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A recent survey conducted in one North American city revealed widespread concern about the problems faced by teenagers today. Seventy percent of the adults surveyed said they would pay higher taxes for drug treatment programs, and 60 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s schools. Yet in a vote in that same city, a proposition to increase funding for schools by raising taxes failed by a narrow margin to win majority approval.

Which one of the following factors, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the discrepancy described above?

(A) The survey sample was not representative of the voters who voted on the proposition.
(B) Many of the people who were surveyed did not respond truthfully to all of the questions put to them.
(C) The proposition was only part of a more expensive community improvement program that voters had to accept or reject in total.
(D) A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval.
(E) The proposition to raise taxes for schools was couched in terminology that many of the voters found confusing.

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broall wrote:
A recent survey conducted in one North American city revealed widespread concern about the problems faced by teenagers today. Seventy percent of the adults surveyed said they would pay higher taxes for drug treatment programs, and 60 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s schools. Yet in a vote in that same city, a proposition to increase funding for schools by raising taxes failed by a narrow margin to win majority approval.

Which one of the following factors, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the discrepancy described above?

(A) The survey sample was not representative of the voters who voted on the proposition.
(B) Many of the people who were surveyed did not respond truthfully to all of the questions put to them.
(C) The proposition was only part of a more expensive community improvement program that voters had to accept or reject in total.
(D) A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval.
(E) The proposition to raise taxes for schools was couched in terminology that many of the voters found confusing.

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All of above gives explanation for failure except answer choice D ...

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Re: A recent survey conducted in one North American city [#permalink]

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broall wrote:
A recent survey conducted in one North American city revealed widespread concern about the problems faced by teenagers today. Seventy percent of the adults surveyed said they would pay higher taxes for drug treatment programs, and 60 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s schools. Yet in a vote in that same city, a proposition to increase funding for schools by raising taxes failed by a narrow margin to win majority approval.

Which one of the following factors, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the discrepancy described above?

(A) The survey sample was not representative of the voters who voted on the proposition.
(B) Many of the people who were surveyed did not respond truthfully to all of the questions put to them.
(C) The proposition was only part of a more expensive community improvement program that voters had to accept or reject in total.
(D) A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval.
(E) The proposition to raise taxes for schools was couched in terminology that many of the voters found confusing.

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Hi Broall,
Can u kindly help me to understand how option d does not effect the argument.
Option D states that A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval. This means both Drug program and school program failed and there is another program that won the majority. So, on the importance of this program, the surveyed sample was distributed. So, does not option D resolve the discrepancy. Well, we don't know how the school program came very close to winning or failed by a margin.
But, we got a hint that some other program, not mentioned in the premise won the proposition.

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Re: A recent survey conducted in one North American city [#permalink]

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Can someone kindly help me to understand how option D does not effect the argument.
Option D states that A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval. This means both Drug program and school program failed and there is another program that won the majority. So, on the importance of this program, the surveyed sample was distributed. So, does not option D resolve the discrepancy. Well, we don't know how the school program came very close to win or failed by a margin.
But, we got a hint that some other program, not mentioned in the premise won the proposition.

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broall wrote:
A recent survey conducted in one North American city revealed widespread concern about the problems faced by teenagers today. Seventy percent of the adults surveyed said they would pay higher taxes for drug treatment programs, and 60 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s schools. Yet in a vote in that same city, a proposition to increase funding for schools by raising taxes failed by a narrow margin to win majority approval.

Which one of the following factors, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the discrepancy described above?

(A) The survey sample was not representative of the voters who voted on the proposition.
(B) Many of the people who were surveyed did not respond truthfully to all of the questions put to them.
(C) The proposition was only part of a more expensive community improvement program that voters had to accept or reject in total.
(D) A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval.
(E) The proposition to raise taxes for schools was couched in terminology that many of the voters found confusing.

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Hi Broall,
Can u kindly help me to understand how option d does not effect the argument.
Option D states that A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval. This means both Drug program and school program failed and there is another program that won the majority. So, on the importance of this program, the surveyed sample was distributed. So, does not option D resolve the discrepancy. Well, we don't know how the school program came very close to winning or failed by a margin.
But, we got a hint that some other program, not mentioned in the premise won the proposition.


Hi,

Option D doesn't help to explain why there are contrast results occurred. Option D just provides extra information that the proposition to increase funds for local drug treatment also failed. Thus, it's clear that option D makes the paradox worse since we don't know not only why the proposition to increase funding for schools failed but also why the proposition to increase funding for drug treatment failed.
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Re: A recent survey conducted in one North American city [#permalink]

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broall wrote:
sunny91 wrote:
broall wrote:
A recent survey conducted in one North American city revealed widespread concern about the problems faced by teenagers today. Seventy percent of the adults surveyed said they would pay higher taxes for drug treatment programs, and 60 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s schools. Yet in a vote in that same city, a proposition to increase funding for schools by raising taxes failed by a narrow margin to win majority approval.

Which one of the following factors, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the discrepancy described above?

(A) The survey sample was not representative of the voters who voted on the proposition.
(B) Many of the people who were surveyed did not respond truthfully to all of the questions put to them.
(C) The proposition was only part of a more expensive community improvement program that voters had to accept or reject in total.
(D) A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval.
(E) The proposition to raise taxes for schools was couched in terminology that many of the voters found confusing.

Source: LSAT


Hi Broall,
Can u kindly help me to understand how option d does not effect the argument.
Option D states that A proposition for increasing funds for local drug treatment centers also failed to win approval. This means both Drug program and school program failed and there is another program that won the majority. So, on the importance of this program, the surveyed sample was distributed. So, does not option D resolve the discrepancy. Well, we don't know how the school program came very close to winning or failed by a margin.
But, we got a hint that some other program, not mentioned in the premise won the proposition.


Hi,

Option D doesn't help to explain why there are contrast results occurred. Option D just provides extra information that the proposition to increase funds for local drug treatment also failed. Thus, it's clear that option D makes the paradox worse since we don't know not only why the proposition to increase funding for schools failed but also why the proposition to increase funding for drug treatment failed.

Thanks broall for the explanation!

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