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That sales can be increased by the presence of sunlight within a store has been shown by the experience of the only Savefast department store with a large skylight. The sky-light allows sunlight into half of the store, reducing the need for artificial light. The rest of the store uses only artificial light. Since the store opened two years ago, the departments on the sunlit side have had substantially higher sales than the other departments.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

A) On particularly cloudy days, more artificial light is used to illuminate the part of the store under the skylight.
B) When the store is open at night, the departments in the part of the store under the skylight have sales that are no higher than those of other departments.
C) Many customers purchase items from departments in both parts of the store on a single shopping trip.
D) Besides the skylight, there are several significant architectural differences between the two parts of the store.
E) The departments in the part of the store under the skylight are the departments that generally have the highest sales in other stores in the Save fast chain.

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That sales can be increased by the presence of sunlight within a store has been shown by the experience of the only Savefast department store with a large skylight. The sky-light allows sunlight into half of the store, reducing the need for artificial light. The rest of the store uses only artificial light. Since the store opened two years ago, the departments on the sunlit side have had substantially higher sales than the other departments.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

A) On particularly cloudy days, more artificial light is used to illuminate the part of the store under the skylight.
B) When the store is open at night, the departments in the part of the store under the skylight have sales that are no higher than those of other departments.
C) Many customers purchase items from departments in both parts of the store on a single shopping trip.
D) Besides the skylight, there are several significant architectural differences between the two parts of the store.
E) The departments in the part of the store under the skylight are the departments that generally have the highest sales in other stores in the Save fast chain.


IMO - Correct answer B

As per stem -Skylight is attributed to increased higher sales for substantially higher sales on the sunlit side.

(A) Doesn't address stem argument (skylight and sales).
(B) It says - in the night - the store under the skylight has similar sales as other departments. So in absence of skylight (in night) - sales of the departments are similar hence Skylight can be attributed to increased sales in day time.
(C) Looks irrelevant to me. No mention of Skylight and sales.
(D) Anything this option is - weakens the argument and gives another possible reason for increased sales in sunlit departments
(E) This option also weakens the stem - giving an example that Sunlight has nothing to do with increased sales. Sunlit areas anyways have higher sales.
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