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# Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles

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Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles pose a threat to the environment because they are treated with chemicals that are especially toxic in landfills. However, the new cork that our company developed, which will be adopted by the entire red wine industry, represents a solution. Since the new cork is natural and not treated with chemicals, when the industry completes its transition to the new cork, there will no longer be any threat to landfills from red wine corks.
Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?
The representative's argument is that when the proposed solution is adopted, there will no longer be any threat.
A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills.
B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed.
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce.
D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.
E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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13 Jun 2011, 18:58
A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills. - The timing of the industry's transition is not at all relevant, the executive says "after transition".

B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed. - Correct answer, because even after transition the original problem remains.
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce. - This in no way affects the argument, time required for manufacturing is not the point.

D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.- This is kinda shell game choice, we're talking about land-fills, not the toxic fumes.

E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks. - Totally off the mark, cost is not indicative of pollution.
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13 Jun 2011, 19:49
agdimple333 wrote:
Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles pose a threat to the environment because they are treated with chemicals that are especially toxic in landfills. However, the new cork that our company developed, which will be adopted by the entire red wine industry, represents a solution. Since the new cork is natural and not treated with chemicals, when the industry completes its transition to the new cork, there will no longer be any threat to landfills from red wine corks.
Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?
The representative's argument is that when the proposed solution is adopted, there will no longer be any threat.
A) The industry's transition to the new red wine corks will take years, allowing thousands of old corks to pollute landfills.
B) Even after the industry's transition to new corks, a large number of wine bottles with old corks will continue to be consumed.
C) The new corks take considerably longer to produce.
D) Production of the new cork emits more toxic fumes than were emitted in the production of the old cork.
E) The new corks are more expensive than the old corks.

(A) Irrelevant (time)
(B) Contender-->Directly affect the environment --> Alternate Cause --> So correct
(C) Out of scope (time)
(D) contender --> indirectly affect the environment --> B is better.
(E) Out of scope (cost)
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08 Feb 2017, 05:03
only B and D as contenders; however, argument talks about threat to landfills post transition from red wine corks (in general and not new red wine corks).

Only B stands for that point.

D is a used to distract
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