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New post 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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New post 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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New post 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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New post 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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New post 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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New post 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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New post 09 Jun 2012, 02:08
My Choice is .......D

As person give reason n explains the owner............. :)
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gmatnub wrote:
C sounds good at first, but if you read it carefully

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal

"not incompatible" is a double negative that equals to "compatible"

offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal

"status quo" refers to adult customers.


+1 for C.

status quo - implies current situation.
The current scenario of tanagers is compatible with owners goal. (revenue / returns)
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New post 02 Jul 2012, 19:21
Just overlooked the "in"compatible part. Now I get why C is correct. So the present situation is compatible with the owner's goal, which is maximum revenue.

But, I still don't get why D is wrong?
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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, 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.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I think C fits better in the blank than D.

It's not the D is wrong, but C is better.

D only says that the store manager demonstrated the new evidence but dismisses the point that the store manager agrees to increase the store revenue.

C actually includes the new evidence represented in D and the agreement with the owner's goal.
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Nope, choice D is a trick. The argument stated the amount of money spent by children is as much as that spent by adults => It is about the Revenue, not the profit as choice D stated (because we did not know anything about the cost).

Choice C is more clear double negate "not incompatible" = compatible the revenue of 2 groups of customers.
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New post 02 Jul 2012, 20:45
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Nope, choice D is a trick. The argument stated the amount of money spent by children is as much as that spent by adults => It is about the Revenue, not the profit as choice D stated (because we did not know anything about the cost).

Choice C is more clear double negate "not incompatible" = compatible the revenue of 2 groups of customers.


Wow, how did I miss that? Thanks tuanquang! +1 to you
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bepositive 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, 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.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I just did not understand this question at all please explain me this one...thanks!


Well the main thing to understand here is that the Owner is talking about Revenue here in the Question Stem.

So D will be clearly wrong, as more revenue and more profit are completely different things. Hence, more revenue does not imply more profit.
As for C, well the store manager gave new evidence citing that status quo i.e. the current state of affairs agrees with the owner's goal (Of more revenue, since there are more new teenage customers coming then the old ones who are leaving)

Hence, C is correct.
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a) store manager doesn't question any evindence by owner.
b) difficult to implement - Not mentioned
c) new evidence that teenagers spend as much as adults do - meeting with owner's goal - Best choice
d) profitability not mentioned
e) manager doesn't refute any evidence

Choice C is best.
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I chose C. My reasons:

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
Nonsensical. He never questioned the veracity of the owner's evidence.

(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
Nope

(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
He does say this. But that isn't really the conclusion.

(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner
He does offer new evidence. But I think this was less ideal than C

(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
This is the best choice. He does exactly this. He tells the owner that if the whole point is to realize a profit, this method won't go be an obstacle. If anything, it will augment the profit.
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D doesn't state anything about new customers. E is close, but it didn't focus on the goal of owner.

C is correct. "offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal".

"Status quo" means present situation i.e. the evidences below.

Here, evidences are "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" that are compatible with the owner's goal and these ultimately accentuate that the owner doesn't require to implement his idea to reach his goal.
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New post 27 May 2014, 05:03
though i first selected e on second thoughts c seems right as store manager says that goal of owner to increase revenue and even with teenagers as customers it can be fulfilled and no special efforts are needed to
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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, 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.

The store manager responds to the owner by _____

(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner

I just did not understand this question at all please explain me this one...thanks!


The STORE MANAGER says that what the owner proposes may not be right and that the OWNER will actually profit more by the present system... ie status quo......
HENCE "C" which defacto means....(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is compatible with the owner’s goal .... ie of GENERATION OF MORE REVENUE......... IS CORRECT...
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I chose D but after a more careful look I think C is the one. D talks about "profitability" that is not the topic under discussion here. The question focus on revenues. I do not know if this makes sense.
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New post 21 Mar 2015, 08:07
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I chose D but after a more careful look I think C is the one. D talks about "profitability" that is not the topic under discussion here. The question focus on revenues. I do not know if this makes sense.


HI
yoi are right when you talk of C as the answer and the reasoning behind it..
However D is wrong not just because it talks of profitability but it also talks of an average youngster vs an average adult
it doesnt talk of overall effect
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