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# Of the two proposals for solving the traffic problems on

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22 Feb 2004, 18:22
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Of the two proposals for solving the traffic problems on Main Street, Chen's plan is better for the city as a whole, as is clear from the fact that the principal supporter of Ripley's plan is Smith Stores. Smith Stores, with its highly paid consultants, knows where its own interest lies and, moreover, has supported its own interests in the past, even to the detriment of the city as a whole.

The faulty reasoning in which one of the following is most parallel to that in the argument above?

(A) Surely Centreville should oppose adoption of the regional planning commission's new plan since it is not in Centreville's interest, even though it might be in the interest of some towns in the region.

(B) The school board should support the plan for the new high school since this plan was recommended by the well-qualified consultants whom the school board hired at great expense.

(C) Of the two budget proposals, the mayor's is clearly preferable to the city council's, since the mayor's budget addresses the needs of the city as a whole, whereas the city council is protecting special interests.

(D) Nomura is clearly a better candidate for college president than Miller, since Nomura has the support of the three deans who best understand the president's job and with whom the president will have to work most closely.

(E) The planned light-rail system will clearly serve suburban areas well, since its main opponent is the city government, which has always ignored the needs of the suburbs and sought only to protect the interests of the city.
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22 Feb 2004, 18:30
Would like to go for E...

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22 Feb 2004, 18:31
vivek_dj wrote:
Would like to go for E...

Vivek.

You got this right. Why C is wrong?
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22 Feb 2004, 19:27
Got E as well but the answer was posted too soon. Why dont you two just discuss in private.

C comes close but it does not say that the city council's decisions have been detrimental to the city in the past.

E clearly says the city government has always ignored the interests of the suburb.
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22 Feb 2004, 19:29
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Of the two proposals for solving the traffic problems on Main Street, Chen's plan is better for the city as a whole, as is clear from the fact that the principal supporter of Ripley's plan is Smith Stores. Smith Stores, with its highly paid consultants, knows where its own interest lies and, moreover, has supported its own interests in the past, even to the detriment of the city as a whole.

The stem supports first option because the the other option is supported by some X person which is not in the best interest of the city.So option one is choosen not because its good but coz the other option is bad.

(C) Of the two budget proposals, the mayor's is clearly preferable to the city council's, since the mayor's budget addresses the needs of the city as a whole, whereas the city council is protecting special interests.

In this option ..of the 2 options there is not contrast...an option is chosen and thena justification for that option is given.

E)The planned light-rail system will clearly serve suburban areas well, since its main opponent is the city government, which has always ignored the needs of the suburbs and sought only to protect the interests of the city.

In this option...an option is chosen(planned light-rail system) not because its good but beacuse the other option is bad...

I know I have not done a good job of explaining...but Im sure someone else wud come up with a good one.

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11 Apr 2016, 05:51
I woud go with option B as the correct option.
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26 Nov 2019, 07:42
OA added and bumping for further discussion
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