GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 20 Feb 2019, 13:47

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Free GMAT Prep Hour

February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

08:00 PM EST

09:00 PM EST

Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics. Wednesday, February 20th at 8 PM EST

February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

Kick off your 2019 GMAT prep with a free 7-day boot camp that includes free online lessons, webinars, and a full GMAT course access. Limited for the first 99 registrants! Feb. 21st until the 27th.

# A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 01 Sep 2016
Posts: 193
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2017, 07:38
2
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

86% (01:28) correct 14% (01:54) wrong based on 180 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residents under the age of 18 in response to increasing thefts by adolescents. However, a city councilman argued that because the majority of adolescents who steal do so during the day, the curfew would have a negligible impact on the total value of property stolen.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument drawn by the councilman above?

A) Most adolescents who steal do not have the knowledge required to disable alarm systems.
B) Because adolescent offenders commit only a fraction of the city's thefts, the ordinance would have only a minimal effect on the amount of property stolen.
C) The cost to stores of hiring more security guards would be greater than the cost incurred to replace items stolen by adolescents.
D) In the city where the ordinance was proposed, the average time required by the police department to respond to a reported theft was lower than the national average.
E) The value of property stolen by adolescents between midnight and 4 a.m. represents the vast majority of the value of all property stolen by adolescents.

_________________

we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender!

VP
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1401
Location: India
GMAT 1: 480 Q38 V22
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Re: A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 May 2018, 01:35
1
bkpolymers1617 wrote:
A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residents under the age of 18 in response to increasing thefts by adolescents. However, a city councilman argued that because the majority of adolescents who steal do so during the day, the curfew would have a negligible impact on the total value of property stolen.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument drawn by the councilman above?

A) Most adolescents who steal do not have the knowledge required to disable alarm systems.

B) Because adolescent offenders commit only a fraction of the city's thefts, the ordinance would have only a minimal effect on the amount of property stolen.

C) The cost to stores of hiring more security guards would be greater than the cost incurred to replace items stolen by adolescents.

D) In the city where the ordinance was proposed, the average time required by the police department to respond to a reported theft was lower than the national average.

E) The value of property stolen by adolescents between midnight and 4am represents the vast majority of the value of all property stolen by adolescents.

A. Out of scope

B. Fraction of theft does not affect the value of property. People can steal more in singe chance than they do in many chances.
It seems a strengthener.

C and D are Out of scope

E. Correct

_________________

"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."

Intern
Joined: 09 May 2018
Posts: 1
Re: A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2018, 21:34
E) The value of property stolen by adolescents between midnight and 4 a.m. represents the vast majority of the value of all property stolen by adolescents.- Thus, proposed ordinance will work and reduce the theft. hence, argument weakened.
Director
Joined: 08 Jun 2013
Posts: 555
Location: France
GMAT 1: 200 Q1 V1
GPA: 3.82
WE: Consulting (Other)
Re: A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Oct 2018, 21:07
This asks for something that weakens a conclusion, so it's a Weaken question.

The city has imposed a curfew on teenagers to combat the rise in theft by adolescents. A councilman concludes that it won't help lower the value of property stolen, based on the evidence that the majority of thefts by adolescents happen during the daytime.

Notice the switch between what is discussed in the councilman's evidence and his conclusion: in the evidence he discusses the incidence of thefts, but then he draws a conclusion regarding the value of property stolen. Therefore, he assumes that the value of the goods stolen is correlated with the incidence of theft. However, if adolescents steal goods of much greater value at night, then the curfew would have an impact on the total value of the property stolen, and the argument would be weakened.

(E) points out that the value of goods stolen at night is much greater, so it's the correct answer.

(A) and (D) are irrelevant to the argument; the councilman does not discuss alarm systems or police response times.

If anything, (B) strengthens the councilman's argument against the curfew by further pointing out that the curfew would be unnecessary. Since this is a Weaken question, eliminate choice (B).

(C) is an irrelevant comparison; the relative costs of replacing stolen goods and security guards have nothing to do with a curfew.
_________________

Everything will fall into place…

There is perfect timing for
everything and everyone.
Never doubt, But Work on
improving yourself,
Keep the faith and
It will all make sense.

Re: A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen   [#permalink] 12 Oct 2018, 21:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# A proposed ordinance would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all city residen

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.