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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

Note that there is a gap in the logic. Profitable--->Transfer on CD. Few Classic Jazz played on Radio--->Classic Jazz wont be transferred to CD. Therefore, we can conclude that being played on radio is important for a type of music to be profitable. Maybe radios are a powerful medium for popularizing a type of music and thus contributing to its sales and hence the profits that the music earns.

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings. Doesnt fill our gap in logic as discussed above.
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.It is stated in the premises. Cannot be the assumption
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs. This reverses the sequence of cause and effect. What we want to see is that radios affect the profitability of the music. This option presupposes profitability before the music reached radio and in a way suggests that it is the record companies that decide if a music will be profitable or not. But what we are looking for is that record companies being reactionary and taking decisions based on what radios do.
(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit. Irrelevant
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc. Double negative used. So this option should read as No All recordings that is are not played on the radio is are ones that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.This perfectly places the cause and effect in place as we discussed earlier.

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E. No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.

Remove the No and the Not .The option will read out as recording that is played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc.
Hence E is assumption ,on which the conclusion is based.
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Conclusion: Most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred to compact disc.

(By the way, as a jazz musician, this question breaks my heart.)

The assumption is pretty clear: if it's not played on the radio, record companies don't believe it will sell profitably.

(E) expresses that assumption, because we could translate it into this conditional statement:

not played on radio -----> record companies don't believe profitable

(C) looks tempting, but when we convert it into a conditional statement, we get something a little different:

played on the radio -----> record companies believe profitable

Well, that looks similar, right? But wait: that's just a negated form of the proper assumption, which doesn't help us. In other words, the argument depends on an assumption about records that are not played on the radio. This answer only tells us about records that are played on the radio. But just because records that are on the radio sell profitably, that doesn't mean records that aren't on the radio won't sell profitably! So this answer is actually out of scope with respect to the core.
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The best way for me to understand it is by not changing E. Because if you change it:

"All recordings that is are not played on the radio is are ones that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc."

Means exactly the SAME as C:

"The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs."

Both means: All the recording played on the radio are the ones....

But if we dont change we got a whole different meaning.

If we look at C, or E (with changed sentence), we have: All/The only records played in radio are the ones.... So the argument can assume this and still be wrong, because we have one side of the issue, there could be that All/the only records played in the radio... and what about the ones that are not played in the radio????? Jazz may not be played on the radio but assuming that the only song that are played on the radio are profitable dont change anything, outside the radio you may have profitable or non profitable ones.

You can also look at this with venn diagrams. Supose that you have a circle with all profitable songs, and inside a smaller circle with radio songs, still assuming C you have songs profitable outside the Radio circle.
E, WITHOUT CHANGING SENTENCE, gives us the answer. For me, its Wrong to change the sentence. Original says, Not played on radio, Not profitabe, THIS IS IT!

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C and E look similar, trying to find the difference.

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This is a LSAT question, but the question uses the same pattern of a gmat question.
The only difference is LSAT questions use words that are difficult to comprehend.

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The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings. -This is opposite of the argument

(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio. -We know this information from the passage. Can't be an assumption

(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs. -This slightly weakens the argument

(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit. -Out of scope.

(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc. -Correct.
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nikhilsamuel89 wrote:
The only preexisting recordings that are transferred onto compact disc are those that record companies
believe will sell well enough on compact disc to be profitable. So, most classic jazz recordings will not be
transferred onto compact disc, because few classic jazz recordings are played on the radio.

Let us see what the assumption is here.
Premise:
Company ppl will transfer onto CDs only those Recs. that they think will bring $$$.

Conclusion:
Most CJRs will not be transferred onto CDs. WHY? because few CJRs are on the Radio(I think why there is a sudden addition of radios into the picture)
So, taking the logical leap here, the argument is saying that
1)those Recs. that are played on the radio will be transferred onto CDs.
2)those recs. that are transferred onto CDs will bring $$$.

Hence, Recs. that are played on the radio will bring $$$ to company. precisely what E is saying.


(A) Few of the preexisting recordings that record companies believe can be profitably transferred to compact disc are classic jazz recordings.
(B) Few compact discs featuring classic jazz recordings are played on the radio. stated in the argument. Hence, cannot be conclusion.
(C) The only recordings that are played on the radio are ones that record companies believe can be profitably sold as compact discs. false. This statement is the same as St.1 of the stimulus, with Pre exist. recs. replaces by Radio. the conclusion does not link PERs and Radio.
(D) Most record companies are less interested in preserving classic jazz recordings than in making a profit. Irrelevant.
(E) No recording that is not played on the radio is one that record companies believe would be profitable if transferred to compact disc. [color=#FF0000]This statement implies that a recording that is played on the radio is, in fact, the one that companies believe is profitable. [/color]


What? I'm so confused... One of the premises states most of the CJRs will not be transferred on CDs because few of them are played on the radio. How do you conclude they will be transferred on CDs yet??

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