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# Some 70 percent of consumers polled at an upscale

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13 Dec 2011, 06:14
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26 Dec 2011, 11:27
has to be E

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27 Dec 2011, 02:17
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27 Dec 2011, 18:44
E is the best

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30 Dec 2011, 11:37
Some 70 percent of consumers polled at an upscale supermarket said that they did not care for the taste of Apex toothpaste. Nonetheless, sales of Apex accounted for a full 75 percent of toothpaste sold at that supermarket. The conclusion that at least 75 percent of shoppers buying toothpaste did in fact enjoy the taste of Apex toothpaste relies on the assumption that ___________________.
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

A)most of the shoppers polled did not make any toothpaste purchases that day.
B)most shoppers who bought Apex did so because of its proven efficacy in fighting tooth decay.
C)nearly every shopper who bought Apex did so because he or she did not like its taste.
D)a large number of shoppers polled were dental professionals.
E)shoppers will not buy a certain brand of toothpaste if they do not care for its taste.

Answer has to be E, it directly fixes the assumption required for bold sentence to be correct - note that question doesn't utilizes the first two sentences.

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31 Dec 2011, 20:45
E is the correct answer as shoppers will buy the toothpaste only if the taste is good.

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02 Jan 2012, 23:58
E is the correct answer here.

However, if the question were "Resolve the Paradox", would the answer change to A?
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07 Jan 2012, 21:21
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14 Feb 2012, 07:11
C = least 75% of buyer enjoy taste of A-TP

P = A-TP sale acc for 75% of total sale

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14 Feb 2012, 07:40
I will go with E ,
reason: The assumption is 75% buyers who brought the toothpaste either like the taste or buy toothpaste because of its taste..E gives strength to that saying they would have not gone for the toothpaste if they didn't like the taste.

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15 Feb 2012, 06:00
Some 70 percent of consumers polled at an upscale supermarket said that they did not care for the taste of Apex toothpaste. Nonetheless, sales of Apex accounted for a full 75 percent of toothpaste sold at that supermarket. The conclusion that at least 75 percent of shoppers buying toothpaste did in fact enjoy the taste of Apex toothpaste relies on the assumption that ___________________.
Question
Which of the following best completes the passage?

A)most of the shoppers polled did not make any toothpaste purchases that day.
B)most shoppers who bought Apex did so because of its proven efficacy in fighting tooth decay.
C)nearly every shopper who bought Apex did so because he or she did not like its taste.
D)a large number of shoppers polled were dental professionals.
E)shoppers will not buy a certain brand of toothpaste if they do not care for its taste.

75% of the toothpastes sold were from Apex and customer do not care about the taste are the facts
and customer are not enjoying the taste of Apex
if we read C now it clearly suggests that it is the assumption needed to end up with the above conclusion.
even though B is a luring and plausible option it doenst support the above conclusion..

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19 Feb 2013, 22:12
Confused on this one:

total sales = 400

75% from supermarket = 300

70 % doesn't care = 210

30% care = 90

Where from above logic can we lead to answer this question !!

How would 75% of shoppers as per the conclusion will care about the taste even if we consider that in 25% sales from other markets people cared about the taste the it would be

90 + 25%of 400(100) = 190

190/400 cannot be by any chance 75 %

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10 Oct 2016, 07:33
E is correct.

A)most of the shoppers polled did not make any toothpaste purchases that day. --> irrelevant

B)most shoppers who bought Apex did so because of its proven efficacy in fighting tooth decay. --> irrelevant

C)nearly every shopper who bought Apex did so because he or she did not like its taste. --> if this was true, then the argument falls apart

D)a large number of shoppers polled were dental professionals. --> irrelevant

E)shoppers will not buy a certain brand of toothpaste if they do not care for its taste. --> CORRECT; if this is not true, the argument fails

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23 Jun 2017, 17:25
Personally, I have a strong faith that in critical reasoning question, if ones can perform a good job in pre-thinking, or have no difficulty in finding the answer, people should not study the question in details.
=> pre-thinking is a way to avoid studying any wrong options.
This is mostly same to reading comprehensive.

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