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# The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up

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02 Jun 2011, 17:58
Another one for A. 59 seconds!!
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02 Jun 2011, 23:30
A it is ...
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03 Jun 2011, 00:04
A it is. If the conclusion is that food will fall of edges, then its presupposed that Cylindrical refrigerators are not available.
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03 Jun 2011, 06:36
I go with A
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05 Jun 2011, 23:06
missed this went for D in stead.
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The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up out of sight at the back of the shelf. So why not have round shelves that rotate? Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelves' edges into the rear corners.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical.
(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.

Premise - Refrigerated food gets spoiled, hence we need to have round-shelved refrigerators.

Argument - Things would fall off the shelve's edges into the rear corners

GAP IN ARGUMENT - The round shelved refrigerators would have corners/rear gaps. We do not know exactly how these refrigerators are designed. So we need to look for an answer that explains this gap in the argument.

Option A best explains it in my opinion!

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12 Jun 2013, 08:13
Presupposed! I nearly let that bugger my answer, but fortunately didn't..
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19 Jun 2013, 00:03
WinWinMBA wrote:
The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up out of sight at the back of the shelf. So why not have round shelves that rotate? Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelves' edges into the rear corners.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical.
(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.

started my CR
here i go :
from E=> this is no where an assumption. wrng choice
from D: this looks some sort of a conclusive statement but not an assumption.
from C: this is out of scope, we do not know about other designs so this is a distortion.
from B: this can't be assumed so wrong choice.
from A: this is a solution, we can not have cylindrical shape as interior and this is assumed from the 2nd part of the statements.

so i went with A,
when things dont work from A to E, we can always come from e to A
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26 May 2014, 12:58
WinWinMBA wrote:
The reason much refrigerated food spoils is that it ends up out of sight at the back of the shelf. So why not have round shelves that rotate? Because such rotating shelves would have just the same sort of drawback, since things would fall off the shelves' edges into the rear corners.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical.
(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.

"presupposed" almost made me mark the wrong answer... although it did waste some time in understanding....

A) The argument is against the round shelves as it says that the food would still be wasted falling in the corners of the refrigerators.... here it assumes that round cornered refrigerator would not have a cylindrical shape... thus A is the answer...
B) Having a window does not relate to the wasting of food by having round shelves... Out of scope
C) We are talking of only two designs regular and cylindrical here... its a broader scope covering all the designs... ( actually was confused between A and C but chose A in the end)
D) If refrigerators are perfectly designed then why is there a problem of food getting wasted lying in the corners...
E) It actually supports the argument of round shelves rather than opposing it...
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07 Jul 2015, 00:27
Silvers wrote:
Can someone explain me the question stem! I was unable to figure out what the questions asked for.

"Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?"

It's more or less asking you for the assumption. The argument is that rotating shelves won't solve the problem because food will still fall into the hidden spaces of the fridge.

Which of the following is presupposed in the argument against introducing rotating shelves?

(A) Refrigerators would not be made so that their interior space is cylindrical. The author has to believe that the new refrigerators would keep the old shape in order to assert that some food will remain hidden. If they make refrigerators with cylindrical interior spaces the food can't fall and be hidden.
(B) Refrigerators would not be made to have a window in front for easy viewing of their contents without opening the door. Easy front viewing is not the not relevant.
(C) The problem of spoilage of refrigerated food is not amenable to any solution based on design changes.It only says that the rotating shelf is not the solution.
(D) Refrigerators are so well designed that there are bound to be drawbacks to any design change. Whether or not refrigerators are well designed isn't relevant.
(E) Rotating shelves would be designed to rotate only while the refrigerator door was open.When the shelves rotate isn't relevant.
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24 Aug 2015, 07:43
Mind makes up stories to justify its findings. Why not to give maximum attention to every question and treat it as an important one.
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27 Aug 2015, 23:17
Explanation of the Argument:

Food is unsold and spoil t as it ends up in the back of the shelf. So, let's have something that gets them into the front - let's rotate them shelves. Now imagine a rotating shelf. What would still spoil the food? If the food falls into a corner that cannot be seen, then this design change would not hold true. So we change the shape of the shelf but not that of the cover around it.

Is there a rule that the shape of the cover cannot be changed? No. That's an assumption that the shape of the shelf cover cannot be changed. Hence A.
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07 Jan 2016, 14:00
I chose C simply because I did not know what "cylindrical" meant.
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