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Every member of the Progress party in a certain city council voted against appropriating funds to build a new bridge. All city council members voted on the bridge-appropriation issue. A simple majority of votes was needed to pass the bill.

Which of the following statements, if true, would provide sufficient information to tell whether or not the bridge appropriation bill passed?

(A) The Progress party holds a majority of seats on the city council.
(B) Less than half of the members of the other parties all taken together voted against the bridge appropriation.
(C) No other council members voted against the bridge appropriation.
(D) Three-fourths of the votes cast against the appropriation were by members of the Progress party.
(E) Every member of the city council is either a member of the Popular party or a member of the Progress party.

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Why not D?

Suppose number of members of progressive party= 100 and each member against the bill
number of city council seats= 100 and each city council member is also against the appropriation.
Now, here we don't know number of other party member who can vote.
But for passing bills requires clear majority means more than 50% votes.

A says progress party holds majority seats on city council.
means more than 50 members of progress party were also member of city council.
now total members of progress party and city council may be more than 150.
Considering this, we can not say that bill will be passed or not because still we don't know numbers of members of other parties.
But D clearly says that 75% votes cast against the appropriation were belong to progress party. and all votes of proress party is against the bill. Therefore, bill will be rejected.

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Why not D?

Suppose number of members of progressive party= 100 and each member against the bill
number of city council seats= 100 and each city council member is also against the appropriation.


This would mean , there is only Progressive Part in the city council. This assumption is incorrect and cannot be possible

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A says progress party holds majority seats on city council.
means more than 50 members of progress party were also member of city council.
now total members of progress party and city council may be more than 150.


If there are more than 150 members in the city council, then , according to option A, the members of progressive party also should also be atleast 75. If they are atleast 75 and all of them vote against it. The bill won't be passed

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New post 14 Feb 2019, 18:16
I appreciate for your illustration.
Oh! I have done big mistake here. A is correct.

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gvij2017 wrote:
Why not D?

Suppose number of members of progressive party= 100 and each member against the bill
number of city council seats= 100 and each city council member is also against the appropriation.


This would mean , there is only Progressive Part in the city council. This assumption is incorrect and cannot be possible

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A says progress party holds majority seats on city council.
means more than 50 members of progress party were also member of city council.
now total members of progress party and city council may be more than 150.


If there are more than 150 members in the city council, then , according to option A, the members of progressive party also should also be atleast 75. If they are atleast 75 and all of them vote against it. The bill won't be passed

Hope this helps
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This is a tricky one.

Which of the following statements, if true, would provide sufficient information to tell whether or not the bridge appropriation bill passed?

D is wrong because DOES NOT tell us if the party has the majority of the seats in the city council It tells us that 3/4 of the votes were from the member of the party BUT if the party is the MINORITY in the city council (let say 32 members then we do have 24 votes.

Instead, A tells us

(A) The Progress party holds a majority of seats on the city council.

From this, we do not and consequently might evaluate if the bill passed or not and on which ground. why ?? Because we do know we have to have the simple majority AND the party hold the majority of the seats in the council.

Hope this helps.

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