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The companies that are the prime purchasers of computer

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New post 10 Jul 2012, 06:20
The answer is definitely C.

If we read the stimulus carefully, we notice the leap from a discussion about costs of the software to a discussion about its success. This assumes that the success in tied to its level of sales to its prime purchaser, the companies.

Thus if we can prove that software sales to the prime purchasers is the absolute determinant of the success of the software, then we are in business. Negating C destroys the argument, hence that is the right assumption among the given options.

Per answer option B, whether two types of software (hard-to-use versus user-friendly) have similar pricing does does nothing to address the issue of the success of what we are concerned with, videlicet: the success of the software hard-to-use vis a vis sales to the prime purchasers.

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New post 19 Aug 2012, 07:12
Nice explanation fluke.
Initially went for B because I missed the SUCCESS. But your explanation was fantastic. Thank you
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New post 19 Aug 2012, 11:20
Its C..

B is overassuming the answer.. bt C is rite.!!
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New post 19 Aug 2012, 11:21
fluke..!! nice explanation !!
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New post 18 Nov 2017, 03:38
Premises: new software package need training staff and paying training is expensive because software package demand the memorization of unfamiliar commands

Conclusion: In order to be successful, companies need to buy softwares but they only buy them if they demand the memorization of familiar commands

I was hesitating between b and c but choose b (Commercial computers software that does not require users to memorize unfamiliar commands is no more expensive than software that does) because the conclusion states clearly that companies only buy softwares that are "user friendly" which means that the software itself costs the same it is the training that it's expensive. Plus, c ( Commercial computer software will not be successful unless prime purchasers buy it) is too vague because it should have been; computer software will not be successful unless it is user friendly.
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