GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 18:06

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

     November 18, 2018

     November 18, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

CR & LSAT Forum Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: He came. He saw. He conquered. -- Studying for the LSAT -- Corruptus in Extremis
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 393
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Reviews Badge
Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2018, 09:31
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

79% (01:37) correct 21% (01:57) wrong based on 98 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to work in the center of the city are facing a large increase in transportation expenses that will limit the funds they have available to spend in other areas. In order to forestall a slowdown in the local economy, the city council has decided that fares on all forms of public transportation will be suspended for the next three months. 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.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the plan to avoid a slowdown in the city’s economy?


(A) Three months is a sufficient period of time to allow gasoline prices to stabilize
(B) Commuters who usually drive to work will begin taking public transportation if it is free
(C) Other factors in the local economy are affecting the price of gasoline
(D) The cost of parking in the city will remain relatively stable
(E) People who work in the city are more likely to drive than to take public transportation

Source: CR Archive

_________________

D-Day: November 18th, 2017

Need a laugh and a break? Go here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/mental-break-funny-videos-270269.html

Ask GMAT Experts Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing for GMAT
Joined: 25 Nov 2015
Posts: 983
Location: India
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2018, 09:41
1
Premise- sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to work are facing a large increase in transportation expenses that will limit the funds to spend in other areas. In order to forestall a slowdown in the local economy, the city council has decided that fares on all forms of public transportation will be suspended for the next three months.

Conclusion - 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.

Pre-thinking - commuters who drive to work will use public transportation.

(A) Three months is a sufficient period of time to allow gasoline prices to stabilize - Irrelevant.
(B) Commuters who usually drive to work will begin taking public transportation if it is free - CORRECT. If we negate this statement, the argument fails.
(C) Other factors in the local economy are affecting the price of gasoline - Irrelevant.
(D) The cost of parking in the city will remain relatively stable - Irrelevant.
(E) People who work in the city are more likely to drive than to take public transportation - Weakens.

Answer B.
_________________

Please give kudos, if you like my post

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to &nbs [#permalink] 13 Sep 2018, 09:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who drive to

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.