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# When Bob s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year,

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Answer is D. If Bob's Bistro cannot accomodate additional people, likelihood of them going Andy's Bistro is likely which will increase his business.
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Yes its D; earlier i thought it to be A but only because pricing was not mentioned in the argument, it made me think twice and i went through the options again. then i thought that D is more logical because the question is that Andrew's eatery had increase in average meals per day ,that has no conection to Bob's bistro not doing good or being pricy. it can be doing better than Andrew's eatery .. who knows?
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23 Jan 2010, 22:49
(A)The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro. ( irrelevant...we don't care about the price only number of meals per day)
(B)Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town. (looks reasonable but not very strong 1) Bistro could still steal customers from Andrew's every other day - thus number of meals per day may not go up for Andrew from the Sunday opportunities alone 2) other ventures in neighboring town might also take up the share freed up by Bob's Bitro on Sundays.)
(C)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery. ( no one cares about profit here....same reason as 1)
(D)Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat. (right answer)
(E)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro. ( don't care about the comparison of the distribution of daily meals)
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26 Jan 2010, 12:22
D

(A)The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro. Price isnt compeling enough reason for high average for number of meals sold...
(B)Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town. Compeling but vague to the argument core of higher number of meals...
(C)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery. Profit has nothing doing here.
(D)Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
Wins the argument on patronage, higher indicates increased number of sold meals...
(E)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro. Day of the week does not guarantee higher patronage.
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24 Jan 2011, 06:50
D.

This is find the assumption question.
D fits the bill as it accounts for the increase in number of customer base for both the restaurants so they are not competing with each other in the same town. instead of competing for the same customer Bob bistro has opened the town for new visitors who discivered the other restaurant while finding Bob bistro full
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24 Jan 2011, 11:42
Clearly D as it says "Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before", which means it is not losing its business.
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24 Jan 2011, 12:10
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When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?

(A) The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.
-->could be let's keep for now
(B) Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.
-->eliminate, this seems to broad .. if customers are going to Bob's Bistro to begin with than Andrew's Eatery would suffer some sort of business loss
(C) The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.
-->eliminate, the profit doesn't have anything to do with the average meal increase at Andrew's Eatery, so what if they make more profit on their meals? Bob could be getting a better deal wholesale and charging the same price as Andrew. This question is meant to confuse us to think that Bob's is more expensive therefore the customers are going to Andrew's.
(D) Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
-->this explains why there is more business...there are more customers coming to Andrew's Eatery because of Bob's influence. Since Bob can't seat all of the customers they go to Andrew's to eat. Seems pretty solid.
(E) Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.
-->even though more meals are served on the weekends we do not know for a fact more customers are eating at Andrew's on the weekends to make a difference

Reading the question stem first I'm thinking of a reason why this particular paradox exists. Generally, when a competitor enters the market some sales should be taken away.

I am looking for the reason why business didn't suffer.
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31 Mar 2011, 18:16
quit123 wrote:
When Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?

(A) The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.
(B) Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.
(C) The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.
(D) Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
(E) Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.

the only answer that could explain the increase in the # of meals instead of decrease due to competition b/w the two places is D
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31 Mar 2011, 18:19
since we are talking about average per day the answers that address the weekend can not be right, and because the main question is about the # of meals the answer about profits cant be right.
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26 Jan 2012, 10:32
D, since this show increase in number of customers!
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28 Jan 2013, 06:47
(A) The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.
cost of the meal has no relevance to the increase in average no. of meals served per day. Incorrect
(B) Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.
Doesn't ensure SIGNIFICANT increase in average no. of meals served per day.Incorrect
(C) The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.
"Profit " is not in the scope of the question.Incorrect.
(D) Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
...the customers who could not get seated are dining at Andrew's Eatery , and that states that the increase in meals served / day.Correct.
(E) Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.
More meals served on weekends, but how much? More enough to compensate or hike the daily average of meals served?Insufficient. Incorrect.
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When the Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer. Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best explanation for this occurrence?
(A)The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.
(B)Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.
(C)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.
(D)Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
(E)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.
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24 Feb 2013, 08:39
This is a must be true question or discrepancy. so the argument does not have the conclusion itself. but whatever the argument is, sometimes I do not read neither the question stem because how is formulated I already know almost the times what's going on. the power of practice.

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When the Bob’s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, the proprietors of Andrew’s Eatery, the only other restaurant in town, feared that their business would suffer

This is a fact. OK

Surprisingly though, in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly.

MMMMM i do not know how is this possible but maybe the food is awful at Bob's bistro or the waiters are ugly.....ok we will see.

A)The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro.

I do not know anything about the price. is too far from my thoughts to imagine. Nope incorrect

(B)Bob’s Bistro is closed on Sundays, and so for Sunday brunch residents of Montrose would either go to Andrew’s Eatery or venture to a neighboring town.

I do not know the hours when the local is closed and neither if someone comes from other town or continent. I do not know from the brief passage sufficient information Incorrect

(C)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.

The profit per meal is higher and bla bla bla.......some old story from above. Incorrect

(D)Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose before, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.

Mmmmm this could be fine: the new local attracts new customers because there is logic that we can infer behind: people want to eat at new restaurant. this is reasonable. AND whenever Andrew’s Eatery is full (this is an explanation why it serves more meals) then people go to the new local. Correct

(E)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.

Same as A B C. Incorrect

So the answer is D and this is the way how you must attack a question. Otherwise you will pick them always (or alomost) wrong because the wording of the stimulus and the questions are tough

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