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# Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo

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Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  26 Aug 2009, 08:18
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Why is E wrong?

Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary school students to Carmichael or Ira Hayes Elementary schools in the neighboring town of Morton. However, San Hernan will have its own elementary school next year. Therefore, Morton will have to close either Carmichael or Ira Hayes elementary schools next year.

The argument above assumes that

withdrawal of the students from Morton will leave either Ira Hayes or Carmichael seriously underpopulated
the new school will not be filled to capacity for several years
the students from San Hernan represent a very small proportion of the student body in the two Morton schools
Ira Hayes and Carmichael elementary schools have been filled beyond capacity because of the extra students from San Hernan
students will not transfer out of the district in the next twelve months
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  26 Aug 2009, 10:25
IMO A

Argument: Morton will have to close either Carmichael or Ira Hayes elementary schools next year.

There are alot of holes in this argument so a big plug will need to fill it.

A) withdrawal of the students from Morton will leave either Ira Hayes or Carmichael seriously underpopulated - Not the best fit but does complete the argument. Schools will close due to underpopulation.
B ) the new school will not be filled to capacity for several years - Argument is about the old schools not the new one
C) the students from San Hernan represent a very small proportion of the student body in the two Morton schools - if true then the schools should not need to close.
D) Ira Hayes and Carmichael elementary schools have been filled beyond capacity because of the extra students from San Hernan - Again if true withdrawal should bring the schools to capacity or slightly below it
E) students will not transfer out of the district in the next twelve months - if no students transfer out then the schools should not need to close. Goes against the argument.
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  27 Aug 2009, 04:17
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Why is E wrong?

Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary school students to Carmichael or Ira Hayes Elementary schools in the neighboring town of Morton. However, San Hernan will have its own elementary school next year. Therefore, Morton will have to close either Carmichael or Ira Hayes elementary schools next year.

The argument above assumes that

withdrawal of the students from Morton will leave either Ira Hayes or Carmichael seriously underpopulated
the new school will not be filled to capacity for several years
the students from San Hernan represent a very small proportion of the student body in the two Morton schools
Ira Hayes and Carmichael elementary schools have been filled beyond capacity because of the extra students from San Hernan
students will not transfer out of the district in the next twelve months

We need to find assumption. If E is true, Molton should keep school open, but not to close it. E weaken conclusion, but not goes as assumption
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  27 Aug 2009, 09:27
E is wrong because it does not show that why either those schools should be closed.

E only shows the reason of San Hernan will not send students there.

I think it's A
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  27 Aug 2009, 11:31
A for me too
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  28 Aug 2009, 10:37
OA is A
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Re: Currently, the town of San Hernan sends its elementary schoo [#permalink]  23 Apr 2012, 09:05
+1 A

Choice E contradicts the conclusion. If they not transfer to the new school, the another school wil not be closed.
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