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The makers of amplifiers are concerned primarily with the needs of the professional musicians who purchase their equipment. Therefore, makers of amplifiers focus on gear that will sound best played at high volumes during live performances.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) Amateur musicians only purchase gear that professional musicians recommend.

(B) Improvements in amplifier design result only from long testing processes involving studio musicians.

(C) The makers of amplifiers rely heavily on certain regional markets for the majority of their revenue.

(D) Musicians rarely keep informed about new, improved amplifier designs.

(E) Professional musicians do not need equipment that will not be played during live shows.

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The makers of amplifiers are concerned primarily with the needs of the professional musicians who purchase their equipment. Therefore, makers of amplifiers focus on gear that will sound best played at high volumes during live performances.

Prethinking : Professional musicians need only high volume equipment .


(A) Amateur musicians only purchase gear that professional musicians recommend.-- Nothing regarding Amateur musicians specified/needed--Wrong

(B) Improvements in amplifier design result only from long testing processes involving studio musicians.--this is regarding testing but not about equipment and sound--Wrong

(C) The makers of amplifiers rely heavily on certain regional markets for the majority of their revenue.--regarding regional market - Wrong

(D) Musicians rarely keep informed about new, improved amplifier designs.--informed or not -- cannot assume this as nothing mentioned - Wrong

(E) Professional musicians do not need equipment that will not be played during live shows.--Something similar to our Pre-thinking but negated --- CORRECT
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Official Explanation:

This argument assumes that there is a link between the needs of professional musicians and what the makers of amplifiers focus on.
It is assumed that professional musicians need amplifiers that sound best played during live performances.
Without this link, it is possible that professional musicians need amplifiers that are better suited to quieter practice situations.

Choice (A) addresses amateur musicians, who are irrelevant to the argument.
Choice (B) addresses how improvements in amplifier design come about, which is irrelevant to the argument.
Choice (C) addresses revenue, which is irrelevant to the argument.
Choice (D) addresses the musicians' knowledge of amplifier improvements, which is irrelevant to the musicians' needs and what the makers of amplifiers focus on.
Choice (E) correctly identifies the assumption that professional musicians only need gear that will be used during live performances.
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The makers of amplifiers are concerned primarily with the needs of the professional musicians who purchase their equipment. Therefore, makers of amplifiers focus on gear that will sound best played at high volumes during live performances.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) Amateur musicians only purchase gear that professional musicians recommend.

(B) Improvements in amplifier design result only from long testing processes involving studio musicians.

(C) The makers of amplifiers rely heavily on certain regional markets for the majority of their revenue.

(D) Musicians rarely keep informed about new, improved amplifier designs.

(E) Professional musicians do not need equipment that will not be played during live shows.


The right answer is E. We need to find a link between "sell to professionals" and "sell equipment for live shows". The link would be that professionals need gear for live shows. It would also be that they don't need the gear for anything else, since the first link is already somewhat established.

Option E clearly makes this point, that all the equipment pros use will be for live shows, hence why sell anything else?

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