• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations
• 7 CATs FREE!
If you earn 100 Forum Points

Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## doubt CR 7 ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 2 member replies ## doubt CR 7 Diomedes Motors has just decided to start using Rapilux Tires on most models of its new cars. The tires cost the same as the previous tires, and the change in tires will not change the sticker price of any car, nor will it change the profit on the sale of any particular car. Nevertheless, the CEO of Diomedes Motors expects this change in tires to increase Diomedes' profits in the coming year. Which of the following, if true, provides the best reason for the expectation? A.The new Rapilux Tires facilitate loading the new cars onto the trucks that deliver them to the Diomedes showroom. B.The change to Rapilux Tires in most Diomedes models moves those models to the highest safety rating category; several national consumer advocacy groups give focused advertising to cars in this category. C.Since Diomedes has replaced the tires on only some of its models, it can continue to accommodate car buyers who prefer the older tire type. D.Few car buyers are likely to decide against buying a Diomedes Motors model simply because it now comes with Rapilux Tires. E.Some of the tires previously used on these particular Diomedes models are being phased out by those tire manufacturers, and would have to be replaced anyway, and no tire that would fit these Diomedes Models is any cheaper than the Rapilux Tires chosen my doubt: To me both B and D seem viable. how do i accept one and reject other? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15023 messages Followed by: 1859 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 aditya8062 wrote: Diomedes Motors has just decided to start using Rapilux Tires on most models of its new cars. The tires cost the same as the previous tires, and the change in tires will not change the sticker price of any car, nor will it change the profit on the sale of any particular car. Nevertheless, the CEO of Diomedes Motors expects this change in tires to increase Diomedes' profits in the coming year. Which of the following, if true, provides the best reason for the expectation? A.The new Rapilux Tires facilitate loading the new cars onto the trucks that deliver them to the Diomedes showroom. B.The change to Rapilux Tires in most Diomedes models moves those models to the highest safety rating category; several national consumer advocacy groups give focused advertising to cars in this category. C.Since Diomedes has replaced the tires on only some of its models, it can continue to accommodate car buyers who prefer the older tire type. D.Few car buyers are likely to decide against buying a Diomedes Motors model simply because it now comes with Rapilux Tires. E.Some of the tires previously used on these particular Diomedes models are being phased out by those tire manufacturers, and would have to be replaced anyway, and no tire that would fit these Diomedes Models is any cheaper than the Rapilux Tires chosen my doubt: To me both B and D seem viable. how do i accept one and reject other? To support the conclusion that profits will INCREASE, the correct answer choice must show how Rapllux tires are BETTER than the previous tires. B: The change to Rapilux Tires in most Diomedes models moves those models to the highest safety rating category; several national consumer advocacy groups give focused advertising to cars in this category. This answer choice shows how Rapilux tires are better then the previous tires. Hold onto B. D: Few car buyers are likely to decide against buying a Diomedes Motors model simply because it now comes with Rapilux Tires. This answer choice does NOT show how Rapilux tires are better than the previous tires. Eliminate D. The correct answer is B. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Legendary Member Joined 23 Jan 2012 Posted: 774 messages Followed by: 14 members Upvotes: 46 Thanks Guru for your reply kindly tell me the following D says: Few car buyers are likely to decide against buying a Diomedes Motors model simply because it now comes with Rapilux Tires.---->is this statement not implying that NOW (because the tires have been changed) MORE people are going to buy this model? will it be wrong to say that the fact that "change of tires" has brought the change in the perception of buyers does prove that there is some added advantage? Thanks ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15023 messages Followed by: 1859 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 aditya8062 wrote: Thanks Guru for your reply kindly tell me the following D says: Few car buyers are likely to decide against buying a Diomedes Motors model simply because it now comes with Rapilux Tires.---->is this statement not implying that NOW (because the tires have been changed) MORE people are going to buy this model? will it be wrong to say that the fact that "change of tires" has brought the change in the perception of buyers does prove that there is some added advantage? Thanks D implies only that the change in tires will not deter people from buying Diomedes cars; it does NOT imply that the change in tires will INDUCE people to buy Diomedes cars. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 22 Jun 2016 Posted: 13 messages Upvotes: 1 I am confused btw A and B. How is B any better than A? e.g. earlier company might be using a machine to load the vehicles into trucks and that cost has now been eliminated which will lead to increased profits. Please clarify. Thanks! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15023 messages Followed by: 1859 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Paras_0111 wrote: I am confused btw A and B. How is B any better than A? e.g. earlier company might be using a machine to load the vehicles into trucks and that cost has now been eliminated which will lead to increased profits. Please clarify. Thanks! It is stated as a PREMISE that usage of the new tires will NOT change the profit on the sale of any particular car. Answer choice A -- which suggests that usage of the new tires might reduce transportation costs -- attempts to refute this premise. A premise is a FACT. It cannot be refuted. Eliminate any answer choice that attempts to refute a premise. Eliminate A. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
Register now and save up to \$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

### Top First Responders*

1 Jay@ManhattanReview 66 first replies
2 fskilnik@GMATH 50 first replies
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow 49 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 32 first replies
5 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma... 26 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 fskilnik@GMATH

GMATH Teacher

109 posts
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

97 posts
3 Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

94 posts
4 Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

83 posts
5 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

78 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts