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30 Dec 2010, 10:43
As a couple of others pointed out above we have to accept the passage as absolutely true. This is a Family 1 question based on Powerscore CR nomenclature. So the answer choice cannot conflict with the passage. The passage clearly mentions the finances are not affected and are ok. I can't see how C is the answer. I picked a by poe. E is not impacted as they are status quo; b and d are more inconvenienced rather than "damaged"

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30 Dec 2010, 10:53
Actually it does say finances not affected "on the whole" - so parts can be affected. I guess the question expects one to separate out the budget from the finances with an impact on the budget not necessarily affecting the finances "on the whole". C doesn't conflict if that is the case.

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12 Nov 2011, 07:11
Chose D initially. But i do agree with explanations. So C.
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13 Nov 2011, 00:37
At the first glance, I will choose A. But when read C twice. I chose C because it directly weaken the conclusion of argument which stated that "Clearly, if commuters can get to work more cheaply, they will have more money left over to spend in other sectors of the economy, and the city’s finances on the whole will not be negatively affected by higher gasoline prices."
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13 Nov 2011, 00:43
Yea you are right. We must have noticed the word city finances and its impact.
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20 Nov 2011, 22:14
+1 C
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21 Nov 2011, 15:09
+1 for C
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24 Dec 2011, 05:24
Tricky question. Got this one wrong. C should be the correct answer.
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24 Dec 2011, 07:51
tuanquang269 wrote:
At the first glance, I will choose A. But when read C twice. I chose C because it directly weaken the conclusion of argument which stated that "Clearly, if commuters can get to work more cheaply, they will have more money left over to spend in other sectors of the economy, and the city’s finances on the whole will not be negatively affected by higher gasoline prices."

In C it is only mentioned that the money is unbalanced only for 3 months and later there could be profits......so How can this be the answer.......I will go with A....Can you please justify your point on this?
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20 Aug 2012, 17:51
edit - still think C is funky but I agree with it.
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01 Dec 2012, 22:03
Cantona wrote:
edit - still think C is funky but I agree with it.

Guys,

When deciding between C and A, one thing that a lot of people haven't focused a lot on are two phrases "city council has decided" and "most likely to be damaged". Keep in mind that city council has decided to suspend all the fares BUT this doesn't guarantee that people will actually use the public transport. Two scenarios are possible:

1) City council keeps the fares suspended BUT people still don't go for the public transport ==> council looses money
2) City council keeps the fares suspended AND people go for the public transport ==> council looses money and service stations loose money as well.

Now the questions asks you to pick the "most likely" option. Combining the above two scenarios, one can clearly see that council is certainly going to loose money whereas, service stations may or may not. Hence, the OA is C.

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