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# Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro

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Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro [#permalink]

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Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boroughs is in desperate need of repair with estimates in the range of $30 million. Over one million vehicles cross the bridge each day. Therefore, if the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the governor's argument depends?

(A) The bridge, if not repaired, will likely collapse, causing the deaths of many people.
(B) The toll will not cause a significant hardship on the commuters that use the bridge.
(C) The toll will not induce some commuters to use mass transit when traveling between the two boroughs.
(D) After the repairs to the bridge are complete, it is estimated that the bridge will be able to handle 20% more traffic.
(E)Most of the residents in Brookline and Kings use the bridge to commute to work each day.

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Why B is not the correct answer?
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Although is a question from veritas prep I think is not an excellent question. Between C and E both could be a possible answer

Conclusion says ;: Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Now we have the key words the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay.

But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group.

Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look.

Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion.

Hope this helps
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Although is a question from veritas prep I think is not an excellent question. Between C and E both could be a possible answer

Conclusion says ;: Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Now we have the key words the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay.

But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group.

Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look.

Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion.

Hope this helps

Hello,

i am having problems in eliminating ans.option B.

If we negate it,

the commuters will face significant hardhips in using the bridge..

bcz of tht they wont use the bridge and revenue wont b generated as per the conclusion..

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08 Jul 2014, 01:03
vards wrote:

Hello,

i am having problems in eliminating ans.option B.

If we negate it,

the commuters will face significant hardhips in using the bridge..

bcz of tht they wont use the bridge and revenue wont b generated as per the conclusion..

Now we have the key words the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay. But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group. Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look. Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion. Hope this helps Hello, i am having problems in eliminating ans.option B. If we negate it, the commuters will face significant hardhips in using the bridge.. bcz of tht they wont use the bridge and revenue wont b generated as per the conclusion.. please help me out with it.. Hi, but have or not hardship is not related to our conclusion. Assumption question MUST BE TRUE in order to have our conclusion. Hardship VS money to rise ......is not related. at all and in anyway. Hope this helps _________________ Manager Joined: 21 Sep 2012 Posts: 219 Location: United States Concentration: Finance, Economics Schools: CBS '17 GPA: 4 WE: General Management (Consumer Products) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 153 [0], given: 31 Re: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Jul 2014, 07:57 carcass wrote: Although is a question from veritas prep I think is not an excellent question. Between C and E both could be a possible answer Conclusion says ;: Therefore, if the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month.

Now we have the key words the city charges a mere \$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay.

But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group.

Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look.

Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion.

Hope this helps

Can we reasonably define 90% or 99% of commuters as some commuters? I don't think so. Between C and E, though E has limited applicability only to commuters to work, it makes a stronger statement than does C.
E seems more appropriate.
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