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 18 Jan 2017, 19:34

### 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

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 458
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 0

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

### Show Tags

16 Jan 2005, 15:34
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

66% (02:19) correct 34% (01:52) wrong based on 147 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, this decline is likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.

The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years.

There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees.

The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.

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.

If you have any questions
New!
Director
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 689
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 142 [8] , given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Jan 2005, 17:16
8
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Just to simplify things, assume 10 yrs ago a total of 700 people moved to another state after they retired. Of this say 10% moved to Florida. ie. 70 people moved to Florida.

Now, say total of 1000 people moved to another state after they retired. Since the percentage has decreased by 3, only 7% moved to Florida. ie. 70 people moved to Florida.

So, if you look at it because "the total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly" in this case from 700 to 1000, the number of people who moved to Florida is still the same or can even be higher.
Director
Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Posts: 728
Location: Milwaukee
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Jan 2005, 17:36
D it is agree with gayathri explanation
_________________

Praveen

Director
Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 610
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Jan 2005, 20:58
damn good explanation gayathri..
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 276
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 181 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

06 Sep 2010, 15:35
Good explanation Gayathri.
_________________

Trying hard to achieve something unachievable now....

Intern
Joined: 05 Jul 2011
Posts: 14
Schools: Ohio State University
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2011, 05:56
+1
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 397
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

18 Jul 2011, 01:22
D is the only answer which points to a positive business environment.

Posted from my mobile device
VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1420
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 175

Kudos [?]: 1335 [0], given: 62

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2011, 01:48
second time right...D
_________________
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10531
Followers: 918

Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0

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

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2013, 20:13
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Director
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 916
Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 690 [0], given: 322

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

### Show Tags

06 Jun 2014, 20:29
What is they say for option (E). Just curious to know.

Does it Strengthen the argument?

I think it strengthens since if the retirees leaving Florida for another state are more then the economy related to them would be affected.

OG/OE says:

This makes it more likely that Florida's economy will be harmed because of decreasing numbers of
retirees, but has no real bearing on the argument which concludes specifically that declines in the
proportion of emigrating retirees moving to Florida will have a negative effect on the state's economy.

Isn't it?
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

Manager
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 64
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 257

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

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2015, 00:21
gayathri wrote:
Just to simplify things, assume 10 yrs ago a total of 700 people moved to another state after they retired. Of this say 10% moved to Florida. ie. 70 people moved to Florida.

Now, say total of 1000 people moved to another state after they retired. Since the percentage has decreased by 3, only 7% moved to Florida. ie. 70 people moved to Florida.

So, if you look at it because "the total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly" in this case from 700 to 1000, the number of people who moved to Florida is still the same or can even be higher.

in my opinion, C should be the correct answer.
D can not be right answer as the argument does not say that florida attracts highest number of retired people.
C is weakening the the conclusion and it says tourism is a more thriving business.

more debate is required.
Re: In the United States, of the people who moved from one state   [#permalink] 06 Oct 2015, 00:21
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 In the United States, of the people who moved from one state 12 10 Mar 2011, 10:43
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