The GMAT Avengers Challenge of the Week: CR Boldface – Part 2
Thank you all for attending our first session on Boldface last weekend. Make sure you join Rahul and the rest of the Avengers group on Saturday, May 20 at 11:30am EST as they continue their assault on this important Critical Reasonic topic.
In the meantime, here’s this week’s challenge problem for you to solve:
Products with innovative and appealing designs relative to competing products often command substantially higher prices in the marketplace. Because design innovations are quickly copied by other manufactures, many consumer technology companies charge as much as possible for their new designs to extract as much value as possible from them.But large profits generated by innovative designs give stronger incentives to copy the designs. Therefore, the best strategy to maximize overall profit from an innovative new design is to charge less than the greatest possible price.
In the argument above, the 2 portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
(A) The First is an assumption that supports a described course of action; The second provides a consideration to support a preferred course of action.
(B) The first is a consideration that helps explain the appeal of a certain strategy;the second presents an alternative strategy endorsed by the argument.
(C) The first is a phenomenon that justifies a specific strategy ; the second is that strategy.
(D) The first is a consideration that demonstrates why a particular approach is flawed; the second describes a way to amend that approach.
(E) The first is a factor used to rationalize a particular strategy; The second is a factor against that strategy.