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I. Room air conditioners produced by Japanese manufacturers tend to be

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I. Room air conditioners produced by Japanese manufacturers tend to be more reliable than those produced by United States manufacturers.
II. The average lifetime of room air conditioners produced by United States manufacturers is about fifteen years, the same as that of room air conditioners produced by Japanese manufacturers.

Which one of the following, if true, would best reconcile the two statements above?

(A) Reliability is a measure of how long a product functions without needing repair
(B) Production facilities of firms designated as United States manufacturers are not all located in the United States
(C) Damage to room air conditioners during shipping and installation does not occur with great frequency in the United States or in Japan
(D) Room air conditioners have been manufactured for a longer time in the United States than in Japan
(E) Japanese manufacturers often use more reliable components in their room air conditioners than do United States manufacturers

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I. Room air conditioners produced by Japanese manufacturers tend to be more reliable than those produced by United States manufacturers.
II. The average lifetime of room air conditioners produced by United States manufacturers is about fifteen years, the same as that of room air conditioners produced by Japanese manufacturers.

Pre-thinking: Japanese ACs are more reliable than those produced in USA. But, average lifetime of the two is the same.
So, we need a differentiating factor to call Japanese ACs 'reliable'.

Which one of the following, if true, would best reconcile the two statements above?

(A) Reliability is a measure of how long a product functions without needing repair - This is it! without needing repair
(B) Production facilities of firms designated as United States manufacturers are not all located in the United States - Out of Scope
(C) Damage to room air conditioners during shipping and installation does not occur with great frequency in the United States or in Japan - Doesn't help
(D) Room air conditioners have been manufactured for a longer time in the United States than in Japan - Doesn't help either
(E) Japanese manufacturers often use more reliable components in their room air conditioners than do United States manufacturers - This is tempting. But think, Japanese ACs are made with more reliable components, still USA made ACs give an average lifetime of 15 years (same as that of Japanese ACs) This makes USA-made ACs sound superior. This is out.
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