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# 1)If we are doomed to have local drug rehabilitation

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1)If we are doomed to have local drug rehabilitation centres-and society has determined that we are-then society ought to pay for them.

Which of the following would weaken the above argument?
a)Drug rehabilitation centres are too expensive to be locally funded
b)Many neighbourhood groups oppose rehabilitation centres
c)Drug rehabilitation centres are expensive to maintain
d)Drug addicts may be unwilling to recieve treatment
e)A government committeehas convinced many groups that local rehabilitation centres are ineffective

2)Surviving this crisis is going to take everything weve got.In addition to massive retraining , we may also need subsidies -direct or channeled through the public sector-for a radically expanding service sector .Not merely things like environmental cleanup, but basic human services.

Which of the following statements is inconsistant with the above?

a)Subsidies are needed to overcome the crisis
b)environmental controls will have to be loosened

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14 May 2005, 20:30
d, the whole point of having rehabs is lost if true
and b, imo
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14 May 2005, 22:16
hey sparky!

2 was simple.the answer is indeed b.however what i really wanted to know was that after reading the question stem which talks about 'surviving a crisis', can we assume what is given in choice a?that is 'overcoming a crisis'?i know under the present set of options this would be ruled out but can we call this a trap?

nothing can be assumed on the gmat.

We may still have to work on the first one.

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14 May 2005, 22:27
to survive and to overcome have pretty much identical meanings here.
This can be a trap of course in other situations, i guess but if understand the words' meaning in the context, you should be able always to see the trap.

what's OA for the first one?

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15 May 2005, 19:57
the answer to one is indeed e.can you tel me why e is better than a?

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16 May 2005, 07:26
Let me try to explain.

Conclusion: IF we are doomed to have drug rehabilitation centres THEN society will pay for local drug rehabilitation centres

Q> society will not pay for local drug rehabilitation centres when?

A: says drug rehabilitation centres are too expensive -> It gives no reason why society cannot pay for them. Society is obliged to pay for them if they are necessary, however expensive they might be.

E: Groups are convinced that rehabilitation centers are ineffective ie. we are not doomed to have them.

It is even a negation of the conclusion:
IF we are NOT doomed to have drug rehabilitation centres THEN society NEED NOT pay for local drug rehabilitation centres
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16 May 2005, 08:47
nice explanation sonaketu.

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