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# When a new restaurant, Martin s Cafe, opened in Riverville

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When a new restaurant, Martin’s Cafe, opened in Riverville last year, many people
predicted that business at the Wildflower Inn, Riverville’s only other restaurant, would
suffer from the competition. Surprisingly, however, in the year since Martin’s Cafe
opened, the average number of meals per night served at the Wildflower Inn has
increased significantly.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase?
A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on
weekends than it does on weekdays.
B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this
restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat.
C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than
for those served at the Wildflower Inn.
D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents
who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to
neighboring towns to eat.
E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly
worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s
Cafe.

I Know the correct answer.But would like to get this discussed.
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10 Jun 2008, 12:27
B

Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat... thus the customers who do not find place here would obviously go to Wildflower Inn.

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10 Jun 2008, 12:34
None of the answer choices are great, but I think B is the "least bad"

chan4312 wrote:
When a new restaurant, Martin’s Cafe, opened in Riverville last year, many people
predicted that business at the Wildflower Inn, Riverville’s only other restaurant, would
suffer from the competition. Surprisingly, however, in the year since Martin’s Cafe
opened, the average number of meals per night served at the Wildflower Inn has
increased significantly.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase?
A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on
weekends than it does on weekdays.
B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this
restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat.
C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than
for those served at the Wildflower Inn.
D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents
who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to
neighboring towns to eat.
E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly
worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s
Cafe.

I Know the correct answer.But would like to get this discussed.

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10 Jun 2008, 12:39
B

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10 Jun 2008, 14:16
B

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11 Jun 2008, 03:30
chan4312 wrote:
When a new restaurant, Martin’s Cafe, opened in Riverville last year, many people
predicted that business at the Wildflower Inn, Riverville’s only other restaurant, would
suffer from the competition. Surprisingly, however, in the year since Martin’s Cafe
opened, the average number of meals per night served at the Wildflower Inn has
increased significantly.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase?
A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on
weekends than it does on weekdays.
B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this
restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat.
C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than
for those served at the Wildflower Inn.
D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents
who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to
neighboring towns to eat.
E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly
worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s
Cafe.

I Know the correct answer.But would like to get this discussed.

B is the correct answer here
we are trying to find a reason as to wht is the reasons for increase in the number of diners at Wildflower inn. if it happens that ppl who come to dine at martins are more than what they can seat then obviosly those ppl might go to Widlflower inn

B tells us just that
therefore it should be the ans

however needless to say none of the answers are very convincing but B does not look that bad
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11 Jun 2008, 08:59
chan4312 wrote:
When a new restaurant, Martin’s Cafe, opened in Riverville last year, many people
predicted that business at the Wildflower Inn, Riverville’s only other restaurant, would
suffer from the competition. Surprisingly, however, in the year since Martin’s Cafe
opened, the average number of meals per night served at the Wildflower Inn has
increased significantly.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase?
A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on
weekends than it does on weekdays.
--this doesnt affect the increase in meals/night a wildflower, therefore this statement doesnt help explain the increase.B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this
restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat.
--correctC. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than
for those served at the Wildflower Inn.
-- profit has nothing to do with the price of the meal..may be an avg. meal costs martin's way less than what it costs to wildflower..
D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents
who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to
neighboring towns to eat.
--this on the contrary adds to the problem here
E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly
worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s
Cafe.
--this on the contrary adds to the problem here

I Know the correct answer.But would like to get this discussed.

IMO (B) is correct.

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11 Jun 2008, 10:01
B by POE
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19 Jun 2008, 10:34
B for me...If Riverville cannot seat the customers it attracts, They will eventually move to the other Inn,...hence the increase

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19 Jun 2008, 20:52
You guys are all correct.

The OA is B

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19 Jun 2008, 22:12
Late, Choose B

If Martin's customers are new, then Martin does not have enough seat for some customers, these customers may go to Wildflower.

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09 Aug 2008, 05:06
but I like D better. Because when the restaurants takes a day off every week for the whole month, then that's a total of 4 days off in a month. When you do that, you've reduced the total number of nights that the restaurant operates. So when you calculate the average number of served meals per night, aren't you increasing the average when reducing the total number of nights?? that's why I choose D.

In option B, people MAY go to the other restaurant, but the intended outcome is not necessarily as certain as that of option D. Can anyone please explain why D is not better than B?

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09 Aug 2008, 07:59
chan4312 wrote:
When a new restaurant, Martin’s Cafe, opened in Riverville last year, many people
predicted that business at the Wildflower Inn, Riverville’s only other restaurant, would
suffer from the competition. Surprisingly, however, in the year since Martin’s Cafe
opened, the average number of meals per night served at the Wildflower Inn has
increased significantly.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase?
A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on
weekends than it does on weekdays.
B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this
restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it
can seat.
C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than
for those served at the Wildflower Inn.
D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents
who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to
neighboring towns to eat.
E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly
worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s
Cafe.

I Know the correct answer.But would like to get this discussed.

IMO B)

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