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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.
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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I think the answer is D, because Bob’s Bistro can bring additional customers for Andrew’s Eatery as well.

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IMO D. See the bolded part.

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.
- Does not provide answer that why the sale is more
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.
- Brunch!! but we are concerned about Meal. And sale on Sunday may not contribute on total sales because neighboring town is also one share holder.
C)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery.
- That's Good for Bob but andrew does not care.
D)Bob’s Bistro attracts a large number of patrons that had never dined in Montrose befo- re, and on many days Bob’s Bistro attracts more customers than it can seat.
- Now if previously only 100 people used to dine at Andrew's shop now the number would be 150 because those extra 50 people can't seat at Bob's shop. Hence D explains increase in total avg number of meals now.
E)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.
- Ok, but that does not explain why the avg number of meal is more NOW?
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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.
(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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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.

Answer: Average increased hence total number of meals sold each day or on any given day has to be increased. There has to be increase in the total number of people eating out . Coz if there is no increase in the numberof people eating out then even after nobody eats at the new restaurant (Bob's bistro), andrews meals sold should have remained constant.

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Re: When Bob s Bistro opened in the town of Montrose last year, [#permalink]

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18 Feb 2008, 18:35
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I would go for 'D'.

We have to find out the best explanation to the occurrence- 'in the past year the average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has actually increased significantly'.

The cause of above scenario -addition of some more customers to Andrew's Eatery. This is possible only when new customers are added to the market of Mantrose and Andrew's Eatery is able to add them to its customer list.
The incident mentioned in 'D' supports this.

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06 Mar 2009, 03:15
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Is it A?
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.

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06 Mar 2009, 04:12
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zalton is right .

but is it not that we are assuming things like that while may be A can also be partially correct

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06 Mar 2009, 04:22
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quit123 wrote:
zalton is right .

but is it not that we are assuming things like that while may be A can also be partially correct

Look at it this way. What if the price is lower but food quality is also substantially lower? This will not guarantee the claim in the argument.

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19 Jan 2010, 10:55
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D ~ I'd put this under the "inference" catagory as far as question type. Maybe read it this way... "Given the information in the article, what is causing Andrew's Eatery to receive more customers?"

The other 4 answers are a far stretch from the given information in the article in that the article doesn't mention pricing or weekend scheduling. The only information given is that there is a new Bistro and the stated consequence to the other restaurant in town is that they are receiving more customers now.

The least far jump you can make with the given information is that the Bistro is drawing in more people to the area than it can handle and the overage is heading over to Andrew's Eatery. ~ D

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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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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.
Need explanation.............

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18 Feb 2008, 17:58
Conclusion: The average number of meals per day served at Andrew’s Eatery has increased.

a) The meals at Andrew’s Eatery are substantially lower in price than those offered at Bob’s Bistro. [This has no direct relation to increase in average number of meals – eliminate it]
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. [Enticing, but no guarantee that all the Bob’s Bistro customers go to Andrew’s Eatery – eliminate it]
c)The profit per meal is higher, on average, at Bob’s Bistro than it is at Andrew’s Eatery. [Profit per meal is out of scope – eliminate it]
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 weakens the conclusion – eliminate it]
e)Andrew’s Eatery serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays, which is not the case at Bob’s Bistro.[Hold it]

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18 Feb 2008, 19:50
OA is D.

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26 Jul 2008, 10:58
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.

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26 Jul 2008, 11:04
hey!

your post is incomplete. I think you forgot to paste the main part of the Q.

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26 Jul 2008, 11:05
Buddy you forgot to post the question; however answer is D.
As Bistro's place attract more people and not all of them can get seats there, so they instead end up landing at Andrew's.

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27 Jul 2008, 15:59
IMO D

If more patrons are attracted to Montrose to eat at Bob's and if they cannot find a place to eat at Bob's they will most likely go to Andrew's to eat and hence the no. of meals served will increase.

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