Logical Reasoning - Analyzing Arguments - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Analyzing Arguments - Type 1 (Q.No. 5)
Directions to Solve
Read the paragraph carefully and determine the main point the author is trying to make. What conclusion can be drawn from the argument? Each paragraph is followed by five statements.One statement supports the author's argument better than the others do.

5.
In the past, consumers would rarely walk into an ice cream store and order low-fat ice cream. But that isn't the case today. An increasing health consciousness combined with a much bigger selection of tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable item for ice cream store owners.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
low-fat ice cream produces more revenue than other low-fat foods.
ice cream store owners would be better off carrying only low-fat ice cream.
ice cream store owners no longer think that low-fat ice cream is an unpopular item.
low-fat ice cream is more popular than other kinds of ice cream.
consumers are fickle and it is impossible to please them
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This choice is supported as the best answer because the paragraph indicates that low-fat ice cream was once an unpopular item, but now, because consumers are more health conscious and because there is a wider array of tasty low-fat foods, low-fat ice cream is a profitable item for ice cream store owners. There is no indication that choices a, b, d,or e are true based on the information given.
Discussion:
12 comments Page 1 of 2.

Kedly said:   7 years ago
An increasing health consciousness combined with a much bigger selection of tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable item for ice cream store owners.

As per this statement Option "A" is correct.

Shashank said:   1 decade ago
I too thought it is confusing between popular and unpopular but has mentioned in past, people rarely choose low-fat ice creams and now its demand increased as most of them liking to have low-fat food.

Kritika said:   7 years ago
"low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable".

"all categories" given in the statement implies a comparison and therefore, D would be a better option.

Sania said:   1 decade ago
Here they didn't mention that it is popular or not and moreover this paragraph tells about their behaviour towards customers interest so I think B also supports this answer.

Vidya said:   1 decade ago
No here they don't mention its a popular one or unpopular. Only said about the owner and customer interest in ice creams and why it is popular means because of low fat.

Mayukh dutta said:   8 years ago
I think d should be the answer. Nowhere is mentioned that owners had any issue with the popularity of the two different ice creams.

Nishant said:   1 decade ago
Any thing is demanded in the market means it is popular and people are liking it. So I also think 'd' is right is correct answer.

Shakir said:   8 years ago
That what mention owner does not think low fat ice cream be more unpopular. This means it is popular.

Arun said:   8 years ago
Why not option B is correct? It also says about it is profitable.

Ramya said:   1 decade ago
I think 'd' is also supported by the paragraph.


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