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City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2007, 16:59
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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?

A. Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.
B. A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain.
C. The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
D. An increase in the town's revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools.
E. The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2007, 19:36
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 00:18
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C. The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 00:34
I will go with E.
The contradiction is because the City Controller is referring to local residents but the Mayor is referring to a survey whose participants could be non-residents.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 01:08
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C. The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.


E seems to provide a way out.
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Re: CR Controller vs Mayor [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 06:51
A favors the major´s opinion, it doesn´t explain the contradiction.
B introduces extraneous info. Irrelevant.
C same as B.
D contradicts the controller´s opinion. Ruled out.
E says that the survey cited by the major is from people who don´t live in the city, just plan to, so they may not be aware of the hotel chain plans and so on. Fits the question and thus is the best answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 16:28
I will go with E too, although it seems a little too obvious. Feels a little like a trap. The others just dont explain the contradiction
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 19:02
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I will go with E.
The contradiction is because the City Controller is referring to local residents but the Mayor is referring to a survey whose participants could be non-residents.


Welcome back!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 20:27
OA is E. Nice job guys
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Re: City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 08:04
Initially thought it would be C. But after reading carefully, the reasoning behind the contradiction of opinions between mayor and City Controller must be as per choice E.

Mayor conducted survey of those people who are considering to move out of the town and hence they perceive the locals who continue to stay in the town support the local business which is not the actual case.


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Re: City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the   [#permalink] 04 Mar 2012, 08:04
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