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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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14 Dec 2004, 07:23
Not sure, but go for (D) though.

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14 Dec 2004, 12:44
I could be wrong, go with B. What is the OA?
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23 Mar 2005, 09:19
I will go with B, as during ten year period, the wages have increased during the Mayor's term. Plz post the OA.
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23 Mar 2005, 09:41
I will go with A.

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23 Mar 2005, 10:45
(B) cannot be it. If the average pay is 10 year low before the mayor took office (say \$1000) and highest in average was say \$5000. Now the average pay is \$1100. Not a big difference. Moreoever it is significantly less than \$5000.

I will go for (A).

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23 Mar 2005, 17:43
Conclusion -> average paycheck in city getting bigger under Delmont's leadership

(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 Delmontâ€™s tenure.
- This tells us the average paycheck is getting bigger

(B) Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.
- Does not tells us if average paycheck is getting bigger. For all we know, 30 yrs back under another mayor, the average was even higher.

(C) Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.

(D) The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide.
- not important

(E) The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
- not important

A it is.

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23 Mar 2005, 20:08
Mayor Delmontâ€™s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.

(D) The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™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.

D it is

it canot be A becuase it just says that the average pay is more than ormal for last 3 yrs, says nothing about before that! wheres argument says no question that "throughout" Delmontâ€™s tenure

in camparison to B, Dis better because in D it is said that the"The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™s tenure has been roughly equal every year to the average pay for jobs citywide" thus athe overall job pay remains at same level including the cosideation of job loss! and argument says that '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."
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Mayor Delmontâ€™s critics complain about the jobs that were lost in the city under Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™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 Delmontâ€™s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.

(D) The average pay for jobs eliminated in the city during Mayor Delmontâ€™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.

B: sounds good
C: not useful into
D: may be
E is useless info.
So B is my pick

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24 Mar 2005, 01:00
OA is D.

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24 Mar 2005, 01:05
chunjuwu wrote:
OA is D.

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Wow! great question. Infact after seeing the OA I re read the question and I figured out where was I wrong. Should have read the question carefully.

B is still out of Question.

Very good question. A real GMAT Type question.

Thank you for posting it.
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Political Advertisement: 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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gmatmilitary 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.

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gmatmilitary 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.

We have to show that "throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger". During the first three years of his tenure Delmont could have paid people peanuts. Which means there is no that even now Delmont could be paying LESS than people earned before he took office.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.

This doesnt prove anything. The question is did Delmont raise pay AFTER he took office.

C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
So Delmont created some jobs and then eliminated these higher paying jobs. Result: average might have remained same.

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.
If Delmont eliminates jobs with pay "roughly equal to the average pay for jobs citywide" that means he is eliminating lower pay jobs. This means his higher paying newer jobs are pushing the city average up.

E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
Irrelevant suburbs and city pay has nothing to do with each other.

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gmatmilitary 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.

We have to show that "throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger". During the first three years of his tenure Delmont could have paid people peanuts. Which means there is no that even now Delmont could be paying LESS than people earned before he took office.

B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.

This doesnt prove anything. The question is did Delmont raise pay AFTER he took office.

C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the meantime been eliminated again.
So Delmont created some jobs and then eliminated these higher paying jobs. Result: average might have remained same.

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.
If Delmont eliminates jobs with pay "roughly equal to the average pay for jobs citywide" that means he is eliminating lower pay jobs. This means his higher paying newer jobs are pushing the city average up.

E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.
Irrelevant suburbs and city pay has nothing to do with each other.

Gluon great explanation!!!

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16 Oct 2007, 03:11
Great explaination. I also agree that it is D. However, the offical answer was A. This question was taken from an 800 score Set. I was sure that they made an error here.

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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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B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.

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14 May 2008, 19:30
A.

actually, i changed my mind after re-reading carefully. D!

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