Theater managers will not rent a film if they do not believe it will generate enough total revenue—including food–and...

on July 29 at 09:33PM

Choice A

I debated choice D and Choice A. I still don't understand why Choice A is the wrong answer. Thank you!

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Shunhe on July 30 at 02:02AM

Hi @Partv,

Thanks for the question! So (A) would be a great way to strengthen this argument. If it’s true that adults consume less foods and beverages sold at movie concession stands than children or adolescents, that’d help give us a reason for why film producers would make films for younger people.

But this isn’t a strengthen question! It’s an assumption question. So does the argument have to assume that adults consume less of the sort of foods and beverages sold at movie concession stands than do either children or adolescents? No, and we can test this with the negation test. Let’s say the opposite of (A) is true, that adults consume the same or more of the sorts of foods and beverages sold at movie concession stands than do either children or adolescents. Well, it’s certainly still possible for the argument to stand if that’s true. Maybe they have the same behavior as younger audiences, but the younger audiences just buy more tickets, or buy more expensive tickets (because they’re more into 3D movies or something). So negating (A) doesn’t weaken the argument, and so (A) isn’t a necessary assumption and isn’t the correct answer.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.