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City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the developer’s request to build a national chain hotel on
the site of the old consignment store. The hotel will increase our revenue base and, therefore, provide more
money for schools and community services.
Mayor: But our recent survey showed that the most important reason people want to live here is our small-town
feel resulting from the local ownership of the vast majority of businesses.
What is the best explanation for the apparent contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor?
• Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.
• A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain.
• The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
• An increase in the town’s revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools.
• The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.
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Re: City Controller: 63% of our residents [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 08:11
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City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the developer’s request to build a national chain hotel on
the site of the old consignment store. The hotel will increase our revenue base and, therefore, provide more
money for schools and community services.
Mayor: But our recent survey showed that the most important reason people want to live here is our small-town
feel resulting from the local ownership of the vast majority of businesses.
What is the best explanation for the apparent contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor?
• Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.
• A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain.
• The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
• An increase in the town’s revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools.
• The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.


Most Necessary here is to understand what contradiction is to be solved? -
CC - Our residents say Hotel Chain is Good.

M - Recent survey said people want to live here because of small town feel.

The two are talking about 2 different surveys, we have to find out how?

(A) What most people believe does not help to solve the contradiction here.
(B) Also does not help us to solve any contradiction, it just raises doubt over CC's statement.
(C) Shell GAME Answer - It confuses us by putting -locally-owned bed & breakfast - when Mayor talks only about local ownership, not B & B.
(D) Contradicts just the statement of CC, does not help to answer the contradiction between CC & Mayor's statement.
(E) Bingo!!! IF the Survey by Mayor is taken by people who are yet not residents of the city, but only are considering to move to the city then it solves wat the CC and Mayor are talking about.


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Re: City Controller: 63% of our residents [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 08:47
aditi1903 wrote:
City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the developer’s request to build a national chain hotel on
the site of the old consignment store. The hotel will increase our revenue base and, therefore, provide more
money for schools and community services.
Mayor: But our recent survey showed that the most important reason people want to live here is our small-town
feel resulting from the local ownership of the vast majority of businesses.
What is the best explanation for the apparent contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor?
• Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.
• A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain.
• The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
• An increase in the town’s revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools.
• The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.


The city controller approve building hotel that will make the revenues for building school and others public service. However, the mayor said one survey shows that people love ot live in small town than the larger one. The question asked about the explanation between the two contradicted opinions, and choice E is really solve that.

When the people want to live in long time, or even permanently, they will prefer the peaceful one than busied one. In the city controller's thought, he think the customer will want to live in hotel a short time, not long. So, the two groups of people are different. City controller and mayor are arguing in different set of customers.
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