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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city. Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools. Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.
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02 Jun 2008, 19:06
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03 Jun 2008, 13:44
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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city. Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools. Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection the first is an object, correct, but the second does not undermine the force of the objection, it nullifies the objection all together.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan argument does not endorse the criticism, rather it refutes it.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism argument does not endorse the criticism, rather it refutes it.
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D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false second is not the mainpoint. the main point is the part where it talks about new shopping places opening up etc...
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations. correct. the critics are agreed with here, but the second part shows that those claims won't eventuate.
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03 Jun 2008, 14:09
you know, i was thinking about E as well, but I didnt understand the second part of the sentence ... especially the 'rewarding' bit
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04 Jun 2008, 03:23
But OA is not E
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04 Jun 2008, 03:30
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But OA is not E

got me again

rite, i need to boldfaces
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04 Jun 2008, 03:41
I'll take D on this one.

The argument implies that a three percent retail sales tax will cover the Funds collected through property taxes.

Therefore, the first statement is the one which the argument tries to refute.

The second statement proves that the claim made in the first would be false since they anticipate an influx of people from neighboring cities to boost the sales which would lead to higher collection in taxes.

Hence D.
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04 Jun 2008, 04:05
I agree with D.
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04 Jun 2008, 05:25
I will go with A since first bold face looks more like objection rather than claim.
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04 Jun 2008, 07:11
sondenso wrote:
Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city. Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools. Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

C.

The first is a crtisicm, that is endorsed by the argument.

The second is the main reason that the argument endorses the plan.

Clear and simple.
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04 Jun 2008, 08:56
Can we have the OA please?
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04 Jun 2008, 09:08
A

I think it's A since the author predicts that people are bound to buy because of lower sales taxes. There's no data to really prove it, but may be a correct prediction, so A.
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04 Jun 2008, 09:29
i think A looks the best option on this one
can we have the OA and the OE (if possible)
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04 Jun 2008, 12:11
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sondenso wrote:
Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city. Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools. Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

C.

The first is a crtisicm, that is endorsed by the argument.

The second is the main reason that the argument endorses the plan.

Clear and simple.

Whoops Im sorry I change to A.
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04 Jun 2008, 12:30
I think A, because only A correctly describes the second part: the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
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04 Jun 2008, 21:14
Can ew have OA..???
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04 Jun 2008, 21:31
Another vote for A
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04 Jun 2008, 23:12
Oh, I dont think this BF so difficult and tricky that many people choose wrong A, the same to me, except zoltan and gmatcrook OA is D
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05 Jun 2008, 01:37
sondenso wrote:
Oh, I dont think this BF so difficult and tricky that many people choose wrong A, the same to me, except zoltan and gmatcrook OA is D

Hey do u have the OE for this
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05 Jun 2008, 05:42
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Oh, I dont think this BF so difficult and tricky that many people choose wrong A, the same to me, except zoltan and gmatcrook OA is D

I totally disagree with D. The first is most certainly NOT a point the argument seeks to refute.

Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point.

This is not how Bold faces normally work. The part afterwords is what the argument refutes not the actual bold face.

What is the source of this question?
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