The GMAT Avengers Challenge of the Week: CR Strengthen

by on September 7th, 2015

Happy Monday!

After a short summer break, we are excited to announce that our GMAT Avengers are ready to get back to business. Make sure you join Rahul, Pei, and the rest of the group on Saturday at 11:30am EST as they tackle to always difficult Critical Reasoning Strengthen questions.

In the meantime, here’s this week’s challenge problem for you to solve:

Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a constant stream of new devices to the market, and many of them enjoy commercial success. But announcing new technology too soon after the introduction of a successful device can backfire. Once consumers hear about the new device, they may stop buying the one currently on sale. So, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

Which of the following, if true, would best support the analyst’s main assertion?

(A) New technology often becomes less expensive after an initial surge in sales.

(B) Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong.

(C) Many consumers are unable to determine whether new technology is superior to current technology.

(D) Surveys have shown that some consumers make only one or two technology purchases per year, whereas others make more frequent purchases.

(E) Consumers tend to be loyal to technology companies whose products they enjoy using.

Let us know the answer in the comments section below! We will reveal the answer during the live Facebook session on Saturday. Make sure you RSVP now!


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