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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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26 Jan 2008, 10:52
I think the highlighted portion below pinpoints the 'argument' put forward by the ad.

It seems like A is only choice that really supports the highlighted text.

marcodonzelli 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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26 Jan 2008, 10:59
is it D?
if only averagely-paid (sorry me for my English hifive!) jobs during his tenor have been eliminated, it wouldn't drag down the citywide average.
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26 Jan 2008, 11:02
lol!

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is it D?
if only averagely-paid (sorry me for my English hifive!) jobs during his tenor have been eliminated, it wouldn't drag down the citywide average.
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26 Jan 2008, 11:03
I will go with A option. other options are either neutral or weaken the argument.
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26 Jan 2008, 20:50
Conclusion: Throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

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. [Hold it]
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.[What was average salary when Mayor took office is irrelevant]
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the
meantime been eliminated again.[Weakens – This weakens the argument – eliminate it]
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.[Weakens – Eliminate it]
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.[Suburbs and surrounding the city is not discussed in the argument – eliminate it]
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27 Jan 2008, 02:40
hanumayamma wrote:
Conclusion: Throughout Delmont’s tenure the average paycheck in this city has been getting steadily bigger.

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. [Hold it]
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office.[What was average salary when Mayor took office is irrelevant]
C. Some of the jobs created in the city during Mayor Delmont’s tenure have in the
meantime been eliminated again.[Weakens – This weakens the argument – eliminate it]
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.[Weakens – Eliminate it]
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city.[Suburbs and surrounding the city is not discussed in the argument – eliminate it]

OA is C. how come???
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27 Jan 2008, 02:58
ill go for A as well....how come C is the correct option...plzzz explain..
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27 Jan 2008, 03:14
rafiaiqbal wrote:
ill go for A as well....how come C is the correct option...plzzz explain..

source is GMATPrep....please someone help us!
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28 Jan 2008, 04:53
The question probably is weaken, instead of strengthen the argument.

In that case, C might be the correct option. IS that a possibility?
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29 Jan 2008, 03:57

C? C weakens the argument.

I used "search" and found that OA is D: 11-t35534
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29 Jan 2008, 04:49
Conclusion: Delmont's leadership = BETTER paying jobs
marcodonzelli 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 know nothing about how long his tenure was
B. Average pay in the city was at a ten-year low when Mayor Delmont took office. correctly strengths the conclusion that Delmont's leadership had something to do with more better paying jobs during his tenure
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. irrelevant,
E. The average pay for jobs in the city is currently higher than it is for jobs in the suburbs surrounding the city. irrelevant
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29 Jan 2008, 08:46
D strengthens the argument the most.
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29 Jan 2008, 17:38
yea , D for me too.
No way, it can be C!!
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29 Jan 2008, 18:08
marcodonzelli 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.

The answer is (D). New jobs created had an increase in average pay. What about jobs that were eliminated?

(A) Simply re-iterates whats presented in the statement. Nothing about eliminated jobs.
(B) What about over 10 years back? This is ambiguous.
(C) Incomplete information - doesn't strengthen the argument. What new jobs were eliminated - how does that affect the overall average?
(D) Correct. These eliminated jobs at an average did not negatively impact the overall average, and hence support the statistic in question.
(E) Irrelevant
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