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Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural

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Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 26 May 2017, 02:08
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Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural fibers in an ever-increasing number of clothes because they provide the same durability and deplete fewer natural resources. A shirt made of microfiber synthetics is, however, three times as expensive to produce as a natural-fiber shirt. It follows that the substitution of microfiber synthetic clothes for natural-fiber clothes is, at this time, not recommended from a financial standpoint.

Which of the following statements, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A) A microfiber synthetic shirt costs one-half the price of a natural-fiber shirt to maintain.

B) The production of microfiber synthetic clothes necessitates garment factories to renovate obsolete machinery and to hire extra workers to operate the new machines.

C) The upkeep of natural-fiber shirts is far less expensive than the upkeep of any other natural fiber garment in current production.

D) While producers anticipate that the cost of microfiber synthetics will remain stable, they recognize that the advent of recycling programs for natural fibers should bring down the costs of natural fibers.

E) The cost of providing stain guards for microfiber synthetic shirts would probably be greater than what garment producers now spend on stain guards for natural-fiber shirts.
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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 29 May 2017, 06:02
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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 29 May 2017, 06:18
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Even if the synthetic one is more expensive to produce than the natural shirt one. However, the sell price is one half. Therefore, the quantity the firm is gong to sell is greater than the selling of the natural shirt.

So from a financial standing point is financial sound to produce them

A is the best. The rest are out of scope.

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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2018, 05:16
Could you explain why is D out of scope?
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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2018, 01:40
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Your goal is to find a reason why is possible and convenient to substitute the synthetic fiber with the natural.

D talks about the cutting cost of the natural fiber. It is NOT our concern.

Ask for further assistance.

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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2020, 18:51
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Even if the synthetic one is more expensive to produce than the natural shirt one. However, the sell price is one half. Therefore, the quantity the firm is gong to sell is greater than the selling of the natural shirt.

So from a financial standing point is financial sound to produce them

A is the best. The rest are out of scope.

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I did not understand how you assumed the sell price is one half. Does the word 'maintain' in point A have something to do with sell price?
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Re: Microfiber synthetics have been taking the place of natural [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2020, 04:41
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Sorry it was \(\frac{1}{3}\).

However the sense does not change :)

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