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Mayor Delmont s critics complain about the jobs that were [#permalink] New post 05 May 2009, 14:12
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Mayor Delmont’s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmont’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 Delmont’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 Delmont’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 Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’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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Re: CR - Delmont [#permalink] New post 05 May 2009, 18:17
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Mayor Delmont’s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmont’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 Delmont’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 Delmont’s tenure --> three years is an indefinite time period and this just mentions about average pay for jobs created, not average pay for all jobs, so eliminate
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office -->no influence
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again --> the same like B, too far to have an influence to the argument
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide --> the best. Imagine, A is average pay for job created, B is for job eliminated, C for job citywide. At the beginning of the year, the average pay for all jobs in the city are B + C; at the end of the year, because a number of jobs are eliminated (their average pay are B) and a number of job are created (their average are A), the average pay for all jobs in the city are A +C. Therefore, because A>C and B=C, (A+C) - (B+C) > 0 --> at the end end of the year, the average paycheck of all jobs in the city is bigger than it was at the beginning of the year. And this fact continues year after year (in the Delmont's tenure) because every jobs created in any year will have their average pays higher than that of jobs created in the year before but eliminated in that year.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city -->suburb is irrelevant

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Re: CR - Delmont [#permalink] New post 05 May 2009, 19:00
agree with the explanation!!
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Re: CR - Delmont [#permalink] New post 05 May 2009, 22:16
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I'm fairly confident on this one, but is there an OA nevertheless?



yeah..you are right OA is D

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Re: CR - Delmont [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2009, 04:04
I'm with D too.
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Re: CR - Delmont [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 22:30
D for me.....Thats how the average pay would have been greater than the neighbouring states...
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Re: Mayor Delmont s critics complain about the jobs that were [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2013, 12:48
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Conclusion: Under Delmont, the avg pay in the city is getting bigger. Why?
Premise: More jobs created than eliminated and avg pay for new jobs is higher than the avg pay in the city.

Not A: The unemployment rate is low during Delmont's time is already given in the passage. Low unemployment rate corresponds to increasing avg pay in the city.
Not B: The avg pay in the city was lowest during Delmont's time. The avg pay can still be getting bigger and that max can be the ten-year low.
It's C: The avg pay for jobs eliminated is higher than avg pay in the city. Elimination, thus, would cause the avg pay in the city to decrease.
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