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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.

Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements
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I think E is the answer;

as if the public is inclined to buy products that are being endorsed by there icon, & not prefer to buy the ones without endorsement than, the VRX after entering market will surely be profitable
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E is a generic fact. While B is evident
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New post 07 Aug 2019, 10:07
I think it should be A
as it will not led him get away of his old contracts
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New post 07 Aug 2019, 10:21
from the premise:
(1) VRK + leading brands ------> revenues
(2) leading brands = quality meeting customer expectations
(3) VRX = necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market
(4) (NO) quality meeting customer expectations = endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements (& Overall revenue loss)

Conclusion:
VRK + VRX ---> increase overall revenues

so possible underlying assumption must be that:
VRX = necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market = quality meeting customer expectations.

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(A) most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
irrelevant for several reasons: (yet best contender)
(1) "most" means that it is not a must.
(2) if VRK is selling apparel and footwear, this doesn't mean that he became a competitor for other leading manufacturers. He may be targeting a different customer segment, style, age, or even geographic area.

(B) in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
This can be already known from the premise. we need an unstated assumption that support the conclusion.

(C) VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands.
out of scope for two reasons:
(1) we are comparing between (VRK + leading brands) and (VRK + VRX) , so VRK is a common factor and it is pointless to compare between his talent and other actors.
(2) the acting talent was not mentioned as a criteria for success and more revenues. "Iconic" may have several explanations ( we can't assume that the more talented actor must mean more revenues)

(D) VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
Indeed, if we care sure that VRX is better quality than other endorsed by VRK, this means that VRX, with its necessary quality standards, is exceeding the customers expectations. This fills the gap and support the conclusion.

(E) the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements
out of scope, similar to C, we are comparing between (VRK + leading brands) and (VRK + VRX) , so VRK is a common factor and it is pointless to compare products with no endorsers.

D IMO
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New post 07 Aug 2019, 16:06
I am completely clueless how A can be answer.
Please elaborate it.
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Hi 800RahulHBS, Can you check the OA?
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New post 08 Aug 2019, 00:33
What I understood from given argument is as below.
Conclusion: VRK is expecting overall growth in revenue with launch of VRX- a new product line of apparels and footwears.
Premise: VRK endorse other products manufactured by others under same category.
VRX product meets the quality criteria defined by QC board.

First question come up in mind how his overall revenue will increase.
Overall revenue = revenue from his product line + Revenue from endorsement.
What if other manufactures brake up with him after launch of his product line.
Options except A are either already mentioned or doesn't contain important information to strengthen the conclusion.
A mentions that other manufacturer will not disinclined towards hiring of competitor as their brand ambassadors. Means, the position of other manufacturer will remain either unchanged or supportive for VRX launch.

A is perfect.
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New post 08 Aug 2019, 21:34
please give official explanation of this question answer seems to be wrong.
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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.


Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements


The answer is A. One should focus on the conclusion of the argument:- Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue - The only way he can do that is if the other endorsements are not taken away from him. Or else he will see a fall in his annual revenue or a nullifying effect.
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please give official explanation of this question answer seems to be wrong.


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Conclusion is introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue.

Premise of the mentions conclusion is that the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market.


Prethink- VRK to have increase in his overall annual revenue, he must not lose more endorsements revenue than he earns from his own apparel and footwear.
E.g. VRK earns 5M from endorsements. Now, he wants to start his own company. We know that quality of the product VRK's company produces is good and VRK may earn some revenue. But, if he earns 1M revenue from his company and loses 2M from endorsements, then his overall revenue will reduce.

1. So, logical continuation of the passage will say that he will not lose significant amount of revenue from the endorsements.
2. Or, VRK will earn revenue from his apparel and footwear such that even if he does not get endorsements that lost revenue will be over compensated by his company revenue.

Answer choice A is in line with the our pre-thinking 1.
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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.


Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements


The answer is A. One should focus on the conclusion of the argument:- Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue - The only way he can do that is if the other endorsements are not taken away from him. Or else he will see a fall in his annual revenue or a nullifying effect.


The only problem I have with option A is that it states most. What about 49% of the biggest endorsements remove VRK. Then will the earnings from his own brand overcompensate the loss from the losing of 49% big endorsements. We dont know that.
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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.


Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements


The answer is A. One should focus on the conclusion of the argument:- Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue - The only way he can do that is if the other endorsements are not taken away from him. Or else he will see a fall in his annual revenue or a nullifying effect.


The only problem I have with option A is that it states most. What about 49% of the biggest endorsements remove VRK. Then will the earnings from his own brand overcompensate the loss from the losing of 49% big endorsements. We dont know that.


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Logical continuation is suppose to strengthen the conclusion.

Please always remember that a correct answer choice for strengthen/weaken type questions does not need to prove the conclusion. Even a gentle push in the right direction will make it correct answer choice if that answer choice is best among the all.

Originally posted by KaranB1 on 10 Aug 2019, 21:52.
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Please would you clarify .
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does not disinclined means inclined?
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Meaning of disinclined is unwilling, a meaning that is exactly the opposite meaning of inclined.

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A cannot be the right answer
The para above states that “if VRX doesn’t meet the quality expectations of customers it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements.”

This states that other endorsements will not be affected if his brand value remains intact.

D is the right answer because it talks about quality of products

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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.

1. His Revenue has to increase overall. (not just from new Sales) 2. As highlighted he endorses several leading apparel brands.
What are we looking for?
It makes sense for his footwear line to be profitable but he cannot impact his endorsements. Because his overall revenue might go down.

Quote:
Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador - Makes Perfect Sense. The passage at length has already established that his brand will be succesful. So if he is assured that he will continue his endorsements then his overall revenue is going to increase.
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements


All the other options B C D and E do not ensure the same.
It is very tricky when the answer is A itself. Most of the times, we just ignore and move pass it. (just saying not always)

Note: If you are from India you should have read this passage as SRK and made yourself more comfortable.

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VRK, an iconic actor, endorses several leading apparel and footwear lines. He plans to launch his own apparel and footwear line- VRX. Advisers to VRK have cautioned him that if VRX does not meet the quality expectations of customers, it could endanger his brand value and consequently his other endorsements. However, the Quality Control Board has certified that VRX products have the necessary quality standards to enter a competitive market. Therefore, VRK hopes that the introduction of VRX will lead to an increase in his overall annual revenue since___________.

Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador
B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers
C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands
D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers
E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements


VRK endorses several brands of apparel.
He plans to launch his own called VRX.
Advisers have said that if VRX does not meet quality expectations of customers, his brand value could be endangered.
Board said that VRX has quality required to enter competitive market.

Conclusion: VRK hopes that VRX will increase his overall revenue.

Note that the conclusion talks about increasing total revenue. So the earlier revenue should not suffer and there should be additional revenue (or additional revenue should more than make up for any loss in earlier revenue)

What will help us establish that overall revenue should increase?

A. most leading apparel and footwear manufacturers are not disinclined towards hiring a competitor as their brand ambassador

This helps. If most of the brands he endorses are disinclined towards hiring a competitor, his earlier revenue will see a big hit. So VRX may be competitive but its sale is unlikely to make up for a big hit.

B. in the past, all the brands that VRK has endorsed have earned commendable revenues for their manufacturers

Doesn't tell us what happens when VRK launches his own brand.

C. VRK’s reputation in the field of acting supersedes that of other actors who endorse similar brands

Irrelevant.

D. VRX products have been vouchsafed by the Quality Control Board as being better than those endorsed by VRK for other manufacturers

Does not matter. We know that VRX products have enough quality. We don't know how they will be priced. If they are priced higher than expected due to higher quality, we don't know whether they will sell. We also don't know whether his other endorsements will be fine with VRX. So we cannot say what may happen to overall revenue.

E. the general public is more inclined to purchase products endorsed by their icons than ones without such endorsements

All products we are talking about are endorsed by VRK hence irrelevant.

Answer (A)
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