then bottle of aspirin contain more dosage at the same cost.So, Aspirin is actually cost effective.This attacks directly the argument telling that aspirin is more cost effective than zydol , so , this is the best weakener.

Some headache sufferers experience a brief period of dizziness shortly after taking Zydol but not after taking regular aspirin.
C introduces new information and does weakens the argument to an extent but it is valid only for some sufferers.may be these people have some allergies or taking in some other medication, so in whole Most of the people will not be apprehensive about changing the brand.
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22 Sep 2014, 23:37
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
Is C not a stronger reason for the consumers to not to switch to Zydol. According to A, the cost and number of capsules to be taken are same in both pain killers. So, people might actually shift to Zydol as that makes no difference.

Argument revolves around the effectiveness and cost of the two brands.So, the best weakener would break these points i.e cost or effectiveness.

A regular bottle of aspirin contains more than twice as many capsules as does a bottle of Zydol.
if the regular bottle of aspirin contains more than twice as many capsules as does a bottle of zydol and 2 aspirin= 1 zydol, then bottle of aspirin contain more dosage at the same cost.So, Aspirin is actually cost effective.This attacks directly the argument telling that aspirin is more cost effective than zydol , so , this is the best weakener.

Some headache sufferers experience a brief period of dizziness shortly after taking Zydol but not after taking regular aspirin.
C introduces new information and does weakens the argument to an extent but it is valid only for some sufferers.may be these people have some allergies or taking in some other medication, so in whole Most of the people will not be apprehensive about changing the brand.

Ohh i dint read "more than" before the word twice in A. Thanks a lot.
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