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Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested
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28 Feb 2007, 17:16
uhhh.. they all look right to me

I guess I would click C confirm and move on.
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28 Feb 2007, 18:05
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28 Feb 2007, 19:15
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Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

I have noticed one thing in CRs. We are finally left with 2 competing choice. To identify the final answer, we should be extremely clear about which is a supported statement and which is an unsupported statement. By supported statement I mean something that is definitely supported by argument. An unsupported statement is one that is not supported.

In the above question B is a supported statement. Because the argument says so. If they build apartment houses, the tax increases will be substantial.

In D, if developers do not build apartment houses, we can't say that taxes will not increase substantially. The taxes can be raised for some other reason. Say for example, Iraq war tax. D is an unsupported statement.

Similar in E, the schools can get overcrowded for another reason. Lets say, there was an earth quake in that region. And most of the school buidings got destroyed. And it takes years to rebuild the school system. In that case existing schools may be overcrowded, without developers building apartments. E is an unsupported statement.

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28 Feb 2007, 19:52
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terp26 wrote:
Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

I have noticed one thing in CRs. We are finally left with 2 competing choice. To identify the final answer, we should be extremely clear about which is a supported statement and which is an unsupported statement. By supported statement I mean something that is definitely supported by argument. An unsupported statement is one that is not supported.

In the above question B is a supported statement. Because the argument says so. If they build apartment houses, the tax increases will be substantial.

In D, if developers do not build apartment houses, we can't say that taxes will not increase substantially. The taxes can be raised for some other reason. Say for example, Iraq war tax. D is an unsupported statement.

Similar in E, the schools can get overcrowded for another reason. Lets say, there was an earth quake in that region. And most of the school buidings got destroyed. And it takes years to rebuild the school system. In that case existing schools may be overcrowded, without developers building apartments. E is an unsupported statement.

Ahhh, yes, the necessary and sufficient conditions rear their ugly heads. D and E may or may not occur based on what is stated in the stem. I realize my error now in approaching this question. I actually think that 'find the conclusion" questions can be the easiest, because the answer has to come DIRECTLY from the stem and no outside info or assumption can be used to draw a supported statement. Soooo, with that in mind, B is clearly the only stmt we can directly support by the stem.

Can we also, just for fun, say that answer choice (F) would also be correct if it said:
(F) If the residents do not band together, then the rezoning was approved.
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28 Feb 2007, 20:00
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aurobindo wrote:
terp26 wrote:
Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

I have noticed one thing in CRs. We are finally left with 2 competing choice. To identify the final answer, we should be extremely clear about which is a supported statement and which is an unsupported statement. By supported statement I mean something that is definitely supported by argument. An unsupported statement is one that is not supported.

In the above question B is a supported statement. Because the argument says so. If they build apartment houses, the tax increases will be substantial.

In D, if developers do not build apartment houses, we can't say that taxes will not increase substantially. The taxes can be raised for some other reason. Say for example, Iraq war tax. D is an unsupported statement.

Similar in E, the schools can get overcrowded for another reason. Lets say, there was an earth quake in that region. And most of the school buidings got destroyed. And it takes years to rebuild the school system. In that case existing schools may be overcrowded, without developers building apartments. E is an unsupported statement.

Ahhh, yes, the necessary and sufficient conditions rear their ugly heads. D and E may or may not occur based on what is stated in the stem. I realize my error now in approaching this question. I actually think that 'find the conclusion" questions can be the easiest, because the answer has to come DIRECTLY from the stem and no outside info or assumption can be used to draw a supported statement. Soooo, with that in mind, B is clearly the only stmt we can directly support by the stem.

Can we also, just for fun, say that answer choice (F) would also be correct if it said:
(F) If the residents do not band together, then the rezoning was approved.
??

Based on Unless X, Y structure, F also seems to be right. But B seems more right because, it is a broader conclusion
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28 Feb 2007, 20:02
I choose F!

we should compile a list of top ten signs you've lost it during GMAT study
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28 Feb 2007, 20:55
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I choose F!

we should compile a list of top ten signs you've lost it during GMAT study

Hahaha! Good one!
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28 Feb 2007, 21:00
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buckkitty wrote:
I choose F!

we should compile a list of top ten signs you've lost it during GMAT study

Hahaha! Good one!

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28 Feb 2007, 21:55
OA is indeed B, reasoning would be from the question:

building apartment houses......would certainly result in roads

Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases

therefore

(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills

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01 Mar 2007, 11:48
Though OA is (B) but I picked (C), because I do not see any difference between (B) and (D)
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01 Mar 2007, 21:15
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Though OA is (B) but I picked (C), because I do not see any difference between (B) and (D)

looking at D

(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially

but anything could cause the taxes to increase or decrease, doesnt just have to be because of developers and apartment houses

B doesnt make this assumption because from the stem it tells you that taxes WILL increase if roads are built which would def happen if apt buildings are built
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02 May 2007, 20:55
Can someone pleaseee explain to me why A is not the answer.. ?
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03 May 2007, 03:14
Its a tough one. Well frist i got all confused but then after carefully examining each and every choice i choose B. Well my reasoning if x->y then this does not means that if not y-> not x Hence choice B.

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03 May 2007, 09:06
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03 May 2007, 09:51
Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

I agree with B for the reasons that A, C, D, and E all contain extreme statements that something will happen but are not supported in the passage.
A) there's a logical gap "assumption" that banding together will result in no buildings
B) no assumption here. new houses -> new residents -> new roads -> increase taxes
C) not passing the proposal "assumes" that the rural atmosphere is not lost by other alternative forces
D) same as in C. not building houses "assumes" that tax increases won't occur for other reasons
E) same as C & D. this assumes that overcrowding won't exist due to other factors
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14 May 2007, 13:33
vote for B
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14 May 2007, 17:25
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Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

B it is
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14 May 2007, 21:38
B.
It is the only conclusion that must be true given the premises/statements.
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15 May 2007, 22:38
aurobindo wrote:
terp26 wrote:
Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city will be approved. If it is the city will be able to build the water and sewer systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills, Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together. developers will not build apartment houses
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will not be lost
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills. the schools of Glen Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested

I have noticed one thing in CRs. We are finally left with 2 competing choice. To identify the final answer, we should be extremely clear about which is a supported statement and which is an unsupported statement. By supported statement I mean something that is definitely supported by argument. An unsupported statement is one that is not supported.

In the above question B is a supported statement. Because the argument says so. If they build apartment houses, the tax increases will be substantial.

In D, if developers do not build apartment houses, we can't say that taxes will not increase substantially. The taxes can be raised for some other reason. Say for example, Iraq war tax. D is an unsupported statement.

Similar in E, the schools can get overcrowded for another reason. Lets say, there was an earth quake in that region. And most of the school buidings got destroyed. And it takes years to rebuild the school system. In that case existing schools may be overcrowded, without developers building apartments. E is an unsupported statement.

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These buildings would attract new residents. and the increased population would probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills

I disagree with B. Just for the reason that there is a 'probably' that connects the premise to the conclusion.
Why isnt A the right answer?
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