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

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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?

A. Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.
B. The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years.
C. There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees.
D. The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.
E. 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.
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31 Aug 2007, 22:41
solidcolor wrote:
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?

A. Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state. - not weakening the argument.

B. The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years. - not weakening the argument - the argument is concerned with the retirees.

C. There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees. - if more businesses are not dependent on retirees the effect of reduction of retirees will be less. so weakens the argument.

D. The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.
- not weakening the argument - we are concerned with the reduction of number of retirees coming to the florida - so irrelevant to the argument.

E. 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.
- it will stregnthen the argument. So the economy will become more dependent on the retirees.

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Re: CR - Retiree to Florida [#permalink]

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31 Aug 2007, 22:56
solidcolor wrote:
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?

A. Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.
B. The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years.
C. There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees.
D. The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.
E. 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.

D. A intimidates
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Re: CR - Retiree to Florida [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2007, 00:14
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D. A intimidates

Does it says that although the decline may have some negative effects, but given the strong growth in the last 10 years, the negative effects would not be too serious or "noticeable"?

If so, this CR is just about the DEGREE or EXTENT. That would make it hard to realize the right answer...
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