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# Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has

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02 Jun 2010, 06:23
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02 Jun 2010, 06:39
Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, .

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence -- Not true as store manager is not denying the fact provided by Owner- incorrect

arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive -- nowhere it was mentioned- incorrect

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal ---means: staus quo(teenagers are coming more) is compatible with owners goal( maximize revenue) as "each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"....correct

demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer -- stimulus mentioned spending of teenagers .not the profit -- incorrect

offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner -- on the contrary, store manager accepts the fact provided by owner and provided news evidence status quo to maimize revenue - incorrect
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02 Jun 2010, 11:32
Definitely, C. The manager does offer new evidence and that evidence implies that the owner's goal can be reached with the current clientele.
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03 Jun 2010, 14:09
good question....i fell for D....

after reading thru the explanation I do unedrstand that the OA is C
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03 Jun 2010, 22:31
C

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence -->> No evidence about questioning the tuthfullness of owner
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive -->> out of scope
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal -->> goal is to maximize revenue, Store manager shows evidence by saying "teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer --->> no evidence of profit from teenager
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner --> no such evidence
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03 Jun 2011, 05:08
The answer is C.
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03 Jun 2011, 06:54
C for me too
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03 Jun 2011, 07:04
hacker wrote:
Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, .

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence -- Not true as store manager is not denying the fact provided by Owner- incorrect

arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive -- nowhere it was mentioned- incorrect

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal ---means: staus quo(teenagers are coming more) is compatible with owners goal( maximize revenue) as "each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"....correct

demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer -- stimulus mentioned spending of teenagers .not the profit -- incorrect

offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner -- on the contrary, store manager accepts the fact provided by owner and provided news evidence status quo to maimize revenue - incorrect

thanks wonderful explanation for C.
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03 Jun 2011, 07:51
As owner's goal is to maximize the profit and as per Store manager each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and there are more customers than they have lost. .......
I'll go with option "C" !
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03 Jun 2011, 10:33
hacker wrote:
Owner of JavaJoint: Over the past year, the coffee store has become a daily hang-out for more and more teenagers. Many of our adult customers do not appear comfortable with this kind of crowd and some of them have told me that they will no longer stop here for a coffee drink. Since my goal is to maximize our revenue, I want you to discourage teenagers from coming here and start cultivating a more adult crowd.

Store manager: Are you sure? On average, .

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence -- Not true as store manager is not denying the fact provided by Owner- incorrect

arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive -- nowhere it was mentioned- incorrect

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal ---means: staus quo(teenagers are coming more) is compatible with owners goal( maximize revenue) as "each teenager spends just as much as the average adult does, and we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"....correct

demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer -- stimulus mentioned spending of teenagers .not the profit -- incorrect

offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner -- on the contrary, store manager accepts the fact provided by owner and provided news evidence status quo to maimize revenue - incorrect

Great explanation! I fell for D too, I believe that his is a question from one of the Manhattan CATs.
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03 Jun 2011, 22:58
+1 C
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04 Jun 2011, 04:52
C for me too..

Although, 'not incompatible' has two negative but it fits in perfectly. Basically, the approach is compatible with the status quo (maximizing revenues).
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04 Jun 2011, 07:09
Option C is right because the store manager gives his evidence to show that the manager's requirement of profit is not negated by older people leaving. D only says what teenagers bring to the store and does not clarify the if the required benefit is attained which is the increase in profit.
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04 Jun 2011, 08:11
C for me....
Since the goal of the owner is to maximize the revenue, the store manager gives in new evidence that the present status of the cafe is in line with his goal....
Option A:He is not refuting or questioning the evidence.
so A is out.
Option B:There is no mention of the argument regarding the directive... B is out.
Option D:He isn't demonstrating but giving in new evidence... D is out
Option E: Owner is not refuting the evidence.. E is out...

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05 Jun 2011, 07:47
C for me too.
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06 Jun 2011, 01:28
the goal is to maximize revenue.This goal is being met by the new changes though.

Rightly pointed by the store manager.

C it is.
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07 Jun 2011, 08:09
I think its D
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07 Jun 2011, 09:53
even i chose D first. but after reading the explanation i feel C is the best.

thanks a lot "hacker" for the explanation..
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07 Jun 2012, 05:17
At first i choose D, like many others it seems. However, if you have a closer look at C you see that it mentions the owners goal and his goal is to maximize his profits
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07 Jun 2012, 08:31
C seems correct to me too...as it implies that the existing situation is fine if owner is looking for more revenue.
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