LIVE Course for free

Rated by 1 million+ students
Get app now
JEE MAIN 2023
JEE MAIN 2023 TEST SERIES
NEET 2023 TEST SERIES
NEET 2023
CLASS 12 FOUNDATION COURSE
CLASS 10 FOUNDATION COURSE
CLASS 9 FOUNDATION COURSE
CLASS 8 FOUNDATION COURSE
0 votes
467 views
in Reasoning by (48.1k points)
closed by
We, at Comfort Stationers, have always been striving to provide stationery items that would make your work more enjoyable and less strenuous. Our latest innovations are a smooth-flow pen and gradual-friction paper. A combination of these two reduces strain on your fingers and allows faster writing the causes lesser fatigue. Therefore, replacement of your pen and paper with our innovative products reduces cost of clerical jobs.
Which of the following, if true, would weaken the conclusion drawn in the above argument?

1. Those who are already using the above new products report greater difficulty in transition from new products to regular ones than from the regular ones to the new ones.
2. The cost of manufacturing these new products is not more than the cost of manufacturing the regular ones and the new products last longer than the regular ones.
3. The number of offices using the new products is increasing month by month.
4. These products need to be purchased in huge lots and need to be stored in special conditions. The cost of procurement and strong is quite high.
5. It is found that children get adapted to the new products faster than grown ups.

1 Answer

0 votes
by (30.0k points)
selected by
 
Best answer
Correct Answer - Option 4 : These products need to be purchased in huge lots and need to be stored in special conditions. The cost of procurement and strong is quite high.

The passage talks about the advantages in writing by using the new kind of pen and paper and arrives at a conclusion about the cost of clerical job. We have to show that the new products do not lead to decrease in cost of clerical job.

None of the choice (1), (3) and (5) has anything about the cost. Hence, none of them weakens the conclusion.
Choice (b) states that the new products can be manufactured and they also last longer. This information strengthens the conclusion.
According to choice (4) the procurement and storage costs are very high. This casts a doubt on the conclusion that the cost of clerical job can be decreased by using these new products. Hence, (4) weakens the conclusion.

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.

Categories

...