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 are 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.
The correct answer is apparently E, but I don't understand the reasoning. If newspapers cost less in Town A, wouldn't that cause more people (even those outside Town S) to purchase their newspapers there as opposed to Town T where the costs are higher, thus weakening the conclusion?
I put down A as my answer because the population size doesn't affect which group would be more informed about major world events.
Your looking for the answer that does NOT weaken the conclusion, which is:
The citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.
So we need the answer that tells us that the people of Town S read more about world events than Town T.
E) is the only one that does this by telling us that the newspapers are cheaper in Town S giving the people more of an incentive to purchase and read about world events.