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It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries

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New post 12 Nov 2016, 06:03
Well, this is an assumption question and conclusion states libraries are not getting anything and people are getting something for nothing. So our possible assumptions will be people are doing nothing which is helping library. Option A states that and on negotiating, the statement becomes " tax is being paid for library" and hence the conclusion is not true that libraries are not getting anything.Coming to option D, this choice doesn't talk anything regarding benefits incurred by the library. try negotiating this option, this have no effect on conclusion.

Hence A
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Premise: It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries as a kind of sanctuary.

Premise: Now, several dozen public libraries across the country have made their facilities more useful to homeless people by offering free job training programs, for adults and free activities for homeless children.

Premise: While the administrators of these libraries mean well, the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library,

Conclusion: so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.

Libraries are providing facilities to the homeless people
Homeless …………..not pay PROPERTY TAXES
Homeless……………do not support library
Homeless are getting SOMETHING FOR NOTHING…………..

1) But if they do some work for the library through which the library is saving money….
2) Or they pay in different form than property taxes

A. None of the sales tax paid by homeless people who use the free services is used by the libraries.
Negated statement: All of the sales tax paid by homeless people is used by the libraries. Then they are losing out something and library is gaining. It completely shatters the conclusion. CORRECT.

B. The general public that uses the libraries does not mind the services provided to the homeless.
OUT OF SCOPE

C. Many of the homeless people who use public libraries as sanctuaries check the library’s local newspapers for job listings.
OUT OF SCOPE. NO IMPACT ON THE CONCLUSION

D. Some libraries that offer programs to the homeless cannot afford these programs.
This choice does not support the conclusion in any way.

E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.
True. But still these people are getting something. No impact on conclusion as such, Incorrect.
Negated statement: Property taxes are NOT used predominantly to support public libraries.
If this is so the whole argument fails because then the main point of discussion is no more the main point.
But there might be other things needed to support libraries which these homeless people might or might not support.
But these people are still getting something for nothing. Conclusion still holds true.
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New post 08 Mar 2017, 07:25
I choose option E.

E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.

I thought this one bridges the gap between the conclusion and premise. But it does not.

The premise - "... the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library."

means that property taxes are used to support the library. So, this is not something new. Rather, this is the repetition of the premise.

So, this option is incorrect. Amazingly, 36% of users choose this option. So, this is a tricky question.
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It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries as a kind of sanctuary. Now, several dozen public libraries across the country have made their facilities more useful to homeless people by offering free job training programs, for adults and free activities for homeless children. While the administrators of these libraries mean well, the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library, so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.

Which of the following is assumed by the author of this argument?

A. None of the sales tax paid by homeless people who use the free services is used by the libraries.
Correct answer,passes the negation test. as the argument will break if the taxes paid by the homeless are reaching to libraries in some form or the other.
B.The general public that uses the libraries does not mind the services provided to the homeless.
The opinion of the general public is not considered in the argument.
C. Many of the homeless people who use public libraries as sanctuaries check the library’s local newspapers for job listings.
Out of scope.
D. Some libraries that offer programs to the homeless cannot afford these programs.
The affordability for the libraries is not the correct answer because it may raise concern for the people concerned but running the program is a decision taken by some libraries not all,and those which cannot afford may not implement the program.
E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.
Option A is better answer,than E also predominantly does not means entirely and libs may be getting funds apart from the property taxes.
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The best way to attack this problem is to simplify the argument. The argument is ''homeless are using facilities without paying taxes".

So by negating A...If libraries use the money payed by homeless the argument falls apart.
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yash88 wrote:
It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries as a kind of sanctuary. Now, several dozen public libraries across the country have made their facilities more useful to homeless people by offering free job training programs, for adults and free activities for homeless children. While the administrators of these libraries mean well, the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library, so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.

Which of the following is assumed by the author of this argument?

A. None of the sales tax paid by homeless people who use the free services is used by the libraries.
B.The general public that uses the libraries does not mind the services provided to the homeless.
C. Many of the homeless people who use public libraries as sanctuaries check the library’s local newspapers for job listings.
D. Some libraries that offer programs to the homeless cannot afford these programs.
E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.

Please help with OA and why D is wrong.


Did u notice the subtle shift in A which talks about sales tax while the argument talks about property taxes.
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IMO A is the best answer
Nagating A it says that they are not getting something for free , and breaks apart the conclusion .
in D : So what if libraries pay for the homeless - It does not do anything if we negate - i.e. They still get something for free which is dangerous concern to some. :) . This is the conclusion "They still get something for free which is dangerous concern to some" .
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yash88 wrote:
It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries as a kind of sanctuary. Now, several dozen public libraries across the country have made their facilities more useful to homeless people by offering free job training programs, for adults and free activities for homeless children. While the administrators of these libraries mean well, the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library, so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.

Which of the following is assumed by the author of this argument?

A. None of the sales tax paid by homeless people who use the free services is used by the libraries.
B.The general public that uses the libraries does not mind the services provided to the homeless.
C. Many of the homeless people who use public libraries as sanctuaries check the library’s local newspapers for job listings.
D. Some libraries that offer programs to the homeless cannot afford these programs.
E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.

Please help with OA and why D is wrong.


Did u notice the subtle shift in A which talks about sales tax while the argument talks about property taxes.

Bro Conclusion is important here.

IMO A is the best answer
Nagating A it says that they are not getting something for free , and breaks apart the conclusion .
in D : So what if libraries pay for the homeless - It does not do anything if we negate - i.e. They still get something for free which is dangerous concern to some. :) . This is the conclusion "They still get something for free which is dangerous concern to some" .
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Premise 1: Homeless people frequents public library.
Premise 2:Library by taking certain steps ensure that public library is more beneficial for homeless child and adults.
Conclusion: Library is in loss situation as they offer these services almost for free to the homeless people.
evidence cited in the conclusion: No property tax paid
Pre-thinking: Other means of payment benefitting the library is also ruled out.
Answer choices: a)Correctly linked to pre-thinking.
Negated statement: In many cases sales tax ,paid by the homeless people is used by libraries. Then it shatters conclusion.
b) OFS(out of scope). c) relevant but inconclusive. Moreover, it weakens the conclusion. d)OFS e)Kind of inference from last line.
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yash88 wrote:
It is well known that many homeless people frequent public libraries as a kind of sanctuary. Now, several dozen public libraries across the country have made their facilities more useful to homeless people by offering free job training programs, for adults and free activities for homeless children. While the administrators of these libraries mean well, the homeless do not pay property taxes to support the library, so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.

Which of the following is assumed by the author of this argument?

A. None of the sales tax paid by homeless people who use the free services is used by the libraries.
B.The general public that uses the libraries does not mind the services provided to the homeless.
C. Many of the homeless people who use public libraries as sanctuaries check the library’s local newspapers for job listings.
D. Some libraries that offer programs to the homeless cannot afford these programs.
E. Property taxes are used predominantly to support public libraries.

Please help with OA and why D is wrong.


Good question. A part of solving the question starts from identifying the crux conclusion of the author - so these people are getting something for nothing, a dangerous practice for all concerned.
Since Homeless people dont pay anything, they shouldn't be getting anything.

Option A: touches on this aspect. On negating, sales tax paid by homeless people does infact get contributed to Libraries. This would imply that homeless people pay, not property taxes, but sales taxes for contributing to Libraries. This weakens the conclusion of the author. Hence A.

Option D: Negate D. Some libraries that offer programs to homeless can afford these programs. This does not impact the conclusion of the argument as stated above. Hence D is out.

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