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# The imported sparkling water charges higher than its

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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.
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18 Jul 2012, 23:26
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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.

Rest of the answers are not relevant and doesn't contribute to the argument.

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19 Jul 2012, 00:53
I think A too

The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.

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Though the domestic water tastes the same as the sprinkle water and no one would be able to recognize but the people/guests will be embarrassed if they are caught that they are serving the domestic carbonated water.So even if some one wants to serve it , then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter(which might enhance the look the way water is presented, if not at least the guests will feel that they are pampered properly).Clearly shows that people consider sprinkle water as a status symbol and since its costly people can't afford it (most of the times) and use the domestic water.
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20 Jul 2012, 18:01
I don't see why D is correct. Where are GMAT experts?
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20 Jul 2012, 21:17
Well done, @thevenus
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21 Jul 2012, 03:05
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Well done, @thevenus
OA: D

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21 Jul 2012, 12:41
Can you please quote the source of this Question.

Can someone please Explain Why C is wrong.

My thoughts : As it it said that if the domestic water is served in the leaded crystal decanter then the guests would not be able to identify and also no in taste.

However if i negate C, it says "Domestic water is more carbonated" than the guests might come to know that this is not imported sparlkling water and therefore Embarrassments for the guests and hence the argument falls apart.

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The imported sparkling water charges higher than its domestic carbonated counterpart. Neither consumers nor their guests will taste the difference, but if people would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?
1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters.
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active.
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01 Nov 2016, 21:22

In general imported Sparkling water should be served. If it is domestic then we have hide it.
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04 Nov 2016, 09:01
Here is my analysis:

Conc: Serve Domestic Sparkling H2O in a leaded crystal decanter.
Bases of conc: Guests would be embarrassed if they realized that the consumer (hosts) are serving a Domestic Sparkling H2O.
P1: Price: ImpS-H2O > DomC-H2O
P2: Nobody will taste the difference between Imp & Dom

Pre-thinking
1st Falsify the conclusion: In which scenario Domestic sparkling H2O can be served in any decanter considering that people would be embarrassed if they realize that hosts are serving Dom H20??
well, If guests actually first impression is to perceive Dom H2O as superior as, or more superior than Imp H2O, and this statues make them feel identify with Dom H2O (something not to feel embarrassed of). So, the assumption would be the negation of this scenario: any kind of evidence that Dom H2O represents a lower status level and make people feel embarrassed of.

1) Although there is no difference in taste, sparkling waters taste better when they are decanted. Incorrect. Conclusion is based on people's first impression of water before people drink it. Argument assumes that since there is no difference in taste, if Dom H2O is serve in a crystal decanter, people will assume that is an imported H2O. This kind of water is superior and people feel identify with this status.
2) Import duties that are passed on to consumers do not artificially deflate the price of imported waters. OFS
3) Domestic water is not carbonated to make it more sparkling. Irrelevant. According to premise 1, Sparkling water = carbonated water when it mentions the imported H2O's counterpart.
4) Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol. Correct! If negated: None people may purchase an Imp S H2O over a Dom H2O as a status symbol. This scenario aligns with the pre-thinking and shatters the conclusion. Water served in a Crystal decanter is perceived as imported H2O and it is perceived superior than Dom H2O. People feel identify with this status.
5) Only carbonation is added to make most sparkling waters active. OFS

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05 Apr 2017, 01:31
SM789 wrote:
I don't see why D is correct. Where are GMAT experts?

D is right because the article states that if they feel embrassed do something else. that means there are some people who are embrassed and focus on status.
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