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# The computer industry's estimate that it loses millions of dollars

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06 Sep 2016, 08:37
Thanks, your explanation to why "D" is wrong clears my doubt

gautammalik wrote:
crejoc wrote:
The computer industry's estimate that it loses millions of dollars when users illegally copy programs without paying for them is greatly exaggerated. Most of the illegal copying is done by people with no serious interest in the programs. Thus, the loss to the industry is much smaller than estimated because

A.many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them

B.most of the illegally copied programs would not be purchased even if purchasing them were the only way to obtain them

C.even if the computer industry received all the revenue it claims to be losing, it would still be experiencing financial difficulties

D.the total market value of all illegal copies is low in comparison to the total revenue of the computer industry

E.the number of programs that are frequently copied illegally is low in comparison to the number of programs available for sale

OA later after discussion..

This is "explain the argument question"
Let's do it by POE -
(A) - The word "never", makes this option too extreme. Incorrect.
(B) - Nothing wrong in it. Let's hold on to it.
(C) - This answer choice talks about "financial difficulties" of computer industry and does not explain why the losses claimed are exaggerated. Incorrect.
(D) - This answer option compares "the total market value of all illegal copies" to " the total revenue of the computer industry" and does not explain why the losses claimed are exaggerated. Incorrect.
(E) - This answer option compares "the number of programs that are frequently copied illegally is low" to " the number of programs available for sale" and does not explain why the losses claimed are exaggerated. Incorrect.

(B) wins by POE.
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30 Sep 2016, 04:44
Hi experts,

I have a question about the argument,

the argument states those illegal copying people are not serious in the programs.
even though they are not interested in the program, it doesn't imply or indicate they won't buy, it's not the necessary reason I think.

thanks a lot
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30 Sep 2016, 05:25
zoezhuyan wrote:
Hi experts,

I have a question about the argument,

the argument states those illegal copying people are not serious in the programs.
even though they are not interested in the program, it doesn't imply or indicate they won't buy, it's not the necessary reason I think.

thanks a lot
have a nice day
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Notice that we have to strengthen the claim that the reasoning given is exaggerated. Only B does that. B clearly says that they are not going to purchase these products.

Also, none of the answer choices strengthen the argument but B.
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09 Jun 2018, 06:07
Hi experts, mikemcgarry, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, MagooshExpert Carolyn,
sayantanc2
VeritasPrepKarishma

I am bit confused by answer choice A,

if many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them,
then it is unlikely to pay for it, then the loss is small,

I am not sure what is my reasoning bug.

Have a lovely day
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12 Sep 2018, 07:25
zoezhuyan wrote:
Hi experts, mikemcgarry, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, MagooshExpert Carolyn,
sayantanc2
VeritasPrepKarishma

I am bit confused by answer choice A,

if many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them,
then it is unlikely to pay for it, then the loss is small,

I am not sure what is my reasoning bug.

Have a lovely day
>_~

mikemcgarry, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, MagooshExpert Carolyn,
sayantanc2
VeritasPrepKarishma

Any experts here ?

Does anyone consider purchase one of the use? if no use, then it is also possible to generate no purchase as well, So i think , A still have the possible that loss revenue from illegial copy.

Have a nice day
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13 Sep 2018, 12:48
[quote="zoezhuyan"][quote="zoezhuyan"]Hi experts, mikemcgarry, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, MagooshExpert Carolyn,
sayantanc2
VeritasPrepKarishma

I am bit confused by answer choice A,

if many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them,
then it is unlikely to pay for it, then the loss is small,

I am not sure what is my reasoning bug.

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Conclusion: Loss is much smaller than estimated....Option A says that "if many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them"...but even if they do not find any use for them, company is losing revenue as they are copying it illegally......think of this as some of the things we buy we may not use it but we bought it sometime back....so the company sold that thing earned revenue....so whether we use or do not use...illegal copying is likely responsible for loss of revenue

Option B says exactly what is required, consumers will not buy even if buying is the only choice.....so even if consumers do not use or use....they won't buy....so see the difference between A and B....you will find B fitting to the conclusion

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29 Oct 2018, 02:13
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Bunuel,

Can this tagged to " Complete the Passage " Section
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29 Oct 2018, 02:16
Probus wrote:
Bunuel,

Can this tagged to " Complete the Passage " Section

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Done. Thank you.
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