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Political Advertisement: Mayor Delmont s critics complain [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 14:35
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Political Advertisement: 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 each year since Delmont took office the average pay for the new jobs created has been higher than that year’s average pay for jobs citywide. So it stands to reason that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

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

A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was when Mayor Delmont took office.
B. The average pay for jobs in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Each year during Mayor Delmont’s tenure, the average pay for jobs that were eliminated has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide.
D. Most of the jobs eliminated during Mayor Delmont’s tenure were in declining industries.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently lower than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 01:43
IMO c
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 03:25
C.
WIth the reasoning in C, higher paying jobs are lost and lower paying jobs are created.
In the end, the average pay will fall
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 02:30
I side with C as well. But C does not address the number of high paying jobs that were actually eliminated as against the number of new jobs that have been added. Therefore, although C seems to be the best available, it does not seem complete.
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 02:46
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I side with C as well. But C does not address the number of high paying jobs that were actually eliminated as against the number of new jobs that have been added. Therefore, although C seems to be the best available, it does not seem complete.



The average incliudes number as well.

Straight C.
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 03:56
^ We are talking about the overall average here. The averages described in the answer choices are individual averages of jobs lost and jobs gained. This is not the same as the net average?
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 04:29
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The issue around here is the average paycheck. The argument says that the average pay has been increasing since the mayor took charge.

The option C states that the overall average pay has been brought down by eliminating workers with high average pay. So, the overall average is being reduced. The new workers' average pay is less than the pay of the average pay of the eliminated jobs. So this clearly weakens the argument by saying that the average paychecks has actually decreased overall and only the average pay of the new employees whose salary is lesser than the average salary of the eliminated fellows is growing since the mayor took charge.

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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 23:42
A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Each year during Mayor Delmont’s tenure, the average pay for jobs that were eliminated has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide.

I confused between A and C. I will choose C. However, anyone can tell me why A wrong?
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2011, 20:29
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A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Each year during Mayor Delmont’s tenure, the average pay for jobs that were eliminated has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide.

I confused between A and C. I will choose C. However, anyone can tell me why A wrong?

The conclusion is that in "Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger"
option A states that The Unemployment rate has increased but the overall average pay may increase or decrease
So C shud be the answer
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2011, 11:25
i go with B! whats the OA?
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Re: Political Advertisement [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 21:15
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