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# Studio executive: Even though the shooting and editing of our new...

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Re: Studio executive: Even though the shooting and editing of our new... [#permalink]
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Studio executive: Even though the shooting and editing of our new action film is now complete and it's ready for theatres, if we want the film to succeed at the box office, we should not release it this winter. Box office records show that 30 percent of action films released in the winter fail to make back their production costs.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the studio executive's reasoning?

A) What proportion of the action films that are not released in the winter fail to make back their production costs?
B) Do any other studios plan to release action films this winter?
C) What proportion of dramas released in the winter fail to make back their production costs?
D) Who makes up the typical audience for action films?
E) How do this film's production costs compare to the industry average?

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In this argument, the executive is assuming that "If the film is released in any other season than winter it will be able to make back it's production costs".
Therefore it's important to know What proportion of the action films that are not released in the winter fail to make back their production costs?

If the failure proportion is equal to or greater than 30% then the conclusion breaks.
If the failure proportion is less than 30% then also the conclusion breaks.

therefore E
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