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# Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his

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Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are dangerous. This is clearly untrue. None of the new buses in use has ever been crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
City councilman: The problem with the new buses is not that they malfunction, but that they are so flamboyantly painted that other drivers on the road are distracted and this may cause accidents.

The councilman responds to the bus company president by doing which of the following?

(A) Characterizing the bus company president’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts Seems tempting but there is nothing to prove subjective vs objective. Simply confusing
(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the bus company president’s interpretation of the word “dangerous” is too narrow This states that to the bus company president dangerous means .. malfunction or crash but to the mayor it means some thing more broad and beyond what the president states..
(C) Invoking evidence that the bus company president has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant the point at issue Irrelevant
(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the bus company president’s claim Irrelevant
(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the bus company president’s knowledge of the number of recent traffic accidentsIrrelevant

B it is
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12 Sep 2010, 09:21

Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are SAFE. This is clearly untrue.

If it says "dangerous" instead of safe, then as others have pointed out above, the statement would not make sense given the context of the exchange bw the Prez and the Councilman.
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12 Sep 2010, 09:30
I eliminated C, D and E. Between A and B , A says council member was characterising which is not true. So B
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12 Sep 2010, 18:05
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14 Sep 2010, 07:49
Eliminated A, D and E. Between B and C, C has the word 'explicitly' which is not justified by the argument. Hence selected B.
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12 Sep 2011, 15:34
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Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are SAFE. This is clearly untrue.

If it says "dangerous" instead of safe, then as others have pointed out above, the statement would not make sense given the context of the exchange bw the Prez and the Councilman.

As gmat1011 and others have stated, the question is worded incorrectly. Based on the answer choices, I went ahead and corrected the stimulus in my head in order to select B as the correct answer.

The city council does not object to the statement that city buses are dangerous, he actually supports that statement!
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13 Sep 2011, 06:34
+ 1 B. isnt ideal, but is by far the only that fits
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13 Sep 2011, 08:25
My take is B
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13 Sep 2011, 09:28
My take is B
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13 Sep 2011, 14:31
yes B it is
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14 Sep 2011, 11:54
Yes, its B.
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13 Nov 2011, 21:04
B for me. Nice non-traditional CR question BTW.
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12 Sep 2012, 04:27
x97agarwal wrote:
Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are dangerous. This is clearly untrue. None of the new buses in use has ever been crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
City councilman: The problem with the new buses is not that they malfunction, but that they are so flamboyantly painted that other drivers on the road are distracted and this may cause accidents.

Faulty wording in the question. Based on what's underlined, the interpretation is that the city councilman thinks that the busy are dangerous.

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12 Sep 2012, 04:48
Poor wording of the stimulus.
MODERATORS please rephrase the question. Such questions will only help in wasting one's time.
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12 Sep 2012, 05:09
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x97agarwal wrote:
Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are dangerous. This is clearly untrue. None of the new buses in use has ever been crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
City councilman: The problem with the new buses is not that they malfunction, but that they are so flamboyantly painted that other drivers on the road are distracted and this may cause accidents.

Faulty wording in the question. Based on what's underlined, the interpretation is that the city councilman thinks that the busy are dangerous.

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I agree the stimulus I read meant to say
City Councilman : City Buses are not dangerous
Bus company president: This is untrue. City Buses are dangerous.
WTF?
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12 Sep 2012, 23:46
Bus company president: A city councilman has stated his objection to the claim that the city buses are dangerous. This is clearly untrue. None of the new buses in use has ever been crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
City councilman: The problem with the new buses is not that they malfunction, but that they are so flamboyantly painted that other drivers on the road are distracted and this may cause accidents.

The councilman responds to the bus company president by doing which of the following? -> Paraphrase: what does the way City councilman counter the argument of bus company president.
I will look for the answer trying to state that the definition of dangerous in argument of Bus company president is narrower than that of councilman.

(A) Characterizing the bus company president’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts -> No subjective / objective evaluation in the premises. This answer is out of scope
(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the bus company president’s interpretation of the word “dangerous” is too narrow. -> Seem to fit what I am looking for. Tick this answer and go on the next answer
(C) Invoking evidence that the bus company president has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant the point at issue -> Seem to attractive if I read through quickly but when I re-read I figured out that the bus company president didn't dismiss any evidence -> Out of scope
(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the bus company president’s claim -> No statistical evidence cited so far -> Out of scope
(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the bus company president’s knowledge of the number of recent traffic accidents -> Premises by councilman didn't say anything about number of recent traffic accidents -> Out of scope

Therefore, the answer is B. It took 48s for all the process
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27 Aug 2014, 02:55

A, and C are not true. D and E will be wrong too as there is no statistical data about road accidents in the sentence.
Hence B will be the right answer as from the reply of bus company president it is evident that he considers ''dangerous" only based on bus physical condition and and not on impact it has on other vehicles. So his interpretation of "dangerous" is narrow.
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15 Mar 2015, 23:42
the person responds by stating that the word dangerous is wider than thought by the the president its domain is larger and hence this is the answer.
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