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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.

Actually, I cant clealy pick out what is the author's conclusion here and what does 'a new store'mean ?
The OA is b
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08 Aug 2009, 06:16
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SpendLess discount department store opens ------> discount stores in Goreville's central shopping district are expected to close

those locations will not stay vacant for long -- because -- opening of Colson's, a nondiscount department store, a new store has opened at the location of every store

What would negate the logic ?
If the new stores that opened around colsons were off a different type which can coexist with Colsons

Hence B
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19 Aug 2009, 14:44
bearwinnie 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?

b. Increasingly, the stores that have opened in the central shopping district since Colson's opened have been discount stores.
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The stores could not compete with Colson's because they are both non-discount markets. i.e Colson is bigger therefore they could not compete. The new shops opened therefore are discount hipermarkets. Then If Spendless will be opened all discount markets should be closed. Therefore B is the answer.
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