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Two new breeds of freshwater fish will soon be introduced onto the market. The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two. In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy. It can be deduced that the sales figures for the Trident fish will be much higher than those for the Lackey.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?


A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy.

B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured.

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish.

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price.

E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision.



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Summary: Assumption is fish with health values will have higher sales.

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I believe it is C
The survey is about poultry ( not a clue what it is:)),
And the argument detects from that survey that poultry consumers rated nutritional value as No 1. So it will be the same about fish consumers.
So there must be a connection between fish and poultry and C does that:
So the assumption must be that fish consumers and poultry consumers share the same values.

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Answer is A
Its fairly an easy question. Survey has been done for the consumers who buy poultry not fish so in order to reach to conclusion we need to assume that Consumers who buy fish will also take nutritional value as an most important criteria.

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Vikassingla . Sorry you are probably right. It seems to b A. Didn't read it till the end. Kudos

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Premise :
1. Two new breeds of freshwater fish will soon be introduced onto the market.
2. The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two.
3. In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy.

Conclusion : The sales figures for the Trident fish will be much higher than those for the Lackey.

Ques : Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

Pre-thinking : From the argument, it is much clear that Trident Flick fish is costlier than Lackey.
While information about nutrition value of Trident is given, no nutrition value for Lackey is given. Author is assuming that Tident is richer in nutrition than Lackey.
Also, buying preference of consumer of poultry product is given but the conclusion is drawn for fishes in discussion. Thus, author must assume that the factors which contribute to the buying preference of poultry consumers (nutritional value is most important) also contribute to the buying prefernce for fish consumers.

Lets analyse our options now on the basis of, but not limited to, our pre-thinking :
A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy. - Correct as this clearly shows the assumption between the survey result and the conclusion made.

B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured. - Incorrect as this has no linkage between the premise and the conclusion drawn.

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish. - Incorrect as even though this is true this does not tell us why one fish is expected to sell more than other. The awareness must have increased the sale with more nutrient food but not if it has surpassed those with less nutrients.

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price. - Incorrect this is a very generic statement and we cannot assume this on the pretext of the argument. This statement is not validated by any data or information in the argument.

E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision. - Incorrect as again this is conditional statement, and we are looking for something that links the information in the premise to the conclusion.
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Two new breeds of freshwater fish will soon be introduced onto the market. The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two. In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy. It can be deduced that the sales figures for the Trident fish will be much higher than those for the Lackey.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy.

B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured.

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish.

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price.

E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision.


A , imo

Let's think
in what scenario
the sales figures for the Trident fish will not be much higher than those for the Lackey.

given that

1.In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy.
2.The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

If people don't care about nutrition while coming to choosing fish ?
or
If Lackey is not far less behind in terms of nutrition than Trident .
In both the scenario above we can say that the sales figures for the Trident fish will not be much higher than those for the Lackey.
So any choice in this though will be our ans .
A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy.

-- As per our analysis , this can be our assumption .

B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured.
-- expensiveness not in scope

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish.

-- Not impacting conclusion

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price.

-- Not impacting conclusion


E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision.

-- Not impacting conclusion about the comparison of sales of two fish .
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For the group of poultry products, we know that consumers give primary importance to nutritional value.
In order to support the conclusion, we need to show/assume that what is true for the entire poultry products group is also true for the fish category. Otherwise, the conclusion simply cannot be regarded as true.

A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy. - this establishes the idea that we are looking for. Now we know that what is true for the entire poultry products group is also true for the fish category. We can therefore reasonably arrive at the conclusion that the sales figures for the Trident fish (which is more nutritional) will be much higher since demand for it will also be higher. Therefore, (A) is the right answer to this question.


B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured.
- irrelevant.

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish.
- does not describe whether the 'effect' on sales led to more or less sales.

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price.
- this is a very broad statement, which does not explain whether it can be extended (or applied) to the fish category.

E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision.
- does not support the conclusion
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Two new breeds of freshwater fish will soon be introduced onto the market. The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two. In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy. It can be deduced that the sales figures for the Trident fish will be much higher than those for the Lackey.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?



A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy.

To solve this Assumption question, first break down the argument. Sentence 1 states a simple fact and is, therefore, a premise. Sentence 2 is also factual but takes the form of a comparison: The Trident is more nutritious and tastier than the Lackey; the Lackey is cheaper than the Trident. Sentence 3 is also a premise as it reports finding (In a recent survey). We can tell that sentence 4 is the conclusion because it uses the conclusion word deduced.

Now ask yourself: the author believes that the Trident will sell better than the Lackey based on their properties and based on how people buy poultry. What, then, is the missing link? What must the author assume for this argument to stand?

Based on the fact that consumers buy poultry according to its nutritional value, the author concludes that the fish with the more superior nutritional value will sell better. To reach this conclusion, the author assumes consumers buy fish and poultry according to the same standards.



B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured.

Incorrect.

To solve this Assumption question, first break down the argument. Sentence 1 states a simple fact and is, therefore, a premise. Sentence 2 is also factual but takes the form of a comparison: The Trident is more nutritious and tastier than the Lackey; the Lackey is cheaper than the Trident. Sentence 3 is also a premise as it reports finding (In a recent survey). We can tell that sentence 4 is the conclusion because it uses the conclusion word deduced.

Now ask yourself: the author believes that the Trident will sell better than the Lackey based on their properties and based on how people buy poultry. What, then, is the missing link? What must the author assume for this argument to stand?

This answer choice presents a new premise about the fishing industry. This information is irrelevant to our task: finding the assumption the author had to make to link the premises to the conclusion.



C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish.

Incorrect.

This answer choice presents a new premise about consumer awareness. This information is irrelevant to our task: finding the assumption the author had to make to link the premises to the conclusion.



D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price.

Incorrect.

The author draws the conclusion based on the premise that people buy poultry according to its nutritional value; therefore, he or she does not need to make a broad assumption about consumers habits in general - there is already a fact to work with.

Try to find a an answer choice that connects the conclusion to all premises, not just some.



E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision.

Incorrect.

Even if this were the author's assumption, there is nothing in the premises which clearly indicates consumers are generally more concerned about health (poultry is a specific case), so while this may support the conclusion, it does not explain how it was drawn from the premises.

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I think is A since it is saying that people who make a decision on buying poultry based on nutritional values make the same decision in choosing/buying fish.
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Two new breeds of freshwater fish will soon be introduced onto the market. The Trident Flick fish is rich in vitamins and iron, and the tastiest fish available while the fattier Lackey is abundant and caught easily, making it the cheaper of the two. In a recent survey, consumers of poultry products rated nutritional value as the most important factor influencing their decision on which product to buy. It can be deduced that the sales figures for the Trident fish will be much higher than those for the Lackey.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

Note: Keep in mind we are making a "poultry to fish" comparison. This is the link that can make or break the conclusion.

A. Consumers approach the decision of which fish to buy in the same way that they approach the decision of which poultry product to buy. -- CORRECT, Because customer base their decision to buy poultry on nutrition doesn't mean they will/won't do the same for fish. If negated, this answer option breaks the conclusion.

B. Fish is generally more expensive than poultry since it has to be caught and is not usually industrially manufactured. -- We don't know the price limit customers have on fish purchase. It might weaken the conclusion, but won't break it.

C. A rise in the awareness of consumers about nutrition and proper diet has affected the sales of both poultry and fish. -- Good to know, but "affected" how is not mentioned?( in a good way or a bad way?)

D. Consumers always consider nutritional value, taste, or both as factors that are more important than price. -- Comparative importance of attributes is not pertinent to the conclusion at hand

E. When health is an integral part of a consumer's decision, the price may play a smaller role in affecting that decision. -- This only caters to a subsection of consumer who worry about health.

The answer should be A
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