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Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville s current city council [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 05:28
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Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

can you please explain your answer? appreciate it
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Re: CR: Please explain this to me [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 07:04
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Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

can you please explain your answer? appreciate it
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is the answer B?

this one is a toughy too :(

but B looks better than the other answers.
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Re: CR: Please explain this to me [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 07:10
tarek99 wrote:
Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

can you please explain your answer? appreciate it
thanks


For the council's representation to change substantially, the incumbents must be voted out. This is possible only if other voters think differently than the author.
So, the answer should be A.
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Re: CR: Please explain this to me [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:20
tarek99 wrote:
Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

can you please explain your answer? appreciate it
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How about 'D' ?

One of the Premise says - 'Majority of the incumbents are running again' if the term doesn't expire to those who don't run for reelection then there is no way a substantial change can occur.

My second choice will be 'C'
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 11:44
This question is really mean. the OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:08
tarek99 wrote:
This question is really mean. the OA is A.


Can you please share the source of this CR... Looks like I have to work hard on my CRs.. :cry:

After a close look at the options, 'A' makes sense

Lets describe it with some examples..:idea: :idea:

X, y & Z are members since 2005. Since they are already serving the neighborhood they are likely to have the best experience in serving the interests of the neighborhood.

If all the voters think the same as the author, then there is a high chance that x, y & Z can be reelected. At least some of the voters should think otherwise to bring a substantial change.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:43
ah i was going for D as well.

Now I see why it is A. If all other voters make the same exception for their regions incumbents as the other citizen does, then they will all re-elect the incumbents, and therefore the makeup of the council does not change
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Re: CR: Please explain this to me [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 22:03
tarek99 wrote:
Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

can you please explain your answer? appreciate it
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A. b/c if the other voters dont do this then the citizens plan is ruined.

B: irrelevant really. Not all the voters need to vote, just not all who vote, vote for their own incumbents.

C:irrelevant

D:irrelevant
E: way out of scope.
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Re: CR: Please explain this to me [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 07:48
[quote="tarek99"]Citizen of Mooresville: Mooresville’s current city council is having a ruinous effect on municipal finances. Since a majority of the incumbents are running for reelection, I am going to campaign against all these incumbents in the upcoming city council election. The only incumbent I will support and vote for is the one who represents my own neighborhood, because she has the experience necessary to ensure that our neighborhoods interests are served. If everyone in Mooresville would follow my example, we could substantially change the council’s membership.

Assuming that each citizen of Mooresville is allowed to vote only for a city council representative from his or her own neighborhood, for the council’s membership to be changed substantially, it must be true that

(A) at least some other voters in Mooresville do not make the same exception for their own incumbent in the upcoming election

(B) most of the eligible voters in Mooresville vote in the upcoming election

(C) few of the incumbents on the Mooresville city council have run for reelection in previous elections

(D) all of the seats on the Mooresville city council are filled by incumbents whose terms are expiring

(E) none of the challengers in the upcoming election for seats on Mooresville’s city council are better able to serve the interests of their neighborhoods than were the incumbents

If A is true, it is possible that someone will vote for the candidate who represents the neighborhood we are talking about. So the council would change
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2007, 10:42
i got this from 1000CR attachment
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