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To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board limited the number of new buildings that can be constructed in the town in any given year. The board claims that doing so will preserve open spaces and lessen the strain on municipal resources such as schools and garbage disposal. Critics of the changes argue that the plan will harm the community or, at the very least, will fail in its purpose.

Which of the following most supports the claims of the critics of the plan?
1. Other towns have had mixed success with similar zoning plans.
2. No new schools have been built in the town in ten years.
3. Property taxes in the town are higher than in neighboring towns.
4. Under the new plan, developers may still erect apartment buildings.
5. The nearest garbage dump is several miles away from the town.
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27 Jun 2007, 21:07
1,2,3 out of scope .Between 4 and 5 i would choose 5.
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27 Jun 2007, 21:24
Agreed. 1-3 don't strengthen the critics' claims.

4, kinda but 5 is definitive.

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27 Jun 2007, 22:18
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To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board limited the number of new buildings that can be constructed in the town in any given year. The board claims that doing so will preserve open spaces and lessen the strain on municipal resources such as schools and garbage disposal. Critics of the changes argue that the plan will harm the community or, at the very least, will fail in its purpose.

Which of the following most supports the claims of the critics of the plan?
1. Other towns have had mixed success with similar zoning plans.
2. No new schools have been built in the town in ten years.
3. Property taxes in the town are higher than in neighboring towns.
4. Under the new plan, developers may still erect apartment buildings.
5. The nearest garbage dump is several miles away from the town.

could you guys explain your choice of 5 over 4? what does garbage dump has to do with this whole thing? The situation will not change with the new plan. However if new apartment buildings are erected, more people will come in and hence would put strain on the resources.

So, D/4 in my opinion.
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28 Jun 2007, 00:41
I am also swinging towards D, any explanation why not D?
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28 Jun 2007, 01:03
One more for D.

If apartments are still allowed to be constructed, it does not help the cause as the number of people will still increase even though the number of buildings may reduce.
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28 Jun 2007, 01:41
another D for the reasons above.
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28 Jun 2007, 01:46
Looks like straight D.
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28 Jun 2007, 12:21
Actually why not C ? Arent property taxes expected to come down if there are more building. None of the answers seem to directly strengthen the critics arguments
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28 Jun 2007, 12:29
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