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22 Sep 2010, 12:16
Conclusion: We are spending large amt on education
Premise: We spent 30% more when compared to last decade
Ans - c)
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22 Sep 2010, 16:51
Yes,my option is also C. Choosing a right answer after 2 wrong ones This is easier.
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23 Sep 2010, 00:18
no doubt (C) is the answer. Relatively a simple question.
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25 Sep 2010, 05:32
C
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23 Sep 2011, 04:55
only option C is relevant, rest options are wordy,not relevant and awkward.
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23 Sep 2011, 17:24
C is clear here
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24 Sep 2011, 01:19
It’s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

Weak-- Conclusion---Hmm--- Though spending increased in last decade (C) says that per person expenditure has decreased. This weakens the conclusion.
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25 Sep 2011, 06:31
C
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19 Oct 2011, 22:22
IMO C
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13 Nov 2011, 22:00
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14 Nov 2011, 22:23
(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years. - This is out of scope and could technically be construed as a strengthener as spending per pupil must be up.
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade. - out of scope.
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago. - Correct.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do. - No comparisons to other countries were made in the prompts.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend. - No mention of achievement levels the prompt focuses on spending.

Ans - C.
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15 Nov 2011, 02:57
easy one huh, C is correct
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15 Nov 2011, 03:25
+1 C
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21 Nov 2011, 01:18
C is correct
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25 Nov 2011, 04:49
C for me
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25 Sep 2012, 06:37
Conclusion: We should stop searching for new statistics suggesting we aren't spending enough on education
Premise: education spending increased 30% overall during the last decade

This is a WEAKENING question. New information is allowed in answer choices, must affect conclusion. Not necessarily negate, but make it less likely to be true!

(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
-> enrollment does not have anything to do with the stats on education spending...
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
-> out of scope. we aren't talking about gasoline here!
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
-> CORRECT! if the increase in edu. spending is due to inflation, and the real amount we spend on edu. is actually LESS than what it aws 10 yrs ago, then we AREN't spending more on education. Therefore it is reasonable to search for stats suggesting we should INCREASE spending in edu.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
--> nothing to do with us or our stats.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.
->acheivement levels is not the same as edu. spending levels.
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25 Sep 2012, 06:40
Look for a void which will say that the increased 20% rate is not sufficient for education today.

(C) has it.
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25 Sep 2012, 17:41
hibloom wrote:
It’s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years. Wouldn't weaken, could strengthen although not necessarily
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.irrelevant
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.The answer! The dollars spent per student now is less than it was ten years ago
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.irrelevant
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.trap. "spending enough on education" is measured by dollar spent per student in this case, not achievement level
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