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CR - Base for explanation Tue May 29, 2012 12:23 am
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In a recent study examining the relationship between expectation and experience of flavor, researchers conducted a taste test with over 200 participants in which each person tasted two versions of a cola beverage, one of which they were told contained a “secret ingredient.” Because the secret ingredient was white vinegar, researchers were surprised when participants preferred the white vinegar version of the cola beverage by a margin of three to one.

Which of the following, if true, offers the best basis for an explanation of the fact that participants preferred the beverage containing white vinegar?

Most people actually prefer a cola beverage containing white vinegar.
Study participants focused on identifying the beverage with the “secret ingredient”.
Researchers added only a small amount of vinegar to the cola.
Study participants were selected based on their enjoyment of white vinegar.
Most cola recipes contain no white vinegar.

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Tue May 29, 2012 12:33 am
Answer b is the right one.

Answer a also looks plausible but it can't be right because the researchers were surprised by the results
The same goes for c and d
Answer e is irrelevant

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:46 pm
IMO : B.. OA please

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:26 pm
OA is B

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