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QOTD #29 While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T

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While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T chandelier, owing to its poor sales across the globe, the Model T is actually not a complete failure because it has managed to sell 10,000 pieces in Eastern Europe, a market in which rival companies haven’t even managed to sell 5,000 pieces of their respective chandeliers.

Which of the following is assumed in the above argument?

(A) If a chandelier does not sell well in the Eastern European market, then it is a complete failure.
(B) The Eastern European market is the biggest market for chandeliers.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
(D) The Model T is the only type of chandelier manufactured by the APG company.
(E) If the Model T had not sold in good numbers in Eastern Europe, then it could have been considered a complete failure.
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Re: QOTD #29 While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T [#permalink]

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While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T chandelier, owing to its poor sales across the globe, the Model T is actually not a complete failure because it has managed to sell 10,000 pieces in Eastern Europe, a market in which rival companies haven’t even managed to sell 5,000 pieces of their respective chandeliers.

Which of the following is assumed in the above argument?

(A) If a chandelier does not sell well in the Eastern European market, then it is a complete failure.
(B) The Eastern European market is the biggest market for chandeliers.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
(D) The Model T is the only type of chandelier manufactured by the APG company.
(E) If the Model T had not sold in good numbers in Eastern Europe, then it could have been considered a complete failure.


A is wrong since it didn't convey the correct opposite meaning.
B is wrong since the argument provided no information to support that.
D provided an information, true or false, is irrelevant to the argument.
E is wrong since it follows the wrong logic: "If X then Y" => "If not X then not Y".
C is correct.
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Re: QOTD #29 While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T [#permalink]

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carcass wrote:
While critics have written off the APG company’s new Model T chandelier, owing to its poor sales across the globe, the Model T is actually not a complete failure because it has managed to sell 10,000 pieces in Eastern Europe, a market in which rival companies haven’t even managed to sell 5,000 pieces of their respective chandeliers.

Which of the following is assumed in the above argument?

(A) If a chandelier does not sell well in the Eastern European market, then it is a complete failure.
(B) The Eastern European market is the biggest market for chandeliers.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
(D) The Model T is the only type of chandelier manufactured by the APG company.
(E) If the Model T had not sold in good numbers in Eastern Europe, then it could have been considered a complete failure.


A is wrong since it didn't convey the correct opposite meaning.
B is wrong since the argument provided no information to support that.
D provided an information, true or false, is irrelevant to the argument.
E is wrong since it follows the wrong logic: "If X then Y" => "If not X then not Y".
C is correct.


Hey Broall,
I marked option C as the OA. Just a thought. What is the negation of If X, then Y? Is it If X, then not Y.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.

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Hey Broall,
I marked option C as the OA. Just a thought. What is the negation of If X, then Y? Is it If X, then not Y.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.


Correct logic is: "If X, then Y" => "If not Y, then not X"
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Hey Broall,
I marked option C as the OA. Just a thought. What is the negation of If X, then Y? Is it If X, then not Y.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.


Correct logic is: "If X, then Y" => "If not Y, then not X"


Hey Broall,
I agree with the logic "If X, then Y" => "If not Y, then not X. However, I was looking for the negation of option C that will destroy the argument in case of assumption.
Kindly let me know if my negation of option C is correct.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it can be considered a complete failure. So, the argument weakens. Please rectify if the negation is wrong.

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broall wrote:
sunny91 wrote:
Hey Broall,
I marked option C as the OA. Just a thought. What is the negation of If X, then Y? Is it If X, then not Y.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.


Correct logic is: "If X, then Y" => "If not Y, then not X"


Hey Broall,
I agree with the logic "If X, then Y" => "If not Y, then not X. However, I was looking for the negation of option C that will destroy the argument in case of assumption.
Kindly let me know if my negation of option C is correct.
(C) If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it cannot be considered a complete failure.
Negation- If a chandelier sells well in the Eastern European market, then it can be considered a complete failure. So, the argument weakens. Please rectify if the negation is wrong.


Yep, I think you are right.
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