Xavier: The new fast-food place on 10th Street is out of business already. I'm not surprised. It had no indoor seatin...

Aidyn on May 25, 2019

Why e?

A C and D all seem to be better answers

3 Replies

Victoria on May 25, 2019

Hi @Aidyn-Carlson,

A is incorrect because, while this was directly stated by Xavier, we cannot infer from Miranda's statements that they believe that few people want to sit outside while they eat. Miranda simply states that there are plenty of fast-food places on 10th Street and one without indoor seating was likely to fail but does not provide a reason for why the lack of indoor seating would make the restaurant likely to fail. Therefore, we cannot assume that Miranda believes that the lack of indoor seating made the restaurant likely to fail for the reason that few people like to sit outside while they eat.

C is incorrect because we cannot assume that Xavier and Miranda believe that the restaurant would have been successful if it had had indoor seating. Miranda mentioned that there are many fast-food places on 10th Street which means a new fast-food place would face plenty of competition. In addition to this, there are numerous other factors which could impact a business' success aside from customer experience, including price and quality of food.

D is incorrect because Xavier states that few people want to sit outside while they eat. This means that they believe that some people want to sit outside while they eat and would, therefore, enjoy a fast-food restaurant that offers outdoor seating. In addition, this answer choice states that a fast-food restaurant on 10th Street is likely to fail if it has any outdoor seating. Both Xavier and Miranda cited the lack of indoor seating as a reason for the restaurant's failure, but there is no reason to suggest that the restaurant would fail if it offered both indoor and outdoor seating.

E is the correct answer because Xavier and Miranda's statements both suggest that they believe that the new fast-food place was a risky venture. Xavier says that they are not surprised that the fast-food place is already out of business because it had no indoor seating and few people want to sit outside while they eat. Because Xavier is confident that few people want to sit outside while they eat, we can safely assume that they believe opening a restaurant with no indoor seating is a risky venture. Miranda says that the bank was irresponsible in lending money to the new fast-food place because there are plenty of fast-food places on 10th Street with indoor seating, making the new one likely to fail and, therefore, a risky venture.

Hope this is helpful! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Taiyou on January 13 at 02:26AM

The problem is, I can only see that they both agree that a restaurant lacking indoor sitting will unlikely be successful on the 10th street. So how does E related to them?

Victoria on July 29 at 02:39PM

Hi @DavidClimber,

Xavier says he is not surprised that the new fast-food place is out of business because people would not want to sit outside and breathe in exhaust fumes while they eat. We can infer from this that he believes that the fast-food place was a risky venture because it had no indoor seating and people would not want to sit outside on 10th Street.

Miranda responds that the bank should have known that a fast-food place without indoor seating on 10th Street was likely to fail and that it was irresponsible of the bank to lend the money for it. Therefore, we can infer that Miranda believes that the fast-food place was a risky venture that the bank was irresponsible in supporting.

Hope this helps clear things up a bit! Please let us know if you have any further questions.