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Re: President of Central Supply Company: Profits are at an all-time low th [#permalink]
Can anyone help me understand why E?
Since it is mentioned in the argument that the “only options” are reducing or eliminating operations.
Can we question this part ? ( i.e there are other options )

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Can anyone help me understand why E?
Since it is mentioned in the argument that the “only options” are reducing or eliminating operations.
Can we question this part ? ( i.e there are other options )

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TTP says that we need to pay attention to key words to identify what is the conclusion. Key words like therefore, hence, nevertheless, consequently, henceforth, etc.

Conclusions are point of view / opinion.
Whereas everything else i.e. background, premise, evidence are facts (always) in GMAT. Therefore, an option that weakens the argument is not going to be the correct.

In this passage, only option E was attacking the conclusion. Option C was actually attacking the premise - decrease in demand doesn't always lead to decrease in profits - this is not correct.

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Your explanation includes a contradictory point. If one portion of the argument must be considered fact how is one to determine which portion should be and should not be considered fact. There are two major false presumptions and you are accepting one and declining the other arbitrarily.

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