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Mayor Delmontâ€™s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmontâ€™s leadership. Yet the fact is that not only were more jobs created than were eliminated, but the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmontâ€™s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?

A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.

C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.

D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.

E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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22 Jan 2006, 04:05
Is it D?

For the conclusion that the average paycheck is steadily increasing, all three of the folowing must be true.
1. Average salary for eliminated job = citywide average salary.
2. Average pay for the job added > citywide average salary
and definitely:
3. More jobs need to be added than cut.

If we negate D, then the argument may not be true. For eg if there are 3 jobs $10/hr,$20/hr, $60/hr (avg salary =$30/hr)

If $60/hr job is eliminated and if 2 jobs with$35/hr are added, the average will now be reduced to 100/4 = 25. Hence D.
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22 Jan 2006, 08:13
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Is it D?

For the conclusion that the average paycheck is steadily increasing, all three of the folowing must be true.
1. Average salary for eliminated job = citywide average salary.
2. Average pay for the job added > citywide average salary
and definitely:
3. More jobs need to be added than cut.

If we negate D, then the argument may not be true. For eg if there are 3 jobs $10/hr,$20/hr, $60/hr (avg salary =$30/hr)

If $60/hr job is eliminated and if 2 jobs with$35/hr are added, the average will now be reduced to 100/4 = 25. Hence D.

Nice one

Between B and D:

A) May weaken or strengthen the conclusion, since we don't know how the actual increases in Mayor Delmont's last three year tenure are related to those increaes previous to this period.

C) weakens

E) Does not stay explicitly that this situation is due to Mayor Delmonts efforts.

D) As far as I understand D it mentions simply that the average pay of the jobs eliminated was equal to the citywide average. Thus (combined with the stem) we can conclude that the jobs whose pay was roughly equal to the citywide average pay were eliminated, and, since the average of the new jobs was higher than the average, higher paid jobs created.

Can't refute B properly, but I think it's D

Please, someone can refute B?
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22 Jan 2006, 08:19
A. guys, is not A pretty clear? cuz more jobs with higher pay than the jobs with lower pays. then it is clearly true that the avg pay for the last three years is higher than the same three years ago.
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22 Jan 2006, 08:55
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A. guys, is not A pretty clear? cuz more jobs with higher pay than the jobs with lower pays. then it is clearly true that the avg pay for the last three years is higher than the same three years ago.

But what about the jobs eliminated?
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22 Jan 2006, 10:05
Can't refute B properly, but I think it's D
Please, someone can refute B?

B only mentions that the the average salary was low before the mayor's tenure started. But that doesn't mean that avg paycheck is bound to increase with his job cut+job increase policy. Avg paycheck still depends on the type of jobs he eliminates.

The conclusion says specifically that the average salary steadily increased.
Again consider the same example above and we can refute B too.

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22 Jan 2006, 11:58
On the D-day i cld ve definitely picked B i now understand it is D , thnks guys
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22 Jan 2006, 12:34
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Can't refute B properly, but I think it's D
Please, someone can refute B?

B only mentions that the the average salary was low before the mayor's tenure started. But that doesn't mean that avg paycheck is bound to increase with his job cut+job increase policy. Avg paycheck still depends on the type of jobs he eliminates.

The conclusion says specifically that the average salary steadily increased.
Again consider the same example above and we can refute B too.

HTH.

Yes it helps, thank you.

This question can become complicated if one handles it wrong up from the beginning, i think.
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22 Jan 2006, 15:24
Agree with allabouts explanation..Its D
Initially i chose A , but A doesnt talks about eliminated jobs
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22 Jan 2006, 17:19
oa is D

excellent explanations guys. I also chose A initally
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22 Jan 2006, 22:26
giddi77 wrote:
Is it D?

For the conclusion that the average paycheck is steadily increasing, all three of the folowing must be true.
1. Average salary for eliminated job = citywide average salary.
2. Average pay for the job added > citywide average salary
and definitely:
3. More jobs need to be added than cut.

If we negate D, then the argument may not be true. For eg if there are 3 jobs $10/hr,$20/hr, $60/hr (avg salary =$30/hr)

If $60/hr job is eliminated and if 2 jobs with$35/hr are added, the average will now be reduced to 100/4 = 25. Hence D.

Good Explanation !!!10x

Nice one

Between B and D:

A) May weaken or strengthen the conclusion, since we don't know how the actual increases in Mayor Delmont's last three year tenure are related to those increaes previous to this period.

C) weakens

E) Does not stay explicitly that this situation is due to Mayor Delmonts efforts.

D) As far as I understand D it mentions simply that the average pay of the jobs eliminated was equal to the citywide average. Thus (combined with the stem) we can conclude that the jobs whose pay was roughly equal to the citywide average pay were eliminated, and, since the average of the new jobs was higher than the average, higher paid jobs created.

Can't refute B properly, but I think it's D

Please, someone can refute B?

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