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Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2007, 22:41
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Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, those locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2007, 23:08
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Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, those locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.


The entire thesis is based on the competition aspect.....

Clearly D( the increase in rate does not suggest increased interest) B ( fails to address Spendless and also fails to reconcile the competition part) will not weaken the argument...

Again A fails to clearly state that less sales could plague new stores..here it is stating about colson's!

Finally C states the occupants rotate but it gets occupied, the shop place, but how how does that harm Colson's attempt to continue its winning streak is unclear!!!

E is the logical answer..that new stores are in different league...they wont close because of comp from Colson or Spendless(mentions both)...

I may not be wholly correct..if i am missing something let me know
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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2007, 23:27
beckee529 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, those locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

Conclusion: Those locations will not stay vacant for long.

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened. - If this is true the conclusion will be strengthened
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores. - Correct answer. If this is the case the locations will stay vacant for long.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had. - We are not bothered about the number of stores
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades. - This does not state that the increased population will shop only from the spendless store only - so doesn't weaken.E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's. -
This will strengthen the conclusion.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.



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 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2007, 23:57
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2007, 01:15
I am actually anti B :-D
I am for A!!! I can try to explain if i am correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2007, 19:25
The argument is actually using an analogy b/w Colson and SpendLess to draw a conclusion about SpendLess...Now we need a choice that weakens the analogy.

Although all choices are weird...B is the best since in the case of SpendLess the stores that are closed are discount ones whereas in case of Colson these were opened.
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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2007, 20:32
beckee529 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, these locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a non discount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.


This is my understanding of the Question stem:

Paraphrase : The location of discount stores that are expected to close withing 5 yrs due to competition from spendless will not remain empty for a long time as seen in the case of Calson's a non-discount store where since 5 years every store closed due to competition from Calson was replaced by another store.

What would weaken this argument ? If we find a reason to prove that location will remain empty for a long time.

If we take B, which means that the new stores that are opening are discount stores can compete with Calson's and hence the stores will not be closed and the place will not be vacant. So I don't think it weakens the argument.
Vineet, I don't think just because a store is discount is enough to weaken the argument.
D and E are out of scope.

I think C is pretty close. If there are already lot of stores in the shopping dist. thus reducing the need for more stores and hence the stores that closed down might remain vacant for little longer time.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2007, 22:20
Sorry guys... I had no idea this was posted so recently already. Here is a good explanation for the correct answer B: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=49510
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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2007, 00:51
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, these locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a non discount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.


This is my understanding of the Question stem:

Paraphrase : The location of discount stores that are expected to close withing 5 yrs due to competition from spendless will not remain empty for a long time as seen in the case of Calson's a non-discount store where since 5 years every store closed due to competition from Calson was replaced by another store.

What would weaken this argument ? If we find a reason to prove that location will remain empty for a long time.

If we take B, which means that the new stores that are opening are discount stores can compete with Calson's and hence the stores will not be closed and the place will not be vacant. So I don't think it weakens the argument.
Vineet, I don't think just because a store is discount is enough to weaken the argument.
D and E are out of scope.

I think C is pretty close. If there are already lot of stores in the shopping dist. thus reducing the need for more stores and hence the stores that closed down might remain vacant for little longer time.


If u read the link given above by beckee529,u'll realize that what I am trying to say is right.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2007, 01:28
I see it now.... how can i miss the argument completely.... i cant believe it..

Completely messed up the CR...anyhow nicely explained

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 08:23
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beckee529 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, these locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a non discount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.


This is my understanding of the Question stem:

Paraphrase : The location of discount stores that are expected to close withing 5 yrs due to competition from spendless will not remain empty for a long time as seen in the case of Calson's a non-discount store where since 5 years every store closed due to competition from Calson was replaced by another store.

What would weaken this argument ? If we find a reason to prove that location will remain empty for a long time.

If we take B, which means that the new stores that are opening are discount stores can compete with Calson's and hence the stores will not be closed and the place will not be vacant. So I don't think it weakens the argument.
Vineet, I don't think just because a store is discount is enough to weaken the argument.
D and E are out of scope.

I think C is pretty close. If there are already lot of stores in the shopping dist. thus reducing the need for more stores and hence the stores that closed down might remain vacant for little longer time.


If u read the link given above by beckee529,u'll realize that what I am trying to say is right.


Yes sir ! got it ..
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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2009, 19:25
Conclusion : those locations will not stay vacant for long.

Why ?? : The author draws a parallelism from another incident which goes on as : In the five years since the opening of Colson’s, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson’s.

It is very important to know the structure and the scope of the argument. Here the way B is weakening is by providing an alternative cause to an effect. If you go through the chapter of Cause and Effect(PowerScore Bible), it would be much more evident.The chapter gives various ways in which a cause-and effect relationship can be weakend.

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I think C is pretty close. If there are already lot of stores in the shopping dist. thus reducing the need for more stores and hence the stores that closed down might remain vacant for little longer time.


C is out of scope.

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 19:18
B weakens the conclusion.
E strengthens the conclusion.

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 20:45
Although many tried to explain here the question, I still don't understand why the answer should be B. Although I didn't find any answer with which I was satisfied, I chose C.

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 03:39
can anyone explain me the meaning of the passage
than only it will be clear that what will weaken it

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 13:14
beckee529 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville central shopping district are expected to close within five years as a result of competition from a SpendLess discount department store that just opened, those locations will not stay vacant for long. In the five years since the opening of Colson's, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store in the shopping district that closed because it could not compete with Colson's.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Many customers of Colson's are expected to do less shopping there than they did before the SpendLess store opened.
B. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
C. At present, the central shopping district has as many stores operating in it as it ever had.
D. Over the course of the next five years, it is expected that Goreville's population will grow at a faster rate than it has for the past several decades.
E. Many stores in the central shopping district sell types of merchandise that are not available at either SpendLess or Colson's.

Please explain your answer choice, thanks.



B explains why we cannot assume Colson's effect will happen with SpendLess.
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Although many tried to explain here the question, I still don't understand why the answer should be B. Although I didn't find any answer with which I was satisfied, I chose C.


In the case of Colson's opening, new business came into picture by employing a different way of business (i.e., discount).

But in the case of SpendLess, those old shops are already discount operated. Hence to sustain the business, new stores should come up with alternates other than discounts.

Hence, with the given set of answer choices, B is the only one that explains this situation.

IMO, one can come up with some other alternative better than discounts, but as this is not indicated by any choice, we need to select B.

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Re: CR - shopping [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 00:10
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can anyone explain me the meaning of the passage
than only it will be clear that what will weaken it


Basically the shopping district is expected to increasingly close its stores because of the upcoming opening of Spendless, a discount store, which will steal their business. The author is supporting his point ("those locations will not stay vacant for long") paralleling an akin situation: When Colson's, a non discount, had opened new stores opened in turn.

There's an evident flaw in this reasoning, stores closed down as a result of Colson's opening; one viable way to regain a slice of the market in the area is to open cheaper stores. If Spendless is already a discount store, opening few more discount stores in the area would be useless.

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