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Macro system’s new range of decongestors costs so little to market that one has doubts about the company’s ability to push the product against other giants.’ more expensive though quality products. Macro system has earned a reputation for fair pricing of its products by allowing a nominal mark-up it builds in the pricing. Yet prospective clients will find it difficult to believe that a quality product could be available for such a low price. But Macro system is confident of making a big dent in the decongestor market

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which of the following?

A. The company may suffer due to this pricing adventure causing the company to lose at least of some of its reputation

B. Macro System’s large volume is the trick behind its success, though it may charge a small profit on the unit

C. Macro System’s pricing computation software underwent a glitch, which the accountants could not detect

D. Macro System’s decongestors can perform no better than other such similar gadgets

E. Macro System will never compromise on the quality of its products for the sake of making more profits
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Price of Macro system's decongestors - Cheaper than other manufacturers
Other manufacturers decongestors are quality products and expensive.
Clients will find it difficult to believe that a quality product could be available for such a low price.

A. The company may suffer due to this pricing adventure causing the company to lose at least of some of its reputation - Correct - Clients may think that the product's quality is low due to cheap pricing and may stop buying the decongestors.

B. Macro System’s large volume is the trick behind its success, though it may charge a small profit on the unit - Incorrect - Out of scope

C. Macro System’s pricing computation software underwent a glitch, which the accountants could not detect - Incorrect - Out of scope

D. Macro System’s decongestors can perform no better than other such similar gadgets - Incorrect - We can not infer this as the performance of the decongestors is not stated in the argument.

E. Macro System will never compromise on the quality of its products for the sake of making more profits - Incorrect - Out of scope

In my opinion, answer is A

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I think it is B.

"But Macro system is confident of making a big dent in the decongestor market." and (I asked myself, "How they r so confident?")
"Macro System’s large volume is the trick behind its success, though it may charge a small profit on the unit." - logically follow each other and this is supported by "Macro system has earned a reputation for fair pricing of its products by allowing a nominal mark-up it builds in the pricing."

A may be true, but it is not a must, I think.

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I think the answer should be B because the argument says that the company is sure to make a big dent. On the other hand A is not certain to be true. It states just the assumption of people.

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I think the answer should be B because the argument says that the company is sure to make a big dent. On the other hand A is not certain to be true. It states just the assumption of people.


IMHO

Quote:
Dent = have an adverse effect on; diminish.


Thus, option (A) seems plausible.

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Macro system’s new range of decongestors costs so little to market that one has doubts about the company’s ability to push the product against other giants.’ more expensive though quality products. Macro system has earned a reputation for fair pricing of its products by allowing a nominal mark-up it builds in the pricing. Yet prospective clients will find it difficult to believe that a quality product could be available for such a low price. But Macro system is confident of making a big dent in the decongestor market

The key to me here is the blue highlighted part, the argument has said it in certainty that some clients will find it difficult to believe so we need to capitalise this info.

Remove the answer choices which tries to explain the situation that we are not told to do so , its not an evaluate the argument type.

We have been asked to find a choice which supports the above given claim?

A. The company may suffer due to this pricing adventure causing the company to lose at least of some of its reputation : Yup - This goes with some clients mentioned in the highlighted part

B. Macro System’s large volume is the trick behind its success, though it may charge a small profit on the unit : No were the manufacturing volume was mentioned: Unnecessary outside info

C. Macro System’s pricing computation software underwent a glitch, which the accountants could not detect - we are not evaluating the situation here

D. Macro System’s decongestors can perform no better than other such similar gadgets : No where performance is compared

E. Macro System will never compromise on the quality of its products for the sake of making more profits - Are we trying to endorse Macro system? Its not our interest
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This sort of question, while helpful, is one of the reasons to focus on GMAT prep/OG for practice. The prompt lacks clarity. A is definitely true if the clients are right and B would be true if the Macro system is right. The question itself is not hard, for the discerning candidate anyway. Therefore, those who have chosen B should take heart, however, A states the obvious which is clearly correct.

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Abhishek009 wrote:
ShivaniAgrawal wrote:
I think the answer should be B because the argument says that the company is sure to make a big dent. On the other hand A is not certain to be true. It states just the assumption of people.


IMHO

Quote:
Dent = have an adverse effect on; diminish.


Thus, option (A) seems plausible.


Hey Abhishek,

While A is a correct option, I disagree that dent=diminish in this context. The dent described here pointed to the fact that Macro would compete and gain customers in the market, this is supported by the word "but" after the clients' concern and before the company's assertion.

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I don't really get why "A" would be the correct answer here. "B" is more plausible.

Considering A and B:
A. The company may suffer due to this pricing adventure causing the company to lose at least of some of its reputation - What is the basis for loss of reputation?

B. Macro System???s large volume is the trick behind its success, though it may charge a small profit on the unit. - Explains how Macro system is confident of making a big dent in the decongestor market in spite of their remarkably low prices

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