I think the question, though from GMATPrep, needs some tweaking.
Going back to stimulus,
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.
Its already stated in the argument that there is more than just 1 hotel in Springfield; and this has been published in the promotional material mentioned in the question. Isn't this contradicting a fact when put in context with OA.
I would need an expert to look at this because I was thrown off by the "hotels in Springfield" and hence did not go for OA.
I'm glad to help.
The most difficulty of this question is how to translate the question correctly.
What does “the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error
in stating that .................” mean?
It means which of the following options MUST BE WRONG based on the fact in the stimulus?
So, your task is find a “MUST BE WRONG” option.This is a reverse form of “Must be True” question.ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:
Fact #1: Material from city of Springfield: more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown.
Fact #2: A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown: more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield.
Fact #3: both of these sources are accurate.Question: Based on facts in the stimulus, which answer is must be WRONG.ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:
A. the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.Wrong. A could be true.
Fact says: that more tourists stay in the largest hotel in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. Absolutely, there is a possibility that tourist stay longer in the largest hotel in Harristow. A is not a “Must be INCORRECT” option.
B. There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.Wrong.
From the facts, B could be true.
There is a possibility that there is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel. B is not a “Must be INCORRECT” option.
C. More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.Wrong.
From fact #2: C is true.
D. The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in SpringfieldWrong.
We have no clue to say D is “must be wrong”.
D may / may not be true. Hence, D is not the answer.
E. The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.Correct. Fact #1
says more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. Fact #2:
more tourists stay in the largest hotel in Harritown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield.If Royal arms is the ONLY hotel in Sprinfield
==> Based on Fact #2, the TOTAL number of tourist stay in Springfiled MUST be fewer than that in Harristown ==> Clearly VIOLATES Fact #1
E must be wrong. ==> The answer.
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