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Many people complain that not enough citizens of the country vote. Voting, they point out, is a simple act and it gives people the opportunity to directly affect the government so there is no reason for people not to vote. But economists point out that voting does have costs: time spent at the polls and money spent on transportation. The economic benefits achieved by voting are so negligible that the cost is never worth it.

If the economists’ statements are true, than it must also be true that

A. Less than half of the country’s citizens vote in any given election.
B. Citizens are more likely to vote when the polling station is on their way to work or school.
C. Voting does not allow citizens to directly affect the government.
D. Citizens do not vote because they do not feel that their efforts will be rewarded.
E. If a citizen does vote, it must be because of some non-economic benefit.

Source: McGraw Hill's GMAT
Difficulty Level: 700

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Originally posted by SajjadAhmad on 06 Mar 2017, 23:27.
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Source: McGraw Hill GMAT

Many people complain that not enough citizens of the country vote. Voting, they point out, is a simple act and it gives people the opportunity to directly affect the government so there is no reason for people not to vote. But economists point out that voting does have costs: time spent at the polls and money spent on transportation. The economic benefits achieved by voting are so negligible that the cost is never worth it.

If the economists’ statements are true, than it must also be true that

A. Less than half of the country’s citizens vote in any given election.
B. Citizens are more likely to vote when the polling station is on their way to work or school.
C. Voting does not allow citizens to directly affect the government.
D. Citizens do not vote because they do not feel that their efforts will be rewarded.
E. If a citizen does vote, it must be because of some non-economic benefit.

Dear SajjadAhmad,

I'm happy to respond. :-) Another low quality question.

The first sentence is awkward and not well written, and the second contains the split infinitive that I highlighted--embarrassing! Didn't the people writing this have any idea of the standards of the GMAT?

Choice (E) screams as the only possible answer: it's relatively easy to reject the other four. This question has the superficial form of the GMAT CR, but the writer seems to have been all but completely unaware of the high standards that the GMAT holds. This question doesn't come anywhere close to a GMAT CR question. As a question writer myself, I would give this question a grade of a D.

Does all this make sense?
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Many people complain that not enough citizens of the country vote. Voting, they point out, is a simple act and it gives people the opportunity to directly affect the government so there is no reason for people not to vote. But economists point out that voting does have costs: time spent at the polls and money spent on transportation. The economic benefits achieved by voting are so negligible that the cost is never worth it.

If the economists’ statements are true, than it must also be true that

A. Less than half of the country’s citizens vote in any given election.
B. Citizens are more likely to vote when the polling station is on their way to work or school.
C. Voting does not allow citizens to directly affect the government.
D. Citizens do not vote because they do not feel that their efforts will be rewarded.
E. If a citizen does vote, it must be because of some non-economic benefit.

Source: McGraw Hill's GMAT
Difficulty Level: 700


Simple question, browsing through all the options, (E) is the one one that makes a direct connection with economists' statements:

Read the following: The economic benefits achieved by voting are so negligible that the cost is never worth it, IF THIS IS TRUE, SO If a citizen does vote, it must be because of some non-economic benefit.

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Re: Many people complain that not enough citizens of the country vote. Vot   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2019, 06:52
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