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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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D?

nowhere is stated that the increase is desirable...
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Thanks for your reply. Seems the answer is A according to the book. Can you explain if it is possible to be A?

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because the statement is too extreme. Local industry doesnt need to be the worst pollutant in order for the conclusion to be logical

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because the statement is too extreme. Local industry doesnt need to be the worst pollutant in order for the conclusion to be logical


Can we eliminate options that are extreme ? Is this true always ?
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Q.)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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C is pretty close

if go by te technique of negation both C and A would hurt the conclusion ... but A would hurt more

so "now" i might go for A :shock:

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C is pretty close

if go by te technique of negation both C and A would hurt the conclusion ... but A would hurt more

so "now" i might go for A :shock:


Stallone.... There are 4 choices that will hurt the argument if you use negation... This is an EXCEPT question :) You made the same mistake I usually make ...
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Q.)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. -> this is not the main point of discussion,if we negate this still we can apply same rules in other countries .Reject
(B) Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air. -> irrelevant
(C) The air-pollution problems of other major cities are basically similar to those once suffered by London. -> this is oos
(D) An increase in the number of bird species in and around a city is desirable. -> this is not an assumption
(E) The increased sightings of bird species in and around London reflect an actual increase in the number of species in the area.
-> this is correct ,just the sightings reflect increase in number of bid species ,if this were not true then there is no point in applying same regulations in other cities !!!IMO E
Can any one point out the right answer for the above question?

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A cannot be the answer since even if local industries werenot source of pollution then also similar regulation rules can be applied to other industries ....
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A cannot be the answer since even if local industries werenot source of pollution then also similar regulation rules can be applied to other industries ....


Priya. This is an EXCEPT question, if none of the other options are valid assumptions, then we will end up with multiple answers !!
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I ll take E
Only this option is totally out of scope so can't be an assumption made in argument
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Q.)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.
has no relation
(B) Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air.
can qualify as an assumption
(C) The air-pollution problems of other major cities are basically similar to those once suffered by London.can qualify as an assumption
(D) An increase in the number of bird species in and around a city is desirable.(A)
can qualify as an assumption
(E) The increased sightings of bird species in and around London reflect an actual increase in
the number of species in the area.can qualify as an assumption

Since this is an EXCEPT question, we are looking at 4 wrong choices that qualify for assumption, 1 correct choice that doesn't qualify for assumption

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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.

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It should be B
We are not talking of the quality of air.All other choices are related to the argument
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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.

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A. In A, . "entirely" by local industry is not assumed, could have been most of the impact.

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IMO E.

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Am going with E.What is the OA?

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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.
- TRUE
(B) Air-pollution regulations on industry have a significant impact on the quality of the air.
- Tempting to me though could be true
(C) The air-pollution problems of other major cities are basically similar to those once suffered by London.
-TRUE
(D) An increase in the number of bird species in and around a city is desirable.
- TRUE
(E) The increased sightings of bird species in and around London reflect an actual increase in the number of species in the -area.
- "Sighting" is not mentioned anywhere in stem. Probably the best winner.



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