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School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option, since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

The superintendent's claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school's neighborhood tend to be wealthy
(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school
(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district
(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent
(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school
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(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school
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New post 11 May 2005, 22:25
For the sake of argument, I choose E:

there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school

It would not really matter whether the intendent opened the school to the neighborhood, if no one wanted to go there in the first place.

No question, the answer is either E or B.
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I'll go with C, because if just a few not wealthy families lived in the neighbourhood then the new tutition requirenment will not have the desired effect - to allow poor families let their children attend high school.
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New post 12 May 2005, 02:22
B is my answer.

C not sure as neighborhood may not necessarily mean district.

E the people who are not wealthy enough but wish to send their school. what about are they in the neighborhood??
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I`m going with B. Otherwise the superintendent would`t have changed the tuition requirements
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I go with C.
I think C clearly states the assumption thus strengthens the argument. The argument is the majority of district's people cannot afford sending their children because it is expensive. C states that the majority of people who were not able to send their children lives within the district.
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New post 13 May 2005, 00:24
was stuck between b and e. :roll:

will go with e for the same reason that sastal gave.

whats the OA?

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14. School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option, since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

The superintendent’s claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school’s neighborhood tend to be wealthy
(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school
(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district
(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent
(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school



I think B is the correct answer here.


If you negate the five answer choices, B is the only one that makes everything fall apart:

(A) the residents of the schools neighborhood tend to NOT be wealthy Thus we'd get new students
(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are NOT able to live in the neighborhood of the school The students who live in the neighborhood could have paid the old tuition, so you won't get any new students via this plan
(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are NOT in the majority in the district Doesn't matter if it's the majority, all you need is one student to make this true, not 50%+1
(D) there IS AT LEAST ONE are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent Off topic, we're discussing who's attending this particular school. If there were no alternatives before, then people who couldn't afford the high tuition went out of district
(E) there are NOT many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school Wishing to attend the school isn't enough, we need some indication that they also live in the district.
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School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

The superintendent's claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school's neighborhood tend to be wealthy

(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school.

(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district.

(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent.

(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school.
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School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

The superintendent's claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school's neighborhood tend to be wealthy

(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school.

(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district.

(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent.

(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school.



It's an easy but a good question!

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School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

The superintendent's claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school's neighborhood tend to be wealthy

(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school.

(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district.

(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent.

(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school.


Answer is B
since tuition requirements now have been replaced by who live in neighborhood
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School superintendent: It is a sad fact that, until now, entry into the academically best high school in our district has been restricted to the children of people who were wealthy enough to pay the high tuition. Parents who were previously denied the option of sending their children to this school now have this option, since I am replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend.

Boil it down - replacing the tuition requirement with a requirement that allows only those who live in the neighborhood of the school to attend will give parents other than those wealthy enough to send their children to this school

The superintendent's claim about the effect of replacing the tuition requirement relies on the assumption that

(A) the residents of the school's neighborhood tend to be wealthy -- Incorrect -- this is a weakener
(B) people other than those wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition are able to live in the neighborhood of the school - Correct -- Negate this and the argument falls apart
(C) people less wealthy than those who were able to pay the old tuition are in the majority in the district -- Incorrect -- there might variation among the areas within a district and these people need not be in majority
(D) there are no high schools in the district other than the one referred to by the superintendent -- Irrelevant
(E) there are many people not wealthy enough to have paid the old tuition who wish to have their children attend the school -- Incorrect -- we don't know where these people reside

Answer B
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