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

 It is currently 16 Oct 2019, 22:28

### 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

# According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 24 Sep 2018
Posts: 137
According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2018, 12:36
2
00:00

Difficulty:

25% (medium)

Question Stats:

79% (01:34) correct 21% (01:33) wrong based on 120 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the last three years. About three years ago, inflation caused a marked devaluation of X’s currency, making local goods cheaper to foreigners whose own currencies had not diminished in value. Therefore, the increase in tourism is a function of travelers wanting to purchase local products more cheaply.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Country Y had a similar currency devaluation but experienced far less impressive increases in tourism.
B. There is fear that next year X’s currency will rebound and prices will return to their pre-inflation levels.
C. Tourism tends to fluctuate from year to year for no discernable reason.
D. Three years ago, country X built a popular new amusement park that was designed with a multicultural flavor in order to attract foreigners.
E. Country X is reputed to have the most pristine beaches in its region.

_________________
Please award kudos, If this post helped you in someway.
Director
Joined: 19 Oct 2013
Posts: 517
Location: Kuwait
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Re: According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2018, 12:55
GMATYoda wrote:
According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the last three years. About three years ago, inflation caused a marked devaluation of X’s currency, making local goods cheaper to foreigners whose own currencies had not diminished in value. Therefore, the increase in tourism is a function of travelers wanting to purchase local products more cheaply.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Country Y had a similar currency devaluation but experienced far less impressive increases in tourism.
B. There is fear that next year X’s currency will rebound and prices will return to their pre-inflation levels.
C. Tourism tends to fluctuate from year to year for no discernable reason.
D. Three years ago, country X built a popular new amusement park that was designed with a multicultural flavor in order to attract foreigners.
E. Country X is reputed to have the most pristine beaches in its region.

The conclusion is that tourism is increasing as a result of foreigners/travelers wanting to purchase products more cheaply.

Cause and effect relationship

Purchase more products cheaply >> increased tourism.

We want to weaken that conclusion.

The objective is to find another reason for the increased tourism

Answer choice D introduces another cause that leads to the same effect.
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 316
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
Re: According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Oct 2018, 00:07
According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the last three years. About three years ago, inflation caused a marked devaluation of X’s currency, making local goods cheaper to foreigners whose own currencies had not diminished in value. Therefore, the increase in tourism is a function of travelers wanting to purchase local products more cheaply.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. Country Y had a similar currency devaluation but experienced far less impressive increases in tourism. >>> out of scope
B. There is fear that next year X’s currency will rebound and prices will return to their pre-inflation levels. >>> Irrelevant
C. Tourism tends to fluctuate from year to year for no discernable reason. >>> Neither Weakens nor strengthens
D. Three years ago, country X built a popular new amusement park that was designed with a multicultural flavor in order to attract foreigners.>>> Correct as it shows the alternate reason hence weakening the argument
E. Country X is reputed to have the most pristine beaches in its region. >>> Irrelevant as beaches are always there, therefore not responsible for recent increase in tourism
Re: According to a recent article, tourism in country X is up 10% over the   [#permalink] 10 Oct 2018, 00:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by