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Sales of yoga mats from Daniel’s yoga studio this year were double tho

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Sales of yoga mats from Daniel’s yoga studio this year were double those of the prior year. However, average enrollment per class at Daniel’s studio decreased from the prior year, despite Daniel’s studio being the only yoga studio in town.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the discrepancy in sales?

(A) Daniel offered a greater variety of yoga mats for sale than he had offered the previous year.

(B) The prices of yoga mats in Daniel’s studio increased from the previous year.

(C) Daniel began to teach additional styles of yoga this year, increasing the number of classes offered and attracting new students.

(D)Daniel increased the cost of each of his yoga classes from the previous year.

(E) Daniel’s studio requires that an individual bring his or her own yoga mat to each of the classes.

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Sales of yoga mats from Daniel’s yoga studio this year were double those of the prior year. However, average enrollment per class at Daniel’s studio decreased from the prior year, despite Daniel’s studio being the only yoga studio in town.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the discrepancy in sales?

(A) Daniel offered a greater variety of yoga mats for sale than he had offered the previous year.

(B) The prices of yoga mats in Daniel’s studio increased from the previous year.

(C) Daniel began to teach additional styles of yoga this year, increasing the number of classes offered and attracting new students.

(D)Daniel increased the cost of each of his yoga classes from the previous year.

(E) Daniel’s studio requires that an individual bring his or her own yoga mat to each of the classes.

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The argument is that more yoga mats were sold but enrollment (per class) decreased.
We need to explain the difference. Instead of thinking up our own answers (as there are many options), we'll look to the options for help -- an Alternative methodology.
(A) but why did the enrollment decrease? No
(B) then why did their sales go up? No
(C) increasing the number of classes could decrease the enrollment per class; bringing new students could increase mat sales. Looks like a winner, let's check the others.
(D) but what about the mats?
(E) but what changed between the two years?

(C) is the answer
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Sales of yoga mats from Daniel’s yoga studio this year were double those of the prior year. However, average enrollment per class at Daniel’s studio decreased from the prior year, despite Daniel’s studio being the only yoga studio in town.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the discrepancy in sales?

(A) Daniel offered a greater variety of yoga mats for sale than he had offered the previous year.

(B) The prices of yoga mats in Daniel’s studio increased from the previous year.

(C) Daniel began to teach additional styles of yoga this year, increasing the number of classes offered and attracting new students.

(D)Daniel increased the cost of each of his yoga classes from the previous year.

(E) Daniel’s studio requires that an individual bring his or her own yoga mat to each of the classes.

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Any option that presents a possible explanation for why despite decrease in average enrollment/class, the sales of Yoga mats doubled will be the correct choice.

Option C presents the reason by pointing out that average enrollment/class might have decreased because number of classes increased but the increase in new enrollments, which were probably mainly responsible for increase in sales of Yoga mats, was not in proportion to the corresponding increase in number of classes to maintain the enrollment/class same as in last year.
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