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GMATPrep: Citizens of Parktown - are you serious?

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I think the answer is an unfair one. Wouldn't you need to start assuming for B to be correct?

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The argument here is:
Plan will "unlikely affect the problem that concerns citizens."

Premise (main): make kids stay at home in the evening.

To weaken this argument, one would have to support the premise that crime level will decrease if the kids indeed stay at home more often.

Answer choice B does not weaken the main argument. Whether the crime is petty or not, crime is still a crime.

However, if one argues that (and if it is true) regardless of when the kids stay at home, kids are less likely to commit crime if at home (rather than outside), then this does weaken the main argument. Main argument depends on the time frame of when most crimes occur. But that becomes irrelevant or weaker if forcing kids to stay inside do affect the crime rate.
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Yeah ridiculus question.

Its like saying a jug of water is only a little bit poisonous.

All this torture (GMAT) to get into a freakin business school...ah..
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C doesnt weaken the argument. Parktown wants to keep teenagers at home late at night and C says that if they stay home late at night they wont be committing crimes. But the problem is from 3pm-6pm when the laws have no effect. B weakens because it says that from 3 to 6 the crimes are petty, not serious

tough one, probably would have got it wrong under pressure

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Can you argue for D?

The conclusion is saying that even if the measures work, the main crime time is before the evening. So, D says that any decrease in the need for police patrols (less teen crime) means more patrols in the afternoon? Or am I wrong because to get to this, we're assuming the heavy need for police patrols is mostly due to teen crime and not much other crime?

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It talks about prevention of serious crimes. If crimes between 3-6 are petty, the residents don't seem to quite have an issue.

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