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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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14 Dec 2004, 07:23
Not sure, but go for (D) though.
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14 Dec 2004, 12:44
I could be wrong, go with B. What is the OA?
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23 Mar 2005, 09:19
I will go with B, as during ten year period, the wages have increased during the Mayor's term. Plz post the OA.
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23 Mar 2005, 09:41
I will go with A.

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23 Mar 2005, 10:45
(B) cannot be it. If the average pay is 10 year low before the mayor took office (say $1000) and highest in average was say$5000. Now the average pay is $1100. Not a big difference. Moreoever it is significantly less than$5000.

I will go for (A).
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23 Mar 2005, 17:43
Conclusion -> average paycheck in city getting bigger under Delmont's leadership

(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.
- This tells us the average paycheck is getting bigger

(B) Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
- Does not tells us if average paycheck is getting bigger. For all we know, 30 yrs back under another mayor, the average was even higher.

(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.
- not important

(E) The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
- not important

A it is.
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23 Mar 2005, 20:08
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.

D it is

it canot be A becuase it just says that the average pay is more than ormal for last 3 yrs, says nothing about before that! wheres argument says no question that "throughout" Delmontâ€™s tenure

in camparison to B, Dis better because in D it is said that the"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" thus athe overall job pay remains at same level including the cosideation of job loss! and argument says that '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."
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23 Mar 2005, 20:17
chunjuwu wrote:

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.

B: sounds good
C: not useful into
D: may be
E is useless info.
So B is my pick
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24 Mar 2005, 01:00
OA is D.

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24 Mar 2005, 01:05
chunjuwu wrote:
OA is D.

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Wow! great question. Infact after seeing the OA I re read the question and I figured out where was I wrong. Should have read the question carefully.

B is still out of Question.

Very good question. A real GMAT Type question.

Thank you for posting it.
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31 Oct 2013, 12:07
Analysis: new jobs are more than eliminated jobs; new jobs' paychecks are higher than avergae pay citywide. To strengthen the argument of paychecks getting steadily bigger: D. eliminated jobs' pay were only equal to average pay citywide
A is not accurate because of the "three year" contradicts the point of steadily.
B Weakens the argument
C have no points
E have no points
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01 Jun 2014, 15:50
Pqhai would you mind solving this question? Especially stuck between B and D

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03 Jun 2014, 03:41
This question needs some clarity. Can the experts please clarify and confirm ?
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03 Jun 2014, 20:17
The argument says that more jobs were created than were eliminated. The argument later concludes that the average pay check in the city has gone up. For the conclusion to hold, the average pay for these new jobs must be greater than the average pay for the jobs that were eliminated -- all other things being equal.

The argument also says that the average pay for the new jobs is higher than the average pay for jobs citywide (Fact 2). Now we do not know whether the average pay for the eliminated jobs was higher than, less than, or equal to the average pay for jobs citywide. If we can somehow guarantee that the average pay for the eliminated jobs was less than or equal to the average pay for jobs citywide, then we can properly conclude that the average pay for the new jobs is higher than the average pay for the eliminated jobs -- thus strengthening the conclusion.

D guarantees this.

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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.

Conc: So there can be no question that throughout Delmontâ€™s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

-------(Avg pay)----(job pay between highest and average pay job)------( highest pay)-----------
What if the removed jobs were the highly paid jobs than the ones that have been added. In that case, it's true that the newly added job pay more than average but city's average paycheck has has go down.

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.
>> Ignore. There can be multiple possibilities and hence not sufficient to evaluate the claim. May be the Avg pay of job added last year was lower than the average pay of city etc.
(B) Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
>> similar to A. Ignore.

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

(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.
>> In line with our reasoning.

(E) The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
>> Comparison is between avg pay of added jobs to that of city's jobs. ignore.
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