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After the new CEO took over the position, an automobile company’s car’s seat covers were changed to only silver and gold colours. Previously, the seats were displayed only in their heritage white seat covers. An acclaimed automobile journalist mentioned that the changes made by the automobile company are relevant again. However, many car magazine editorials, automobile journalist’s opponents, did not agree and pointed out that the new CEO is more interested in boosting sales than in maintaining car’s heritage feature.

Which of the following is an assumption that has to be made for the argument made by the acclaimed automobile journalist’s opponents?


A. The shiny lustre of silver and gold coloured seat covers often attracts public attention as much as the heritage white covers did and motivates them to buy new cars.
B. Final say in choosing the seat cover colours for the cars lies with the CEO.
C. An automobile company can boost sales while highlighting the seat covers of grey and crimson colours.
D. The silver and gold coloured seat covers are featured in the new international automobile expo.
E. Automobile company’s cars with silver and gold coloured seat covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with cars with heritage white seat covers.

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After the new CEO took over the position, an automobile company’s car’s seat covers were changed to only silver and gold colours. Previously, the seats were displayed only in their heritage white seat covers. An acclaimed automobile journalist mentioned that the changes made by the automobile company are relevant again. However, many car magazine editorials, automobile journalist’s opponents, did not agree and pointed out that the new CEO is more interested in boosting sales than in maintaining car’s heritage feature.

Which of the following is an assumption that has to be made for the argument made by the acclaimed automobile journalist’s opponents?


A. The shiny lustre of silver and gold coloured seat covers often attracts public attention as much as the heritage white cover did and motivates them to buy new cars.
B. Final say in choosing the seat cover colours for the cars lies with the CEO.
C. An automobile company can boost sales while highlighting the seat covers of grey and crimson colours.
D. The silver and gold coloured seat covers are featured in the new international automobile expo.
E. Automobile company’s cars with silver and gold coloured seat covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with cars with heritage white seat covers.

The argument presents the facts of a change in an automobile company's seat cover’s colours since the new CEO took control. While an automobile journalist somewhat supported the change, car magazine editorials disagreed and concluded that the CEO favoured profit over maintaining heritage a feature. The editorials are the opponents of the automobile journalist; since their conclusion is about the CEO’s decision, there must be an assumption connecting the CEO to the seat covers.
  1. Choice A The change of covers motivates public to buy new cars but similar was the case when the car had heritage white covers, so it does not link CEO's intention to put profit over heritage features. There could be some other reason for the change. Hence option A is not a necessary assumption.
  2. Choice B Correct. Since the conclusion concerns the CEO’s desires based on the content of the automobile company’s car’s seat covers, the editorials have to assume that the CEO is the one who decides what colour the seat cover has to be. If not, there is no connection between the seat cover colours and the CEO’s interests.
  3. Choice C The argument is concerned with cars with seat covers of gold and silver colours. Information about cars with seat covers of other colours is irrelevant.
  4. Choice D The information that silver and gold coloured seat covers are featured in an expo is irrelevant.
  5. Choice E The rate at which the cars with silver and gold coloured seat covers are purchased is not necessary to be assumed for the conclusion to be true.

Answer: B
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After the new CEO took over the position, an automobile company’s car’s seat covers were changed to only silver and gold colours. Previously, the seats were displayed only in their heritage white seat covers. An acclaimed automobile journalist mentioned that the changes made by the automobile company are relevant again. However, many car magazine editorials, automobile journalist’s opponents, did not agree and pointed out that the new CEO is more interested in boosting sales than in maintaining car’s heritage feature.

Which of the following is an assumption that has to be made for the argument made by the acclaimed automobile journalist’s opponents?


A. The shiny lustre of silver and gold coloured seat covers often attracts public attention and motivates them to buy new cars.
B. Final say in choosing the seat cover colours for the cars lies with the CEO.
C. An automobile company can boost sales while highlighting the seat covers of grey and crimson colours.
D. The silver and gold coloured seat covers are featured in the new international automobile expo.
E. Automobile company’s cars with silver and gold coloured seat covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with cars with heritage white seat covers.

The argument presents the facts of a change in an automobile company's seat cover’s colours since the new CEO took control. While an automobile journalist somewhat supported the change, car magazine editorials disagreed and concluded that the CEO favoured profit over maintaining heritage a feature. The editorials are the opponents of the automobile journalist; since their conclusion is about the CEO’s decision, there must be an assumption connecting the CEO to the seat covers.
  1. This choice is irrelevant, as it is not connected to the conclusion. The activities of celebrities have nothing to do with the CEO’s interests.
  2. Correct. Since the conclusion concerns the CEO’s desires based on the content of the automobile company’s car’s seat covers, the editorials have to assume that the CEO is the one who decides what colour the seat cover has to be. If not, there is no connection between the seat cover colours and the CEO’s interests.
  3. The argument is concerned with cars with seat covers of gold and silver colours. Information about cars with seat covers of other colours is irrelevant.
  4. The information that silver and gold coloured seat covers are featured in an expo is irrelevant.
  5. The rate at which the cars with silver and gold coloured seat covers are purchased is not necessary to be assumed for the conclusion to be true.

Answer: B


I think your explanation for option A is wrong.
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Hello. Can you please explain why first choice is wrong? Your explanation is certainly not correct.
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Hello. Can you please explain why first choice is wrong? Your explanation is certainly not correct.


The explanation for choice A has been updated. Please feel free to ask further questions if this new explanation is not clear.
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New post 09 May 2016, 02:24
Hi. Its still not clear. We are talking about CEO'S assumption. The first answer choice can be an assumption. The journalist could also assume that the CEO is the final decision maker. How does that hold true?
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Hi. Its still not clear. We are talking about CEO'S assumption. The first answer choice can be an assumption. The journalist could also assume that the CEO is the final decision maker. How does that hold true?


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necessary modification to choice and answer have been done to remove any ambiguity...
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New post 30 May 2016, 04:47
I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. The entire question is poorly worded and littered with grammatical errors. I spent more time trying to decipher what the question was asking / stating, than solving the question itself.
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New post 02 Aug 2017, 06:19
Hi,

I am unable to accept the given answer.
Is it necessary to assume that the final say is of CEO's?

What if their is a board who decides and majority vote leads to a decision?
Negating the assumption that final say is of CEO's does not attacks the argument!

On the other hand, by negating option A, if the new covers do not attract even the same attention as earlier covers did, there will be no chance of boosting sales.Hence the conclusion that CEO is after boosting sales is damaged.
Can you plz tell where my thinking is going wrong?
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New post 29 Aug 2017, 16:19
I agree that this very poorly worded. Specifically:

"changes ... are relevant again" doesn't make sense. Something becomes relevant after changes are made, but the change are relevant again?

"seats were displayed." What does displayed mean? I had previously assumed that seat covers were only available for sale now in silver and gold. But suddenly, "displayed" has entered the picture.

"automobile journalist’s opponents" is not correct English. "opponents of the automobile journalist" is okay. So is "The automobile journalist's opponents."

I spent too much time trying to read through the grammar mistakes and awful writing. Please remove this question.
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