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Sarah: "I don't understand why you recycle so much. The recycling pr

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Sarah: "I don't understand why you recycle so much. The recycling program costs the city several million dollars a year. Trash disposal at the landfill costs half as much per household than the municipal recycling program. It just doesn't seem cost effective to have a recycling program."

Lauren: "The point of recycling isn't to save money. By recycling, we keep thousands of tons of materials out of our landfills, which mean we can use the same landfills longer. It's about conserving our resources, not about saving money on trash pickup."

Lauren's response to Sarah serves to

A. Support Sarah’s contention that recycling is too expensive.

B. Refute Sarah’s argument that recycling is more expensive than taking trash to the landfill.

C. Suggest to Sarah that there is an alternate view of why recycling makes good sense for the people of their city.

D. Points to a fundamental value difference between the two when it comes to conservation.

E. Points out her ignorance of municipal finances.
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Sarah's point is that recycling program is NOT cost-effective. Lauren starts with, "Point of recycling isn't to save money.." She then goes on to give another value addition of recycling program, which is not related to money/cost.

So Lauren neither supports nor refutes Sarah's point about cost. A & B eliminated.

Only Lauren talks about conservation, not Sarah. So D eliminated.

There is no discussion about municipal finances from Lauren. So E eliminated.

C only makes sense. Hence C
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Sarah: "I don't understand why you recycle so much. The recycling program costs the city several million dollars a year. Trash disposal at the landfill costs half as much per household than the municipal recycling program. It just doesn't seem cost effective to have a recycling program."

Lauren: "The point of recycling isn't to save money. By recycling, we keep thousands of tons of materials out of our landfills, which mean we can use the same landfills longer. It's about conserving our resources, not about saving money on trash pickup."

Lauren's response to Sarah serves to

A Support Sarah’s contention that recycling is too expensive.

B Refute Sarah’s argument that recycling is more expensive than taking trash to the landfill.

C Suggest to Sarah that there is an alternate view of why recycling makes good sense for the people of their city.

D Points to a fundamental value difference between the two when it comes to conservation.

E Points out her ignorance of municipal finances.
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A. Incorrect : because he didn't support Sarah's contention
B.Incorrect : he didn't refute ..he agreed that it is not cost effective
C.Correct: This is what he did..provided alternative view.
D.Incorrect:Did'nt provide any fundamental value
E.Incorrect: didn't do any thinv like that

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Between C and D,
D : the argument does not provide any difference between the two but points advantage of recycling
C: correct, the argument presents an alternate view why recycling is good.


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Sarah: "I don't understand why you recycle so much. The recycling program costs the city several million dollars a year. Trash disposal at the landfill costs half as much per household than the municipal recycling program. It just doesn't seem cost effective to have a recycling program."

Lauren: "The point of recycling isn't to save money. By recycling, we keep thousands of tons of materials out of our landfills, which mean we can use the same landfills longer. It's about conserving our resources, not about saving money on trash pickup."

Lauren's response to Sarah serves to

A. Support Sarah’s contention that recycling is too expensive.

B. Refute Sarah’s argument that recycling is more expensive than taking trash to the landfill.

C. Suggest to Sarah that there is an alternate view of why recycling makes good sense for the people of their city.

D. Points to a fundamental value difference between the two when it comes to conservation.

E. Points out her ignorance of municipal finances.


A. Opposite : Lauren does not support

B. Not refuted - It's too strong

C. Correct - Point of view is different

D. Fundamental value is only showed by Lauren

E. Municipal finances were not dicussed

Hence (C)
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