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A greater number of newspapers are sold in Town S than in Town T. Therefore, the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.
Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:
(A) Town S has a larger population than Town T.
(B) Most citizens of Town T work in Town S and buy their newspapers there.
(C) The average citizen of Town S spends less time reading newspapers than does the average citizen of Town T.
(D) A weekly newspaper restricted to the coverage of local events is published in Town S.
(E) The average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S is lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T.

I'm torn between A and E. Both could be the answer.
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21 Oct 2009, 08:20
as u mentioned B,C, D can be easily eliminated as they weaken the argument.

A, E strenghten the argument, however IMO E

because from A we know that S has larger population that T, but doesnt talk how many buy newspapers are of any driver for buying newspapers.

E gives a reason that as the price of newspapers is low in town S, may be more and more people are buying, stregthening the argument (which is NOT weakening the arguement)
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21 Oct 2009, 08:30
Option E is probably the right option.......... It is because of lower price of newspaper that the sale in town S is more.
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21 Oct 2009, 08:35
As you mentioned you're considering A and E,

But when you work with CR, I know one way that can run well is put ourself in the statement. Let's visualize!

On the other hand, You must Personalize the argument, because personalize allows you to see the argument from a very involved perspective and helps you assess the strength of each answer.

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21 Oct 2009, 13:50
I think E.

Only mentions newstand prices but not others (ie subscription)
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21 Oct 2009, 18:45
I think the claim that
the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T is an argument of the author

Answer A actually weakens it by saying that because Town S has a larger population than Town T, Town S buys more newspapers, but not because they are better informed bu buying more newspapers per person.

E strengthens the argument by claiming that the average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S is lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T, that is why probably per person people in Town S read more newspaper, and they are better informed about world news.

IMO E
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21 Oct 2009, 22:10
Its OG-10 question , Answer is E
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29 Apr 2011, 10:03
except questions under time pressure can be very confusing.personalizing the argument is a good way to handle such questions.

E here is the OA
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01 Jul 2011, 11:51
Although I agree with most of the explanations, I think the last option (E) which in fact is the correct answer doesn't have any effect (weakening or Strengthening) on the question stem.

Its nothing but to hit a long shot to say that lower prices are increasing the sale of the Newspaper in Town S.
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06 Jul 2011, 23:55
joyseychow wrote:
A greater number of newspapers are sold in Town S than in Town T. Therefore, the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.
Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:
(A) Town S has a larger population than Town T.
(B) Most citizens of Town T work in Town S and buy their newspapers there.
(C) The average citizen of Town S spends less time reading newspapers than does the average citizen of Town T.
(D) A weekly newspaper restricted to the coverage of local events is published in Town S.
(E) The average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S is lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T.

I'm torn between A and E. Both could be the answer.

A. S has larger population than T means that the newspapers selling in S are more, IT DOES NOT STRENGTHEN THE CONCLUSION OF THE AUTHOR THAT PEOPLE IN 'S' ARE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT THE WORLD EVENTS.

B. Weakens the conclucsion.
C. What does average time spend reading a newspaper has to do with the awareness about the world events, IT CAN BE POSSIBLE THAT THE READING SPEAD OF PEOPLE OF 'S' IS GREATER THAN THE READING SPEAD OF 'T'. -- this neither strenghtens nor weakens the argument.

D. Weakeans the argument.

E. There is no correlation given between the average price and the purchasing power of the people of the two towns, WE CANNOT ASSUME THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT PURCHASE THE NEWSPAPER IF IT'S COSTLY. It can be possible that the average price in town S are low beacuse of the high circulation of the newspaper. This argument niether weakens nor strengthens the argument. moreover it is out of bounds.

I will go with "C".

Note : Please never personalize a question, you should always restrict yourself to the premise and the conclusion. Do not make any more assumption based on you personal experience or understading. Doing so will not only make the your answer wrong but also give you the false feeling that you have done it correctly ( in the real GMAT).
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08 Apr 2012, 00:49
zuberahmed wrote:
joyseychow wrote:
A greater number of newspapers are sold in Town S than in Town T. Therefore, the citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T.
Each of the following, if true, weakens the conclusion above EXCEPT:
(A) Town S has a larger population than Town T.
(B) Most citizens of Town T work in Town S and buy their newspapers there.
(C) The average citizen of Town S spends less time reading newspapers than does the average citizen of Town T.
(D) A weekly newspaper restricted to the coverage of local events is published in Town S.
(E) The average newsstand price of newspapers sold in Town S is lower than the average price of newspapers sold in Town T.

I'm torn between A and E. Both could be the answer.

A. S has larger population than T means that the newspapers selling in S are more, IT DOES NOT STRENGTHEN THE CONCLUSION OF THE AUTHOR THAT PEOPLE IN 'S' ARE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT THE WORLD EVENTS.

B. Weakens the conclucsion.
C. What does average time spend reading a newspaper has to do with the awareness about the world events, IT CAN BE POSSIBLE THAT THE READING SPEAD OF PEOPLE OF 'S' IS GREATER THAN THE READING SPEAD OF 'T'. -- this neither strenghtens nor weakens the argument.

D. Weakeans the argument.

E. There is no correlation given between the average price and the purchasing power of the people of the two towns, WE CANNOT ASSUME THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT PURCHASE THE NEWSPAPER IF IT'S COSTLY. It can be possible that the average price in town S are low beacuse of the high circulation of the newspaper. This argument niether weakens nor strengthens the argument. moreover it is out of bounds.

I will go with "C".

Note : Please never personalize a question, you should always restrict yourself to the premise and the conclusion. Do not make any more assumption based on you personal experience or understading. Doing so will not only make the your answer wrong but also give you the false feeling that you have done it correctly ( in the real GMAT).

How about not using such authoritative words- it may work for you but you do not represent the many out here. I got you have a point but is the fetish with using such words.. now lets circle back to the Q-

IMO this Q goes but 2 layers- 1st is buying large number of papers and the goes on to say well informed with world happenings!
A- IMO it just gives a reason to why large Q's of news paper are purchased, so cut short at the 1st stage itself.
E- Even if prices are low does not necessarily means large # papers is going to bought and consider for a sec even if people in town were induced by low prices to buy more newspapers how about if we have few people to read ?? (considering one does not but multiple papers to read !, so this is what choice A has to say- more people more papers required)
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16 Sep 2014, 12:11
I chose D because I thought it didn't weaken the argument that "citizens of Town S are better informed about major world events than are the citizens of Town T".

D says something that feels "out of scope" and therefore I thought I didn't weaken.

Looking at E, it feels as if it actually strengthens, which would be even better I guess.

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