In the United States, of the people who moved from one state : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 22:47

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# In the United States, of the people who moved from one state

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 08 Sep 2010
Posts: 232
Location: India
WE 1: 6 Year, Telecom(GSM)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 251 [4] , given: 21

In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2010, 02:03
4
KUDOS
11
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (02:27) correct 44% (03:20) wrong based on 645 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In the United States, of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage
who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years. Since many local
businesses in Florida cater to retirees, these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect
on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument given?
(A) People who moved from one state to another when they retired moved a greater distance, on average,
last year than such people did ten years ago.
(B) People were more likely to retire to North Carolina from another state last year than people were
ten years ago.
(C) The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased signifi cantly
over the past ten years.
(D) The number of people who left Florida when they retired to live in another state was greater last year than
it was ten years ago.
(E) Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other
state.

OA will be given tomorrow.

If you like the question Consider KUDOS.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by ankitranjan on 10 Oct 2010, 02:35, edited 1 time in total.
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Status: Time to step up the tempo
Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 408
Location: Milky way
Schools: ISB, Tepper - CMU, Chicago Booth, LSB
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 50

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2010, 03:02
I vote for option C. Even though there is a drop of 3% points, if the overall population of retired people moving into Florida increases then the increase would more than offset the 3% point decrease.
_________________

Support GMAT Club by putting a GMAT Club badge on your blog

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 481
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 84 [0], given: 10

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2010, 09:56
Refer

cr-retired-people-13239.html

Please search the forum before posting
_________________

GGG (Gym / GMAT / Girl) -- Be Serious

Its your duty to post OA afterwards; some one must be waiting for that...

Manager
Joined: 15 Apr 2010
Posts: 170
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2010, 10:38
Intern
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 46
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2010, 02:43
I hardly find any answer choice correct. I don't agree with C because the C refers to the increase in the retirees who move from one state to another in general. It doesn't specifically refer to Florida. I think it's a big assumption to apply that fact to Florida.
That left me with option E.
Senior Manager
Status: swimming against the current
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 252
Location: Chennai, India
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 30

### Show Tags

15 Nov 2010, 05:58
Though stinks it has to be C, others are no close
_________________

Gonna make it this time

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 7128
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 2139

Kudos [?]: 13699 [7] , given: 222

### Show Tags

15 Nov 2010, 12:16
7
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Actually, C doesn't stink.
Consider the stimulus again:
"Of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years."

So ten years back, let's say, 100 people moved from one to another state. Let's also assume 30 of those 100 moved to Florida. In US, 30% of people who were moving after retirement, moved to Florida.

It has gone down to 27%.

What option C says is: "The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased significantly
over the past ten years"

The total number of people who are moving has increased significantly.
So now, perhaps 200 people move from one state to another as compared to 100 of ten years back. Then 27% would be 54, still much greater than 30.
So there may not have been any negative effect, in fact there might have been a positive effect because more people are moving to Florida. Therefore, it weakens the conclusion.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199 Veritas Prep Reviews Manager Joined: 19 Apr 2010 Posts: 210 Schools: ISB, HEC, Said Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 28 Re: CR3 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2010, 03:45 This is OG 12 question and answer indeed is C. Senior Manager Status: swimming against the current Joined: 24 Jul 2009 Posts: 252 Location: Chennai, India Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 30 Re: CR3 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2010, 05:41 VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Actually, C doesn't stink. Consider the stimulus again: "Of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years." So ten years back, let's say, 100 people moved from one to another state. Let's also assume 30 of those 100 moved to Florida. In US, 30% of people who were moving after retirement, moved to Florida. It has gone down to 27%. What option C says is: "The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased significantly over the past ten years" The total number of people who are moving has increased significantly. So now, perhaps 200 people move from one state to another as compared to 100 of ten years back. Then 27% would be 54, still much greater than 30. So there may not have been any negative effect, in fact there might have been a positive effect because more people are moving to Florida. Therefore, it weakens the conclusion. The stimulus states "these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida." let the number move a higher than the last year, but considerably it is a number less than would have actually moved so there could still be a negative effect. _________________ Gonna make it this time Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor Joined: 16 Oct 2010 Posts: 7128 Location: Pune, India Followers: 2139 Kudos [?]: 13699 [0], given: 222 Re: CR3 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Nov 2010, 07:15 mailnavin1 wrote: VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Actually, C doesn't stink. Consider the stimulus again: "Of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years." So ten years back, let's say, 100 people moved from one to another state. Let's also assume 30 of those 100 moved to Florida. In US, 30% of people who were moving after retirement, moved to Florida. It has gone down to 27%. What option C says is: "The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased significantly over the past ten years" The total number of people who are moving has increased significantly. So now, perhaps 200 people move from one state to another as compared to 100 of ten years back. Then 27% would be 54, still much greater than 30. So there may not have been any negative effect, in fact there might have been a positive effect because more people are moving to Florida. Therefore, it weakens the conclusion. The stimulus states "these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida." let the number move a higher than the last year, but considerably it is a number less than would have actually moved so there could still be a negative effect. Absolutely mailnavin1, there could still be a negative effect. Since (C) says 'increased significantly'. But we do not know by how much. But the question is "which of the following weakens the argument?", not "which of the following make it false?".. Since option (C) creates a possibility that the argument might become invalid, it weakens the argument considerably. I hope it makes more sense now. _________________ Karishma Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor My Blog Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for$199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Intern
Status: One more shot
Joined: 01 Feb 2015
Posts: 32
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Finance
WE: Corporate Finance (Commercial Banking)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 132

In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 May 2015, 22:01
C &E are the best choices.
E is abmiguous with the statement more which is quite relative.
Hence C looks good.
_________________

Believe you can and you are halfway there-Theodore Roosevelt

Intern
Joined: 06 May 2015
Posts: 28
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Other
GPA: 3.39
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 315

Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Oct 2015, 04:59
phamduyha wrote:
I hardly find any answer choice correct. I don't agree with C because the C refers to the increase in the retirees who move from one state to another in general. It doesn't specifically refer to Florida. I think it's a big assumption to apply that fact to Florida.
That left me with option E.

well OA is C, because it is the best choice out of all 5, yah smtimes u cannot agree with any of the options
Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2015
Posts: 57
GMAT 1: 580 Q37 V33
GMAT 2: 580 Q39 V31
GMAT 3: 660 Q44 V36
GMAT 4: 560 Q40 V28
GMAT 5: 580 Q37 V32
GMAT 6: 680 Q45 V37
GMAT 7: 690 Q47 V37
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 16

Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2016, 23:43
Hi Karishma,
Can you elaborate on why E should be eliminated.
I basically want to be sure that the reason for eliminating this choice is correct at my end.
Is it correct to think that how Florida attracts retirees compared to other states does not have an impact on weakening the conclusion whereas as long as the total number of people who have retired and moved to Florida is greater than the 3% of the people who have moved out of Florida.
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 7128
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 2139

Kudos [?]: 13699 [1] , given: 222

Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Mar 2016, 21:51
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
bhamini1 wrote:
Hi Karishma,
Can you elaborate on why E should be eliminated.
I basically want to be sure that the reason for eliminating this choice is correct at my end.
Is it correct to think that how Florida attracts retirees compared to other states does not have an impact on weakening the conclusion whereas as long as the total number of people who have retired and moved to Florida is greater than the 3% of the people who have moved out of Florida.

Yes, you are right. Whether Florida is the state that gets the most number of people or second most number of people etc is immaterial.
As long as it retains (or increases) the number of people settling there after retirement, its economy will not be affected. We know that in percentage terms, number of people retiring to Florida has decreased but in absolute terms, the number of people retiring there could actually have stayed same or even increased. If more people are retiring now, a smaller percentage could still lead to more actual number (as shown in my post above). The comparison of number of people shifting to Florida now is only with the number of people who shifted to Florida ten years back. Number of people shifting to any other state has nothing to do with this argument.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for \$199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Manager
Joined: 19 Mar 2015
Posts: 81
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 11

Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2016, 05:31
C for me. If the "number" of people who moved from one state to another after retirement has increased over the past 10 years, then it is possible that despite the decrease in the "percentage" of people who retired to Florida, the actual "number" of people who retired to Florida might actually have increased over the past 10 years.

If that's the case and the number of people who retired to Florida has increased, then there is no reason to believe that the percentage decrease of people retiring to Florida would translate into any negative economic effects on the local businesses in Florida. This is because the local businesses clearly have to do with the "number" of people who retire to Florida, and not the "percentage" of who retire to Florida.
Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2016, 05:31
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 In the United States, of the people who moved from one state 1 08 Sep 2010, 14:38
18 In the united states, of the people who moved from one state 12 06 Sep 2010, 08:59
8 In the United States, of the people who moved from one state 15 22 Dec 2009, 11:54
In the United States, of the people who moved from one state 15 30 Apr 2009, 13:52
15 In the United States, of the people who moved from one state 44 10 Mar 2009, 02:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by