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# Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro

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Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boroughs is in desperate need of repair with estimates in the range of $30 million. Over one million vehicles cross the bridge each day. Therefore, if the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the governor's argument depends?

(A) The bridge, if not repaired, will likely collapse, causing the deaths of many people.
(B) The toll will not cause a significant hardship on the commuters that use the bridge.
(C) The toll will not induce some commuters to use mass transit when traveling between the two boroughs.
(D) After the repairs to the bridge are complete, it is estimated that the bridge will be able to handle 20% more traffic.
(E)Most of the residents in Brookline and Kings use the bridge to commute to work each day.

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Why B is not the correct answer?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Although is a question from veritas prep I think is not an excellent question. Between C and E both could be a possible answer

Conclusion says ;: Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Now we have the key words the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay.

But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group.

Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look.

Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion.

Hope this helps
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Although is a question from veritas prep I think is not an excellent question. Between C and E both could be a possible answer

Conclusion says ;: Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Now we have the key words the city charges a mere$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay.

But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group.

Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look.

Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion.

Hope this helps

Hello,

i am having problems in eliminating ans.option B.

If we negate it,

the commuters will face significant hardhips in using the bridge..

bcz of tht they wont use the bridge and revenue wont b generated as per the conclusion..

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08 Jul 2014, 00:03
vards wrote:

Hello,

i am having problems in eliminating ans.option B.

If we negate it,

the commuters will face significant hardhips in using the bridge..

bcz of tht they wont use the bridge and revenue wont b generated as per the conclusion..

Now we have the key words the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge so the assumption is : IF the commuters pass through the bridge we raise money because the have to pay. But either in C and E we do have : in C some (i.e up to 99% of the commuters) and in E we do have most (i.e up to 99% ) though we do not know excatly the proportion of this group. Alike E and C could be insert in the same scenario. It also true that C is stronger than E because E talks about commuters to work and C in a more general way with commuters pass through the bridge. But I think the argument is bias in somehow, not so clear at a closer look. Back to your question : B is wrong because hardship is not an attinent argument for out conclusion. Hope this helps Can we reasonably define 90% or 99% of commuters as some commuters? I don't think so. Between C and E, though E has limited applicability only to commuters to work, it makes a stronger statement than does C. E seems more appropriate. 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Manager Joined: 29 Oct 2016 Posts: 192 Concentration: Finance, Economics GMAT 1: 620 Q50 V24 GRE 1: 314 Q167 V147 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 672 Re: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Jan 2017, 05:36 chetan86 wrote: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boroughs is in desperate need of repair with estimates in the range of$30 million. Over one million vehicles cross the bridge each day. Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Which of the following is an assumption upon which the governor's argument depends? (A) The bridge, if not repaired, will likely collapse, causing the deaths of many people. (B) The toll will not cause a significant hardship on the commuters that use the bridge. (C) The toll will not induce some commuters to use mass transit when traveling between the two boroughs. (D) After the repairs to the bridge are complete, it is estimated that the bridge will be able to handle 20% more traffic. (E)Most of the residents in Brookline and Kings use the bridge to commute to work each day. [Reveal] Spoiler: Why B is not the correct answer? (A) The consequence if leave the bridge damaged is out of concern (B) The commuters' condition is out of scope as long as they pay the toll (C) Definitely yes!! If the toll deter the commuters to transit by public transport,the target fund might be impossible to reach (D) Totally out of scope (E) Whether the residents in Brookline and Kings use this bridge is not the concern.Majority of vehicles crossing this bridge could even from other towns Manager Joined: 04 Sep 2015 Posts: 146 Location: India WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 12 Re: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Jan 2017, 13:38 Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boroughs is in desperate need of repair with estimates in the range of$30 million. Over one million vehicles cross the bridge each day. Therefore, if the city charges a mere $1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month. Which of the following is an assumption upon which the governor's argument depends? (A) The bridge, if not repaired, will likely collapse, causing the deaths of many people. out of scope (B) The toll will not cause a significant hardship on the commuters that use the bridge. out of scope (C) The toll will not induce some commuters to use mass transit when traveling between the two boroughs. Most relevant option,also clears the possiblity of failure of the plan. (D) After the repairs to the bridge are complete, it is estimated that the bridge will be able to handle 20% more traffic. Out of scope (E)Most of the residents in Brookline and Kings use the bridge to commute to work each day. out of scope Manager Joined: 02 Sep 2016 Posts: 135 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 33 Re: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boro [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Jan 2017, 22:37 chetan86 wrote: Governor: The bridge that spans the Brookline and Kings boroughs is in desperate need of repair with estimates in the range of$30 million. Over one million vehicles cross the bridge each day. Therefore, if the city charges a mere \$1 dollar toll for crossing the bridge, we will be able to raise enough funds to make repairs to the bridge within a month.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the governor's argument depends?

(A) The bridge, if not repaired, will likely collapse, causing the deaths of many people.
(B) The toll will not cause a significant hardship on the commuters that use the bridge.
(C) The toll will not induce some commuters to use mass transit when traveling between the two boroughs.
(D) After the repairs to the bridge are complete, it is estimated that the bridge will be able to handle 20% more traffic.
(E)Most of the residents in Brookline and Kings use the bridge to commute to work each day.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Why B is not the correct answer?

Option C is the best choice here.
Negated statement: The toll will induce some (can be one or more) commuters to use the mass transit.....

If this is the case then the 1 Million vehicles that cross the bridge daily will be reduced by some number depending on the total number of people using mass transit. This will definitely reduce the success of the 30 day plan.

Whereas information stated in option E is already stated in the argument and thus is not an assumption (unstated premise).
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