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# In the United States, of the people who moved from one state

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17 Jan 2017, 23:14
PREMISE :- In the United States, of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage
who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years.

Conclusion :- Since many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees,these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida.

weaken :- no effect on business and economy

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In the United States, of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years. Since many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees, these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument given?

(A) People who moved from one state to another when they retired moved a greater distance, on average, last year than such people did ten years ago.

(B) People were more likely to retire to North Carolina from another state last year than people were ten years ago.

(C) The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased significantly over the past ten years.

(D) The number of people who left Florida when they retired to live in another state was greater last year than it was ten years ago.

(E) Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.

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This is a classic NUMBER vs PROPORTION argument. The passage seems to suggest that the NUMBER of retired people moving to Florida has decreased (which will hurt local businesses). However, this is NOT what the passage actually says. It says that the PROPORTION of retired people who move to Florida has decreased.

This is much different. Here's an illustrative example:

In 2007, there was a total of 100 retired people who moved to a different state. Of those 100 people, 20 moved to Florida. In other words, 20% PERCENT of the moves were to Florida.

In 2017, there was a total of 100,000 retired people who moved to a different state. Of those 100,000 people, 10,000 moved to Florida. In other words, 10% of the moves were to Florida.

So, the PERCENTAGE of retired people moving to Florida has decreased from 20% to 10%. However the NUMBER of retired people moving to Florida has INcreased.

Answer choice C (the correct answer) says that the NUMBER of retired people moving to a different state has increased significantly over the past ten years. So, the 3% difference in the PERCENTAGE is offset by the increase in total volume.

Aside: answer choice E doesn't weaken the conclusion that Florida's economy will be harmed by the 3% decrease.

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07 Aug 2017, 22:50
sagarsabnis wrote:
In the United States, of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years. Since many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees, these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument given?

(A) People who moved from one state to another when they retired moved a greater distance, on average, last year than such people did ten years ago.

(B) People were more likely to retire to North Carolina from another state last year than people were ten years ago.

(C) The number of people who moved from one state to another when they retired has increased significantly over the past ten years.

(D) The number of people who left Florida when they retired to live in another state was greater last year than it was ten years ago.

(E) Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.

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Premise 1:In the United States, of the people who moved from one state to another when they retired, the percentage who retired to Florida has decreased by three percentage points over the past ten years

Premise 2:many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees

Conclusion : these declines are likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses and therefore on the economy of Florida.

We have to weaken the occlusion.

A is irrelevant to the argument even if they moved greater distance we do not know anything about settling in any state.

B is actually strengthening the argument

C is our correct answer as it says greater no of people who moved to other state after retirement increased.If this is true then the people retiring to Florida will increase .

D is actually strengthening the argument

E But this does not give us anything about the number of people who moved to Florida
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