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

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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, this decline is likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.

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

A. Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.
B. The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years.
C. There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees.
D. The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.
E. 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.

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28 Jan 2005, 22:32
A. Florida attracts more people who move from one state to another when they retire than does any other state.
It still hurts the economy since the percentage is declining

B. The number of people who move out of Florida to accept employment in other states has increased over the past ten years.
That's even worse for FL's economy. Plus, it has nothing to do with the question.

C. There are far more local businesses in Florida that cater to tourists than there are local businesses that cater to retirees.
Yes, but if the retiree-business declines the FL economic is still negatively affected.

D. The total number of people who retired and moved to another state for their retirement has increased significantly over the past ten years.
If the total number has increased significantly, even if the FL percentage is decreased a little, the total number of retirees who move to FL can still increase, meaning a postive impact on FL's economy

E. 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.

I'd pick (D).
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28 Jan 2005, 22:52
I would also pick D since all other strengthen the argument.

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29 Jan 2005, 14:38
OA is D
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28 Jul 2011, 20:27
I have been having hard time understanding this question. Can someone please explain it to me?
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28 Jul 2011, 20:36
+1 for D.

sgupta0827 the ques says: In the United States, when people retires they normally move from one state to another state and 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, and there is 3% points decline in the Florida, this decline is likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.

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29 Jul 2011, 12:04
The problem in this question is to figure out the difference between "people who retired to Florida" vs "People who moved to FL after retirement". What does "People who retired to FL" mean? Are these only people who work in FL and retires there or the people who choose to retire to FL after working in some other state. Hence, I am confused about this question.
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