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Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury"

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Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury" material, such as cashmere or angora, are likely to purchase garments in more than one other luxury materials, as well. A recent livestock disease has significantly reduced the amount of cashmere available on the market. This, in turn, has driven up the prices of the cashmere products still available for purchase. We can therefore conclude that more people will be buying angora items of clothing this year than they did in previous years.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim that more people will be buying angora clothing this year?

A) The same disease that affected the livestock producing cashmere has also affected the farms that produce angora.
B) Most consumers cannot tell the difference between cashmere and angora, which are both expensive and similar in texture.
C) Consumers are buying more items made from luxury materials in general because the economy has recently improved.
D) In a recent study, shoppers who had recently purchased a garment in a luxury material cited similar reasons for buying angora as buying cashmere.
E) The number of customers purchasing angora has increased every year for the past decade in steady increments.
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Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury" material, such as cashmere or angora, are likely to purchase garments in more than one other luxury materials, as well. A recent livestock disease has significantly reduced the amount of cashmere available on the market. This, in turn, has driven up the prices of the cashmere products still available for purchase. We can therefore conclude that more people will be buying angora items of clothing this year than they did in previous years.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim that more people will be buying angora clothing this year?

A) The same disease that affected the livestock producing cashmere has also affected the farms that produce angora.
B) Most consumers cannot tell the difference between cashmere and angora, which are both expensive and similar in texture.
C) Consumers are buying more items made from luxury materials in general because the economy has recently improved.
D) In a recent study, shoppers who had recently purchased a garment in a luxury material cited similar reasons for buying angora as buying cashmere.
E) The number of customers purchasing angora has increased every year for the past decade in steady increments.


I think OA should be D and not C..
C just tells us that there is a increase in sale of luxury items, does not talk specifically about garments, so C is out for talking in general.
B is close but D is stronger

D says people buy both type of garments for same reason. So if one type has become expensive, people will chose the alternative..so CORRECT

D
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Hi, even I marked D, but later realize why the answe is C.

Please read every word of the question more clearly. In the first sentence it is mentioned that shoppers WHO purchase luxury clothes, and so it is not that customers always purchase luxury clothes. Most importantly the conclusion compares angora clothes sales of two years. first to achieve option D, option C should occur. So if economy is bad people don’t buy luxury clothes. If they can’t buy luxury clothes, sales of luxury clothes(angora clothes) will drop. If you don’t have option C, for sure option D wins. Remember, we have to mark the best answer, least assumption is the best answer!! Hope you got it



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ManishKM1 wrote:
Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury" material, such as cashmere or angora, are likely to purchase garments in more than one other luxury materials, as well. A recent livestock disease has significantly reduced the amount of cashmere available on the market. This, in turn, has driven up the prices of the cashmere products still available for purchase. We can therefore conclude that more people will be buying angora items of clothing this year than they did in previous years.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim that more people will be buying angora clothing this year?

A) The same disease that affected the livestock producing cashmere has also affected the farms that produce angora.
B) Most consumers cannot tell the difference between cashmere and angora, which are both expensive and similar in texture.
C) Consumers are buying more items made from luxury materials in general because the economy has recently improved.
D) In a recent study, shoppers who had recently purchased a garment in a luxury material cited similar reasons for buying angora as buying cashmere.
E) The number of customers purchasing angora has increased every year for the past decade in steady increments.


I think OA should be D and not C..
C just tells us that there is a increase in sale of luxury items, does not talk specifically about garments, so C is out for talking in general.
B is close but D is stronger

D says people buy both type of garments for same reason. So if one type has become expensive, people will chose the alternative..so CORRECT

D

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Hi, even I marked D, but later realize why the answe is C.

Please read every word of the question more clearly. In the first sentence it is mentioned that shoppers WHO purchase luxury clothes, and so it is not that customers always purchase luxury clothes. Most importantly the conclusion compares angora clothes sales of two years. first to achieve option D, option C should occur. So if economy is bad people don’t buy luxury clothes. If they can’t buy luxury clothes, sales of luxury clothes(angora clothes) will drop. If you don’t have option C, for sure option D wins. Remember, we have to mark the best answer, least assumption is the best answer!! Hope you got it



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ManishKM1 wrote:
Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury" material, such as cashmere or angora, are likely to purchase garments in more than one other luxury materials, as well. A recent livestock disease has significantly reduced the amount of cashmere available on the market. This, in turn, has driven up the prices of the cashmere products still available for purchase. We can therefore conclude that more people will be buying angora items of clothing this year than they did in previous years.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim that more people will be buying angora clothing this year?

A) The same disease that affected the livestock producing cashmere has also affected the farms that produce angora.
B) Most consumers cannot tell the difference between cashmere and angora, which are both expensive and similar in texture.
C) Consumers are buying more items made from luxury materials in general because the economy has recently improved.
D) In a recent study, shoppers who had recently purchased a garment in a luxury material cited similar reasons for buying angora as buying cashmere.
E) The number of customers purchasing angora has increased every year for the past decade in steady increments.


I think OA should be D and not C..
C just tells us that there is a increase in sale of luxury items, does not talk specifically about garments, so C is out for talking in general.
B is close but D is stronger

D says people buy both type of garments for same reason. So if one type has become expensive, people will chose the alternative..so CORRECT

D



Hi..
Thank you for your effort.
But Don'tchange reasoning to suit a choice.
C is least likely of B, C and D. If economy is good people will buy luxury car, how will it improve the sale of angora garment. So don't ASSUME what is not given in para.
And WHY is author talking about Cashmere and angora clothes in reasoning if your choice has nothing to do with it.

Then the para should just read..
Sale of angora garments, a luxury item, will increase this year.

Then your reasoning will fit in perfectly. Advice to you is to have faith in your reasoning. If the member says the C is typo error, then you will change your reasoning again to suit D
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Hi,

Thanks for reply.

Option C clearly mentions sales of luxury materials, and also note that the word luxary was mentioned in quotations. And more over conclusion doesn’t say people who buy C will shift to A. They’ve mentioned only sales of A will increase. And even also on negation rule, conclusion falls with C(if no increase in buying luxary materials, for sure no increase in buying A) but as D says that customers having same reasons to buy both metrails doesn’t mean sales of A will go up





chetan2u wrote:
ManishKM1 wrote:
Research has shown that shoppers who purchase garments in a "luxury" material, such as cashmere or angora, are likely to purchase garments in more than one other luxury materials, as well. A recent livestock disease has significantly reduced the amount of cashmere available on the market. This, in turn, has driven up the prices of the cashmere products still available for purchase. We can therefore conclude that more people will be buying angora items of clothing this year than they did in previous years.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim that more people will be buying angora clothing this year?

A) The same disease that affected the livestock producing cashmere has also affected the farms that produce angora.
B) Most consumers cannot tell the difference between cashmere and angora, which are both expensive and similar in texture.
C) Consumers are buying more items made from luxury materials in general because the economy has recently improved.
D) In a recent study, shoppers who had recently purchased a garment in a luxury material cited similar reasons for buying angora as buying cashmere.
E) The number of customers purchasing angora has increased every year for the past decade in steady increments.


I think OA should be D and not C..
C just tells us that there is a increase in sale of luxury items, does not talk specifically about garments, so C is out for talking in general.
B is close but D is stronger

D says people buy both type of garments for same reason. So if one type has become expensive, people will chose the alternative..so CORRECT

D
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Hi..
Thank you for your effort.
But Don'tchange reasoning to suit a choice.
C is least likely of B, C and D. If economy is good people will buy luxury car, how will it improve the sale of angora garment. So don't ASSUME what is not given in para.
And WHY is author talking about Cashmere and angora clothes in reasoning if your choice has nothing to do with it.

Then the para should just read..
Sale of angora garments, a luxury item, will increase this year.

Then your reasoning will fit in perfectly. Advice to you is to have faith in your reasoning. If the member says the C is typo error, then you will change your reasoning again to suit D[/quote]

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Then your reasoning will fit in perfectly. Advice to you is to have faith in your reasoning. If the member says the C is typo error, then you will change your reasoning again to suit D


Indeed C was a typo error. Apologies for the same. OA has been updated.

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the first sentence is merely a distractor, even though people want to buy additional luxury products when they buy one luxury product, there is no direct link between cashmere or angora -> B is out/

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