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Please excuse me if this is not the right way to post a follow-up question.
For me the choice was between D and E. Both the options seem to give Coffee Roast enough incentive to install the afterburner. The experts have explained why E is correct and it makes sense because the decision is purely money-driven. Option D basically says that if Coffee Roast complies with strict rules regarding afterburners, that is, installs the afterburner, the complaints would go away which is what it wants. I get why E is correct, but while under time-pressure, how could we decide between D and E?

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Phoenix7 wrote:
Please excuse me if this is not the right way to post a follow-up question.
For me the choice was between D and E. Both the options seem to give Coffee Roast enough incentive to install the afterburner. The experts have explained why E is correct and it makes sense because the decision is purely money-driven. Option D basically says that if Coffee Roast complies with strict rules regarding afterburners, that is, installs the afterburner, the complaints would go away which is what it wants. I get why E is correct, but while under time-pressure, how could we decide between D and E?
Option D talks about the areas in which the rules are maintained.
moreover, Coffee Roast does comply with the rules.

Hence this option is not what we are looking for.

Does this help?

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Please excuse me if this is not the right way to post a follow-up question.
For me the choice was between D and E. Both the options seem to give Coffee Roast enough incentive to install the afterburner. The experts have explained why E is correct and it makes sense because the decision is purely money-driven. Option D basically says that if Coffee Roast complies with strict rules regarding afterburners, that is, installs the afterburner, the complaints would go away which is what it wants. I get why E is correct, but while under time-pressure, how could we decide between D and E?

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