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I sure hope the answer I see as the correct answer is wrong...
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A greater number of newspapers are sold in Town S than in Town T. Therefore, the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.
Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:

(A) Town S has a larger population than Town T.
(B) Most citizens of Town T work in Town S and buy their newspapers there.
(C) The average citizen of Town S spends less time reading newspapers than does the average citizen of Town T.
(D) A weekly newspaper restricted to the coverage of local events is published in Town S.
(E) The average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S in lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T.
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12 Feb 2007, 01:23
E - it does not weaken or strengthen.
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12 Feb 2007, 09:00
D can be misleading. If it mentions clearly that many people read this weekly, then it will clearly weeken the conclusion. Now it weakens only partially.
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12 Feb 2007, 17:23

I thought the correct answer was C but thinking again I see why the correct answer should be E.

I had focused on trying to justify for more newspapers being sold in Town S than in Town T rather than on Town S ppl being better informed, which is the conclusion.

(All other answer choices, except for C, could justify for there being more newspapers sold in Town S)

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16 Feb 2007, 10:06
Conclusion is 'S' is better educated town. Reason is: more newspaper sell in town 'S'.

In my point of view choice 'C' weekens the conclusion, as average readers in town 'T' spend more time reading newspaper than average people of town 'S' do. Therefore people in town 'T' is more educated.

Still not able to understand why choice 'E' weakens the conclusion. It's a sort of neutral point.
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16 Feb 2007, 19:14
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Conclusion is 'S' is better educated town. Reason is: more newspaper sell in town 'S'.

In my point of view choice 'C' weekens the conclusion, as average readers in town 'T' spend more time reading newspaper than average people of town 'S' do. Therefore people in town 'T' is more educated.

Still not able to understand why choice 'E' weakens the conclusion. It's a sort of neutral point.

E is a neutral point and that is why it is the answer.
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08 Apr 2012, 00:18
aurobindo wrote:
rdg wrote:
Conclusion is 'S' is better educated town. Reason is: more newspaper sell in town 'S'.

In my point of view choice 'C' weekens the conclusion, as average readers in town 'T' spend more time reading newspaper than average people of town 'S' do. Therefore people in town 'T' is more educated.

Still not able to understand why choice 'E' weakens the conclusion. It's a sort of neutral point.

E is a neutral point and that is why it is the answer.

For D- how come just publishing translates to the selling of this paper (it could be just that even if it gets published other papers are being sold more, no ?) on partially weaken point- then on this count even low price could have induced people in town S to buy more , So E also partially weakens the conclusion...
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