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Some communities in Florida are populated almost exclusively by retired people and contain few, if any, families with small children. Yet these communities are home to thriving businesses specializing in the rental of furniture for infants and small children.
Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year.
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores
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24 Aug 2012, 02:37
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Some communities in Florida are populated almost exclusively by retired people and contain few, if any, families with small children. Yet these communities are home to thriving businesses specializing in the rental of furniture for infants and small children.
Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year.
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores

Answer is D. It is straightforward question.
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17 Mar 2013, 02:10
I did not understand the answer here.. I am confused about the argument..
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Some communities in Florida are populated almost exclusively by retired people and contain few, if any, families with small children. Yet these communities are home to thriving businesses specializing in the rental of furniture for infants and small children.
Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year.
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores

ans is obviously D.In this argument Its saying that florida is populated almost exclusively by retired people and few children but in florida rental business of infants and small children`s furniture are thriving.If we say that many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year then it will reconcile the discrepancy.

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Hi,
This is a "Reconcile the discrepancy" question :

What is the discrepancy ?
In a community where stands only retired people and potentially few families with small children, businesses spec in rental of furniture for infants and small children are thriving

So, to reconcile this, we should look for a reason that explains why the business of something are thriving while ppl in that place don't use it for their own need.

D explains this, saying that even if retired ppl rent something that they don't use, the business stemmed from rental small children's furniture are thriving, because they must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year.
( So they rent massively something not intended to their usage in order to provide for the needs of their grandchildren while visiting them and thereby thriving the business of rental because it's a matter of several weeks a year. )

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I agree with other posters here.
Only D explain why family without children need to rent for furniture for infants

Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida. ---Doesn't explain why they need to rent children's furniture.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
------Doesn't make sense to rent furniture just for overnight visit, is it?
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright. -----If it's rental for normal furniture then it might make sense but it's children's furniture and most family in Florida don't have children so it doesn't explain.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year. ------ Only possible answer choice why family with no children will need to rent for children's furniture
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores
----- Doesn't explain why family with no children will have the reason to buy or rent children's furniture.

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29 May 2013, 11:14
hi,
pls explain why B is wrong.
because it is not practical for infants and small children to make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
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29 May 2013, 18:36
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida. -- irrelevant,who cares where the stores buy furnitures from.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses. -- this actually weakens at best..sales should decrease.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright. -- irrelevant,as we are only concerned about infants and their furnitures.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year. -- Bingo..Loving grandparents reside in the community and they do take good care of their visiting GC on occasions like Memorial day -:)
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores -- Good for kids,but irrelevant
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29 May 2013, 18:41
suryav wrote:
hi,
pls explain why B is wrong.
because it is not practical for infants and small children to make overnight visits to one another’s houses.

(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida. -- irrelevant,who cares where the stores buy furnitures from.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses. -- this is irrelevant and actually weakens at best..Furniture sale should decrease,because kids visit each other and don't require much furniture.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright. -- irrelevant,as we are only concerned about infants and their furnitures.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year. -- Bingo..Loving grandparents reside in the community and they do take good care of their visiting GC on occasions like Memorial day -:)
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores -- Good for kids,but irrelevant
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I think the only reason why option B sounds better than option D is the number of customers they have, even though the basic reasoning behind both the option is same, i.e., occasionally people visit your place and you rent furniture to accommodate them. But i don't see how a few children renting furniture could lead to a thriving business.

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PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
Some communities in Florida are populated almost exclusively by retired people and contain few, if any, families with small children. Yet these communities are home to thriving businesses specializing in the rental of furniture for infants and small children.
Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
(A) The businesses specializing in the rental of children’s furniture buy their furniture from distributors outside of Florida.
(B) The few children who do reside in these communities all know each other and often make overnight visits to one another’s houses.
(C) Many residents of these communities who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright.
(D) Many residents of these communities must provide for the needs of visiting grandchildren several weeks a year.
(E) Children’s furniture available for rental is of the same quality as that available for sale in the stores

Can anybody pls explain why not C? residents who move frequently prefer renting their furniture to buying it outright !!!
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