mickeyD wrote:Starting to see "the matrix," in other words i'm starting to see questions and say "seen this before." For example, Must Be True questions that say X will increase/lower the overall cost, I always look for the answer that keeps in mind that the effect of X is not offset by another cost.
So for example, "Buying a blade sharpener for your razors will save you tons of money, because you don't have to buy new blades over and over again."
If it's a must be true question, I automatically look for the answer that says,
"The cost of a blade sharpener is not higher than the cost of buying new razor blades."
I've seen this question with stimuli about fiber optic cables, costs of plywood, over and over again.
Costs of plywood in Superprep A LR2 Q 8? Freakin' missed that one. Well, I think it was an assumption q
Yeah it was an assumption question, but its the same concept just repackaged.
Off the top of my head it was something like:
Retailers charge more for plywood after natural disasters when these is high demand.
Increased transportation costs after natural disasters increase costs to the retailers.
Therefore retailers are not taking advantage of the increased demand.
One prephrased assumption I made on this question was that the retailers had to pay the transportation costs, I'm pretty sure they put an answer choice in there regarding it but said something like "retailers pay ALL of transportation costs," which is of course not necessarily true.
The correct answer, I'm pretty sure, was that the increase in sale price is not higher than the increase in transportation costs to the retailer, which is the same concept that I mentioned in my earlier post.