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Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons.

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Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.

Zsa Zsas wants to cater to young clientele that means she must have thought she will have enough young client base around who can afford it and she will earn profit from it.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

We have been asked which is not an assumption done by Zsa Zsas. Lets look at the options:

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base.
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons.

All the options are related to why young clients will come to Zsa Zsas except option D.

Option D does not affect on Zsa Zsas business as it does not give young clients.

Answer: D

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Conclusion: Zsa Zsa has decided to open salon for young people.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base - yes, this can be assumption. Try to negate, if not enough young people live in the neighborhood, zsa zsa won't have a large client base and her salon won't be able to survive.
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers. - yes, this can be the assumption. If zsa zsa provide services that attract young customers, the young customers will go to zsa zsa instead of other 2 salons in the neighborhood.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services. - yes, this can be the assumption. If younger clients can't afford the services, they might go to the general barbershop that might have cheaper price instead.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons. - out of scope. The relationship with the owners of the other stores does not have anything to do with the focus on youngsters for Zsa Zsa shop.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons. - yes, this can be the assumption. If zsa zsa provide unique services that does not provide in general barbershop and the old women shop, it will attract more customers to zsa zsa.

Therefore D is the correct answer.
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Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.
Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

There might a number of reasons behind Zsa Zsa's decision of opening salon for young clientele only. One that is irrelevant to her decision is our answer.

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base - WRONG. Enough client base suggests her salon would run and she would have a successful business.
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers. - WRONG. Zsa Zsa's knowledge of styles and services that appeal to youngsters is a good enough reason to do justice to her decision.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services. - WRONG. Assuming that Zsa Zsa had done her research before opening the salon, if young clients can pay for the salon's services then the decision is good.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons. - CORRECT. A friendly relationship with owners of other salons does not explain why Zsa Zsa decided to open a young client specific salon. If Zsa Zsa opens the salon that might strain the relationship with others owners at least with one with general clientele.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons. - WRONG. A non availability of desired services and styles is an opportunity for Zsa Zsa's salon to thrive in the business.

IMO Answer (D).
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Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.
all given options upon negation are sufficient except option D which is OFS , so is the answer
IMO D

Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons
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Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons.


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[plan] ZZ plans to open a salon to cater to the young; [premise] other two salons cater to the old and general clientele.
[assum] ZZ must assume that there are enough young's to create a niche, her services will appeal to them, they will be able to afford it etc…

(A) if there weren't any young, how could she create such niche?
(B) if her services don't appeal the young, why would they bother paying for it?
(C) if her services weren't affordable, how could the young pay or become customers?
(E) if the general salon already has everything the young want, why would they go to use ZZs?

Answer (D): friend/foe with the other salons won't change her plan, since they cater to different customers.
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All options except D are valid assumptions that Zsa must have made before establishing the Salon.
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As there are salon for elder women, therefore Z decided to open salon for young women.

D is correct, as it is not related to the above argument and do not fill the gap.
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Zsa Zsa has just opened a beauty salon in her neighborhood. The neighborhood already has two salonsone that caters mostly to older women and one that seems to cater to a general clientele. Zsa Zsa has decided to cater to young clientele to create a niche for herself in the neighborhood.

Zsa Zsas plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT -

A. enough young people live in the neighborhood to establish a large enough client base
B. Zsa Zsa can provide the styles and services that will appeal to younger customers.
C. younger clients in Zsa Zsa’s neighborhood will be able to afford her services.
D. Zsa Zsa will establish friendly relationships with the owners of the other salons.
E. young clients desire services and styles that are not available at the other salons.


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Correct Answer: D

The relationship that Zsa Zsa has with her competitors will have little effect on her plan of action. Rather, her plan rests on the other assumptions provided. If she is to succeed in creating a niche for herself in the neighborhood, she needs to have a large enough population of young people (choice a), provide the styles and services those clients desire (choice b), offer those styles and services at prices her clients can afford (choice c), and offer styles and services not available at her competitors (choice e).
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