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Mayor: Citing the severity of the city’s winters, the city road

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Mayor: Citing the severity of the city’s winters, the city road commissioner has suggested paving our roads with rubberized asphalt, since the pressure of passing vehicles would cause the rubber to flex, breaking up ice on roads and so making ice removal easier and less of a strain on the road-maintenance budget. However, rubberized asphalt is more expensive than plain asphalt and the city’s budget for building and maintaining roads cannot be increased. Therefore, the commissioner’s suggestion isnot financially feasible.

Which one of the following is assumed by the mayor’s argument?

(A) Using rubberized asphalt to pave roads would not have any advantages besides facilitating the removal of ice on roads.

(B) The severity of winters in the region in which the city is located does not vary significantly from year to year.

(C) It would cost more to add particles of rubber to asphalt than to add particles of rubber to other materials that are used to pave roads.

(D) Savings in the cost of ice removal would not pay for the increased expense of using rubberized asphalt to pave roads.

(E) The techniques the city currently uses for removing ice from city roads are not the least expensive possible, given the type of road surface in place.

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Mayor: Citing the severity of the city’s winters, the city road commissioner has suggested paving our roads with rubberized asphalt, since the pressure of passing vehicles would cause the rubber to flex, breaking up ice on roads and so making ice removal easier and less of a strain on the road-maintenance budget. However, rubberized asphalt is more expensive than plain asphalt and the city’s budget for building and maintaining roads cannot be increased. Therefore, the commissioner’s suggestion isnot financially feasible.

Which one of the following is assumed by the mayor’s argument?

(A) Using rubberized asphalt to pave roads would not have any advantages besides facilitating the removal of ice on roads.----Wrong.We arent dealing with the role played by the rubberized asphalt.Have to look out for why missing info as to why rubberized asphalt isnt financially feasible.

(B) The severity of winters in the region in which the city is located does not vary significantly from year to year.---- Out of Scope.

(C) It would cost more to add particles of rubber to asphalt than to add particles of rubber to other materials that are used to pave roads.--------'Other materials and asphalt '-Out of Scope.

(D) Savings in the cost of ice removal would not pay for the increased expense of using rubberized asphalt to pave roads.----Correct.Negate it=It is not the case that,savings in the cost of ice removal would not pay for the increased expense of using rubberized asphalt to pave roads. Conclusion='the commissioner’s suggestion(to use rubberized asphalt because of many good reasons) is not financially feasible' fails.

(E) The techniques the city currently uses for removing ice from city roads are not the least expensive possible, given the type of road surface in place.-------Wrong. argument deals with the proposed technique.Current measure isnt the topic of discussion.

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this is a common pattern in gmat. That is, costs exceeds gains => D

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Re: Mayor: Citing the severity of the city’s winters, the city road [#permalink]

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Imo D
Prethinking The mayor thinks that the cost paving road with rubber asphalt will be more and difficult to bear.
So we have to find the option that shows finance difficulty so D is our answer

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Clear D. :D

Mayor: Citing the severity of the city’s winters, the city road commissioner has suggested paving our roads with rubberized asphalt, since the pressure of passing vehicles would cause the rubber to flex, breaking up ice on roads and so making ice removal easier and less of a strain on the road-maintenance budget. However, rubberized asphalt is more expensive than plain asphalt and the city’s budget for building and maintaining roads cannot be increased. Therefore, the commissioner’s suggestion isnot financially feasible.

Which one of the following is assumed by the mayor’s argument?

(A) Using rubberized asphalt to pave roads would not have any advantages besides facilitating the removal of ice on roads.It was tempting but concern was over financial feasibility, and it was a stretch to link this one

(B) The severity of winters in the region in which the city is located does not vary significantly from year to year.You still may have snow issues

(C) It would cost more to add particles of rubber to asphalt than to add particles of rubber to other materials that are used to pave roads.Out of context

(D) Savings in the cost of ice removal would not pay for the increased expense of using rubberized asphalt to pave roads.Yes -else it would be financially wise decision

(E) The techniques the city currently uses for removing ice from city roads are not the least expensive possible, given the type of road surface in place. Expense isn't the trigger here

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