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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn form Morganville?
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?

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I think there are few assumptions in this passage; Considering those assumptions.

B makes more sense:

Hypothetical but a possible case:
If 100 people are in the town and they are all shopping outside the town already, then how is opening of SaveAll affect central shopping district, which is in the town?
If 90 people shop in town, then there is a possibility that Saveall causes the trouble.
Thus, two different answers to this question is helping us gauge the argument.

C: Suppose C evaluation says 100% suffered bankruptcy. How does it affect Morganville? The evaluation will be as good as the premise.
Maybe all the other towns had dilapidated stores and in their town OR the stores sold rotten goods. Thus, it was not the discount that attracted the consumers, but its quality and aesthetic.
And Morganvilles' stores can be very different from the other towns stores.

Ans: "B"

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answer is c :? :?
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dear fluke
its an og question
answer is c :? :?


Thanks Warlock007:

I ignored the usage of article "a" and the usage of simple present tense(which conveys facts). "C" does make sense.

C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?

I considered it "the" -- the 5 year period in which SaveAll was at their backyard.
C actually says: in any given 5 year period without SaveAll at the backyard, how many of them go bankrupt.

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C it is.

Apply variance test

To apply the variance test , you should choose polar opposite answers:


In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?

Ans 1 : More than a quarter (25%) : Well that means SaveAll does not cause bankruptcies. Since it is happening in towns with Healthy shopping districts, it must be normal for a quarter to go bankrupt in 5 year period.


Ans 2 : Less than a quarter(25 %) : That means SaveAll does cause some stores to go bankrupt.


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dear fluke
its an og question
answer is c :? :?


Thanks Warlock007:

I ignored the usage of article "a" and the usage of simple present tense(which conveys facts). "C" does make sense.

C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?

I considered it "the" -- the 5 year period in which SaveAll was at their backyard.
C actually says: in any given 5 year period without SaveAll at the backyard, how many of them go bankrupt.

Arrrrghhhhhhhhh!!!!! :evil:



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Agree with the justification for C but still B perplexes me.

Applying variance test for B

Ans 1: Yes (say 90%) - In this case opening of SaveAll may attract the customers from stores in Morganville(90%) and hence would lead to their bankruptcies.

Ans 2: No( say 10%) - Stores are already surviving with only 10% of customers. In this case opening of SaveAll would not affect much. I guess this is the point which most of us have considered while opting for B.

Now, when I pen down, I wonder what if SaveAll would attract those 10% customers and that itself is sufficient enough for stores to go bankrupt.

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C it is.

Apply variance test

To apply the variance test , you should choose polar opposite answers:


In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?

Ans 1 : More than a quarter (25%) : Well that means SaveAll does not cause bankruptcies. Since it is happening in towns with Healthy shopping districts, it must be normal for a quarter to go bankrupt in 5 year period.


Ans 2 : Less than a quarter(25 %) : That means SaveAll does cause some stores to go bankrupt.


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well the the question here is does SaveAll causes other store to close or not...... in the first 5 year.

then probably the first thing to analyze is in normal conditions how many stores close with out the SaveAll intervention.

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Can someone please explain how to get rid of (b)? I understand the logic for (c) but (b) also makes sense to me.
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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?


[Reveal] Spoiler:
why is the answer C here .. why is B not applicable ...

how is proportion important here to the impact

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if during a typical five year period, if quarter of the shops are filing for bankruptcy, then the proportion cannot be attributed to the SaveAll store. Hence, it is C instead of B,
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if during a typical five year period, if quarter of the shops are filing for bankruptcy, then the proportion cannot be attributed to the SaveAll store. Hence, it is C instead of B,


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Can someone please explain how to get rid of (b)? I understand the logic for (c) but (b) also makes sense to me.



I think this is one of those "hairy" CR questions that boils down to 50/50 on the GMAT. I answered this incorrectly BTW.

What I took away from this question is that C is the better choice, because it will either negate the importance of SaveAll entering the market or not.

Take a look at C again:

Let's suppose that after reviewing the proportion of stores that go out of business in other cities, the aggregate data indicates that the 25% bankruptcy rate is very common. Perhaps then, SaveAll's entry in the market is a non issue. But if the 25% figure is not consistent among the cities studied, then maybe SaveAll does have an impact when it enters the market.

That is my reasoning, can anyone see where I could have made a mistake?
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If the bankrupsy is happening in other towns which are not opening new stores than the reasoning of communist activist is false.
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I didnt get it.If quarter of the shops are going bankrupt....then why the opening of the new shop is not responsible.
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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

the community activist’s reasoning is about the relationship between the opening saveall in the outskirts and the bankruptcies of stores in shopping district

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
if this is true, it not necessary that the activist's reasoning is not true

B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
it does not affect the activist's reasoning about the records in other small towns

C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
Correct, its useful to compare the records in the reasoning with the records of those towns in typical period to see if the relationship between the opening saveall in the outskirts and the bankruptcies of stores in shopping district is significant

D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?
It s not relevant

E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?
the answer to this question is not useful to evaluate the relationship between the opening saveall in the outskirts and the bankruptcies of stores in shopping district


[Reveal] Spoiler:
why is the answer C here .. why is B not applicable ...

how is proportion important here to the impact

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Community activist: If Morganville wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Morganville. Records from other small towns show that whenever SaveAll has opened a store outside the central shopping district of a small town, within five years the town has experienced the bankruptcies of more than a quarter of the stores in the shopping district.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the community activist’s reasoning?

A. Have community activists in other towns successfully campaigned against the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns?
B. Do a large percentage of the residents of Morganville currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Morganville?
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, what proportion of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period?
D. What proportion of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Morganville will be drawn from Morganville?
E. Do newly opened SaveAll stores ever lose money during their first five years of operation?
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The answer must be C...though i got it wrong(gone with the B in the instant)...actually the question is to find the reason behind the bankruptcies of central shops....whether it is the Save All store or any other reason that might have caused the increase (if any) of the bankruptcies in the healthy districts during the five year period.

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