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# The owner of a retail electronics store has decided to no longer open

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The owner of a retail electronics store has decided to no longer open his store on Sundays. For the past 2 years, the store averaged \$925 in total revenue on Sundays on which it was open, while the average expense for keeping the store open on a Sunday was \$1,100.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously call into question the store owner's reasoning in deciding to no longer open his store on Sundays?

A. The store's customers frequently order items from the store's website after visiting the store in person.

B. The electronics store generates less profit on Mondays than on Sundays.

C. On five Sundays during the past year, the electronics store generated profits of between \$500 and \$1,000.

D. Most analysts of retail buying trends believe that the coming year will be a particularly good one for electronics stores that offer online shopping.

E. Sunday has traditionally been a good business day for electronics stores.

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The owner of a retail electronics store has decided to no longer open his store on Sundays. For the past 2 years, the store averaged \$925 in total revenue on Sundays on which it was open, while the average expense for keeping the store open on a Sunday was \$1,100.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously call into question the store owner's reasoning in deciding to no longer open his store on Sundays?

A. The store's customers frequently order items from the store's website after visiting the store in person.
B. The electronics store generates less profit on Mondays than on Sundays.
C. On five Sundays during the past year, the electronics store generated profits of between \$500 and \$1,000.
D. Most analysts of retail buying trends believe that the coming year will be a particularly good one for electronics stores that offer online shopping.
E. Sunday has traditionally been a good business day for electronics stores.

Conclusion: The store should be closed on Sundays.

Evidence: The store's revenue on Sundays has been less than its expenses for staying open.

The author assumes that the effectiveness of staying open on Sundays can be judged by the amount of business done on that day. But if the store has a lot of online business, it's possible that customers who visit on Sunday make their purchase at a later date. The owner needs to factor this into his reasoning; if he doesn't, his reasoning is weakened.

Choice (B) states evidence that might make the owner consider closing Mondays as well, but does not directly weaken his decision to close Sundays. It may be that the store has had a few profitable Sundays, as choice (C) states, but this doesn't change the fact that, on average, the store has lost money on Sundays. For choice (D), without knowing more about how online shopping applies to this store or its customer base, we can't know how this fact would make a difference in considering the store's business hours. Choice (E) mentions what has been the case in the past for some stores, but doesn't deal directly with the present situation for this store.

Choice (A) is correct.
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The owner of a retail electronics store has decided to no longer open his store on Sundays. For the past 2 years, the store averaged \$925 in total revenue on Sundays on which it was open, while the average expense for keeping the store open on a Sunday was \$1,100.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously call into question the store owner's reasoning in deciding to no longer open his store on Sundays?

A. The store's customers frequently order items from the store's website after visiting the store in person.
B. The electronics store generates less profit on Mondays than on Sundays.
C. On five Sundays during the past year, the electronics store generated profits of between \$500 and \$1,000.
D. Most analysts of retail buying trends believe that the coming year will be a particularly good one for electronics stores that offer online shopping.
E. Sunday has traditionally been a good business day for electronics stores.

A) Customers go in the shop on Sunday and make order on the store's website on Monday. If he close the shop he will lose sales in Monday. Correct
B) That's reason for close store on Monday too, but this not weaken decision about Sunday. Incorrect
C) This is still less than average keeping expense so shop should be closed. Incorrect
D) We don't know if this shop has online shopping. Incorrect
E) Common situation in another shops change nothing for this shop. Incorrect
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30 Apr 2015, 22:24
Im unable to understand why B is wrong in this case. For A, It doesnt say that customers will go on Sunday to the shop and order during the course of the week.

For B, it gives a reason to re think of making Sunday rather than Monday off?

Correct me if im wrong please
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30 Apr 2015, 23:19
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Im unable to understand why B is wrong in this case. For A, It doesnt say that customers will go on Sunday to the shop and order during the course of the week.

For B, it gives a reason to re think of making Sunday rather than Monday off?

Correct me if im wrong please

Hello allwynfrancis23

We should find reason why closing shop at Sunday is wrong.

According to B we should close shop at Sunday and at Monday because both this days don't generate profit.
But how this weaken decision about closing shop on Sunday?

This is more like some sort of strengthener but not weakener.
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Regarding option A, if people need to order online, then it is not necessary that they need to visit the store on Sunday. They might as well visit the store on any other day. Didn't quite understand how the statement serves as a weakener
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Regarding option A, if people need to order online, then it is not necessary that they need to visit the store on Sunday. They might as well visit the store on any other day. Didn't quite understand how the statement serves as a weakener

Hey prateek176 ,

I agree to your point. But you are considering only side of the coin. What if they order everything online on the weekdays and then come there to pick up the things on Sundays? Won't that weaken the argument that Let's close the shop on Sunday.

Hence, I know it is not necessary to visit the store on Sunday but we are also not saying that they won't visit on Sunday.

Does that make sense?
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03 Mar 2018, 22:52
hello experts
please solve my doubt regarding this question: option A says people generally visit the shop in person and then order online
but this doesn't say they visit more on Sunday . :there is possibility that no one other than the buyers visit on Sundays and people(buyers plus potential buyers) rush more in rest of the days

i feel the argument should have mentioned something like: though on average equal no of people visit every people visit the store on Sunday but a loss is prevailing
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hello experts
please solve my doubt regarding this question: option A says people generally visit the shop in person and then order online
but this doesn't say they visit more on Sunday . :there is possibility that no one other than the buyers visit on Sundays and people(buyers plus potential buyers) rush more in rest of the days

i feel the argument should have mentioned something like: though on average equal no of people visit every people visit the store on Sunday but a loss is prevailing

Hey StrugglingGmat2910 ,

I agree to your point. We are no where told this. But understand the fact that we need to weaken the argument, hence I can very well assume that there is a slight(if not a lot) possibility that the visits are happening more on Sundays. If that is the case, I am done with my job. The entire argument is broken apart.

Does that make sense?
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04 Mar 2018, 00:01
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StrugglingGmat2910 wrote:
hello experts
please solve my doubt regarding this question: option A says people generally visit the shop in person and then order online
but this doesn't say they visit more on Sunday . :there is possibility that no one other than the buyers visit on Sundays and people(buyers plus potential buyers) rush more in rest of the days

i feel the argument should have mentioned something like: though on average equal no of people visit every people visit the store on Sunday but a loss is prevailing

Hey StrugglingGmat2910 ,

I agree to your point. We are no where told this. But understand the fact that we need to weaken the argument, hence I can very well assume that there is a slight(if not a lot) possibility that the visits are happening more on Sundays. If that is the case, I am done with my job. The entire argument is broken apart.

Does that make sense?

thanks got your point . i picked it also as it was best among the lot
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