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19. A greater number of newspapers are sold in Town S than in Town T. Therefore, the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:

(A) Town S has a larger population than Town T.
(B) Most citizens of Town T work in Town S and buy their newspapers there.
(C) The average citizen of Town S spends less time reading newspapers than does the average citizen of Town T.
(D) A weekly newspaper restricted to the coverage of local events is published in Town S.
(E) The average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S is lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T.
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Re: CR: Newspaper Circulation [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2005, 16:59
E doesnot weakens the conclusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2005, 09:25
I believe (E) does not weaken the argument.
(E) only says why more papers are sold and does not link it to how well the people in town (S) are informed.
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Why ? [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2005, 10:30
Care to elaborate on the reason ? I was thinking that the lower price would undermine the assersion that people are more well-informed. Who knows if they are not buying the cheap papers just to wrap items ?? LOL
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2005, 22:36
WinwinMBA- Hypothetically speaking, if only the Wall Street Journal were available in your town @$2.50 a pop, would most people still buy the paper everyday? People like us who are current event junkies may pay the extra charge and share papers, but that wasn`t an answer choice. :sa
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2005, 02:46
E. Sure that the lower price in town S has no connection with broader knowledge of information citizens from this town obtain.
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