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CR [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 08:19
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Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because ______.

A.many Aroca County residents have already left the county because of its high property taxes
B.a shopping mall likely to draw shoppers from neighboring counties is about to open in Aroca County
C.at least some Aroca County parents are likely to use the money they will save on property taxes to send their children to private schools not funded by the county
D.a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes
E.retailers in Aroca County are not likely to absorb the sales tax by reducing the pretax price of their goods
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 10:04
B provides an alternative mode of revenue for the shortfall
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Answer choice is D [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 13:19
I would go with answer choice:
D.a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes.


My conclusion about this choice comes from the understanding that this is the only choice which explains why the implementation of the plan would not necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 14:57
go with B.

The argument says that the new plan is not going to reduce the amount of money going to school.
But it also says that currently, 3% of sales is less than the amount generated from property taxes.

Hence only B gives a possible rerasoning of how the 3% sales tax can be elevated to match the property taxes
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 15:59
B. def.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 18:05
I think B is the best choice. It says extra sales tax is about to come in from out of the county.
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 19:27
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Q27:
Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because ______.

A.many Aroca County residents have already left the county because of its high property taxes
B.a shopping mall likely to draw shoppers from neighboring counties is about to open in Aroca County
C.at least some Aroca County parents are likely to use the money they will save on property taxes to send their children to private schools not funded by the county
D.a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes
E.retailers in Aroca County are not likely to absorb the sales tax by reducing the pretax price of their goods


B gives reason for constant revenue.
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CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 09:51
Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?



Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because ______.


1. many Aroca County residents have already left the county because of its high property taxes
2. a shopping mall likely to draw shoppers from neighboring counties is about to open in Aroca County
3. at least some Aroca County parents are likely to use the money they will save on property taxes to send their children to private schools not funded by the county
4. a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes
5. retailers in Aroca County are not likely to absorb the sales tax by reducing the pretax price of their goods



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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 10:30
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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 17:14
Clearly B, Shows alternative source of income for the county.
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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 17:45
Agreed ... B

All other answer choices are out of scope.


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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 20:35
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Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?



Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because ______.


1. many Aroca County residents have already left the county because of its high property taxes
2. a shopping mall likely to draw shoppers from neighboring counties is about to open in Aroca County
3. at least some Aroca County parents are likely to use the money they will save on property taxes to send their children to private schools not funded by the county
4. a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes
5. retailers in Aroca County are not likely to absorb the sales tax by reducing the pretax price of their goods



B


B too. B is expected to increase 3% sales, not reducing the amount going to schools.
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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 20:47
OA B
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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 22:27
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Re: CR: Aroca County [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 00:55
although a bit late in answering
but as everyone said the IMO is B
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complete the argument [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 01:47
Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?
Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county
plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax
on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the
amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not
necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because
______.
A. many Aroca County residents have already left the county because of its high
property taxes
B. a shopping mall likely to draw shoppers from neighboring counties is about to
open in Aroca County
C. at least some Aroca County parents are likely to use the money they will save on
property taxes to send their children to private schools not funded by the county
D. a significant proportion of parents of Aroca County public school students do not
own their homes and consequently do not pay property taxes
E. retailers in Aroca County are not likely to absorb the sales tax by reducing the
pretax price of their goods

pls check b/w B & C,
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Re: complete the argument [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 04:16
B.

The correct answer should indicate that the amount generated by sales-tax will increase and match the amount generated though property-taxes.
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Re: complete the argument [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 08:06
B

current retail sales tax is not enough, but future retail sales tax will be enough
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Re: complete the argument [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 23:38
B is clear winner.

C: Behavior of some parents cannot affect "amount of (total) money" - so this is OOS
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Re: complete the argument [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 09:08
IMO clear B
C is just not relevant to what is being asked
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