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Constructing new office buildings in downtown Carterville’s financial district is notoriously difficult due to the extremely limited amount of available construction space. The number of new businesses requiring office space in Carterville is expected to increase by nearly 30 percent over the next five years. In response to this projected growth, Carterville will expand its financial district by an additional four percent during this time period. City officials are confident that this increase in available space will be sufficient to guarantee that the current space availability problems do not worsen.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the city officials’ beliefs?


(A) The additional four percent of space for the financial district is to come from adjacent land currently designated as a public park.

(B) Officials plan to closely regulate new construction to ensure that all structures meet city building ordinances.

(C) Some of the proposed construction will take several years to complete.

(D) Most of the new businesses requiring office space will be headquartered outside of the financial district, where space for new construction is much more plentiful.

(E) The new businesses moving to Carterville will provide significant tax revenue for the city.



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Originally posted by carcass on 08 Dec 2017, 02:43.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Nov 2018, 05:55, edited 1 time in total.
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I will go with C. If proposed construction will take several years to complete, new businesses requiring office space will have very little incentive to move to Carteville, guaranteeing that the current space problems do not worsen.
Edit: correct ans is D
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Constructing new office buildings in downtown Carterville’s financial district is notoriously difficult due to the extremely limited amount of available construction space. The number of new businesses requiring office space in Carterville is expected to increase by nearly 30 percent over the next five years. In response to this projected growth, Carterville will expand its financial district by an additional four percent during this time period. City officials are confident that this increase in available space will be sufficient to guarantee that the current space availability problems do not worsen.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the city officials’ beliefs?


(A) The additional four percent of space for the financial district is to come from adjacent land currently designated as a public park.
This choice contributes nothing to the argument

(B) Officials plan to closely regulate new construction to ensure that all structures meet city building ordinances.
This choice provides too generall information so we can't conclude anything.

(C) Some of the proposed construction will take several years to complete.
The time required to contruct is irrelevant to the argument.

(D) Most of the new businesses requiring office space will be headquartered outside of the financial district, where space for new construction is much more plentiful.
Correct. This choice indicates that the number of new businesses requiring office space in Carterville won't increase 30 percent as expected so the current space availability problems won't become worse.

(E) The new businesses moving to Carterville will provide significant tax revenue for the city.
Tax is out of scope.
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Constructing new office buildings in downtown Carterville’s financial district is notoriously difficult due to the extremely limited amount of available construction space. The number of new businesses requiring office space in Carterville is expected to increase by nearly 30 percent over the next five years. In response to this projected growth, Carterville will expand its financial district by an additional four percent during this time period. City officials are confident that this increase in available space will be sufficient to guarantee that the current space availability problems do not worsen.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the city officials’ beliefs?

(A) The additional four percent of space for the financial district is to come from adjacent land currently designated as a public park. -We are not worried about from where the space comes
(B) Officials plan to closely regulate new construction to ensure that all structures meet city building ordinances. -We are not worried about the building of buildings as per the ordinance
(C) Some of the proposed construction will take several years to complete. -This would at most weaken the argument. It is out of scope since we are concerned whther the space will be sufficient or not
(D) Most of the new businesses requiring office space will be headquartered outside of the financial district, where space for new construction is much more plentiful. -Correct. If most of the companies will open their offices outside the town, then there are less chances of "no availability" of space
(E) The new businesses moving to Carterville will provide significant tax revenue for the city. -tax? out of scope
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Confused between A and D.
Public parks( empty land) provide empty space needed for new construction.

D says that HQ will be outside the financial district. But what if the new businesses itself don't have enough space, the 4% is not an empty land?

Please clarify my doubt
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City officials are confident that this increase in available space will be sufficient to guarantee that the current space availability problems do not worsen.

(A) The additional four percent of space for the financial district is to come from adjacent land currently designated as a public park.

(D) Most of the new businesses requiring office space will be headquartered outside of the financial district, where space for new construction is much more plentiful.

We care about the new space and how this will help.

How the new businesses locate their new HQ is not relevant

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City officials are confident that this increase in available space will be sufficient to guarantee that the current space availability problems do not worsen.

(A) The additional four percent of space for the financial district is to come from adjacent land currently designated as a public park.

(D) Most of the new businesses requiring office space will be headquartered outside of the financial district, where space for new construction is much more plentiful.

We care about the new space and how this will help.

How the new businesses locate their new HQ is not relevant

Hope this helps



Then why option D is the right answer
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