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Hi,

Thanks to VerbalBot for bumping up this question; it seems like a good one for Sub-600 level.

My doubt here is that since this is an 'Assumption EXCEPT' question, we need to find the option which isn't taken into account or basically, which contributes nothing to the argument (i.e., neutral). Given this, A-D could all qualify as assumptions, however, E does nothing much to the argument. Based on this reasoning, I selected E.

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E is wrong. Ones should realize the scope has shifted from "birds seen" to "species of birds" => E is an assumption
B is an assumption which directly links with the air pollution => hence E is out
A is correct because A is too extreme. If ones negate A, then the argument is intact. => A is not assumption

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I selected option B.

"Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air"

In complete argument, how signficant impact of regualation is not mentioned. So how can we consider as assumption?

Please can anyone explain.

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Why not D?
The author mentions the increase in the number of bird species as a sign of improved air quality. The public may or may not desire the increase in the number of birds. The main target is improving the air quality with or without an increase in the number of birds. Why would the author assume that it is a desired outcome or not?

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In the years since the city of London imposed strict air-pollution regulations on local industry, the number of bird species seen in and around London has increased dramatically. Similar air-pollution rules should be imposed in other major cities.

Each of the following is an assumption made in the argument above EXCEPT:

(A) In most major cities, air-pollution problems are caused almost entirely by local industry.
(B) Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air.
(C) The air-pollution problems of other major cities are basically similar to those once suffered by London.
(D) An increase in the number of bird species in and around a city is desirable.
(E) The increased sightings of bird species in and around London reflect an actual increase in the number of species in the area.

I choose E but it's wrong. can S.o help me explain why not E.


Remember that assumptions fill the gap that exists between the premise(s) and the conclusion. In this question, Premise 1 = London imposed strict air-pollution regs on local industry; Premise 2 = Bird species have increased as a result; and Conclusion = Similar air-pollution rules should be imposed in other major cities. Think about the gap between the conclusion and the premises. What do you have to believe in order for the conclusion (that the rules should be imposed on other cities) to be valid.

A-Do you have to believe that air-pollution is ALMOST ENTIRELY caused by local industry to believe that the helpful regs should be spread to other cities? No, This is an example of the GMAT using very extreme language to invalidate a choice. [In this case the extreme language invalidates an assumption and we are looking for the only non-assumption]
B-We have to believe that regulations impact the air quality or we wouldn't conclude that the regulations should be extended to other cities.
C-We would only conclude to take the same actions in these cities if the problems were similar.
D-We only make this conclusion if we want more birds!
E-We would only recommend (or conclude) to apply these regulations if the results are real/verifiable. If we are seeing more birds because we went to parks instead of looking out our 1st floor window, we can't conclude that these regulations should be spread to other cities. Only if the species actually did increase would we conclude that the regulations are worthy of replication.

A is the only non-assumption in the group (but E is a tempting option).

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Question regarding option E:
The question says 'the number of bird species SEEN in and around '. It never talks about the actual number of species being increased. What does actual increase in the number of species in that area mean?
Also isn't it obvious that if you see more birds flying in and around london, they have increased in number? [because you SEE them].
I did not understand your first floor /park example.

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I selected option B.

"Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air"

In complete argument, how signficant impact of regualation is not mentioned. So how can we consider as assumption?

Please can anyone explain.



How do you think the birds have increased in number? It is because the regulation was in place which improved the quality of the air. That's how!

You are right that impact of regulation is not given but two pieces are given. One - regulation was in place to control pollution , two - birds have increased. How can you fill the missing gap? Only if you assume option B.

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Why not D?
The author mentions the increase in the number of bird species as a sign of improved air quality. The public may or may not desire the increase in the number of birds. The main target is improving the air quality with or without an increase in the number of birds. Why would the author assume that it is a desired outcome or not?



Take your understanding of the conclusion a little further by reading the prompt one more time. Then come back here!

The main target is improving the air quality so that there is an increase in the number of birds. (the air quality must be increased. Why? because birds count will increase).
The argument states that this regulation must be applied elsewhere. Why? So that the air quality improvement can lead to an increase in number of birds there as well.

Hence, Bird count increase is desirable.

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In the years since the city of London imposed strict air-pollution regulations on local industry, the number of bird species seen in and around London has increased dramatically. Similar air-pollution rules should be imposed in other major cities.

Each of the following is an assumption made in the argument above EXCEPT:

(A) In most major cities, air-pollution problems are caused almost entirely by local industry.
(B) Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air.
(C) The air-pollution problems of other major cities are basically similar to those once suffered by London.
(D) An increase in the number of bird species in and around a city is desirable.(A)
(E) The increased sightings of bird species in and around London reflect an actual increase in the number of species in the area.

Can any one point out the right answer for the above question?

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I selected "E" but after going through the thread, I think "A" makes more sense. But don't worry, you won't get such half baked questions on GMAT.
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Hi Expert,
I was stuck between A, D, and E.
I chose D because on it does not have any effect on the conclusion.

Can you please explain how A is correct because i feel A is an assumption.
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Hi mikemcgarry
I was stuck between A, D, and E.
I chose D because on it does not have any effect on the conclusion.

Can you please explain how A is correct because i feel A is an assumption.
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IMO answer is A. The choice is very extreme here. The author doesn't assume that pollution is caused almost entirely by local industries. Even if a portion of it is caused by local ones, laws will help them reduce and increase the population of birds.
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I chose B. The reason behind it is:
Strict air pollution regulations on local industry-> No. of bird species increase ->Therefore, similar rules should be imposed on other major cities.
There is no relation to quality of air or its effects.
Can somebody help?

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