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# City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the

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City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the [#permalink]

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02 May 2010, 05:59
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City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the developer's request to build a national chain hotel on the site of the old consignment store. The hotel will increase our revenue base and, therefore, provide more money for schools and community services.

Mayor: But our recent survey showed that the most important reason people want to live here is our small-town feel resulting from the local ownership of the vast majority of businesses.

What is the best explanation for the apparent contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor?
A. Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.
B. A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain.
C. The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast.
D. An increase in the town's revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools.
E. The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.
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02 May 2010, 08:39
The main point of both the city controller and mayor is that increase in taxes will provide more income to the local govt thereby increase in facilities to the public. The main contradiction is type of business. B directly deals with this point.OA please.

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02 May 2010, 12:41
ykaiim wrote:
City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the developer's request to build a national chain hotel on the site of the old consignment store. The hotel will increase our revenue base and, therefore, provide more money for schools and community services.

Mayor: But our recent survey showed that the most important reason people want to live here is our small-town feel resulting from the local ownership of the vast majority of businesses.

What is the best explanation for the apparent contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor?
A. Most people believe having a small-town feel is more important than having quality schools.>>> are the "most" people resident..??
B. A locally-owned business might be able to generate as much revenue as a well-known hotel chain. >>> Doesn't resolve the contradiction
C. The recent survey did not ask about preferences for a chain hotel versus a locally-owned bed and breakfast. >>> Out of scope
D. An increase in the town's revenue base may not result in additional money for the schools. >>> Out of scope >> Doesn't resolve the contradiction
E. The recent survey cited by the mayor polled people who are considering moving to the town.

Statement 1: Residents supported the development of chain of hotels.
Statement 2: survey showed that the most important reason people want to live

E states that the survey was done people who are "planning to move in the town"...So both statements are valid..
Residents prefer hotel chain..surveyed people(outsiders) prefer small town feeling..

Simply E..!!

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Re: MGMAT - City Controller Vs Mayor [#permalink]

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21 May 2010, 01:51
OA is E.

I couldnt solve this question last time but today I read again and confirmed that E is correct. My reasoning is:

City controller mentions voting results and no mention of survey results, while the Mayor mentions survey results.

So, E is the best option among the given choices.
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24 May 2010, 11:17
E is the best option because it says that the survey conducted by mayor was based on the people who are considering moving into the town. There are 2 different sets of people ( local residents and outsiders) and hence contradiction in opinions cited by the controller and the mayor.

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Re: MGMAT - City Controller Vs Mayor   [#permalink] 24 May 2010, 11:17
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# City Controller: 63% of our residents voted to approve the

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