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Re: Marine and Juhu beach, 5 miles from each other, are the two top beache [#permalink]
this argument demonstrates causal relationship.
to weaken causal relationship we can use two methods.
1.alternate cause
2.reverse relationship.
these two things can go long way if u want to ace cr.as soon as you see causal relationship you should be salivating for the answer choice that demonstrates theses relationship.
having said all that ,you can clearly see answer d executing the first method.although i must agree that it is not explicitly mentioned but see what if out of three beaches that choosen for tourist attractions , the juhu beach is one of them ,so that completely dislodges the conclusion .remember gmat will not give u alternate cause on platter ,you have to infer it in most of the cases.
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Re: Marine and Juhu beach, 5 miles from each other, are the two top beache [#permalink]
+1 for D.

Tourist attractions opened in last three months can be the plausible reason for increase in the No. of tourists visiting the juhu beach.

To weaken the Argument we should try to get any other cause for the same effect and D does exactly the same.
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Re: Marine and Juhu beach, 5 miles from each other, are the two top beache [#permalink]
+1 D for as well.
In order to weaken we are seeking an alternative cause in this case.
Hence D.
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Re: Marine and Juhu beach, 5 miles from each other, are the two top beache [#permalink]
Conclusion: increase in tourists in Juhu beach is directly related to epidemic.
To weaken it we need to attack the cause of the conclusion.
Pre thinking: 1) some event which attracted a big crowd was organised this year in August at Juhu beach.
2) There was no effect of the epidemic at Juhu beach
3) government reduced the entry fee for Juhu beach or any other reason which make our belief stronger that epidemic is not the cause here.

Option D matches with our pre thinking 1. You can eliminate rest of the option easily.

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