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Brochure: Help conserve our city’s water supply. By converting the landscaping in your yard to a water-conserving landscape, you can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. A water-conserving landscape is natural and attractive, and it also saves you money.

Criticism: For most people with yards, the savings from converting to a water-conserving landscape cannot justify the expense of new landscaping, since typically the conversion would save less than twenty dollars on a homeowner’s yearly water bills.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best basis for a rebuttal of the criticism?

A. Even homeowners whose yards do not have water-conserving landscapes can conserve water by installing water-saving devices in their homes.
B. A conventional landscape generally requires a much greater expenditure on fertilizer and herbicide than does a water-conserving landscape.
C. A significant proportion of the residents of the city live in buildings that do not have yards.
D. It costs no more to put in water-conserving landscaping than it does to put in conventional landscaping.
E. Some homeowners use more water to maintain their yards than they use for all other purposes combined.
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Brochure: Help conserve our city’s water supply. By converting the landscaping in your yard to a water-conserving landscape, you can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. A water-conserving landscape is natural and attractive, and it also saves you money.

Criticism: For most people with yards, the savings from converting to a water-conserving landscape cannot justify the expense of new landscaping, since typically the conversion would save less than twenty dollars on a homeowner’s yearly water bills.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best basis for a rebuttal of the criticism?

A. Even homeowners whose yards do not have water-conserving landscapes can conserve water by installing water-saving devices in their homes.
B. A conventional landscape generally requires a much greater expenditure on fertilizer and herbicide than does a water-conserving landscape.
C. A significant proportion of the residents of the city live in buildings that do not have yards.
D. It costs no more to put in water-conserving landscaping than it does to put in conventional landscaping.
E. Some homeowners use more water to maintain their yards than they use for all other purposes combined.


B

A -- so why am I discussing water saving devices. Irrelevant.

B - the savings is not just the yearly water bills, but also money saved from fertilizer and herbicide. Hence makes the change in landscaping a plan to be considered.

C - Irrelevant. Need I say why ?

D - Not quite upto the mark. We are converting a landscape, and not putting up a new one.

E -- irrelevant. the homeowner might have a dog which likes to bath in spraying water, but should I be bothered about it ?
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The Answer is very clearly B.

B states that conventional gardening requires fertilizers and herbicide than a water-conserving landscape, and that this makes conventional gardening more expensive.

The criticism, states that the savings in water bills are minimal, but Choice B offers an effective rebuttal that the cost saving by not using fertilizers and herbicide will result in significant cost savings. Thus B
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okdongdong - you got start giving us some OAs ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2005, 22:42
B is plain.
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the official answer is B :lol:
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