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# Paradox Revision: When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Critical Reasoning : Paradox Revision Project.

When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly. Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?

A. The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.

B. Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.

C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.

D. Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.

E. Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.

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Re: Paradox Revision: When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose  [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2015, 21:35
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Answer should be D.
My choice was B Vs D.
But option B doe not explain the increase in average number of meals served by AE. It gives an impression that none of the days of the week apart from Sunday, some people come to AE for meal. This is actually an indicative of reduced sales in AE.
So, chose option D.
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Critical Reasoning : Paradox Revision Project.

When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly. Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?

A. The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.

B. Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.

C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.

D. Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.

E. Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.

+1 for D. Excess customers will all land up at Andrew's thereby significantly increasing the no of meals served.
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B. Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.

Well, obviously B was a strong contender. However, the catch is "venture to a neighboring town". What if all those intended to go to Bob's Bistro ventured to the town, not going to Andrew's Eatery? - This wouldn't explain the increase in weekly meals served at Andrew's.

Therefore, chose D!

Attention to such details helps, I believe!
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Re: Paradox Revision: When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose  [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2015, 00:16
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Excellent question Souvik

This is how I approached it -

When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly. Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?

A. The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro. There is no mention of costs in the question stem. So - not relevant

B. Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town. The question stem states - "average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly". It doesnt talk of a day's average going up. Hence not relevant

C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery. Again - there is no mention of profit in the question stem!

D. Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat. Another new restaurant opens in Montrose and attracts new customers --> when seats are not sufficient in Bob's Bistro - the increased footfall reaches Andrew's Eatery. - Bingo! paradoz explained well with details taken completely from the question stem

E. Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro. Extraneous details - that are not mentioned in the question stem. So, not relevant

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08 Jul 2015, 15:09
Why A is incorrect

What am I missing here
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I feel that B is incorrect because andrew's eatery has always been open on sundays so that should not factor in on the increase. No?
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Re: Paradox Revision: When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose  [#permalink]

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Why A is incorrect

What am I missing here

Option A doesn't answer why there is an increase in the number of customer.At most,it tells us that Andrew’s Eatery may not be affected by the Bob’s Bistro..
I also chose this option and later tried to figure out what's wrong with this choice.
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Paradox: number of meals served at A increased significantly after B came into existence.

A. The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro. - No, this does not indicate that the price was lowered after Bob opened. If this was the case then Andrew's would have more people eating. Hence, price is not what is causing this increase.

B. Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.- No, this means the people would anyway to go the neighboring town and not eat at Andrews. Choice is not a reason here for the increase

C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.- No, this says nothing about the reason for increase. If anything this could imply that Bob's is expensive which is similar to answer A and hence we can eliminate it

D. Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.- Yes! Have you not experienced this? When your favorite restaurant is crowded and you dont want to wait you go into another restaurant that is OK-ish.

E. Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.- No, the premise says the avg no, of meals per day not just sunday or weekdays. Everyday. This answer is incorrect.
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