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Mayor Delmont's critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmont's leadership. Yet the fact is that not only were more jobs created than were eliminated, but each year since Delmont took office the average pay for the new jobs created has been higher than that year's average pay for jobs citywide. So it stands to reason that throughout Delmont's tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument in the advertisement?

A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was when Mayor Delmont took office.
B. The average pay for jobs in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Each year during Mayor Delmont's tenure, the average pay for jobs that were eliminated has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide.
D. Most of the jobs eliminated during Mayor Delmont's tenure were in declining industries.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently lower than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.

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In my view - the answer is C. The argument claims that average pay check has been increasing compared to that of previous year. C dents it the most. What is the OA?


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Mayor Delmont's critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmont's leadership. Yet the fact is that not only were more jobs created than were eliminated, but each year since Delmont took office the average pay for the new jobs created has been higher than that year's average pay for jobs citywide. So it stands to reason that throughout Delmont's tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument in the advertisement?

Argument: more jobs created than were eliminated, but each year since Delmont took office the average pay for the new jobs created has been higher than that year's average pay for jobs citywide.

A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was when Mayor Delmont took office.
-- Irrelevant - does not provide enough info (is Delmont still the Mayor or has someone else taken up the office)

B. The average pay for jobs in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
-- Irrelevant - does not provide enough info about current situation


C. Each year during Mayor Delmont's tenure, the average pay for jobs that were eliminated has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide.
-- Weaken -- it says opposite happens - jobs with higher average were eliminated

D. Most of the jobs eliminated during Mayor Delmont's tenure were in declining industries.
-- Irrelevant - does not provide enough info about current situation


E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently lower than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
-- Irrelevant - comaprison between city jobs to suburbs jobs

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I'm going with C.

If the better than average jobs are eliminated and new better than average jobs are created based on the major's efforts, then the average shouldn't really change a lot. We should keep in mind though that an increase in the average wage might be possible, if the new jobs generate a higher income than the eliminated jobs. We can't tell that based on the given information though.
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