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The proposal to hire twelve new fraud investigators in Greenvale is foolish. This is because there is sufficient funding to pay the salaries of the new investigators, but not to pay the salaries of additional prosecutors and administrative assistants to process the increased load of fraud cases that new investigators usually generate.

Which of the following, if true, will most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

Studies have shown that an increase in the number of a town's fraud investigators does not necessarily reduce fraud.
When one neighboring town increased the number of fraud investigators by 20 percent last year, it resulted in 30 percent more charges of fraud and 25 percent more convictions.
If funding for the new investigators' salaries is approved, support for other town services will have to be reduced during the next fiscal year.
In most United States towns, not all fraud cases result in charges, and not all charges result in trials.
Greenvale's ratio of fraud investigators to local officials has reached a level at which an increase in the number of investigators will have a deterrent effect on fraud.
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E is the obvious winner here.

Argument says that it is not a good idea to hire 12 new fraud investigators because the new investigators will generate more fraud investigations and trials. E counters it by indicating that the number of fraud cases will actually decrease as a result of increase in number of investigators.

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Agreed with Crick

E directly contradicts the author's opinion saying that investigators will definitely decrease fraud cases
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E is a direct contradiction, hence E
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E is the correct answer.
It shows that by increasing the number of investigators, there will not be an increase in prosecution and admin work.
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All agreed with E. I will explain the remains wrong.

(A) Studies have shown that an increase in the number of a town's fraud investigators does not necessarily reduce fraud. => clearly strengthen.
(B) When one neighboring town increased the number of fraud investigators by 20 percent last year, it resulted in 30 percent more charges of fraud and 25 percent more convictions. => Talking about neighboring town is quite irrelevant. However, the statistic in this town is the basement for the conclusion of the argument. Strengthen
(C) If funding for the new investigators' salaries is approved, support for other town services will have to be reduced during the next fiscal year.=> not relate to the effect of increasing number of investigator
(D) In most United States towns, not all fraud cases result in charges, and not all charges result in trials. => Like (C), this answer also irrelevant, huh?
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cvsmech wrote:
The proposal to hire twelve new fraud investigators in Greenvale is foolish. This is because there is sufficient funding to pay the salaries of the new investigators, but not to pay the salaries of additional prosecutors and administrative assistants to process the increased load of fraud cases that new investigators usually generate.

Which of the following, if true, will most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

Studies have shown that an increase in the number of a town's fraud investigators does not necessarily reduce fraud.
When one neighboring town increased the number of fraud investigators by 20 percent last year, it resulted in 30 percent more charges of fraud and 25 percent more convictions.
If funding for the new investigators' salaries is approved, support for other town services will have to be reduced during the next fiscal year.
In most United States towns, not all fraud cases result in charges, and not all charges result in trials.
Greenvale's ratio of fraud investigators to local officials has reached a level at which an increase in the number of investigators will have a deterrent effect on fraud.


Tough one really. I just wonder how some persons find this question not difficult. It shows I'm way behind. Cos i got confused with C and D. And i chose C cos i thougt may be there will be enough money afteral for the funding. Cos a crucial assumption was that money wont be enough. If there is a way of getting enough money for the trials then wouldnt the argument be weakened?
Need your explantion pls.
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cvsmech wrote:
The proposal to hire twelve new fraud investigators in Greenvale is foolish. This is because there is sufficient funding to pay the salaries of the new investigators, but not to pay the salaries of additional prosecutors and administrative assistants to process the increased load of fraud cases that new investigators usually generate.

Which of the following, if true, will most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

Studies have shown that an increase in the number of a town's fraud investigators does not necessarily reduce fraud.
When one neighboring town increased the number of fraud investigators by 20 percent last year, it resulted in 30 percent more charges of fraud and 25 percent more convictions.
If funding for the new investigators' salaries is approved, support for other town services will have to be reduced during the next fiscal year.
In most United States towns, not all fraud cases result in charges, and not all charges result in trials.
Greenvale's ratio of fraud investigators to local officials has reached a level at which an increase in the number of investigators will have a deterrent effect on fraud.


I got to E by POE.
my pre-thinked weakener - $ from new findings of frauds > costs
A - irrelevant
B - charges and convictions are out of scope
C - out of scope
D - as in B, charges are out of scope
E - remains
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