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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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30 Apr 2009, 14:18
yeah, D

this one was recently discussed on this forum
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17 Jan 2010, 22:48
The answer is C, not D.
I think this question comes from OG
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18 Jan 2010, 07:27
Not sure on the source but I agree that the answer is C.
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11 Aug 2010, 01:06
IMO D

Checked in other forums.

D is correct. this type is "percent and number" one in CR bible book. reduced percentage dose not mean reduced number
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11 Aug 2010, 06:13
D it is.
You can not negate a premise to weaken an argument. so C ruled out
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11 Aug 2010, 10:39
D it is.

cannot be C.
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12 Aug 2010, 20:13
I choose D because I think "these" refers to 'local business' not 'local business that cater to retirees'.

The question just says that since many of the local business cater to retirees, these(local) business will be effected. C indicates that there are more local business that cater to tourist than business that cater to retirees.
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12 Aug 2010, 23:18
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IMO D

Checked in other forums.

D is correct. this type is "percent and number" one in CR bible book. reduced percentage dose not mean reduced number

C-->if the number of people retiring and moving to different state has increased considerably, then even after a %age drop in its share, the number of people retiring to Florida may increase or remain constant.. So argument does not necessarily hold.

alternate way: negate C
There are less local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees- the argument falls apart.

therefore it has to be C
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18 Aug 2010, 01:49
IMO D
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22 Aug 2010, 02:57
its got to be D
say there are 100 retirees in Florida. And the total number of people who retired and moved to another City be 1000. Now if that number (1000) increases by 1000 which makes the total to 2000, the percentage people retiring in Florida would obvoiusly be less which explains the stem. This doesn't mean they would have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.
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24 Aug 2010, 00:38
IMO D
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25 Aug 2010, 09:32
I got C
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25 Aug 2010, 21:23
I think it's D as well.
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26 Aug 2010, 07:22
As per post: OA is D not C

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