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A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 12:47
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A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold in Town A than are sold in Town B. Therefore, the citizens of Town A are better informed about international sporting competitions than are the citizens of Town B.

all of the followings weakens the conclusion, EXCEPT:

A. Town A has a larger population than Town B
B. Many citizens of town B have second homes in Town A, and have all their leisure magazines delivered there
C. The average citizen of Town B spends more time watching cable sports coverage of international sports than does the average citizen of Town A
D. A weekly magazine devoted entirely to high school football is published in Town A, where high school football is considered the most popular sport
E. The average price of a magazine subscription in Town A is lower than the average price in Town B.

I chose D, because I believe it strengthen the conclusion, which is "town A people are more informed about int sports than Town B ppl".
The OA is E, which I cannot be convinced AT ALL. I in fact believe it weakens the conclusion: If the average price of a magazine is lower in Town A, Town A ppl are gonna be more likely to be able to afford it and buy it, than Town B ppl. This is an evidence of saying the price is the reason for the larger volume sales, so kinda similar to option A, and NOT because Town's people are more informed.so it weakens or disapproves the conclusion.

someone please explain and convince me why E is the right answer.
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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 10:11
Conclusion says "Citizens in town A are better informed of INTERNATIONAL SPORTING Competitions than those of B". So, as per D, people in A may have good know ledge of local sport and they may not be aware of any international one. So, that weakens the conclusion.

E dont actually weaken the conclusion that says about peoples knowledge

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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 18:44
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D weakens the conclusion because the weekly magazine is about HIGH SCHOOL football, so this weaken the claim that people will know more about INTERNATIONAL SPORTING competitions.

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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 21:22
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A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold in Town A than are sold in Town B. Therefore, the citizens of Town A are better informed about international sporting competitions than are the citizens of Town B.

all of the followings weakens the conclusion, EXCEPT:

A. Town A has a larger population than Town B
B. Many citizens of town B have second homes in Town A, and have all their leisure magazines delivered there
C. The average citizen of Town B spends more time watching cable sports coverage of international sports than does the average citizen of Town A
D. A weekly magazine devoted entirely to high school football is published in Town A, where high school football is considered the most popular sport
E. The average price of a magazine subscription in Town A is lower than the average price in Town B.

I chose D, because I believe it strengthen the conclusion, which is "town A people are more informed about int sports than Town B ppl".
The OA is E, which I cannot be convinced AT ALL. I in fact believe it weakens the conclusion: If the average price of a magazine is lower in Town A, Town A ppl are gonna be more likely to be able to afford it and buy it, than Town B ppl. This is an evidence of saying the price is the reason for the larger volume sales, so kinda similar to option A, and NOT because Town's people are more informed.so it weakens or disapproves the conclusion.

someone please explain and convince me why E is the right answer.
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Premise - A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold in Town A than are sold in Town B.

Conclusion - Therefore, the citizens of Town A are better informed about international sporting competitions than are the citizens of Town B.

Anything which strengthen the conclusion is our answer

D. A weekly magazine devoted entirely to high school football is published in Town A, where high school football is considered the most popular sport (It does not mean that B does not have any weekly magazine published there or the town B people do not have any favorite sport)
E. The average price of a magazine subscription in Town A is lower than the average price in Town B. (This is our answer as it strengthen the conclusion because if the price is less, the number of magazines sold per 100 people(lets say) will be higher as compared to those sold in town B. If more magazines are sold then more awareness is spread )

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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 21:24
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+1 E

D weakens the conclusion because the weekly magazine is about HIGH SCHOOL football, so this weaken the claim that people will know more about INTERNATIONAL SPORTING competitions.

In CR, each detail is very important. ;)



Great observation.

Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Kudos to you. :)
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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 10:38
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metallicafan wrote:
+1 E

D weakens the conclusion because the weekly magazine is about HIGH SCHOOL football, so this weaken the claim that people will know more about INTERNATIONAL SPORTING competitions.

In CR, each detail is very important. ;)



Great observation.

Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Kudos to you. :)



i have one doubt : how can sale of magazine be proof of awareness, may be they are buying it and not reading.
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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 11:57
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getgyan wrote:
metallicafan wrote:
+1 E

D weakens the conclusion because the weekly magazine is about HIGH SCHOOL football, so this weaken the claim that people will know more about INTERNATIONAL SPORTING competitions.

In CR, each detail is very important. ;)



Great observation.

Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Kudos to you. :)



i have one doubt : how can sale of magazine be proof of awareness, may be they are buying it and not reading.


Well.... According to me, It's a pure assumption "sale of magazine be proof of awareness, may be they are buying it and not reading" and you should not make an assumption to answer a question.
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Re: A greater number of sports magazine subscriptions are sold [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2014, 07:18
I like "C." If town B watches international sports on cable (instead of learning through magazines), they would be better informed.

Choice E doesn't really weaken or strengthen. Instead of helping explain why Town A is more knowledgeable about international sports, it just gives an explanation as to why Town A might subscribe to more magazines.

I think this is a terrible question, and I don't think anything this ambiguous would show up on the real GMAT.
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