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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 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 above?

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 in Mayor Delmot's tenure

B- Average pay in the city was 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 job citywide.

E- The average for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburds surrounding the city.

The answer key is C. I can not understand why C although I can eliminate all A,B,D and E.

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23 Jul 2005, 09:40
I would have selected D as the answer, I dont understand C as answer

The argument says that due to various reasons, during the mayors tenure the average pay check has been raising

A- Weakens it if any thing

B- may or may not help...

C- if some of the jobs where eliminated then there were more jobs created with better pay increasing the average. Lets leave this

D- if the jobs eliminated had roughly the same average pay as job citywide then the new jobs created were more and probably had higher average pay and thus the average pay of the city increased. Lets leave this

E- Unrelated.

Though C and D looks ok, I guess the OA is C, because D uses the word roughly which is evasive...
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24 Jul 2005, 12:02
C strenghtens the argument by negating the critics claim of decreasie in the number of jobs during the mayor's tenure. Other choices are only highlighting the pay/average pay etc.
24 Jul 2005, 12:02
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