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Legislator: Your agency is responsible for regulating an industry shaken by severe scandals. You were given funds to hire 500 investigators to examine the scandals, but you hired no more than 400. I am forced to conclude that you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed.
Regulator: We tried to hire the 500 investigators but the starting salaries for these positions had been frozen so low by the legislature that it was impossible to attract enough qualified applicants.

The regulator responds to the legislator’s criticism by

(A) shifting the blame for the scandals to the legislature

(B) providing information that challenges the conclusion drawn by legislator

(C) claiming that compliance with the legislature’s mandate would have been an insufficient response

(D) rephrasing the legislator’s conclusion in terms more favorable to the regulator

(E) showing that the legislator’s statements are self contradictory

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(C) claiming that compliance with the legislature’s mandate would have been an insufficient response

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B..will explain if anyone differs

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New post 04 Apr 2005, 08:24
I pick B, still unable to completely understand C
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you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed
response: we tried to hire

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New post 04 Apr 2005, 08:47
B is my choice. :arrow: The regulator is providing information that he was unable to attract enough qualified applicants due to the salary limitations.

Choice C uses the future tense would have been an insufficient response , whereas the insufficient response that can be related to the insufficient applicant turnout has already happened. :)
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New post 04 Apr 2005, 08:52
(B) for better.

The legislator assumed that the regulator had all the resources to hire qualified people and hence the only reason why sufficient people were not hired was because the regulator didnt want to.
If the regulator can show that he/she was not able to hire people for other reasons then the assumption (the regulator had all the resources) would be broken.

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B.

Purposely hired less vs. low salary caused less hiring

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Legislator:
1) Your agency is responsible for regulating an industry shaken by severe scandals.
2) You were given funds to hire 500 investigators to examine the scandals, but you hired no more than 400.
3) I am forced to conclude that you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed.

Regulator:
1) We tried to hire the 500 investigators but the starting salaries for these positions had been frozen so low by the legislature that it was impossible to attract enough qualified applicants.

The regulator responds to the legislator’s criticism by

(A) shifting the blame for the scandals to the legislature
- Did not shift the blame for the scandals, but the blame for not doing enough

(B) providing information that challenges the conclusion drawn by legislator
- Provided information about a certian legislature freezing the pay scale for the investigators

(C) claiming that compliance with the legislature’s mandate would have been an insufficient response
- Nothing of this sort.

(D) rephrasing the legislator’s conclusion in terms more favorable to the regulator
- Did not rephrase the conclusion, but gave a reason for his/her reason to hire less than the number expected

(E) showing that the legislator’s statements are self contradictory
- Nothing of this sort

B it is.

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New post 05 Apr 2005, 14:12
I agree with B also the regulator was bassically making an excuse explaing why there were not 500.
this is a good excerpt to look at questions of illogical reasoning, stmt to futher support/weaken the argument and so on also.

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Yes, all of you are great

oA is B.

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