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In 1998, more citizens from the country of Monrovia migrated

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New post 13 Sep 2016, 23:35
Analysis of the argument:
No. of (Monrovians)Ms migrating to Abstania(A) increased.=>No. of violent crime(VC) increased.
Thus Migrated Ms were responsible for increased instances of violent crime.

Let's falsify the scenario. No. of VC increased with increase in no. of Ms in A, such a scenario could be possible when Ms were not the doers but the victims, in that case Ms are not responsible for VC but some other agency for example As are.
On similar lines we can evaluate the weakening choices one by one
(A) Each year more violent criminals are apprehended in Abstania than in Monrovia.
This choice is irrelevant to the discussion as apprehension of VC is not discussed in the argument.
(B) During 1998 more violent crimes were reported in Abstania than in Monrovia.
Subject of discussion is VC in A not VC in M, hence such comparison is totally irrelevant to the discussion.
(C) In 1998 no Monrovians migrated from either Monrovia or Abstania to any country other than Monrovia or Abstania.
Out of scope.
(D) In 1998 the number of unreported violent crimes in Abstania increased as well.
This choice does not add much information to be a weakener. In similar lines of falsification of argument discussed above we can say that the answer choice presents a parallel situation but doesn't question the conclusion of the argument.
(E) In 1998 fewer Monrovians migrated from Monrovia to Abstania than from Abstania to Monrovia.
Careful reading of this choice reveals that no. As staying in A is higher than that in earlier years, thus they may also be responsible for increased VC. Thus this choice makes the conclusion less believable hence the correct weakener.

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(A) Each year more violent criminals are apprehended in Abstania than in Monrovia.
This makes more correct because if more violent cases are in Abstania then it is not the people of Monrovia that are the reason for voilent crimes

(E) In 1998 fewer Monrovians migrated from Monrovia to Abstania than from Abstania to Monrovia.
This strengthens that if more Abstania migrated it means the % strength of Monrovians increased in Abstania making more voilent crimes due to Monrovians.

In my reasoning A should be correct.

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New post 14 Nov 2016, 15:34
taranhundal wrote:
I can't understand how E is correct even if in 1998 migrants from A to M were more than M to A it can not be concluded that the number of migrants from M to A didn't cause the increase in crime rates.
It just concludes that M population in A decreased
There is no info to conclude that those migrants from M to A were not responsible for violent crimes.
How can this info weaken the argument


Of course you can not conclude that Monrovian migrants from M to A caused the increase in violent crimes, but this is a weaken question; you do not have to show that the argument is wrong, you just need to undermine the conclusion.

According to E, in 1998 there were fewer Monrovians. Even though the number of Monrovian migrants from M to A may have caused the increase in violent crimes, choice E certainly undermines the claim by pointing out that there were fewer Monrovians in Abstania.
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AH, now I can see why E is the answer. Oh gosh, the words repeat and each word stands near another word; this is why I miss out the important link.

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I dont think that E can be the correct answer.
Reasoning: The conclusion clearly states that ''The unavoidable conclusion is that Monrovians who migrated from Monrovia to Abstania were responsible for this increase'', so we have to consider only the monrovians who migrated from monrovia to abstania and NOT vice versa.
And option E takes into account both the possibilities.
The best answer would be A, as it says that anyways the crimes are increasing, confirming the possibility that only monrovians were not responsible for the same.
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I dont think that E can be the correct answer.
Reasoning: The conclusion clearly states that ''The unavoidable conclusion is that Monrovians who migrated from Monrovia to Abstania were responsible for this increase'', so we have to consider only the monrovians who migrated from monrovia to abstania and NOT vice versa.
And option E takes into account both the possibilities.
The best answer would be A, as it says that anyways the crimes are increasing, confirming the possibility that only monrovians were not responsible for the same.

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New post 09 Dec 2017, 20:57
this is a CR question that appears in XAT, CMAT,.... exams. Therefore, this is a non-gmat question even though the source is reliable; but this question is out of scope itself.

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