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In order to reduce traffic congestion and raise revenue for the city, the mayor plans to implement a charge of $10 per day for driving in the downtown area. Payment of this charge will be enforced using a highly sophisticated system that employs digital cameras and computerized automobile registration. This system will not be ready until the end of next year. Without this system, however, mass evasion of the charge will result. Therefore, when the mayor’s plan is first implemented, payment of the charge will not be effectively enforced.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends for its conclusion to be properly drawn?

(A) The mayor’s plan to charge for driving downtown will be implemented before the end of next year.

(B) The city will incur a budget deficit if it does not receive the revenue it expects to raise from the charge for driving downtown.

(C) The plan to charge for driving downtown should be implemented as soon as payment of the charge can be effectively enforced.

(D) Raising revenue is a more important consideration for the city than is reducing traffic congestion.

(E) A daily charge for driving downtown is the most effective way to reduce traffic congestion.
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In order to reduce traffic congestion and raise revenue for the city, the mayor plans to implement a charge of $10 per day for driving in the downtown area. Payment of this charge will be enforced using a highly sophisticated system that employs digital cameras and computerized automobile registration. This system will not be ready until the end of next year. Without this system, however, mass evasion of the charge will result. Therefore, when the mayor’s plan is first implemented, payment of the charge will not be effectively enforced.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends for its conclusion to be properly drawn?


Premise:
The mayor plans to implement a charge for driving.
Mass evasion of the charge will result unless the highly sophisticated system is used.
This system will not be ready until the end of next year.

Conclusion:
If the mayor's plan is first implemented, the payment of the charge will not be effectively enforced.

The conclusion states that the payment of charge will not be effectively enforced because of mass evasion. However, the mass evasion is due to the lack of that highly sophisticated system. This means that the mayor's plan to charge for driving will be implemented before that system is ready, or before the end of next year. Choice A states this logic well.
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Akela wrote:
In order to reduce traffic congestion and raise revenue for the city, the mayor plans to implement a charge of $10 per day for driving in the downtown area. Payment of this charge will be enforced using a highly sophisticated system that employs digital cameras and computerized automobile registration. This system will not be ready until the end of next year. Without this system, however, mass evasion of the charge will result. Therefore, when the mayor’s plan is first implemented, payment of the charge will not be effectively enforced.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends for its conclusion to be properly drawn?


Premise:
The mayor plans to implement a charge for driving.
Mass evasion of the charge will result unless the highly sophisticated system is used.
This system will not be ready until the end of next year.

Conclusion:
If the mayor's plan is first implemented, the payment of the charge will not be effectively enforced.

The conclusion states that the payment of charge will not be effectively enforced because of mass evasion. However, the mass evasion is due to the lack of that highly sophisticated system. This means that the mayor's plan to charge for driving will be implemented before that system is ready, or before the end of next year. Choice A states this logic well.


do you know what source of this question is?

to all test takers, using POE, A is left. Here, ones can see that an assumption is much different from a weaken. In this question, the assumption is what makes the conclusion hold true. In A, if the charge is implemented after the end of the year, then the conclusion is no longer true.

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