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More than a year ago, the city announced that police would crack down on illegally parked cars and that resources would be diverted from writing speeding tickets to ticketing illegally parked cars. But no crackdown has taken place. The police chief claims that resources have had to be diverted from writing speeding tickets to combating the city’s staggering drug problem. Yet the police are still writing as many speeding tickets as ever. Therefore, the excuse about resources being tied up in fighting drug-related crime simply is not true.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that

(A) every member of the police force is qualified to work on combating the city’s drug problem
(B) drug-related crime is not as serious a problem for the city as the police chief claims it is
(C) writing speeding tickets should be as important a priority for the city as combating drug-related crime
(D) the police could be cracking down on illegally parked cars and combating the drug problem without having to reduce writing speeding tickets
(E) the police cannot continue writing as many speeding tickets as ever while diverting resources to combating drug-related crime
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13 Sep 2007, 00:18
Fistail wrote:
More than a year ago, the city announced that police would crack down on illegally parked cars and that resources would be diverted from writing speeding tickets to ticketing illegally parked cars. But no crackdown has taken place. The police chief claims that resources have had to be diverted from writing speeding tickets to combating the city’s staggering drug problem. Yet the police are still writing as many speeding tickets as ever. Therefore, the excuse about resources being tied up in fighting drug-related crime simply is not true.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that

(A) every member of the police force is qualified to work on combating the city’s drug problem
(B) drug-related crime is not as serious a problem for the city as the police chief claims it is
(C) writing speeding tickets should be as important a priority for the city as combating drug-related crime
(D) the police could be cracking down on illegally parked cars and combating the drug problem without having to reduce writing speeding tickets
(E) the police cannot continue writing as many speeding tickets as ever while diverting resources to combating drug-related crime

E makes sense
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13 Sep 2007, 00:26
I say E
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13 Sep 2007, 04:58
another E from me
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13 Sep 2007, 06:15
Fistail wrote:
More than a year ago, the city announced that police would crack down on illegally parked cars and that resources would be diverted from writing speeding tickets to ticketing illegally parked cars. But no crackdown has taken place. The police chief claims that resources have had to be diverted from writing speeding tickets to combating the city’s staggering drug problem. Yet the police are still writing as many speeding tickets as ever. Therefore, the excuse about resources being tied up in fighting drug-related crime simply is not true.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that

(A) every member of the police force is qualified to work on combating the city’s drug problem
(B) drug-related crime is not as serious a problem for the city as the police chief claims it is
(C) writing speeding tickets should be as important a priority for the city as combating drug-related crime
(D) the police could be cracking down on illegally parked cars and combating the drug problem without having to reduce writing speeding tickets
(E) the police cannot continue writing as many speeding tickets as ever while diverting resources to combating drug-related crime

It sounds like E
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13 Sep 2007, 13:56
OA = E.
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13 Sep 2007, 14:29
yeah.

straight E. If tit were an LSAT qusetion, god knows what the ans. would be
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15 Sep 2007, 11:09
Pick E
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23 Apr 2011, 01:28
Could anyone explain why E is correct?
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More than a year ago, the city announced that police would crack down on illegally parked cars and that resources would be diverted from writing speeding tickets to ticketing illegally parked cars. But no crackdown has taken place. The police chief claims that resources have had to be diverted from writing speeding tickets to combating the city’s staggering drug problem. Yet the police are still writing as many speeding tickets as ever. Therefore, the excuse about resources being tied up in fighting drug-related crime simply is not true.

------- Conclusion states that since the number of speeding tickets is the same,the resources being tied up for combating drug related crimes is not true.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that

(A) every member of the police force is qualified to work on combating the city’s drug problem -- Misses the point. POE.

(B) drug-related crime is not as serious a problem for the city as the police chief claims it is -- Nowhere it is mentioned in the argument.POE.

(C) writing speeding tickets should be as important a priority for the city as combating drug-related crime -- Priority isn't mentioned in the premises. POE.

(D) the police could be cracking down on illegally parked cars and combating the drug problem without having to reduce writing speeding tickets -- Negating this,actually strengthens the conclusion that resources are being held up.Hence POE.

(E) the police cannot continue writing as many speeding tickets as ever while diverting resources to combating drug-related crime - Implies that if resources are being held up for drug related crimes,the number of speeding tickets issued will decrease. Hence OA.
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05 Feb 2012, 11:40
A,B, and C are out of scope/ do not provide anything important to the answer. D actually weakens the conclusion and is basically going into the opposite direction of E, which is the correct answer choice that provides the missing assumption.
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28 Oct 2014, 07:24
First I had some doubts, but later on I realized that E is the answer. Yes, my answer is E
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