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CR Mayor of Plainsville [#permalink]  14 Sep 2006, 17:40
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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.
Citizensâ€™ 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.

The argument by the citizensâ€™ 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) Plainsvilleâ€™s economy will not be helped unless a new business park of the sort envisioned by the citizensâ€™ group is built.
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[#permalink]  14 Sep 2006, 17:56
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i choose B.
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[#permalink]  14 Sep 2006, 18:10
Same here I'd choose B.

Since the Citizen's group is saying the mayor must have something else in his mind, it is assuming that the mayor knows that business park would bring more new businesses? Of the other options, this option comes close
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[#permalink]  14 Sep 2006, 18:29
Between B and E, I will choose E.
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[#permalink]  14 Sep 2006, 18:54
Hmm, I like answer E.
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[#permalink]  15 Sep 2006, 08:53

Due to the dismissive nature of the citizens group comment, it implies that the group does not believe any other choice would improve the economy.
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[#permalink]  15 Sep 2006, 13:56
I will differ from gurus and choose (C).
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[#permalink]  15 Sep 2006, 14:29
B for me
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[#permalink]  15 Sep 2006, 14:40
Ok - I see the point .... Yes B must be right .... "You must have other interest" was the key that indicates mayor was well aware of the other better alternatives .... hmm ... interesting ....
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[#permalink]  15 Sep 2006, 16:51
It is a straight B.

E is out because Citizen's group agrees that highway will bring business too but not as much as the business park will.
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 10:08
its B
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 20:29
OA pls
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 21:07
I like C here....
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 22:27
it's clearly B.

E takes extreme position. we are not talking about if something will not help or help.

C is irrelevant
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 22:52
This is a really tough one - but I am going to have to go with B...

A) Irrelevant
C) Outside the scope
D) Huh?
E) Outside the scope
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[#permalink]  16 Sep 2006, 23:17
Thot C,

But believe in B now...closest to the right one..
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[#permalink]  17 Sep 2006, 17:31
OA time? 8)
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[#permalink]  17 Sep 2006, 17:42
Looks like 'B' to me

My reasoning is based on the following in statement 'B'

The Mayor accepts as in The Mayor believes
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[#permalink]  18 Sep 2006, 06:24
Sry for the late OA , its B.
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