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City official: In order to revitalize our city s downtown

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City official: In order to revitalize our
city’s downtown business district, we
should increase the number of police
officers that patrol the district during
business hours. Three years ago, the city
reduced the total size of its police force by
nearly 20 percent. Since then, retail
businesses in the district have experienced
a steady decline in revenue.

Any of the following, if true, would be an
effective criticism of the city official’s
recommendation EXCEPT:

A. Two years ago, the city established
more rigorous standards for the
retention and hiring of its police
officers.
B. New businesses offering products or
services similar to those in the district
have emerged outside the district
recently.
C. The number of people who reside in
the district has not changed significantly
over the last three years.
D. Businesses operating in the city but
outside the district have experienced
declining revenues during the last
three years.
E. Some of the city’s police officers
patrol areas outside as well as inside
the district.

OA : C
Please explain how C is the answer
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Conclusion: Revitalize business district ->increase No.of police
Premise: 20% reduce police -> decrease business revenue
Question: All weaken conclusion EXCEPT
(A) Two years ago, the city established more rigorous standards for the retention and hiring of its police officers. ->Explain the reason for 20% reduction of police official
(B) New businesses offering products or services similar to those in the district have emerged outside the district recently. -> Reason for decrease of district business revenue
(C) The number of people who reside in the district has not changed significantly over the last three years. -> Doesn't have any impact on Conclusion or Premise
(D) Businesses operating in the city but outside the district have experienced declining revenues during the last three years.-> Revenue reduction is a common phenomenal, not because of police official reduction.
(E) Some of the city’s police officers patrol areas outside as well as inside the district. -> So why only district business revenue went down why the police officers also patrol outside the district. Therefore, that revenue of biz in district went down dues to other reasons.

First I came up with A & C. Because A attacked the premise not the conclusion. But C doesn't help anything for conclusion or premise, I choose C as my final answer.

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Soumya, I request you to post ur questions without mentioning the answers in the text.

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New post 01 Nov 2017, 08:39
Hi soumyaranjandash,

Can you avoid typing the OA in the question itself. it defeats the purpose of solving the question
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