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Sales manager: Last year the total number of meals sold in our company

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Sales manager: Last year the total number of meals sold in our company restaurants was much higher than it was the year before. Obviously, consumers find our meals desirable.
Accountant: If you look at individual restaurants, however, you find that the number of meals sold actually decreased substantially at every one of our restaurants that was in operation both last year and the year before. The desirability of our meals to consumers has clearly decreased, given that this group of restaurants---the only ones for which we have sales figures that permit a comparison between last year and the year before---demonstrates a trend toward fewer sales.

If the sales figures cited by the accountant and the sales manager are both accurate, which one of the following must be true?

(A) The company opened at least one new restaurant in the last two years.
(B) The company's meals are less competitive than they once were.
(C) The quality of the company's meals has not improved over the last two years.
(D) The prices of the company's meals have changed over the past two years.
(E) The market share captured by the company's restaurants fell last year.

Originally posted by vikasp99 on 16 Feb 2017, 17:09.
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Sales manager: Last year the total number of meals sold in our company restaurants was much higher than it was the year before. Obviously consumers find our meals desirable.
Accountant: If you look at individual restaurants, however, you find that the number of meals sold actually decreased substantially at every one of our restaurants that was in operation both last year and the year before. The desirability of our meals to consumers has clearly decreased, given that this group of restaurants---the only ones for which we have sales figures that permit a comparison between last year and the year before---demonstrates a trend toward fewer sales.

If the sales figures cited by the accountant and the sales manager are both accurate, which one of the following must be true?

(A) The company opened at least one new restaurant in the last two years.
(B) The company’s meals are less competitive than they once were.
(C) The quality of the company’s meals has not improved over the last two years.
(D) The prices of the company’s meals have changed over the past two years.
(E) The market share captured by the company’s restaurants fell last year.

The argument does not speak about Competition or Quaility or prices or market share. Option B,C,D and E are clearly out Option A is correct because as the company observes that the sales decrease year by year and only this restaurant has the sales greater then the other restaurantes that means that the restaurant is new and will see the decrease in the sales next year onwards.
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New post 16 Feb 2017, 17:15
If the number of meals sold increased, but each of the stores that were open LY and TY (comp stores) sold less meals then new stores must've opened. Because we dont know any relative numbers we know at least one store must've opened in order for both statements to be true.
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Sales Manager is saying the total number of meals increased. ==> They find it desirable.

Accountant is saying: Every operating restaurant saw a decrease in number of meals.

==> There must be more operating restaurants last year than the year before.

(A) The company opened at least one new restaurant in the last two years. : Correct. Same as we thought.
(B) The company’s meals are less competitive than they once were. OFS. No relation to what has been said.
(C) The quality of the company’s meals has not improved over the last two years. Quality is also OFS.
(D) The prices of the company’s meals have changed over the past two years. Price is also OFS as we are talking about the quantity.
(E) The market share captured by the company’s restaurants fell last year. Market Share is irrelevant.
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