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OG Infotek Q

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    Infotek, a computer manufacturer in Katrovia, has just introduced a new personal computer model that sells for significantly less than any other model. Market research shows, however, that very few Katrovian households without personal computers would buy a computer, regardless of its price. Therefore, introducing the new model is unlikely to increase the number of computers in Katrovian homes.

    Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

    (A) Infotek achieved the lower price of the new model by using components of lower quality than those used by other manufacturers.
    (B) The main reason cited by consumers in Katrovia for replacing a personal computer is the desire to have an improved model.
    (C) Katrovians in households that already have computers are unlikely to purchase the new Infotek model as an additional computer for home use.
    (D) The price of other personal computers in Karovia is unlikely to drop below the price of Infotek’s new model in the near future.
    (E) Most personal computers purchased in Katrovia are intended for home use.

    C

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    Post Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:50 am
    AbeNeedsAnswers wrote:
    Infotek, a computer manufacturer in Katrovia, has just introduced a new personal computer model that sells for significantly less than any other model. Market research shows, however, that very few Katrovian households without personal computers would buy a computer, regardless of its price. Therefore, introducing the new model is unlikely to increase the number of computers in Katrovian homes.

    Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

    (A) Infotek achieved the lower price of the new model by using components of lower quality than those used by other manufacturers.
    (B) The main reason cited by consumers in Katrovia for replacing a personal computer is the desire to have an improved model.
    (C) Katrovians in households that already have computers are unlikely to purchase the new Infotek model as an additional computer for home use.
    (D) The price of other personal computers in Karovia is unlikely to drop below the price of Infotek’s new model in the near future.
    (E) Most personal computers purchased in Katrovia are intended for home use.

    C
    Conclusion: introducing the new model is unlikely to increase the number of computers in Katrovia's homes.
    Premise: Few Katrovian households without a computer would be inclined to buy one, even if the computer were inexpensive.

    Okay, so households without a computer are unlikely to add one. But what about households that already have a computer? Is it possible they could buy an additional computer if the price is right? If the conclusion is to hold, it can't be the case that households with a computer want an additional one. That's what we get from C.

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