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August 5, 2014



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

As part of a major overhaul of Froland's apple industry, outside produce experts have proposed reducing the size of orchards that grow less popular kinds of apples and then setting up farmstands on the remaining acreage. In that way, orchards owners could sell many more kinds of products while continuing to grow a wide variety of apples.
Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the experts' proposal?
(A) Froland's apple orchards are best-known for the less popular kinds of apples that orchards in other regions rarely grow.
(B) Most of the visitors to Froland's apple orchards are tourists who would also purchase other regional items such as books and crafts.
(C) Few of Froland's apple orchards are located along major highways where farmstands would attract a large number of passersby.
(D) Farmstands are generally low-cost structures that take little time to design and build.
(E) Purchases of Froland-grown apples declined only slightly from 1975 to 1990 while purchases of less popular kinds of Froland-grown apples remained roughly constant.


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