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The city of Workney, in raising bus fares from $1.00 to [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 05:37
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The city of Workney, in raising bus fares from $1.00 to $1.25, proposed that 18 fare token be sold for $20.00 to alleviate the extra burden of the fare increase on the city's low-income residents. Critics suggested alternatively that 9 fare tokens be sold for $10.00, because a $20.00 outlay would be prohibitive for low-income riders.

The alternative proposal depends on which of the following assumptions?

a) Low-income residents of Workney will continue to ride the buses in the same numbers despite the fare increase

b) Low-income riders would be more likely to take advantage of the savings afforded by the 9-token offer than would other riders.

c) The outlay of $10.00for the purchase of 9 fare tokens would not be prohibitive for low-income bus riders

d) The proposed fare increase is needed for the purchase of new buses for the city's bus system

e) Buses provide the only means of public transportation in the city of Workney.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 08:04
it should be C..
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 09:00
C. It is direct negation of conclusion.

Btw, what is GWD?
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 09:00
C is the winner here.

Critics suggestion :$10 token for 9 passes would be preferable.
Reason: buying $ 20 token would be difficult.

The suggestion implicitly means $10 token is not prohibitive.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 11:16
C - the assumption is that $10 is not prohibitive for the low income people. After reading the question, I was looking for an answer that's along the lines of "low income people don't have the cash flow to buy $20 in fares at once" but this answer is not amongst the choices given.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 21:23
Can some one give a detailed explaination, such as: The assumption(1) is, assumption(2) is, or reasoning (1) is, then conclusion...

why each is wrong and why C is right?
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 22:06
Why B is not right?
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 23:40
C

It states $10 token is not prohibitive
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 10:00
I think it was an easy one...though E confuses you but you can eliminate it because of extreme language "only"......thus C is the answer
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 18:05
I was looking for that answer as well, however CR won't give you what you want, it only traps you or makes you wrong.

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C - the assumption is that $10 is not prohibitive for the low income people. After reading the question, I was looking for an answer that's along the lines of "low income people don't have the cash flow to buy $20 in fares at once" but this answer is not amongst the choices given.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 21:05
Jasonammex wrote:
I was looking for that answer as well, however CR won't give you what you want, it only traps you or makes you wrong.

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C - the assumption is that $10 is not prohibitive for the low income people. After reading the question, I was looking for an answer that's along the lines of "low income people don't have the cash flow to buy $20 in fares at once" but this answer is not amongst the choices given.

Same here.. Even I was looking for such an answer..

I was stuck between B and C and after answering B, I reliase that 9 token system doesn't offer any saving wrt 18 token system. :)
Thus by POE also, the answer is C.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 08:53
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The city of Workney, in raising bus fares from $1.00 to $1.25, proposed that 18 fare token be sold for $20.00 to alleviate the extra burden of the fare increase on the city's low-income residents. Critics suggested alternatively that 9 fare tokens be sold for $10.00, because a $20.00 outlay would be prohibitive for low-income riders.

The alternative proposal depends on which of the following assumptions?

a) Low-income residents of Workney will continue to ride the buses in the same numbers despite the fare increase

b) Low-income riders would be more likely to take advantage of the savings afforded by the 9-token offer than would other riders.

c) The outlay of $10.00for the purchase of 9 fare tokens would not be prohibitive for low-income bus riders

d) The proposed fare increase is needed for the purchase of new buses for the city's bus system

e) Buses provide the only means of public transportation in the city of Workney.


C. The critics assume a $10.00 outlay would not be prohibitive otherwise no reason for them to propose a $10.00 outlay.
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Re: GWD(1) [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 18:53
Used PoE, Got C
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