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# Editorial: The roof of Northtown Council’s equipment-storage

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27 Sep 2017, 09:17
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21 Oct 2017, 06:53
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Editorial: The roof of Northtown Council’s equipment-storage building collapsed under the weight of last week’s heavy snowfall. The building was constructed recently and met local building-safety codes in every particular, except that the nails used for attaching roof supports to the building’s columns were of a smaller size than the codes specify for this purpose. Clearly, this collapse exemplifies how even a single, apparently insignificant, departure from safety standards can have severe consequences.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the editorial’s argument?

A. The only other buildings whose roofs collapsed from the weight of the snowfall were older buildings constructed according to less exacting standards than those in the safety codes.

B. Because of the particular location of the equipment-storage building, the weight of snow on its roof was greater than the maximum weight allowed for in the safety codes.

C. Because the equipment-storage building was not intended for human occupation, some safety-code provisions that would have applied to an office building did not apply to it.

D. The columns of the building were no stronger than the building-safety codes required for such a building.

E. Because the equipment-storage building was where the council kept snow-removal equipment, the building was almost completely empty when the roof collapsed.

This is a strengthen question. Option A is a clear winner as the only other buildings that collapsed were the ones that weren't constructed as per blue print.

B is weakening the argument.

C: I don't care whether it was for human occupation or not. It collapsed dude! Period!

D: Argument doesn't mention it. We are talking about nails, aren't we?

E: Again, don't care what was kept in there.

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24 Oct 2017, 20:49
Can someone change the OA for this? It is incorrect and misleading
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29 Dec 2017, 15:59
A is a combination of different patterns. A is interesting b/c A has extreme word "only" and the word "other buildings". Also, the pattern "other...." that can strengthen the argument is applied in the option choice A.
Using POE, ones can also find that A is indeed the answer.
A is quite confusing to comprehend in a short time, but A fills the gap of the argument. In other words, A gives more examples of how lack of safety standard will lead to serious consequences.
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