If shoplifting at ToySMart continues at the current rate, the shop's owner will be forced to close the store. Raising the prices of the goods sold at ToySMart by 10% will help make up the shortfall in the store's income; this change will therefore protect ToySMart from having to close.
Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?
A. Visitors to the store will be more likely to consider purchasing more of the shop's less-expensive products.
B. The rise in prices will have no effect on the number of goods sold, even if the rate of shoplifting remains the same.
C. The rise in prices will not induce visitors who otherwise would not have shoplifted to shoplift items they can now not afford.
D. The store owner's profits are important to the majority of the shoppers at ToySMart.
E. Other stores may experience an increase in shoplifting as the practice is reduced at ToySMart.
If shoplifting at ToySMart continues at the current rate, the shop's owner will be forced to close the store. Raising
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