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Mayor: In each of the past five years, the city has cut

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Mayor: In each of the past five years, the city has cut school funding and each time school officials complained that the cuts would force them to reduce expenditures for essential services. But each time, only expenditures for nonessential services were actually reduced. So school officials can implement further cuts without reducing any expenditures for essential services.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the mayor’s conclusion?

(A) The city’s schools have always provided essential services as efficiently as they have provided nonessential services.
(B) Sufficient funds are currently available to allow the city’s schools to provide some nonessential services.
(C) Price estimates quoted to the city’s schools for the provision of nonessential services have not increased substantially since the most recent school funding cut.
(D) Few influential city administrators support the funding of costly nonessential services in the city’s schools.
(E) The city’s school officials rarely exaggerate the potential impact of threatened funding cuts.
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New post 05 Oct 2005, 17:51
I go for B

obviously, the city can continue to cut funds for nonessential services, only if there is anything left to cut. If there schools only had funds for essential services, then budget cuts would directly affect essential services and the conclusion would fall apart.

A) efficiency about the services is not the main point
C) Also not main point and additionally has no connection to essential services
D) May be true, however does not strengthen the conclusion
E) The "potential" impact of threatened funding cuts is never bein talked about. The stem is concerned with real funding cuts. threatening cuts have never been mentioned.

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New post 05 Oct 2005, 18:53
(A) - out of scope
(B) - best choice
(C) - out of scope
(D) - irrelevant
(E) - does not support conclusion

I'll take B. If there are actually funds still available for essential services, then the mayor's conclusion is supported for.

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New post 05 Oct 2005, 22:00
B is the best choice.
The main question based on the conclusion is, after so many successive cuts in expenditures for nonessential services, is there still room for more cuts in this area? This is best answered by choice B.

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go B go...

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New post 06 Oct 2005, 08:14
Going with B

B says that there is still room to cut the budget because there are funds to conver nonessential. Since we are only concerned with having essential activities...we can still cut.

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New post 06 Oct 2005, 08:42
B imo too
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New post 06 Oct 2005, 11:34
B for me too

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New post 06 Oct 2005, 12:54
B as well.
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New post 06 Oct 2005, 22:11
This is an immediate B. Schools still have excess non-essential funds available, so there is ample justification for the mayor`s conclusion.

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