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Paperback books wear out more quickly than hardcover books do

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Paperback books wear out more quickly than hardcover books do, but paperback books cost much less. Therefore, users of public libraries would be better served if public libraries bought only paperback books, since by so doing these libraries could increase the number of new book titles added to their collections without increasing their budgets.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

(A) If a public library’s overall budget is cut, the budge for new acquisitions is usually cut back more than is that for day-to-day operations

(B) Paperback books can very inexpensively have their covers reinforced in order to make them last longer

(C) Many paperback books are never published in hardcover

(D) Library users as a group depend on their public library for access to a wide variety of up-to-date reference books that are published in hardcover only

(E) People are more likely to buy for themselves a copy of a book they had previously borrowed from the publish library if that book is available in paperback
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Paperback books wear out more quickly than hardcover books do, but paperback books cost much less. Therefore, users of public libraries would be better served if public libraries bought only paperback books, since by so doing these libraries could increase the number of new book titles added to their collections without increasing their budgets.

The argument talks about advantages with paperbacks since they are cheap and as a result, more library content in terms of new books can be available to the users.

The argument also says that going with paperbacks won't affect the overall budget.


Let's evaluate the choices:

(A) If a public library’s overall budget is cut, the budge for new acquisitions is usually cut back more than is that for day-to-day operations-- doesn't affect. Talks about the proportion of budget cut for public library.

(B) Paperback books can very inexpensively have their covers reinforced in order to make them last longer--Strengthen the argument.

(C) Many paperback books are never published in hardcover-- slightly strengthen the argument.

(D) Library users as a group depend on their public library for access to a wide variety of up-to-date reference books that are published in hardcover only-- Users prefer those books that are published in hardcovers. So, plan of public library shall be affected. Hence, weaken the argument.

(E) People are more likely to buy for themselves a copy of a book they had previously borrowed from the publish library if that book is available in paperback-- Doesn't affect
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