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New post 21 Mar 2015, 07:57
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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New post 16 May 2015, 18:05
E seems good to me....
what manager said, can be treated as evidence
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E seems good to me....
what manager said, can be treated as evidence

HI,
E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner.
the store manager does give new evidence but it does not refute the evidence produced by owner. it only refutes the owners argument.
so E is not correct
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New post 14 Sep 2015, 01:20
My take is Option C
Approach explained below:
Okay..so what we have here...
Java Point Owner - Shop becomes crowded with Teenagers hence adult customers doesn''t want to visit. Owner's goal is to maximize his revenue so he wants to discourage teenagers from visiting the shop. Interesting........

Store Manager: "Each Teenager spends as much as the average Adult spends". Hmm....So that will take care of the cost comparison. Now what if adult will not visit the store because of teenager?? Store Manager states that "we have far more new customers than we have lost over the past year"..Hmm so that will take care of the lost customer.

Let's analyse the options now
(A) questioning the veracity of owner’s evidence - "NO, Store manager infact agrees to the evidence cited by Owner"
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive - "NO, infact store manager states that there is no need to implement the owner's directive"
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal - "Yes, that's correct. Store manager provides 2 new evidence 1- Cost comparison, 2- New customers, and both the evidence are compatible with owner's goal i.e. maximize revenue (hence not incompatible) - I love the way this option was worded :)"
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer - "No, store manager doesn't compares the profitability of two type of customer, he just discounts the two profitability parameters"
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner - "Okay, this is tricky. Store manager presents new evidence - yes, Store manager's evidence refutes the evidence of owner - No :)"

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New post 04 Nov 2015, 13:24
If the manager didnt 'offer any new evidence' then neither C nor E is correct :P
The options have wording problems, you cannot just find the BEST answer, even by POE
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New post 04 Nov 2015, 13:36
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If the manager didnt 'offer any new evidence' then neither C nor E is correct :P
The options have wording problems, you cannot just find the BEST answer, even by POE


I beg to differ. This is a typical GMAT problem. The question stem clearly provides the relevant information and that was supported by the given options.
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Hey i selected D but the right option seems to be C.

Please help with why the C is right and why each of the others were eliminated
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Hey i selected D but the right option seems to be C.

Please help with why the C is right and why each of the others were eliminated


Before reading the answer choices ,lets formulate how the store manager responds to the owner.

He presents new information that is not presented by the owner.
Owner doesn't acknowledge the fact that the teenagers could be bringing more business than the ones who left.

Only C puts this point. Rest all are wrong.
D is wrong because its talks about profits and the argument only about revenue and spending. Moreover its just a restatement of the point made by the manager and doesn't convey the logic behind it.

Hope its clear.
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New post 23 Feb 2017, 05:30
Hi,
I eliminated A,B and D but was confused between C & E. I chose E over C because I gave a thought that the store manager does not imply the status quo should exist, instead it should change and there should be more youngsters coming over to the coffee shop.

Please reply as to why is C correct and E wrong as I am unable to reason it out.
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Hi,
I eliminated A,B and D but was confused between C & E. I chose E over C because I gave a thought that the store manager does not imply the status quo should exist, instead it should change and there should be more youngsters coming over to the coffee shop.

Please reply as to why is C correct and E wrong as I am unable to reason it out.
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I eliminated A,B and D but was confused between C & E. I chose E over C because I gave a thought that the store manager does not imply the status quo should exist, instead it should change and there should be more youngsters coming over to the coffee shop.

Please reply as to why is C correct and E wrong as I am unable to reason it out.


Option C:
Status quo means the current condition. The current condition ( i.e. more teenagers coming in, and adults stopping to come ) is not incompatible with the owner’s goal (of making more profit). The new evidence shown is: teenagers spend as much as adults do, and there are more customers. Thus the profit has already increased, and they will continue to be higher than it was before such change, if the current situation prevails. Thus C is correct.
(Note: The term "maximize" may not be ideal.)

Option E: The pronoun "that" refers to evidence. The store manager does not refute the evidence (more teenagers coming in) that is provided by the owner, rather the manager agrees with it - he refutes the conclusion (profits will decrease) of the owner.
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C for me . As the ultimate goal of the owner is to maximize revenue and if mgr discourages teenagers their revenue will reduce.
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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!


Confused b/w C & E, finally choose C as E says that the new evidence refutes the owner's evidence (which is not true).
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Pick up D for unknown reason :P
Was confused between C and D. There is no demonstration given here.
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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!


hi,

The owner wants to change the status quo(i.e the current crowd from young to adults) in order to increase the profits .
The manager responds by providing evidence(that the teenager spends more than the adult and there has been an increase in the crowd) that the current status is in line with the owner's goal of maximizing profits.
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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 -Incorrect
(B) arguing that it would be difficult to implement the owner’s directive -Incorrect
(C) offering new evidence implying that the status quo is not incompatible with the owner’s goal -Correct. The current state of affairs are exactly in line with the owner's goals i.e. increasing of revenue
(D) demonstrating that the average teenage customer is as profitable as the average adult customer -This is just one part of the response
(E) offering new evidence refuting that presented by the owner -Incorrect
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