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10 Jul 2017, 15:48
Here is a good way to think about A since most of the explanations above suck and a key word is receiving Note the word receiving doesn't mean ability. So if you owned a radio in the middle of Antartica you own the radio but you're not receiving any programming. So if programming did go to Antartica there would be the same amount of radio owners but there would be more people receiving content.

First of all let's turn A into plain English
A) zero of the new stations broadcast in country bumpkin areas. All of these new stations are in the main city.

If we negate the assumption. Let's say all the new stations went to country bumpkin areas. So previously we don't know where the RDS holders lie. But assuming 1 is a country area. Then it would be reasonable to think 1 new person was receiving new programming. So the assumption rests on the fact that all the stations stayed in the same area. If it went to new areas then more people would receive it. So even though radio ownership stayed the same receivership could actually go up. For instance, imagine you owned a TV and cable didn't work one night. The next day you still own a TV but now you're receiving content. So more people receive content today than yesterday even though TV ownership is the same.

Just to cap the point again with Antartica. Let's say I moved to Antartica and you were in New York. I brought my radio to Antartica. If a new station went to Antartica I would receive the programming. So even though radio ownership in Antartica stayed the same, receivership went up. So this is what everyone missed above in their explanation. There is a distinct difference between receivership and ability. No matter what the amount of people with the ability to receive content stayed the same. However depending where the stations are the amount of people receiving content may have changed.

This is the tricky word in the sentence that most miss.
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11 Jul 2017, 09:59
Imo A
C,D,E are irrelevant .
A and B looks promising so lets analyse them .
A few if any of the RDS radio stations that began broadcasting in Verdland after 1994 broadcast to people with RDS-equipped radios living in areas not previously reached by RDS stations.
Here A tells that the number of RDS equipped radios did not increase but they were not previously covered .

B In 1996 most Verdlanders who lived within the listening area of an RDS station already had a radio equipped to receive RDS.

This does not provide anything to do with the argument rather it gives some information already covered in the argument .
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22 Aug 2017, 01:59
Q1: The conclusion is "the number of Verlanders receiving the special program information probably did not increase significantly". Does this mean that number of verlanders will increase definitely?

Q2: Can someone please explain how option C is incorrect? Negating it isn't breaking the conclusion.
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22 Aug 2017, 20:57
You misread the question. The question is talking about radio stations not rds radios. So we'd be comparing the same Rds stations from 1994 to 1996. The question is why didnt the increase in radio stations help? So c is irrelevant to the answer cuz the same issues effecting Rds in 1994 would be effecting Rds in 1996
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12 Sep 2017, 18:03
Option D is simply stating a known fact from the argument. Hence it a Fact and not a argument .

OA is A.
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08 Oct 2017, 02:31
What is the difficulty level of this question?
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11 Nov 2017, 05:13
shrupk wrote:
What is the difficulty level of this question?

The tag says this is a 700+ level question. It is certainly a higher-level 700+ question.
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