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Community activist: I Venicelpark wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of Venicelpark. 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, if true, would most strengthen the community activist’s argument.

A. The community activists in other towns successfully have affirmed the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns.

B. A large percentage of the residents of Venicelpark currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Venicelpark.

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

D. Most of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Venicelpark will be drawn from Venicelpark.

E. Most of the newly opened SaveAll stores never make losses during their first five years of operation.
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It should be B...How is the OA E...can anyone explain

Community activist: I Venicelpark wants to keep its central shopping district healthy, it
should prevent the opening of a huge SaveAll discount department store on the outskirts of
Venicelpark. 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, if true, would most strengthen the community activist’s
argument.

A. The community activists in other towns successfully have affirmed the opening of a
SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns.
B. A large percentage of the residents of Venicelpark currently do almost all of their shopping
at stores in Venicelpark.
C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, some of the stores in those districts
suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period.
D. Most of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Venicelpark will be
drawn from Venicelpark.
E. Most of the newly opened SaveAll stores never make losses during their first five years of operation.

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New post 23 Jun 2017, 09:58
Imo E
Took a lot time to arrive at the solution .
So let's decipher what the argument is trying to say , the general trend is that whenever a SaveAll store opens up on the outskirts of a small town , the more than quarter of the shops of town's central shopping district have gone bankrupt .This means they have some advantage over other shops we have to look for that advantage in the answer choices.
Let's examine all choice one by one

A. The community activists in other towns successfully have affirmed the opening of a SaveAll store on the outskirts of their towns.
This does not affect our argument.

B. A large percentage of the residents of Venicelpark currently do almost all of their shopping at stores in Venicelpark.
This comes close but fails , even if they do not do all their shopping from central shopping then also the spos in central district are profitable.

C. In towns with healthy central shopping districts, some of the stores in those districts suffer bankruptcy during a typical five-year period.
This is actually a different line of reasoning and nothing to do with SaveAll.

D. Most of the employees at the SaveAll store on the outskirts of Venicelpark will be drawn from Venicelpark.
Does not impact as new employees can be hired.

E. Most of the newly opened SaveAll stores never make losses during their first five years of operation.
This offers an advantage for the SaveAll maybe they have huge cash reserves for 5 years hence will be able to compete. Bingo this our answer
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New post 24 Jun 2017, 14:55
The answer should be 'B'.

'E' says "Most of the newly opened SaveAll stores never make losses during their first five years of operation."

Suppose the stores make losses for first two years but rest of the three years they make huge profits which cause the bankruptcy.

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

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.

In the absence of SaveAll only some store gets bankrupt while after opening of SaveAll more than quarter of stores in shopping district gets bankrupt . Hence SaveAll is the reason for those bankruptcies.

But the answer is E.
could someone help how to eliminate C
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Please explain how is it E and not B. I can not really understand how is it E. Even if SaveAll stores are not making any losses does not mean that stores in central park will suffer.

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Guys I have fallen for B also.Then I have noticed the word whenever in the argument."Records from ... show that whenever SaveAll has opened...within five years the town has experienced bankruptcies."

Whenever is a very strong word and it means that the save all store's winning rate is 100%.So even if all the residence shop from central shopping district,the bankruptcy cannot be prevented.That makes answer choice B wrong.

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I suppose B is opposite answer.
If they do most of their shopping in the shopping district. Why would they go outskirts to shop.
Does not strengthen in any manner.
E says that Most of them will earn profits.
Implies that - people will go shop over there and the profits of the city are shared with them thereby decreasing the profits of the shopping district inside city.

Hence, E is answer.

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Hello,I got "C" and on further googling i found that the the OA posted here is wrong.

The OA is indeed "C".

Kindly update the OA.
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key words here are "bankruptcies", "5-year operation" => E because of "losses"

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gmatexam439 wrote:
Hello,I got "C" and on further googling i found that the the OA posted here is wrong.

The OA is indeed "C".

Kindly update the OA.


OA is definitely not C.It's E ,which is correct.

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

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.

In the absence of SaveAll only some store gets bankrupt while after opening of SaveAll more than quarter of stores in shopping district gets bankrupt . Hence SaveAll is the reason for those bankruptcies.

But the answer is E.
could someone help how to eliminate C
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Hi,
i eliminated C so let me take a crack at explaining my line of reasoning. First off let us look at what option C suggests - In a typical 5-year period some of the stores in central shopping districts suffer bankruptcy. *This is irrespective of a SaveAll. Whether or not there is a existing SaveAll. I think you are assuming the quantitative magnitude of *some of the stores* vs *quarter of the stores*. There is no indication in the question which one is greater in magnitude.

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

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.

In the absence of SaveAll only some store gets bankrupt while after opening of SaveAll more than quarter of stores in shopping district gets bankrupt . Hence SaveAll is the reason for those bankruptcies.

But the answer is E.
could someone help how to eliminate C
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C is a weakner... it basically says that some stores go bankrupt regardless of the existence of SaveAll. Hence you can eliminate this option.

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Answer is E. Since SaveAll never goes under a loss in the first 5 years and other stores go bankrupt in the same 5 years.. the profits that Save all makes can come from the share of these stores which have gone bankrupt. So Save all can be a reason for their bankruptcy and hence supports the claim of the activitst.

B is the second best answer. However just because most people go to the town to shop , they arent inclined to go to Saveall at all. There must be more information in the argument to substantiate their need to go to SaveAll. such as the discounts at Saveall are better than those at other stores.. the argument just says discount at save all and nothing about the other stores.

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B and D weakens, A is OFS
C repeats the passage and the word "some" shows a weak link, hence C is out.
E is a common pattern b/c E strengthens the record.

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