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Defining the Perceived Value of a Product

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Directions
This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.

Perceived value is the mental value we attach to a product that we desire, regardless of its quantifiable value or literal cost; market value of such a product may then be affected by the perceived value of a product, provided sufficient numbers of potential customers with a perception at variance with the cost of production.

A

regardless of its quantifiable value or literal cost; market value of such a product may then be affected by the perceived value of a product, provided sufficient numbers of potential customers with a perception at variance with the cost of production.

B

regardless of its quantifiable value or literal cost; market value of such a product may then be effected by the perceived value, provided sufficient quantities of potential customers have perceptions at variance with the cost of production.

C

regardless of their quantifiable value or literal cost; market value of such products may then be affected by the perceived value of a product, provided sufficient quantities of potential customers with a perception at variance with the cost of production.

D

regardless of its quantifiable value, or literal cost, market value of such a product may then be affected by the perceived value of a product, provided sufficient numbers of potential customers with a perception at variance with the cost of production.

E

regardless of its quantifiable value or literal cost; market value of such a product may then be affected by its perceived value, provided sufficient quantities of potential customers have perceptions at variance with the cost of production.