Travaillier Corporation has recently hired employees with experience in the bus tour industry, and its executives hav...

zia305 on August 5, 2020


Can someone please explain the right answer?

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shunhe on August 5, 2020

Hi @zia305,

Thanks for the question! Let’s take a look at the stimulus here. Travaillier Corporation hires some employees with experience in bus tour industry and in general is doing a bunch of stuff with buses. But they usually focus on serving people who travel by air, and those people haven’t changed their preferences based on a marketing survey. So, the argument concludes, Travaillier must be attempting to enlarge its consumer base by attracting new customers.

This is the conclusion that the argument asks us to weaken. Now take a look at (E), which tells us that the industry consultants employed the Travaillier typically recommend that companies expand by introducing their current customers to new products and services. Well, if this is true, then they might be trying to introduce their current customers to new kinds of travel (buses). And if that’s the case, then it’s less likely they’re trying to attract new customers. And that was the original conclusion, and it was weakened, so (E) is the correct answer here.

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