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Re: Mayor Delmont’s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the [#permalink]

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14 May 2008, 18:34
saravalli wrote:
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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.

I choose B. In A, why focus on 3 years, C doesn't support the argument and D and E do not apply.
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14 May 2008, 18:39
Very good question. +1 to saravalli.

I went for A but I can see why B is better.

A just compares averages over 2 periods of time in the mayor's tenure. This average does not mean that there has been a year on year increase in the average paycheck. For instance, out of 3 years -its possible that they pay decreased in one year and then increased in the other two.

But from B it can be inferred that the average paycheck over a rolling period of 10 years will increase even if the total paycheck value remains the same for many years.
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14 May 2008, 18:45
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Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.

A - CORRECT. It supports the conclusion. The average pay is getting steadily bigger throughout Delmont’s tenure.
B - Eliminate. It says ten year low. How much now ? No clue.
C- Eliminate - Some (Never in Strengthening question)
D - Eliminate - Does not Strengthen
E - Eliminate - Wrong comparison . Time must be involved during comparison.
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Re: Mayor Delmont’s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the [#permalink]

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14 May 2008, 19:32
I think its D.

Lets say that the few jobs being lost were the ones with very high pay, way above city-wide average. So, now even if the new jobs have pay greater than city-wide average, the overall pay average of the city will come down.

D states the assumption made in the argument that the jobs lost were with average salary.
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15 May 2008, 02:28
B for me
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15 May 2008, 04:36
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I think its D.

Lets say that the few jobs being lost were the ones with very high pay, way above city-wide average. So, now even if the new jobs have pay greater than city-wide average, the overall pay average of the city will come down.

D states the assumption made in the argument that the jobs lost were with average salary.
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D for me too, only one in the same boat as mine
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15 May 2008, 05:24
One more for D. Will provide explanation if it is correct.
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15 May 2008, 06:30
D.

It boils down to between B and D for me.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
The argument is he created higher paying jobs, thus did a good job. This answer is ambiguous since average pay increase later can be attributed to other reasons.

D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
This one best explains why the average pay has been increased.

I think.
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15 May 2008, 07:56
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D's critics complain -> job loss under D.
Fact. more jobs created than eliminated & avg. pay higher for new jobs every year since
(conclusion) So : During D's time avg. pay check is getting bigger.

saravalli wrote:
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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
>> Irrelevant, we want to support what happend during D's tenure not after.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
>> This supports the argument. He picked up at a low and it has been growing steadily.

C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
>> Doesnt help our conclusion.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
>> We are not interested in the avg. pay of eliminated jobs.

E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
>> Irrelevant to the argument.
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15 May 2008, 08:40
I say D.

We know that the jobs being created are higher than the average jobs. But we dont know what jobs are being lost.

ex. The average pay is \$1000. The Mayor could be adding a lot of jobs that pay \$1500 and losing a few jobs that pay \$3000.

In order to know for sure if your increasing the average you need to know the value of the jobs being lost.
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15 May 2008, 11:11
saravalli wrote:
OA is D. Thanks

Saravalli thanks for this question. However I felt something unusual for this question.
Conclusion is--> there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.
In this entire CR no premise or evidence supported this conclusion. Rather premises were leading to entirely opposite conclusion. Saravali, can you please tell what is the source of this CR?
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15 May 2008, 11:54
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saravalli wrote:
OA is D. Thanks

Saravalli thanks for this question. However I felt something unusual for this question.
Conclusion is--> there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.
In this entire CR no premise or evidence supported this conclusion. Rather premises were leading to entirely opposite conclusion. Saravali, can you please tell what is the source of this CR?

How are you comming to the conclusion that the correct answer is leading to an entirely opposite conclusion?

When you combine statement D with the argument, the conclusion is correct. If the people who lost their jobs were receiving average pay then the average pay of the city MUST be getting bigger. For every job lost at average pay atleast another job was added with a higher than average pay, therefore the average must be increasing.
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15 May 2008, 18:26
dushver wrote:
One more for D. Will provide explanation if it is correct.

D is correct, so if you add your reasoning here, it is thankful to!
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Re: Mayor Delmont’s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the [#permalink]

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21 May 2008, 06:08
marshpa wrote:
saravalli wrote:
OA is D. Thanks

Saravalli thanks for this question. However I felt something unusual for this question.
Conclusion is--> there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.
In this entire CR no premise or evidence supported this conclusion. Rather premises were leading to entirely opposite conclusion. Saravali, can you please tell what is the source of this CR?

Source of the question SET6 , Q14.
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03 Aug 2008, 11:38
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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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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03 Aug 2008, 12:22
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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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.

I do not agree with the OA for this. I went for A, can anyone explain why A might be wrong or right.

This one is sort of strange. I would guess E, just because I think it's the least bad choice.

I think A might be wrong because the argument is that the average paycheck has been steadily getting bigger (throughout his term). Under A, In the first years prior to the last 3 paychecks could've plummeted 90% but since then have grown 10% (from that much lower base), in which case it would be an overall decrease in paychecks.
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03 Aug 2008, 12:30
I think Answer will be C.

Here are argument talks about 2 fold. Critics claim that there is loss in job but the fact that not only number of jobs increased but also the average pay increased. Keeping in mind of both scenario, we might assume that some jobs created were temporary and might again eliminated
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03 Aug 2008, 17:16
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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument in the advertisement?
A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide. - BEST ANSWER?? If the jobs eliminated had roughly the same average paycheck, then post elimination, the average paycheck for the jobs look much healthier??
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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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 the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office. So there can be no question that throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

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

A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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02 Nov 2008, 06:13
Is it E ?

A. The average pay for jobs created in the city during the past three years was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city earlier in Mayor Delmont’s tenure.
=> out of scope
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
=> Weakens
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
=> weakens
D. The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
=>out of scope
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
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