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The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 10:29
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The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has placed on industry poses more servious hardships for big bussiness than for small ones. Since large companies do everthing on a more massive scale, they must alter more complex operation s and spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.

which 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.
C. safety regulation codes are uniform, established without reference to size of company.

Which the option is answer ?

Please explanation

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 11:10
I think a word is missing in this sentence. The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has hardships for big bussiness than for small ones.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 11:27
Neither C nor A really weaken the argument, in the sense that I would use the word weaken. Both A and C, if spoken after the argument in the problem, would begin with "yeah, but..."


A doesn't refute the passage's claim, it just provides an argument which has little to do with the one provided, by stating that small businesses don't have the necessary capital to comply with the regulations.

C doesn't refute the claim, either. It merely states that the "playing field is level, because the regulations are identical.

So it's tough, neither answer is perfect, in my very humble opinion, but I'd give the nod to C.

I think this is an extremely difficult choice. Please tell me that this is an LSAT question.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 11:28
Option A is the answer.

Option C in a way strengthens the argument by providing additional support. Since both the buisnesses need to adhere to the regulations more burden will be on Big buisnesses.

Option A on the otherhand says small buisnesses will be affected even more since they dont have capital reserves they wil have to close shops or occur huge debts.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 11:34
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Do you know that A is the answer, or are you giving your opinion?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 12:02
Sorry I meant "IMO A is the answer."

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I am starving for verbal Qs. Right now I have burried my head in Math Qs.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 12:12
Hello, Anand,

I, too, am starving for verbal q's-- to the point where I'm ready to do some GMAT+, whether or not the answers are correct.

I have indeed changed my icon. I like looking at girls more than cars and cartoons, though. I wonder if any of the regulars around here are women. If so, I bet they're a bit put off by all the babe-worship that goes on around here...
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2004, 19:06
Sorry ! I indeed miss some words inside the argument. Now, I have corrected those mistakes.
The official answer is A.
But I choose C............
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2004, 02:41
chihao wrote:
The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has placed on industry poses more servious hardships for big bussiness than for small ones. Since large companies do everthing on a more massive scale, they must alter more complex operation s and spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.

which 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.
C. safety regulation codes are uniform, established without reference to size of company.

Which the option is answer ?

Please explanation


This is a simple question if you look at it the proper way.

First, you must recognize the CONCLUSION of the argument, which is:
"regulations ... poses more servious hardships for big bussiness than for small ones"

A). identifies a severe hardship for smaller business, thus weakening the argument.

C) actually provides some support in the following way: since regulation are created without regard for size, it is possible and perhaps even likely that such regulations can affect different sized businesses in dispropotional ways.
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Re: CR   [#permalink] 04 Feb 2004, 02:41
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