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The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has placed on industry poses more serious hardships for big businesses than for small ones. Since large commpanies do everything on a more massive scale, they must alter more cpmplex operations and spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.

whihc of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

A. Small companies are less likely than large companies to have the capital reserves for improvements
B.The operations of small companies frequently rely on the same technonlgies as the operations of large companies.
C. Safety regulation codes are uniform, established without reference to size of company.
D. Large companies typically have more of their profits invested in other businesses than do small companies.
E.Large companies are in general more likely than small companies to diversily their markets and products.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2003, 03:04
How about B? :stupid
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2003, 03:19
brstorewala wrote:
I would go with A


Bingo!
But, I don't understand why it is A?
I like to choose C.
From this question, could you cite the assumption and evidence to
solving this question about "weaken" problem?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2003, 04:56
poses more serious hardships for big businesses than for small ones

spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.


We have to concentrate on that choice which weakens the argument above. Choice A tell us that because small companies have limited capital at their disposal, and therefore even they would face hardships and it is not necessary that the big companies will face more hardships.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2003, 05:02
IMHO: B seems to be not bad as well. If small companies use the same technologies (scale does not matter!) as do big ones, then it is reasonable to suppose that both have the same expences.

But... A is stronger, I have to agree. :toilet
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2003, 06:00
brstorewala wrote:
poses more serious hardships for big businesses than for small ones

spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.


We have to concentrate on that choice which weakens the argument above. Choice A tell us that because small companies have limited capital at their disposal, and therefore even they would face hardships and it is not necessary that the big companies will face more hardships.


Aha.....
I finally clarify the pattern about this argument.
Thank you, brstorewala.

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Why [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 08:42
The way I see it, the "harships" are the finanical/economic upgrades. Thus since the small companies do not have the money/ reserve of the upgrades, they are probably in a worse position than the bigger companies.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 15:45
see the conclusion here is

Colclusion = "The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has placed on industry poses more serious hardships for big businesses than for small ones" ,

Primise = second sentence.

right??? so u have to weaken the conclusion. A only talks abt small companies. but B talks abt both small and big companies.
do why not B?
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