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Stadium owner: While I respect the right of local businesses to voice

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Stadium owner: While I respect the right of local businesses to voice their opinions, I find their complaints about the traffic around our venue to be completely unfounded. Large stadiums always attract traffic when there are events, and our venue was built for both sporting events and major concerts, so those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the stadium owner's argument?

(A) The flow of traffic has remained constant throughout the stadium's existence.
(B) The stadium does not attract more traffic than other, similarly-sized venues.
(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built.
(D) The employees and customers of local businesses attend events at the stadium.
(E) Not all events at the stadium attract a large volume of traffic.

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Notice the specific wording in the stadium owner's position: businesses should have considered the stadium when choosing to locate nearby. You might anticipate simply from that "what if the businesses were already there?" But even if you didn't, you can use the Assumption Negation Technique on choice C: if the businesses relocated to the area BEFORE the stadium was built, then they have every right to complain. The stadium brought new traffic that they did not expect! Choice C is therefore correct.

Assumption Negation helps to show that the other choices do not directly impact the owner's position. Even if the flow of traffic was not constant (the opposite of A), you could still argue that the businesses should have known to expect high traffic volume overall. Similarly, B is irrelevant: even if the stadium attracts more traffic than similar stadiums, that does not rule out the premise that "you should know stadiums will attract traffic, and therefore take that into consideration if you move your business nearby." E is very similar: again, even if all events at the stadium attract a lot of traffic, that doesn't undermine the point that businesses could have planned for it. And choice D is completely irrelevant: whether the employees benefit or not has nothing to do with whether one can complain about the traffic's impact on business.

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(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built.
This is a defender assumption. If the businesses moved before the stadium was built, the statement made by stadium owner have no basis to claim that businesses must take a note on the traffic.
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Stadium owner: While I respect the right of local businesses to voice their opinions, I find their complaints about the traffic around our venue to be completely unfounded. Large stadiums always attract traffic when there are events, and our venue was built for both sporting events and major concerts, so those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the stadium owner's argument?

(A) The flow of traffic has remained constant throughout the stadium's existence.
(B) The stadium does not attract more traffic than other, similarly-sized venues.
(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built.
(D) The employees and customers of local businesses attend events at the stadium.
(E) Not all events at the stadium attract a large volume of traffic.


"those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby."
the assumption required is businesses those have complained must have moved after the stadium was built
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Please help in identifying the conclusion
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Please help in identifying the conclusion


I think the conclusion is: complaints about the traffic around our venue to be completely unfounded.

What is the whole argument trying to convey? That the complaints about the traffic are unfounded because if businesses had a problem, they should have chosen to not set up there.
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Stadium owner: While I respect the right of local businesses to voice their opinions, I find their complaints about the traffic around our venue to be completely unfounded. Large stadiums always attract traffic when there are events, and our venue was built for both sporting events and major concerts, so those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the stadium owner's argument?

(A) The flow of traffic has remained constant throughout the stadium's existence.
(B) The stadium does not attract more traffic than other, similarly-sized venues.
(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built.
(D) The employees and customers of local businesses attend events at the stadium.
(E) Not all events at the stadium attract a large volume of traffic.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION


Notice the specific wording in the stadium owner's position: businesses should have considered the stadium when choosing to locate nearby. You might anticipate simply from that "what if the businesses were already there?" But even if you didn't, you can use the Assumption Negation Technique on choice C: if the businesses relocated to the area BEFORE the stadium was built, then they have every right to complain. The stadium brought new traffic that they did not expect! Choice C is therefore correct.

Assumption Negation helps to show that the other choices do not directly impact the owner's position. Even if the flow of traffic was not constant (the opposite of A), you could still argue that the businesses should have known to expect high traffic volume overall. Similarly, B is irrelevant: even if the stadium attracts more traffic than similar stadiums, that does not rule out the premise that "you should know stadiums will attract traffic, and therefore take that into consideration if you move your business nearby." E is very similar: again, even if all events at the stadium attract a lot of traffic, that doesn't undermine the point that businesses could have planned for it. And choice D is completely irrelevant: whether the employees benefit or not has nothing to do with whether one can complain about the traffic's impact on business.


Conclusion : Those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby.

It can be assumed that stadium was built before the businesses were set up near the locality of stadium.

(A) The flow of traffic has remained constant throughout the stadium's existence. Irrelevant
(B) The stadium does not attract more traffic than other, similarly-sized venues. We are not concerned about other stadiums. Irrelevant
(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built. Correct. If businesses that are complaining moved after the stadium was built, then it was their choice to set up their business near the stadium to increase their own revenue.
(D) The employees and customers of local businesses attend events at the stadium. Irrelevant
(E) Not all events at the stadium attract a large volume of traffic. Irrelevant

(C)
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Stadium owner: While I respect the right of local businesses to voice their opinions, I find their complaints about the traffic around our venue to be completely unfounded. Large stadiums always attract traffic when there are events, and our venue was built for both sporting events and major concerts, so those businesses should have taken that into account when choosing to locate nearby.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the stadium owner's argument?

(A) The flow of traffic has remained constant throughout the stadium's existence.
(B) The stadium does not attract more traffic than other, similarly-sized venues.
(C) The businesses that are complaining moved to the area after the stadium was built.
(D) The employees and customers of local businesses attend events at the stadium.
(E) Not all events at the stadium attract a large volume of traffic.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION


Notice the specific wording in the stadium owner's position: businesses should have considered the stadium when choosing to locate nearby. You might anticipate simply from that "what if the businesses were already there?" But even if you didn't, you can use the Assumption Negation Technique on choice C: if the businesses relocated to the area BEFORE the stadium was built, then they have every right to complain. The stadium brought new traffic that they did not expect! Choice C is therefore correct.

Assumption Negation helps to show that the other choices do not directly impact the owner's position. Even if the flow of traffic was not constant (the opposite of A), you could still argue that the businesses should have known to expect high traffic volume overall. Similarly, B is irrelevant: even if the stadium attracts more traffic than similar stadiums, that does not rule out the premise that "you should know stadiums will attract traffic, and therefore take that into consideration if you move your business nearby." E is very similar: again, even if all events at the stadium attract a lot of traffic, that doesn't undermine the point that businesses could have planned for it. And choice D is completely irrelevant: whether the employees benefit or not has nothing to do with whether one can complain about the traffic's impact on business.


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Notice the specific wording in the stadium owner's position: businesses should have considered the stadium when choosing to locate nearby. You might anticipate simply from that "what if the businesses were already there?" But even if you didn't, you can use the Assumption Negation Technique on choice C: if the businesses relocated to the area BEFORE the stadium was built, then they have every right to complain. The stadium brought new traffic that they did not expect! Choice C is therefore correct.

Assumption Negation helps to show that the other choices do not directly impact the owner's position. Even if the flow of traffic was not constant (the opposite of A), you could still argue that the businesses should have known to expect high traffic volume overall. Similarly, B is irrelevant: even if the stadium attracts more traffic than similar stadiums, that does not rule out the premise that "you should know stadiums will attract traffic, and therefore take that into consideration if you move your business nearby." E is very similar: again, even if all events at the stadium attract a lot of traffic, that doesn't undermine the point that businesses could have planned for it. And choice D is completely irrelevant: whether the employees benefit or not has nothing to do with whether one can complain about the traffic's impact on business.
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