• PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep

OG CR Pls explain the options

This topic has 1 expert reply and 3 member replies
dextar Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
29 Jan 2008
Posted:
100 messages
Followed by:
1 members
Thanked:
3 times

OG CR Pls explain the options

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:25 am
Elapsed Time: 00:00
  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    Sales of telephones have increased dramtically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this universe, Mamoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of the product.

    Which of the following, if true, provides most support of the view that Mamoth industries can't increase tis sales by adopting the plan outlined above?

    1) Advertising has made the brand name of Mamoth Industries' telephones widely known , but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand.
    2) Despite a sight decline in the retail prices , sales of Mammoth industries' telephones have fallen in the last year.


    Pls explain me why should we keep option 1 out?

    Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
    netigen Legendary Member Default Avatar
    Joined
    18 Feb 2008
    Posted:
    631 messages
    Followed by:
    3 members
    Thanked:
    29 times
    Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:45 am
    Strong brand usually means strong sales so statement 1 above actually strengthens the argument rather than weaken it.

    dextar Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
    Joined
    29 Jan 2008
    Posted:
    100 messages
    Followed by:
    1 members
    Thanked:
    3 times
    Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:00 am
    netigen wrote:
    Strong brand usually means strong sales so statement 1 above actually strengthens the argument rather than weaken it.
    Yes I agree . However the statement furthur says that very few customers know about it. Won't this impact its sales?

    GMAT/MBA Expert

    Stuart Kovinsky GMAT Instructor
    Joined
    08 Jan 2008
    Posted:
    3225 messages
    Followed by:
    608 members
    Thanked:
    1710 times
    GMAT Score:
    800
    Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:44 am
    dextar wrote:
    Sales of telephones have increased dramtically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this universe, Mamoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of the product.

    Which of the following, if true, provides most support of the view that Mamoth industries can't increase tis sales by adopting the plan outlined above?

    1) Advertising has made the brand name of Mamoth Industries' telephones widely known , but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand.
    2) Despite a sight decline in the retail prices , sales of Mammoth industries' telephones have fallen in the last year.


    Pls explain me why should we keep option 1 out?
    Who cares if people know who manufactures the phone? The phone itself is very well known.

    The question asks us to find a reason why expanding production won't increase sales. (1) has absolutely nothing to do with that issue.

    A cardinal rule of critical reasoning is not to read too much into the arguments - in other words, don't let your own assumptions about how the world works colour your analysis of each argument.

    Free GMAT Practice Test under Proctored Conditions! - Find a practice test near you or live and online in Kaplan's Classroom Anywhere environment. Register today!
    zlickfish Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
    Joined
    06 Jan 2008
    Posted:
    2 messages
    Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:35 am
    Sales of telephones have increased dramtically over the last year. In order to take advantage of this universe, Mamoth Industries plans to expand production of its own model of telephone, while continuing its already very extensive advertising of the product.

    Which of the following, if true, provides most support of the view that Mamoth industries can't increase tis sales by adopting the plan outlined above?

    1) Advertising has made the brand name of Mamoth Industries' telephones widely known , but few consumers know that Mammoth Industries owns this brand.
    2) Despite a sight decline in the retail prices , sales of Mammoth industries' telephones have fallen in the last year.


    Pls explain me why should we keep option 1 out?

    The plan is to expand production (while continuing with the current ad plan.)

    1) does not tell us why the sales wouldn't increase. If the sales are already doing well, what difference would it make if the consumers know that the brand is owned by Mamoth???

    Hence avoid 1).

    That's my thought. Do u have any other thought?

    Best Conversation Starters

    1 lheiannie07 116 topics
    2 ardz24 64 topics
    3 swerve 63 topics
    4 LUANDATO 62 topics
    5 M7MBA 57 topics
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

    Most Active Experts

    1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

    GMAT Prep Now Teacher

    170 posts
    2 image description EconomistGMATTutor

    The Economist GMAT Tutor

    129 posts
    3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

    EMPOWERgmat

    122 posts
    4 image description GMATGuruNY

    The Princeton Review Teacher

    121 posts
    5 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

    Target Test Prep

    118 posts
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts