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Critical Reasoning: Paradox Questions

Over the past 6 years, prices of peripheral computer equipment in Country X, such as printers, mice, and keyboards, have dropped significantly. However, the revenues of computer stores in Country X  have increased over the same period.

Which of the following, if true, contributes most to reconciling the seeming discrepancy described above?

Incorrect.

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This answer choice emphasizes the discrepancy. If there were a decrease not only in the prices of peripheral computer equipment but also in the prices of personal computers, we would expect the revenues of computer stores in Country X to decrease further, not to increase.  

Incorrect.

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Country Y is outside the scope of this argument.

Why did you choose this answer?

Incorrect.

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Country Y is outside the scope of this argument.

Why did you choose this answer?

Well done!

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If the sales of actual computers in Country X soared dramatically, the revenues of computer stores would also rise, despite the drop in the prices of the other equipment.

Incorrect.

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The number of stores in Country X is irrelevant to the paradox between lower prices and higher revenues. It can be argued that more stores indicates a greater market and therefore more items sold, but this argument would be based on too many assumptions - instead on what is stated in this answer choice.

The assumption that if two answer choices are somehow related, then one of them is the correct answer is invalid. In this case, for example, neither one of the two similar answer choices is the correct answer.

The word soar means go up, increase sharply. Now you can see that this answer choice is not the correct one.

Since no relationship is given between Country X and Country Y, regardless of what is said about Country Y, it will not apply to answering this question.
Make sure to read more carefully. If it said "Country X," this statement would actually just give the exact same information that you already have, so it is not a possible answer.
Make sure to read more carefully. If it said "Country X," this statement would actually directly contradict the information given to you, so it wouldn't be a possible answer.
Prices of personal computers have also decreased over the past 6 years.
Over the past 6 years, the prices of peripheral computer equipment in Country Y have soared.
Over the past 6 years, the prices of peripheral computer equipment in Country Y have decreased.
Sales of computers in Country X have increased by more than 200% over the past 6 years.
The number of computer stores in Country X has more than doubled over the past 6 years.
It is very similar to the answer choice directly below it, and I assumed that if 2 answer choices are related, one of them must be the right one.

I didn't find an answer choice that I liked, and I didn't understand the word soared so I thought this answer choice must be correct.

I misread "Country Y" as "Country X."
Other
It is very similar to the answer choice directly above it, and I assumed that if 2 answer choices are related, then one of them must be the right one.
I misread "Country Y" as "Country X."
Other