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Although the discount stores in Goreville’s 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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09 Oct 2007, 13:01
I didn't understand the argument totally, so had no clue what to pick up....though picked up D!

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09 Oct 2007, 13:20
Conclusion - those locations will not stay vacant for long.

Premise - 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.

Assumption - The Stores that were able to fill the empty stores will continue filling the empty spaces.

B - If the stores that have been opening due to closures have been discount stores, then when SpendLess, a discount store, opens and discount stores in the district are expected to close because of the competition with Spendless, then the stores that have been opening from the result of the recent closings will no longer be able will the empty stores, because of the competition with Spendless.
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09 Oct 2007, 13:23
singh_amit19 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville’s 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.

I picked E....for the sole reason that it states that the stores closed because it couldn't compete with SpendLess discount department store or with Colson’s and these vacant space will be filled up pretty soon.

But "E" weakens the argument saying that if those stores are selling stuff that is not available at Spendless or Colson's then there is no competition and there is no reason for them to close.
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09 Oct 2007, 13:30
Picked E. Same reasoning as spider.
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09 Oct 2007, 13:35
E is irrelevant because the argument states Discount stores will close and answer E states "Many Stores". This is out of scope because the argument is referencing stores that would compete with Spendless and will close, and this answer is referencing stores that dont compete with Spendless and have nothing to do with the argument.
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09 Oct 2007, 14:36
agreed with B
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10 Oct 2007, 05:51
JDMBA wrote:
E is irrelevant because the argument states Discount stores will close and answer E states "Many Stores". This is out of scope because the argument is referencing stores that would compete with Spendless and will close, and this answer is referencing stores that dont compete with Spendless and have nothing to do with the argument.

Why is this point mentioned in the CR. If Colson's is a non discount store and has put a lot of stores out of business!
I am confused now!

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.
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10 Oct 2007, 07:30
what is the OA?
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10 Oct 2007, 08:50
OA is B
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10 Oct 2007, 20:24
singh_amit19 wrote:
Although the discount stores in Goreville’s 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.

I say B for this one.
We need to weaken the argument that the vacancy will not be repeated in SpendLess's case.
A: Irrelevant.
C: Irrelevant, doesn't weaken the argument. Maybe if it said something like Goreville is at the max of possible stores.
D: This strengthens the argument.
E: Irrelevant.

B works b/c it says that the reason nearby Colson vacancies lasted for only a short time is because the types of stores were different from Colson. There is already a non-discount store in the area, so the same will probably not happen with SpendLess.
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