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# The high cost of productions is severely limiting which

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The high cost of productions is severely limiting which [#permalink]

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The high cost of productions is severely limiting which operas are available to the public. These costs necessitate reliance on large corporate sponsors, who in return demand that only the most famous operas be produced. Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors. If we reduce production budgets so that operas can be supported exclusively by box-office receipts and donations from individuals, then the public will be able to see less famous operas.

Which one of the following, if true, would weaken the argument?

(A) A few ticket purchasers go to the opera for the sake of going to the opera, not to see specific operatic productions.
(B) The reduction of opera production budgets would not reduce the desire of large corporate sponsors to support operas.
(C) Without the support of large corporate sponsors, opera companies could not afford to produce any but the most famous of operas.
(D) Large corporate sponsors will stop supporting opera productions if they are denied control over which operas will be produced.
(E) The combination of individual donations and box-office receipts cannot match the amounts of money obtained through sponsorship by large corporations.
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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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17 Mar 2008, 12:13
I go for C
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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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17 Mar 2008, 12:28
I think it must be B. Even if they reduce the budget, the sponsors will still sponsor and there will be large productions.

Hmm.. C seems right to.
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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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17 Mar 2008, 23:36
marcodonzelli wrote:
The high cost of productions is severely limiting which operas are available to the public. These costs necessitate reliance on large corporate sponsors, who in return demand that only the most famous operas be produced. Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors. If we reduce production budgets so that operas can be supported exclusively by box-office receipts and donations from individuals, then the public will be able to see less famous operas.

Which one of the following, if true, would weaken the argument?

(A) A few ticket purchasers go to the opera for the sake of going to the opera, not to see specific operatic productions.
(B) The reduction of opera production budgets would not reduce the desire of large corporate sponsors to support operas.
(C) Without the support of large corporate sponsors, opera companies could not afford to produce any but the most famous of operas.
(D) Large corporate sponsors will stop supporting opera productions if they are denied control over which operas will be produced.
(E) The combination of individual donations and box-office receipts cannot match the amounts of money obtained through sponsorship by large corporations.

A close tie between C and E.
Here E refers the argument which is already stated in the premise .
In that case C makes good sense.
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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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27 Jun 2008, 07:31
guys - the OA is C, however can someone please tell me why B is SO WRONG?

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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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28 Jun 2008, 00:16
The high cost of productions is severely limiting which operas are available to the public. These costs necessitate reliance on large corporate sponsors, who in return demand that only the most famous operas be produced. Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors. If we reduce production budgets so that operas can be supported exclusively by box-office receipts and donations from individuals, then the public will be able to see less famous operas.

Which one of the following, if true, would weaken the argument?

(A) A few ticket purchasers go to the opera for the sake of going to the opera, not to see specific operatic productions.
(B) The reduction of opera production budgets would not reduce the desire of large corporate sponsors to support operas.
(C) Without the support of large corporate sponsors, opera companies could not afford to produce any but the most famous of operas.
(D) Large corporate sponsors will stop supporting opera productions if they are denied control over which operas will be produced.
(E) The combination of individual donations and box-office receipts cannot match the amounts of money obtained through sponsorship by large corporations.

The conclusion is: With reduced Production costs, Opera companies can sustain the production of not so famous operas.

C - Option says that Production houses will not be able to produce less famous operas in any circumstances (Reduced Production cost might help is what is to be assumed). Though this is not a very direct and relevant ans choice I think I would chose this based on POE.

Coming to B - Desire of corporate houses is not going to affect the conclusion by any means neither does it attack any of the assumptions made. As even if the corporates desire - they would sponsor only famous operas which does not by anymeans attack the conclusion about Production costs and not so famous operas.
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Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5 [#permalink]

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28 Jun 2008, 02:37
Why is E wrong ??
Re: cr lsat 5 sect 4 - 5   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2008, 02:37
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