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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 07:08
C)...this would answer the question whether the new mall was responsible for the bankruptcies or maybe its a trend that occurs even without the new mall.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 17:23
C - is correct.Provides the comparision.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 17:28
C would be the right question

you need to have an idea about the normal situation before talking about the specific cases
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 22:28
A-Possible. If no activist was successful why bother. But this is not pertinent to argument itself, which says that 'Saveall' could be the cause for bankruptcy. Somwhat useful.

B. If the residents did not shop in Morganaville and shopped somewhere else, then the shops are not dependent on the residents. It would then follow that the shops would not go bankrupt if these people shopped in saveall.

C Does not emphasise the cause of bankruptcy as 'Saveall' it just establishes a time period for bankruptcy, which could be for any number of reasons. Not relevant.
D. Where the Employees are from does not affect the argument. Not relevant.
E. The performance of Saveall does not affect the argument, although if Saveall went bankrupt the shops may not. Somwhat useful.

I will go with B

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 22:31
I go with C.
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Re: CR # Morganville [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2005, 04:31
nakib77 wrote:
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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?


well, i'm left with B and C. But let see which one is better.
Let see B: the activists want to prevent the opening of SaveAll ----> surely there is a large percentage of the residents of the town currently mostly shop at stores in the town. Because if there's no, the opening of SaveAll could attract most people to back to shop at the town( due to some kind of customer's attractive benefit provided by SaveAll)----> the activists would even encourage the opening of SaveAll to attract people to shop at their own town, not at some other towns ----> B can't be correct.
C it is.
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Re: Q20: Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 09:37
I choose B: reason: if we evaluate yes, then it strengthen the conclusion. if we evaluate no, then it does weaken the conclusion.

not sure why answer is C. since we already know the proportion of bankruptcy is 25%.

can someone explain?
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Re: Q20: Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2013, 02:18
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Let me see if I Can help.

C is helpful because it provides us with a point of comparison.

For example if I tell you that I have a 25% success rate at a project, that's not actually useful in and of itself if you want to know if I'm good at that project. If I tell you though that I have a 25% success rate vs the average of 5% then you'd know that I'm better than average.

C works the same, how do you know if 25% is a lot of bankruptcies? Around the nation 25% might just be average - so the new mall has no additional impact.

Does that make sense?

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Re: Q20: Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2014, 17:39
Reasoning is as follows : we should stop saveall to save central shopping -- Why ? if Save all opens a store --- outside then 25% of town experienced bankruptcies.

This is a classic assumptions: 25% is abnormal bankruptcy filing rate. It doesn't happen normally.
Our town is similar to other towns with regards to quality of central shopping district. Thus, saveall will impact our town as well.

Whether 25% is normal or not ? or
Whether Morganville is comparable to other town that filed bankruptcy in csd ?

Q20:
Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
We are only discussing impact of saveall on csd. Nothing else . Out of scope(OFS)
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
This is the tricky one. If i have a shop and if everyday 10000 customers come to mine, then i dont care whether they are locals or outsiders. This is misleading option that is (ofs)
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
[color=#ed1c24]This is the actual hidden assumption that is put in question. Argument is based on the reason that 25% rate. Is it abnormal is something we should know(correct) ?[/color]
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?
We are bothered about stores filing bankruptcy. Not employees (ofs)
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?
We dont care if saveall looses money or not. Conclusion is about impact of saveall on local stores(OFS).
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Re: Q20: Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2014, 07:00
A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
- Out of scope
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville? - Not relevant as activist reasoning about bankruptcy.
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period? - Correct Answer
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?- Not relevant as activist reasoning about bankruptcy.
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation? - Out of scope
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