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According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield

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Re: According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield  [#permalink]

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.


Published material says "more ppl stay in Springfield than in Harristown".
Hotel in Harristown claims that "more ppl stay in their hotel than in Royal Arms in Springfield".

The above statements are right and Now we find the wrong statement issued by "Report on tourism" by looking at the choices.

If you look at options A, B, C and D we understand that the claims support the above 2 statements. And in Option E we see that it is an error statement.

"(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield" - If Royal arms is the only hotel in Springfield then the claim by published material is wrong. Thus this is the error which Report on Tourism must have stated.
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.


(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.

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Simple question. Not sure whether this is a 700 level question. The question involves working around the statistical data.
My take is Option E.

Explanation:

Question Stem:
There are two towns - Harristown and Springfield.
Data 1: More tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in Harristown
Data 2: Largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield

If above facts are true then there must be other hotels in Harristown where tourists stay, so that Harristow has more tourists than Springfield.

Looking at Option E - "The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield." It directly contradicts Data 1. Hence the answer.

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E. The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.
This gives us a fact to prove that the report on tourism is wrong .
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ______________.

A. the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

B. There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

C. More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

D. The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield

E. The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.


E cannot be true on the basis of information because there MUST be more people in Springfield then in Harristown. If the Royal Arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield, then how can it be true that Springfield's largest hotel has more occupants than Royal Arms? That would mean there are more people in Harristown than in Springfield which is a clear contradiction.

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ______________.

Type - must not be true

A. the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel. - Irrelevant

B. There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel. - Irrelevant

C. More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel. - May be true

D. The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield - Irrelevant

E. The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield. - Correct - if this is true , then it contradicts the fact "more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown"

Answer E
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that __________.

(A) The average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.
(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.
(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.
(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.
(E) The Royal Arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.


Fact 1: Total no. of tourists in S hotels > Total no. of tourists in H hotels.
Fact 2: No. of tourists in Largest hotel in H > No. of tourists in RAH in S.

We are told that above two facts are 100% accurate, there is no way to doubt about it.

Question: “Report on Tourism” has made an error and what is that?

Answer: (E).

If RAH is the only hotel in S then how come Fact 1 is true? Note that Fact 2 will be valid in this case hence, stating "The Royal Arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield." is the error.

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