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# CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20

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CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

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30 Sep 2003, 11:54
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Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms.

D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

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30 Sep 2003, 18:10
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Both car and burglar alarms are a source of draining valuable ploice resources, but yet , since burglar alarms are more effective than car alarms, I feel we should be better of posing restrictions on the owners
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30 Sep 2003, 20:57
Brainless wrote:
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Both car and burglar alarms are a source of draining valuable ploice resources, but yet , since burglar alarms are more effective than car alarms, I feel we should be better of posing restrictions on the owners

Brain, In A, the comparison doesnt make sense...we dont know if car alarms generate false alarms...so "more restrictions" is unwarranted..

A is too Narrow...and very specific.

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01 Oct 2003, 08:37
Will go with C.
Argument proceeds by saying how 'shity' the burglar alarms are. They waste public resources, police time....
One obvious solution is to remove them altogether.
But because they are useful
, one can continue to use them and fine wealthy people.

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02 Oct 2003, 07:04
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i dont see any connection between B and the statement "that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries". The question is asking what role this statement plays in the argument.
B - is anyway stated through many examples and the statement above does't give any info. about what is stated in B.

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Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

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20 Oct 2003, 19:51
praetorian123 wrote:
Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms.

D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

I vote for C. I do not understand all the meaning but
B is wrong because the point here is
"are effective in deterring burglaries, SO the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners " the author cites the effectiveness to justify for the FINE. It has nothing to do with " a drain on public resources" as in B.
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Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

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13 Jul 2010, 04:48
Bumping this one up...another nice one.

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13 Jul 2010, 06:22
oops . Heavy
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Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

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17 Jul 2010, 07:03
Of every 100 burglar alarms police answer, 99 are false alarms.This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. This situation causes an enormous and dangerous drain on increasingly scarce public resources. Each false alarm wastes an average of 45 minutes of police time. As a result, police are consistently taken away from responding to other legitimate calls for service and a disproportionate share of police service goes to alarm system users,who are mostly businesses and affluent homeowners. However, Burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries, so the only acceptable solution is to fine burglar alarm system owners the cost of 45 minutes of police time for each false alarm their systems generate.

The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries plays which of the following roles in the argument?

A. It justifies placing more restrictions on owners of burglar alarms than on owners of car alarms.>>nowhere it is mentioned about placing restrictions.

B. It provides background information needed to make plausible the claim that the number of burglar alarm systems police are called on to answer is great enough to be a drain on public resources.

C. It provides a basis for exclusing as unacceptable one obvious alternative to the proposal of fining owners of burglar alarm systems for false alarms>>>HOWEVER is the key word. and wat is it doin ??It is contradicting and providing a basis to fine burglar alarm system owners[/b].
D. It gives a good reason why police might be more inclined to respond to burglar alarms than to car alarms.

E. It explains why a disproportionate number of the burglar alarms responded to by police come from alarm systems.

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22 Jul 2010, 06:21
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Re: CR : Burglar Alarms ...2, #4-20 [#permalink]

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02 Aug 2010, 05:16
D for me....
The question is asking why the words "The statement , that burglar alarm systems , unlike car alarm systems , are effective in deterring burglaries " are used.

These word are used to show that police can not neglect the burgler alarm like they may ignore car alarm.... so the answer is D

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