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# If the city council institutes new parking regulations, city

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If the city council institutes new parking regulations, city revenues will surely increase, since studies have conclusively shown that, if such parking regulations are put into effect, there is an increase in parking violations, and an increase in parking violations will result in a greater number of parking fines collected.

Which one of the following is closest, in terms of its logical features, to the reasoning used in the argument above?
(A) Last yearâ€™s increase in revenues can be easily explained. That was the year the city council instituted new parking regulations. No doubt the new law brought with it an increase in the number of parking violations.
(B) If taxes were increased, this act would naturally result in increased revenues for the city, and increased revenues would make some desirable social programs possible. So, if taxes were increased, some desirable social programs would become possible.
(C) Henry says that, if the city council goes into closed session, an important matter of personnel policy is being discussed. However, no personnel matters were discussed at the council meeting, so if Henry is right, the council did not go into closed session.
(D) All cars parked on the north side of the street were ticketed last night, and the same cars were towed away this morning. So beware! A car ticketed in this city also gets towed away.
(E) Allen says that, if the city council institutes new parking regulations, it is unlikely that revenues for the city will increase. If Allen is right, then the parking regulation plan should not be instituted.
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02 Nov 2006, 04:40
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If the city council institutes new parking regulations, city revenues will surely increase, since studies have conclusively shown that, if such parking regulations are put into effect, there is an increase in parking violations, and an increase in parking violations will result in a greater number of parking fines collected.

Which one of the following is closest, in terms of its logical features, to the reasoning used in the argument above?
(A) Last yearâ€™s increase in revenues can be easily explained. That was the year the city council instituted new parking regulations. No doubt the new law brought with it an increase in the number of parking violations.
(B) If taxes were increased, this act would naturally result in increased revenues for the city, and increased revenues would make some desirable social programs possible. So, if taxes were increased, some desirable social programs would become possible.
(C) Henry says that, if the city council goes into closed session, an important matter of personnel policy is being discussed. However, no personnel matters were discussed at the council meeting, so if Henry is right, the council did not go into closed session.
(D) All cars parked on the north side of the street were ticketed last night, and the same cars were towed away this morning. So beware! A car ticketed in this city also gets towed away.
(E) Allen says that, if the city council institutes new parking regulations, it is unlikely that revenues for the city will increase. If Allen is right, then the parking regulation plan should not be instituted.

C)
A causes B and B causes C, therefore A causes C.
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02 Nov 2006, 04:49
I would bet on B.

It depends roughly on the same logic as argument:

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02 Nov 2006, 04:53
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I would bet on B.

It depends roughly on the same logic as argument:

I meant B, not C. Honestly, I did!
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02 Nov 2006, 10:25
Another B from me..
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02 Nov 2006, 11:13
Yes B sounds good
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02 Nov 2006, 12:12
B follows the same pattern of logic.
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02 Nov 2006, 20:44
B for me 2
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02 Nov 2006, 22:19
The logial pattern is if A then B ; if B then C ; therefore if A then C

if parking regulations are put into effect, there is an increase in parking violations,
and if an increase in parking violations then a greater number of parking fines collected.

Therefore if parking regulations then more money from fine.

(B) If taxes were increased, this act would naturally result in increased revenues for the city,
if increased revenues then some desirable social programs possible.

Therefore if taxes were increased, some desirable social programs would become possible.
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03 Nov 2006, 13:19
Straight B.
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08 Jun 2008, 07:21
Guys,

Can someone explain why A is not the answer as it also follows the same pattern.

New parking regulation => increase in parking violations => increased revenue
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08 Jun 2008, 13:55
Another B
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10 Jun 2008, 22:00
B,

anyone having OA/OE for this question?
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