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17 Oct 2011, 17:10
How Come a is wrong? If the unemployment is bigger than it obviously can't be true! But how can they state something that is obviously written otherwise in the text?

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How Come a is wrong? If the unemployment is bigger than it obviously can't be true! But how can they state something that is obviously written otherwise in the text?

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Even if A is assumed to be right, it does not affect the paycheck. Paycheck is only influenced by those who are employed.. therefore, we are looking for scenarios which would increase or decrease the average salary. Option A will have no bearing on the average salary. If the question had asked for employment rate, then A would have mattered.

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The conclusion says "throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been
To weaken this, we need to show that the net pay for all those who employed has come down. As per C, the average pay for the new jobs created is lesser than the average pay for the jobs that were eliminated; this fits our bill!

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17 Oct 2011, 21:28
On the first scan of the options, I couldn't find any that fit the answer. Then I went back to the question and found that it looked for something that would weaken the conclusion and the conclusion is not about employment statistics, but average paycheck. Bingo!

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The conclusion says "throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been
To weaken this, we need to show that the net pay for all those who employed has come down. As per C, the average pay for the new jobs created is lesser than the average pay for the jobs that were eliminated; this fits our bill!

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11 Nov 2011, 02:43
IMO c
what OA?

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WIth the reasoning in C, higher paying jobs are lost and lower paying jobs are created.
In the end, the average pay will fall

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12 Nov 2011, 03:30
I side with C as well. But C does not address the number of high paying jobs that were actually eliminated as against the number of new jobs that have been added. Therefore, although C seems to be the best available, it does not seem complete.

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12 Nov 2011, 03:46
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I side with C as well. But C does not address the number of high paying jobs that were actually eliminated as against the number of new jobs that have been added. Therefore, although C seems to be the best available, it does not seem complete.

The average incliudes number as well.

Straight C.
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12 Nov 2011, 04:56
^ We are talking about the overall average here. The averages described in the answer choices are individual averages of jobs lost and jobs gained. This is not the same as the net average?

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The issue around here is the average paycheck. The argument says that the average pay has been increasing since the mayor took charge.

The option C states that the overall average pay has been brought down by eliminating workers with high average pay. So, the overall average is being reduced. The new workers' average pay is less than the pay of the average pay of the eliminated jobs. So this clearly weakens the argument by saying that the average paychecks has actually decreased overall and only the average pay of the new employees whose salary is lesser than the average salary of the eliminated fellows is growing since the mayor took charge.

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13 Nov 2011, 00:42
A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was 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.

I confused between A and C. I will choose C. However, anyone can tell me why A wrong?
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26 Nov 2011, 21:29
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A. The unemployment rate in the city is higher today than it was 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.

I confused between A and C. I will choose C. However, anyone can tell me why A wrong?

The conclusion is that in "Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger"
option A states that The Unemployment rate has increased but the overall average pay may increase or decrease
So C shud be the answer
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27 Nov 2011, 12:25
i go with B! whats the OA?
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11 May 2012, 10:51
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.

What Critics say jobs were lost under Delmont’s leadership.
FactNot only more jobs were created, but the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office.
Conclusion based on the fact provided, the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger. Mayor was the reason behind that increase.
Now we have to strengthen this argument.Let’s have a look at the options :

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.--->This argument states that the average pay check for jobs created in the city during the past 3 years was higher than the avg paychek for jobs created in the city in Mayor’s tenure. This statement only provides an evidence that 3 years before Mayor Delmont was in office, and since then the average pay for jobs created in the city was higher than the average pay for jobs created in the city.So Mayor must have took some steps to create new jobs and an increase in the average pay for the new jobs. Thus this is the most logical statement that can help strengthen the above argument.
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office. -->This statement weakens the conclusion.
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again. -->weakens the 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. --> 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. -->The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city. It is talking in present tense. But in argument there has been no mention whether the author is talking about present. Instead it is talking in past tense.

Thus A is the clear answer.

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31 Oct 2013, 12:07
Analysis: new jobs are more than eliminated jobs; new jobs' paychecks are higher than avergae pay citywide. To strengthen the argument of paychecks getting steadily bigger: D. eliminated jobs' pay were only equal to average pay citywide
A is not accurate because of the "three year" contradicts the point of steadily.
B Weakens the argument
C have no points
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15 Jan 2014, 01:32
Please edit the OA for this question. IMO D is correct.

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15 Jan 2014, 08:06
IMO- " D"............
If the average pay for these new jobs has been higher than the average pay for jobs citywide every year since Delmont took office, the average paycheck will get steadily bigger.

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..... since the average pay for jobs eliminated is equal to the average of jobs city wide.... then the new jobs which have a higher average pay than the jobs citywide, will definitely increase the city average of pay packet.........NO DOUBT...... its a question of WEIGHTED AVERAGE......

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17 Jan 2014, 16:11
Hi,

Sure OA is D here!

C weaken the argument. D only strenghten .

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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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I'm happy to respond.

First of all, from what I can tell, when fanatico posted this question, he posted the wrong answer as the OA. I found what I believe is the source online, and the source says OA = (D), which is eminently reasonable. For some reason, this question is all over the web with the wrong answer, and of course, that stirs up all sorts of discussion --- "how is it that (C) strengthens the argument?" Well, it doesn't, because (D) is the answer.

The advertisement tells us that, during Delmont's tenure, average pay in the city has been "getting steadily bigger." We want to strengthen that.
Here's my analysis of the answer choices:
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.
Well, hmmm. This is consistent with the argument certainly, but not necessarily a strengthener. Suppose the average pay of the new jobs over the past six years, consecutively, was: \$40K, \$35K, \$30K, \$70K, \$65K, \$60K. Then, the most recent three years definitely have a higher average than the first three years, but this pattern does not indicate "getting steadily bigger" each year. This statement could be a strengthener, but it doesn't have to be. This is not correct.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
Again, this would be consistent with the claim: the fact that we started so low does suggest there's nowhere to go but up. BUT, does it mean that average pay citywide steadily increased in each of Delmont's six years in office? Maybe, maybe not. This statement also could be a strengthener, but it doesn't have to be. This is not correct.

C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
If Delmont added some high paying jobs, and then eliminated those same high paying jobs, that would cause the average to go up, and then down. This would weaken the argument: in fact, it's a very cogent weakener. BUT, we are looking for a strengthener. This is incorrect.

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.
The jobs added were above this average, and so if the jobs eliminated were, roughly, equal to this average, then what is added is always higher than what is subtracted, and the average increases steadily. This is correct.

E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
We don't care about the suburbs. That's irrelevant. This is incorrect.

That's why (D) has to be the answer, and it is the OA of the source.

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Pqhai would you mind solving this question? Especially stuck between B and D

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