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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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01 Nov 2006, 09:13
It's C
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01 Nov 2006, 11:08
It's D.
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01 Nov 2006, 11:30
Another vote for D.
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01 Nov 2006, 12:28
Agree with D
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01 Nov 2006, 16:25
Wouldn't D strengthen the arguement than weaken it? I would choose E.
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01 Nov 2006, 20:35
Clueless , on G day would select E and move on ..
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01 Nov 2006, 20:56
Can some1 explain what's wrong with C?
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01 Nov 2006, 22:17
I would vote for D

Since many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees, this decline is likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.

We need some evidence to show that actual number of retirees increases in the Florida and D does that ....C is out since it focuses on local businees who caters the need of tourists and this is irrelevent to the current question where we are talking about local businesses catering to the retirees only...
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01 Nov 2006, 22:53
D from me.

The argument states that the declining nbr of retirees moving to Florida is hampering business.
Any statement which refutes the claim that nbr of retirees moving is decreasing should do the trick.
D says the nbr of retirees moving to Florida is not decreasing, but it appears that way because the total nbr of ppl moving after retirement has increased substantially.
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02 Nov 2006, 00:41
straight D.

percent and amount problem.
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02 Nov 2006, 01:53
D
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02 Nov 2006, 01:58
arjsingh1976 wrote:
I would vote for D

Since many local businesses in Florida cater to retirees, this decline is likely to have a noticeably negative economic effect on these businesses.

We need some evidence to show that actual number of retirees increases in the Florida and D does that ....C is out since it focuses on local businees who caters the need of tourists and this is irrelevent to the current question where we are talking about local businesses catering to the retirees only...

Agree with D. I completely missed the out of scope thing..
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03 Nov 2006, 15:28
ivymba wrote:
Clueless , on G day would select E and move on ..

woah you don't have to be that sarcastic
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03 Nov 2006, 18:56
Excellent explanations, arjsingh1976!!

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05 Nov 2009, 02:04
In my opinion the answer is D.

Because the choice D shows that the overall the absolute number of Retiree people has gone up substantially. And a decrease in percent doesn't mean a decrease in numbers
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Re: CR - 14/13 United States [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2009, 17:23
the only close ones are c,d.
C is irrelevant to the discussion. so it is d.
Re: CR - 14/13 United States   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2009, 17:23
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