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New post 22 Feb 2017, 23:05
shikha.lakhani wrote:
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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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.

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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).
#sniper booyah !!

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New post 23 Sep 2017, 04:41
Pick up D for unknown reason :P
Was confused between C and D. There is no demonstration given here.

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