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Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 25 May 2010, 01:58
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 25 May 2010, 07:34
Argument = Mayor caused more new jobs than old, and new jobs had higher average pay than previous job, therefore the pay average has increased during the Mayor's tenure.

This one is tricky.

A) This is a bit confusing since it talks about 3 years but we don't really know how long the Mayor has been in office. Furthermore it seems to imply that pay associated with the Mayor is lower. The confusion and implication don't look good.

B) This suggests that the purported increase in pay might be attributed to a natural increase of pay rather than the Mayor's efforts. Some of his fans might say that he's the reason the 10 year low ended... but that's not substantiated. Altogether it doesn't do much because it doesn't mention growth (for all we know it's STILL at a 10 year low and the advert is just propaganda). I am tempted by this one but I just can't see it supporting the argument that well.

C) This is a bit of a "so what" answer. Nothing to do with growth of pay.

D) I like D the best but I am really not too sure. At least with this answer there's a bit of mathematical theory involved. If the jobs that are disappearing were all close the general average then it implies that the job loss is NOT affecting the average... but it still says nothing to if the new jobs are actually helping it go up or down. This at least provides a basis on which to defend against the notion that "job loss is hurting our average."

E) Comparing the city to suburbs seems out of scope.

Very curious to see OA. My confidence in D) is like 60% :?
It should be fun to retroactively reason afterwards if it's not D.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 25 May 2010, 08:42
I would go with A.

The conclusion states that "average paycheck has been getting steadily bigger". Thus, A provides a comparison of the mayor's earlier tenure pays and after 3 years, the paychecks have steadily increased.

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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 27 May 2010, 03:05
Anyone want to try with reasoning?
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 12:57
A. We don't know how long Mayor Delmont has been in office (we know he is still in office). It seems to support the argument, but mentioning 'earlier in Mayor Delmont's tenure' casts doubts on the assertions of the advertisement. What if those jobs created at that time had a really low pay?
B. It may be a reason why it was easy to increase the average pay, but it doesn't support the argument too strongly.
C. Doesn't support the argument at all.
D. It seems to support the argument of the advertisement. If the jobs eliminated had an average pay, and meantime the new created jobs have higher than average pay, then the average paycheck in the city has been getting bigger. This new information is consistent with the argument.
E. Compares two different subjects.

Between the options, D is the one that most strengthens the argument in the advertisement.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 22:32
Although choice A does not sound good as well, I would go with it.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 22:39
OK guys, the debatable OA is:
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 12:54
C can not be OA, it is actually weakening the argument of political ad.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 11:20
hey ykaiim, can we also get the OA reasoning from the source?....definitely a weird one.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 19:14
Sorry Seekmba,

I am affraid I can. This is from online tests from http://www.exampep.com/gmat/

This is the oly CR question in test1 which irritated me. But, I dont recommend this site for free tests.
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Re: Mayor Delmonte [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 21:52
What about B??

The argument says that critics say jobs were lost but in next line not only plugs this gap by stating more jobs were created then eliminated but also open a new idea about average pay increase. The argument also says Avg pay for new jobs increased every year since Delmonte took the office. so his tenure is successful.

Although all answers look poor ,only B says that pay was 10yr low when he took office and it strengthens claim by reinforcing that new job created raised pay yoy so he is definitely successful.
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