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Md Raihan Uddin Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Hollywood restaurant is replacing some of its standard tables with tall tables and stools. The restaurant already fills every available seat during its operating hours, and the change in seating arrangements will not result in an increase in the restaurant's seating capacity. Nonetheless, the restaurant's management expects revenue to increase as a result of the seating change without any concurrent change in menu, prices, or operating hours.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best reason for the expectation?

(A) One of the taller tables takes up less floor space than one of the standard tables.

(B) Diners seated on stools typically do not linger over dinner as long as diners seated at standard tables.

(C) Since the restaurant will replace only some of its standard tables, it can continue to accommodate customers who do not care for the taller tables.

(D) Few diners are likely to avoid the restaurant because of the new seating arrangement.

(E) The standard tables being replaced by tall tables would otherwise have to be replaced with new standard tables at a greater expense.

D is very tempting to me. Please help me how to eliminate D in the exam situation. How should I think?

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:08 pm
Hi Md Raihan Uddin,

In a CR, the conclusion gives you an end result that all of the other ideas must lead to. Here, we're told that replacing some standard tables with tall tables and stools will lead to an INCREASE IN EXPECTED REVENUE without anything else changing (every available seat is still filled, the menu/prices/hours will stay the same). We need an answer that would help to explain WHY the revenue would increase. Answer D doesn't explain why those tall tables would have any effect on the revenue (if anything, this answer would confirm that the situation would stay the same). The correct answer offers a reason why more customers would be expected at the restaurant (remember that every seat gets filled with a customer).

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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Hi Aman Ahuja,

The correct answer is B. It's the only answer that logically matches with the prompt AND explains how the restaurant would see an increase in revenue.

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