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Renting cars from dealerships is less expensive than renting cars from national rental firms. But to take advantage of dealership rates, tourists must determine which local dealerships offer rentals, and then pay for long taxi rides between the airport and those dealerships. So renting from dealerships rather than national rental firms is generally more worthwhile for local residents than for tourists. Each of the following, if true, strengthens the argument EXCEPT:

(A) To encourage future business, many car dealerships drop off and pick up rental cars for local residents at no charge.

(B) Tourists renting cars from national rental firms almost never need to pay for taxi rides to or from the airport.

(C) Travel agents generally are unable to inform tourists of which local car dealerships offer rentals.

(D) Many local residents know of local car dealerships that offer low-priced rentals.

(E) For local residents, taxi rides to car dealerships from their homes or workplaces are usually no less expensive than taxi rides to national rental firms.

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Renting cars from dealerships is less expensive than renting cars from national rental firms. But to take advantage of dealership rates, tourists must determine which local dealerships offer rentals, and then pay for long taxi rides between the airport and those dealerships. So renting from dealerships rather than national rental firms is generally more worthwhile for local residents than for tourists. Each of the following, if true, strengthens the argument EXCEPT:

(A) To encourage future business, many car dealerships drop off and pick up rental cars for local residents at no charge.

(B) Tourists renting cars from national rental firms almost never need to pay for taxi rides to or from the airport.

(C) Travel agents generally are unable to inform tourists of which local car dealerships offer rentals.

(D) Many local residents know of local car dealerships that offer low-priced rentals.

(E) For local residents, taxi rides to car dealerships from their homes or workplaces are usually no less expensive than taxi rides to national rental firms.

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E says that there is no difference in costs for getting to the dealership between residents and tourists. same costs - not strengthening but rather weakening...
E should be the answer...
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"E"Says locals and tourists need to pay more or less same taxi fare. However you need to do the payment in advance after identifying the dealer, being a local that comes default. Hence comparatively the plan is more worthwhile for locals.
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Can and Experts help?

E says, for local residents, Taxi fare is same/similar to Dealership or to Firms. So only deciding factor is the actual cost of renting. Which we know from the premise is dealership's. So, to my understanding, it strengthens the idea that renting from dealership is better for locals.

On the other hand B says no taxi fare to Firms. To make this a strengthener, we have make another assumption that
taxi fare + Rental cost from dealership > Rental cost from firm + $0 for taxi ride to firms

So IMO B could also be the answer.
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to my knowledge why option B is incorrect is that national rental firms never charge any rent for the tourist that convince to assume that national rental car charge something form locals so it is not worthwhile for the locals and also beneficial to the locals as well.

so answer should be E,which explain the rent that has been beard by locals is almost same.
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E says, for local residents, Taxi fare is same/similar to Dealership or to Firms. So only deciding factor is the actual cost of renting. Which we know from the premise is dealership's. So, to my understanding, it strengthens the idea that renting from dealership is better for locals.

On the other hand B says no taxi fare to Firms. To make this a strengthener, we have make another assumption that
taxi fare + Rental cost from dealership > Rental cost from firm + $0 for taxi ride to firms

So IMO B could also be the answer.
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A stengthening statement could be any of the following:
S1. Dealership more advantageous for local residents.
S2. Dealership more disadvantageous for tourists.
S3. National firms more advantageous for tourists.
S4. National firms more disadvantageous for local residents.

A weakening statment could be any of the following:
W1. Dealership more disadvantageous for local residents.
W2. Dealership more advantageous for tourists.
W3. National firms more disadvantageous for tourists.
W4. National firms more advantageous for local residents.

Option B is strengthening statement because no. S3 above. Hence B cannot be the correct Option.

Option E is weakening statement because of no. W1 above.
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TheRzS wrote:
Can and Experts help?

E says, for local residents, Taxi fare is same/similar to Dealership or to Firms. So only deciding factor is the actual cost of renting. Which we know from the premise is dealership's. So, to my understanding, it strengthens the idea that renting from dealership is better for locals.

On the other hand B says no taxi fare to Firms. To make this a strengthener, we have make another assumption that
taxi fare + Rental cost from dealership > Rental cost from firm + $0 for taxi ride to firms

So IMO B could also be the answer.
An experts opinion will help.

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A stengthening statement could be any of the following:
S1. Dealership more advantageous for local residents.
S2. Dealership more disadvantageous for tourists.
S3. National firms more advantageous for tourists.
S4. National firms more disadvantageous for local residents.

A weakening statment could be any of the following:
W1. Dealership more disadvantageous for local residents.
W2. Dealership more advantageous for tourists.
W3. National firms more disadvantageous for tourists.
W4. National firms more advantageous for local residents.

Option B is strengthening statement because no. S3 above. Hence B cannot be the correct Option.

Option E is weakening statement because of no. W1 above.


Hi Sayantec,
I have one question regarding E, though it says taxi rides to pick up/drop off is no less expensive than national firms.
Maybe, still Dealerships offer low rentals than national firms, we never know, in such case Dealership is not disadvantegous for local residents. So we can't be sure if it is weakening.

am i correct?

Thats the reason why i eliminated E, rather B talks about connection tourists and national firms, but we are looking for connection between Dealerships and (Tourists/Local residents). B is neither weakening nor strengthening, is n't it?
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Can someone please explain why E ?
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tulikasaxena01 wrote:
Can someone please explain why E ?

We need to eliminate anything that strengthens the argument.

The author concludes that, "renting from dealerships rather than national rental firms is generally more worthwhile for local residents than for tourists." Why?

  • Renting cars from dealerships is less expensive than renting cars from national rental firms.
  • But to take advantage of dealership rates, tourists must 1) determine which local dealerships offer rentals, and then 2) pay for long taxi rides between the airport and those dealerships.

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(B) Tourists renting cars from national rental firms almost never need to pay for taxi rides to or from the airport.

According to the author, renting from dealerships is not worthwhile for local residents because they have to 1) figure out which dealerships offer rentals and 2) pay for long taxi rides. This argument implies that renting from national rental firms is more convenient for tourists because they don't need to pay for taxi rides.

But what if tourists did have to pay for taxi rides to utilize national rental firms? In that case, reason #2 is less of a factor (i.e. less of a reason for tourists to choose national rental firms over local dealerships). That would certainly weaken the author's argument. By telling us that this is not the case, (B) strengthens the argument.

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(E) For local residents, taxi rides to car dealerships from their homes or workplaces are usually no less expensive than taxi rides to national rental firms.

Again, the author says that renting from dealerships is not worthwhile for local residents because of reasons #1 and #2 listed above. Reason #2 is that local residents would have to pay for long taxi rides to utilize national rental firms. This argument implies that local residents could avoid these long taxi rides by renting from a dealership.

But (E) tells us that, for local residents, taking a taxi to a car dealership is just as expensive as taking a taxi to a national rental firm. So, based just on reason #2, renting from a local dealership is no more worthwhile than renting from a national rental firm.

Remember, we do not need something that proves that the conclusion/argument is wrong. We simply need something that weakens the argument. (E) goes against reason #2, so it weakens the argument. (E) is the best answer.

I hope that helps!
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tulikasaxena01 wrote:
Can someone please explain why E ?

We need to eliminate anything that strengthens the argument.

The author concludes that, "renting from dealerships rather than national rental firms is generally more worthwhile for local residents than for tourists." Why?

  • Renting cars from dealerships is less expensive than renting cars from national rental firms.
  • But to take advantage of dealership rates, tourists must 1) determine which local dealerships offer rentals, and then 2) pay for long taxi rides between the airport and those dealerships.

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(B) Tourists renting cars from national rental firms almost never need to pay for taxi rides to or from the airport.

According to the author,renting from dealerships is not worthwhile for local residents because they have to 1) figure out which dealerships offer rentals and 2) pay for long taxi rides. This argument implies that renting from national rental firms is more convenient for tourists because they don't need to pay for taxi rides.

But what if tourists did have to pay for taxi rides to utilize national rental firms? In that case, reason #2 is less of a factor (i.e. less of a reason for tourists to choose national rental firms over local dealerships). That would certainly weaken the author's argument. By telling us that this is not the case, (B) strengthens the argument.

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(E) For local residents, taxi rides to car dealerships from their homes or workplaces are usually no less expensive than taxi rides to national rental firms.

Again, the author says that renting from dealerships is not worthwhile for local residents because of reasons #1 and #2 listed above. Reason #2 is that local residents would have to pay for long taxi rides to utilize national rental firms. This argument implies that local residents could avoid these long taxi rides by renting from a dealership.

But (E) tells us that, for local residents, taking a taxi to a car dealership is just as expensive as taking a taxi to a national rental firm. So, based just on reason #2, renting from a local dealership is no more worthwhile than renting from a national rental firm.

Remember, we do not need something that proves that the conclusion/argument is wrong. We simply need something that weakens the argument. (E) goes against reason #2, so it weakens the argument. (E) is the best answer.

I hope that helps!


I think there is an error in the highlighted part.

Shouldn't the dealership be worthwhile for locals not tourists, as stated in the conclusion? it is mentioned that it 'renting from dealership rather than national is worthwhile for locals than for tourists'. So as I understand local gets better deal with dealerships than the tourists does.

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Since Option E is the only choice which makes Dealerships more disadvantageous for the local residents it doesn't strengthen the conclusion.

I'd suggest go through sayantanc2k's response. You'll get a clearer picture.

tulikasaxena01 wrote:
Can someone please explain why E ?

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