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# Unlike the wholesale price of apples, the wholesale price oranges has

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The premise presented in the argument suggests that the wholesale price of oranges has decreased and the conclusion suggests that the retail price of oranges have not fallen but will eventually fall.

The gap in the argument is that the premise talks about wholesale prices however the conclusion talks about retail prices. The correct answer choice will bridge this gap.

Let’s do POE

A- We are not concerned with what happened last year.

B- Irrelevant to the argument

C- This choice establishes no connection between wholesale prices and retail prices as per our requirement.

D- Correct

E- We are not interested in the cost of harvesting the oranges.
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Unlike the wholesale price of apples, the wholesale price oranges has [#permalink]
PragyaPrakash wrote:
Hello

Why can't this question have option C as its answer? If operating costs had increased, then it would have made sense to keep the cost of juice same even with decreased wholesale price. So why is the assumption that the operating costs were indeed constant wrong?

There are two things here: First is to understand the word 'considerably'. The wholesale price has fallen considerably. So we need not assume that the operating cost has remained constant for the argument to hold. Even if it has risen slightly, retail prices should inevitably fall (unless Tropicana decides otherwise:)). Secondly, if you apply negation, then the op cost could have fallen slightly, fallen significantly, risen slightly, or risen significantly. In which case you will arrive at different conclusions.
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