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In several cities, the government is going ahead with ambitious construction projects despite the high office vacancy rates in those cities. The vacant offices, though available for leasing, unfortunately do not meet the requirements for the facilities needed, such as court houses and laboratories. The government, therefore, is not guilty of any fiscal wastefulness.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) Adaptation of vacant office space to meet the governmentâ€™s requirements, if possible, would not make leasing such office space a more cost-effective alternative to new construction.
(B) The government prefers leasing facilities to owning them in cases where the two alternatives are equally cost-effective.
(C) If facilities available for leasing come very close to meeting the governmentâ€™s requirements for facilities the government needs, the government can relax its own requirements slightly and consider those facilities in compliance.
(D) The governmentâ€™s construction projects would not on being completed, add to the stock of facilities available for leasing in the cities concerned.
(E) Before embarking on any major construction project, the government is required by law to establish beyond any reasonable doubt that there are no alternatives that are most cost-effective.
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04 Oct 2005, 20:32
rahulraao wrote:
In several cities, the government is going ahead with ambitious construction projects despite the high office vacancy rates in those cities. The vacant offices, though available for leasing, unfortunately do not meet the requirements for the facilities needed, such as court houses and laboratories. The government, therefore, is not guilty of any fiscal wastefulness.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

A for me!

(A) Adaptation of vacant office space to meet the governmentâ€™s requirements, if possible, would not make leasing such office space a more cost-effective alternative to new construction.
So, if the govt. adapts the vacant office spaces still it is not cost-effective.
(B) The government prefers leasing facilities to owning them in cases where the two alternatives are equally cost-effective.
detracts from the statement
(C) If facilities available for leasing come very close to meeting the governmentâ€™s requirements for facilities the government needs, the government can relax its own requirements slightly and consider those facilities in compliance.
nothing abt how close the factilities come to govt. requirements
(D) The governmentâ€™s construction projects would not on being completed, add to the stock of facilities available for leasing in the cities concerned.
no relevance to the statement
(E) Before embarking on any major construction project, the government is required by law to establish beyond any reasonable doubt that there are no alternatives that are most cost-effective.
no mention in the statement

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05 Oct 2005, 00:57
I'll take D on this one. If the proejcts do not add to the stock of facilities available for leasing, it means they are fully utilized. If so, the govenrment is not beign wasteful.

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05 Oct 2005, 00:59
'D' looks good to me.

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05 Oct 2005, 02:10
go A go...

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05 Oct 2005, 02:21
A for me

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05 Oct 2005, 04:53
A is the only possible one.

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05 Oct 2005, 04:58
A.

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05 Oct 2005, 05:55
D for me! if you deny D, it'll make the govt. fiscally irresponsible.
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05 Oct 2005, 12:37
A for me

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05 Oct 2005, 12:46
A for me as well...

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05 Oct 2005, 12:51
A for me. OA plz

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05 Oct 2005, 16:46
I'll go with A. It adresses the 'fiscal wastefulness' part of the conclusion. A says that adapting the vacant spaces to suit govt. needs would cost more.

E doesn't say anything from fiscal point of view. Though it may implicitly mean something, A is more clear and hence is the best choice

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07 Oct 2005, 07:28
One more A . Same reasoning as GSR.

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07 Oct 2005, 09:12
click on A.

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07 Oct 2005, 14:57
I'll go with A - It seems to most directly state that a condition (adapting leased office space for government use) which could negate the central argument is not true! So it supports the central argument.

D - is tangential to me. The whole paragraph is about the government should use existing resources thereby showing fiscal responsibility. Not adding to the wasted office space doesn't seem like fiscal responsibility.

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07 Oct 2005, 15:38
i am going with A.
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