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When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified its formula two years ago, Tasmania, an island off the coast of New Zealand, suffered a decrease in its export earnings. Tasmania’s only export, kiwi fruit, constitutes a substantial portion of the world supply of that fruit. Researchers concluded that the old Megapower formula contained natural kiwi extract, but the new formula does not.

Which of the following, if true, gives the strongest support for the researchers’ claim?

A) Some South American countries have begun to grow kiwi fruit successfully.
B) United States chemists have started development of a synthetic kiwi extract.
C) The manufacturers of Megapower chose not to renew their contract with the Tasmanian kiwi growers.
D) Imports of kiwi fruit have fallen in the country where Megapower is manufactured.
E) There was a marked drop in sales of a number of formerly profitable items that used kiwi as an ingredient.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 28 May 2017, 04:10
I had narrowed it down to C and D.But why not C?
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 29 May 2017, 01:39
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Because C weaken the argument. Moreover, megapower could be getting kiwi from other resources.

Instead, we need to strengthen the argument, saying that Kiwi is not present in the new formula. In all countries where magapower has a production, the kiwi supply is fallen. Therefore, it is not contained in the new formula.

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I also hesitated between the options of C and D. But, now I grasped it.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2018, 17:09
passage says kiwi not in the formula anymore then manufacturers might have terminated the contract, then how is this weakening the claim?pls explain.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2018, 01:30
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2018, 11:41
d is the answer but c is not weakening the argument rather strengthening it, bcoz if contract is terminated then megapower cannot make vitamin with old formula(researchers say new replaced old)
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 21:02
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option c states that The manufacturers of Megapower chose not to renew their contract with the Tasmanian kiwi growers. It does not stipulate the type of contract. It could be any contract and for that matter not necessarily a contract of purchasing kiwi from the kiwi growers.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 23:11
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C is out of scope of the argument compared to D as it is bringing " contract" as we do not know the contract was specifically about import of kiwis. Whereas D clearly strengthens giving direct reasoning.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2018, 16:45
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A) Irrelevant information; does not help conclude that Megapower does not use kiwi.
B) Irrelevant information; does not help conclude that Megapower does not use kiwi.
C) The manufacturers of Megapower chose not to renew their contract with the Tasmanian kiwi growers; they may simply establish contracts with others; since one cannot certainly say that Megapower does not use kiwi
D) Imports of kiwi fruit have fallen in the country where Megapower is manufactured. This can mean that kiwi imports have fallen due to the fact that Megapower now does not use kiwi
E) Other items does not necessarily affect the Megapower's use of kiwi
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2019, 14:12
It is not that C weakens the argument. It is just that C does not strengthen the support given by the evidence. What is the evidence here ? - decrease in exports. Not renewing the contract does indicate that new formula does not have the kiwi extract but this evidence has nothing to do with decrease in exports. Please remember that we have the strengthen the evidence - conclusion relationship and not just the conclusion.
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