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# Jamboree and GMAT Club Contest: The town of Lawrence, Kansas, is consi

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20 Nov 2015, 12:32
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QUESTION #15:

The town of Lawrence, Kansas, is considering changing its name to Smallville. The governing council of the town believes that associating the town with the famous birthplace of Superman, the legendary comic book hero, will increase tourism and provide the town’s residents with immediate increases in income.

The town council’s argument depends on the assumption that

A. the people in the town are agreeable to the name change. Doesn't weaken either they agree or not
B. residents in the town are knowledgeable about comic books. No effect on income even if people are knowledgeable or not
C. the town will need to spend only a minimal amount to provide the facilities needed by tourists. Possible contender, but doesn't address the possible conclusion
D. other towns have successfully changed their names and developed an increase in tourism. Out of scope or irrelevant
E. the per capita cost to the residents of changing the town’s name will be less than the per capita revenue that will result from the increase in tourism. Correct answer because if we negate this option then there will be no question of increase in income or it may even lead to loss
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21 Nov 2015, 00:31
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The town of Lawrence, Kansas, is considering changing its name to Smallville. The governing council of the town believes that associating the town with the famous birthplace of Superman, the legendary comic book hero, will increase tourism and provide the town’s residents with immediate increases in income.

The town council’s argument depends on the assumption that

A. the people in the town are agreeable to the name change
This could be an assumption but in given premise there is no mention that people have any say.

B. residents in the town are knowledgeable about comic books
Out of scope

C. the town will need to spend only a minimal amount to provide the facilities needed by tourists
This again could be one assumption, but it does not fully provide the answer as we have to assume one more thing that people don't have to pay for the facilities

D. other towns have successfully changed their names and developed an increase in tourism
Increase in tourism is ok but what about increase in income of people- this option does not address that

E. the per capita cost to the residents of changing the town’s name will be less than the per capita revenue that will result from the increase in tourism
Income=Revenue- cost.. Here it says directly that Income is going to increase with the given assumption.-- Correct
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