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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 07:01
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A)

the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B)

There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C)

More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.
(D)

The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E)

The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.


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I would like a hint on how to arrive at the answer here. So far, I eliminated A, B and C.

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I look at this backwards to arrive to E:

Here are the two facts:
1) More tourists in S hotels than in H hotels
2) More tourists in biggest HOTEL in H than the royal HOTEL in S.

I ask myself: If these two premises are true, can it also be true that the Royal HOTEL in Springfiel is the ONLY one there?

No, because it goes against the first premise that says "more people stay in HOTELS in Springfield".
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 12:22
Does "Report on Tourism" claims that Royal Arm Hotel is the only hotel in Springfield? I don't get it
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"Does "Report on Tourism" claims that Royal Arm Hotel is the only hotel in Springfield? I don't get it"

More tourists stay in Springfield hotels than in Harristown hotels. This is not the case for one Harristown hotel (mentioned as the largest). It has more tourists than *one* Springfield hotel (the Royal Arms). But there may be numerous other hotels in Springfield that have more tourists than Harristown hotels, making the Royal Arms an exception, or in this case the only hotel.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 23:41
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.


Published material says "more ppl stay in Springfield than in Harristown".
Hotel in Harristown claims that "more ppl stay in their hotel than in Royal Arms in Springfield".

The above statements are right and Now we find the wrong statement issued by "Report on tourism" by looking at the choices.

If you look at options A, B, C and D we understand that the claims support the above 2 statements. And in Option E we see that it is an error statement.

"(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield" - If Royal arms is the only hotel in Springfield then the claim by published material is wrong. Thus this is the error which Report on Tourism must have stated.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2015, 03:11
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"Does "Report on Tourism" claims that Royal Arm Hotel is the only hotel in Springfield? I don't get it"

More tourists stay in Springfield hotels than in Harristown hotels. This is not the case for one Harristown hotel (mentioned as the largest). It has more tourists than *one* Springfield hotel (the Royal Arms). But there may be numerous other hotels in Springfield that have more tourists than Harristown hotels, making the Royal Arms an exception, or in this case the only hotel.

Thanks Jesse! Now it is clear! Kudos!
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