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# Tanco, a leather manufacturer, uses large quantities of common salt

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20 Nov 2017, 09:28
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

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20 Nov 2017, 09:36
TaN1213 wrote:
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

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I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted
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20 Nov 2017, 09:49
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TaN1213 wrote:
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

--E--

I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted

The conclusion clearly talks about the company's profits.
Consider B. If the equipment which were used with salt don't work with potassium, new machinery will then have to be installed, hurting company's profit. So this choice is important.

E talks about chemical properties of two compounds. To explain this consider the following example- You hired a guy named Sheldon to do a job. But later on, you had to replace him with Leonard. You are getting the work done in both cases. So will you be bothered by the behavior of Leonard or whether Leonard's behavioral characteristics are same as those of Sheldon? No right. Chemical properties are the behavioral attributes of the compound.

Hope this helps
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20 Nov 2017, 09:54
TaN1213 wrote:
lichting wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
Two factors can broadly be classified as important for the conclusion to be valid-
1. Investment 2. Returns
A and B discusses Investment
D discusses the return which in turn is directly proportional to the quality of product
Remaining : C & E
C talks about the constraint introduced in the passage. Though one can argue that govt regulations have increased the cost of disposing residual salt water and not residual potassium, and thus, C is not useful, E proves to be more futile compared to C. E does not concern with the end result but talks about the chemical properties of two compounds- salt and potassium...

--E--

I got a troube between B and E. since they both address the efficiency (preserve animal hides) of using potassium chloride and using common salt . while B is talking about the equipment, E mentions the chemical properties. Thus I am still not clear why E is omitted

The conclusion clearly talks about the company's profits.
Consider B. If the equipment which were used with salt don't work with potassium, new machinery will then have to be installed, hurting company's profit. So this choice is important.

E talks about chemical properties of two compounds. To explain this consider the following example- You hired a guy named Sheldon to do a job. But later on, you had to replace him with Leonard. You are getting the work done in both cases. So will you be bothered by the behavior of Leonard or whether Leonard's behavioral characteristics are same as those of Sheldon? No right. Chemical properties are the behavioral attributes of the compound.

Hope this helps

Thank heaps ^^ Totally clear now
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16 Mar 2018, 06:57
In determining the impact on company profits of using potassium chloride in place of common salt, it would be important for Tanco to research all of the following EXCEPT:

Three things clearly have an impact on PROFITS because that's what the question stem states.
A. Cost of common salt vs. Cost of potassium chloride
C. Environmental constraints --> have an impact on costs for Tanco --> Thus an impact on profits
D. Quality of leather ---> Impact on sales --> Impact on profits

B. Suitability of equipment for preserving animal hides using potassium chloride ?? Not too sure, will have to hold onto to this one.
E. Chemical properties ?? Ahh don't think so.

B seems better than E IMO in terms of impact on profits. So I picked E.

But still not sure about B.
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