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Mayor of Plainsville: In order to help the economy of Plainsville, I am using some of our tax revenues to help bring a major highway through the town and thereby attract new business to Plainsville.

Citizens' group: You must have interests other than our economy in mind. If you were really interested in helping our economy, you would instead allocate the revenues to building a new business park. Since it would bring in twice the business that your highway would.

1. The argument by the citizens; group relies on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) Plainsville presently has no major highways running through it.

(B) The mayor accepts that a new business park would bring in more new business than would the new highway.

(C) The new highway would have no benefits for Plainsville other than attracting new business.

(D) The mayor is required to get approval for all tax revenue allocation plans from the city council.

(E) Plainsville's economy will not be helped unless a new business park of the sort envisioned by the citizens' group is built.

2. Which one of the following principles, if accepted, would most help the citizens' group to justify drawing its conclusion that the mayor has in mind interests other than Plainsville's economy?

(A) Anyone really pursuing a cause will choose the means that that person believes will advance the cause the farthest.

(B) Any goal that includes helping the economy of a community will require public revenues in order to be achieved.

(C) Anyone planning to use resources collected from a group must consult the members of the group before using the resources.

(D) Any cause worth committing oneself to must include specific goals toward which one ca work.

(E) Any cause not pursued by public officials, if it is to be pursued at all, must be pursued by members of the community.
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25 Apr 2005, 00:05
1 e

2 b

1) a --- dont know anything abt no of highways - out of scope(OOS)
b--- where has this been told OOS.
c--- cant say.
d---where did this come from ...OOS.
e---citizens think that the only way to improve economy is by bringing in a business park.. hence e

2)
b - because this is the only way to bring in revenues...which is necessary to help the economy
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25 Apr 2005, 02:21
E,D

if coorect, I'll explain it.
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25 Apr 2005, 05:34
I believe (E) and (A) are the answers.
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25 Apr 2005, 07:17
To those folks who chose (C) to Q1

What were you thinking? I am curious
Nagate (C) and explain u r reasoning.

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25 Apr 2005, 13:08
B and A.

for the first one

E can not be the answere as it is no-where mentioned that the citizens group belive that the high way will not help the economy.

the citizens ,however, think that the business park will help more than would the high way.
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25 Apr 2005, 13:28
For Q1 I take B. If the mayor believes that the business park will bring in more business than the highway, then he must have another reason for prefering the highway to park.

For Q2, I take A. POE. Not sure of how to explain.
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25 Apr 2005, 13:46
clear B,A for me....Q1 : we have to show that mayor knowingly doing what he is doing, else we can't blame him.
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25 Apr 2005, 17:10
B, A
Qus2: Again, choice (A) says that : Person believes that whatever he is doing is right.
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25 Apr 2005, 19:08
Q1:
If the argument by the citizens group relies on B - mayor accepting that a new business park would bring in more new business than would the new highway - then there would not be an argument by the citizens group.
The citizens group is arguing that the mayor has interests other than the economy - so the citizens group is assuming - as stated in E - that only the new business park will help the economy.

Can one of you who selected B for the Q:1 explain your reasoning.
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26 Apr 2005, 09:35
my 2 cents...

here we need to find assumption on which group relies.
E is going against the conclusion of the group because group accepts that
highway also helps economy but not as good as business park does.

C is wrong , group says that highway has benifit other than economy or bring new

however, B must hold true for the conclusion (group's)to hold.
both business park and highway are bringing business, but BPs are better.
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26 Apr 2005, 12:18
anandnk wrote:
To those folks who chose (C) to Q1

What were you thinking? I am curious
Nagate (C) and explain u r reasoning.

Cheers,
Anand.

My bad on (C). It's actually (B) - I've just read it again.

I chose (C) earlier because i thought that if the new highway will bring additional benefits to plainsville (outside attracting new business), then the mayor's plan to '...help the economy of plainsville', as indicated in the first sentence could be accomplished through some other means than increaing business opportunities. My reasoning, i have realized, is out-of-scope.
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26 Apr 2005, 12:44
I too believe (B) should be the answer to Q1.
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