- Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:06 pm
This stimulus is absolutely designed to throw people off. At first glance, a Prephrase saying that location is more important than food quality for a restaurant's popularity. But in fact the argument being made by the stimulus is that a restaurant's food quality is caused by its level of popularity; if the restaurant is already popular due to another factor, it won't make good food. If a restaurant doesn't have anything else to rely on for customers, then it must make superior food. So (D), as a principle, bolsters that causal link.
(E) instead tries to break the link between food quality and popularity. But we don't know this; if anything, the stimulus would imply that a restaurant that suffers from a lack of popularity would do everything it could to improve its food.
Hope this clears things up!