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# State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state go

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[quote="tagmag"]IMO A

could you please explain how you got to A, I have official explanation but that isn't helpful.
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IMO A

could you please explain how you got to A, I have official explanation but that isn't helpful.

Conclusion: the faxing machines in our offices can be eliminated without any loss of efficiency in how we do work

Except A, all other options say the faxing machine is used in some way.
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How can "D" be [color=#0000ff]eliminated only on the basis of sometimes?[/color]
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We need to prove that there is absolutely no loss of efficiency in how employees work. In other words, replacing the fax machine would not bother employees in any way.
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Hi Sameer ,

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State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state government offices, we will save costs and also avoid hassle of maintaining and replacing or repairing fax machines. We all have access to computers in our offices and we can make sure those computers are equipped with electronic faxing accounts. Therefore, the faxing machines in our offices can be eliminated without any loss of efficiency in how we do work.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the proposal, if carried out, will have announced effect?

A: Citizens who visit the state government offices do not require the use of fax machines
B: Maintaining fax machines cost \$100,000 annually
C: The computers in the state government are old and frequently needs repair
D: Officials in state government offices sometimes waste large amount of time dealing with broken fax machines
E: On any given day, a significant percentage of the fax machine in state government offices are out of services

The Main conclusion of the Argument is : Therefore, the faxing machines in our offices can be eliminated without any loss of efficiency in how we do work

thus we should look at options which strengthen this choice ,

A --> Does exactly what we are looking for , since visitors don't use FAX machines its only employees who use it , so removing the FAX machine and enabling the service on PC helps them

B --> We are not talking about cost here

C --> out of scope

D --> comes close , but the same can be true of the eFax machines

e --> comes close , but the same can be true of the eFax machines
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State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state go [#permalink]
State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state government offices, we will save costs and also avoid the hassle of maintaining and replacing or repairing fax machines. We all have access to computers in our offices and we can make sure those computers are equipped with electronic faxing accounts. Therefore, the fax machines in our offices can be eliminated without any loss of efficiency in how we do our work.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the proposal, if carried out, will have the announced effect?

A. Officials visiting the state government offices do not require the use of fax machines

B. Maintaining the fax machines costs \$100,000 annually

C. The computers in the state government offices are old and frequently need repairs

D. State government employees know how to deal with broken fax machines, but not with computer issues

E. On any given day, a significant percentage of the fax machines in state government offices are out of service
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Re: State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state go [#permalink]
gmat1393, GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, broall, nightblade354

Hi,

Can one of you please explain why a is the best choice. I thought its talking about employee efficiency and hence the answer should be between d/e/
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This is a very awkward rewrite of an official GMAT question: https://gmatclub.com/forum/springfield- ... 02516.html

In the original, it was clear what the "announced effect" was. In this rewrite, it's a little trickier. The main conclusion seems to be the first part. The "therefore" portion at the end only says that we can take this action without a loss of efficiency. So it seems that the "effect" in question is savings and avoidance of hassle. (NOT LOSING efficiency is not an effect--it's the lack of one.) This would lead us to look for an answer that addresses the cost savings or ease of this new system.

However, A really addresses the final sentence by eliminating a potential source of trouble should the machines be removed. This would make sense if this copy were more like the original, but as it stands, I can see why people are thrown by the OA. (Notice that in the original question, issues of cost or difficulty can all be safely dismissed, because the argument asks us about the effect of the plan, not the reasoning behind it.)
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Re: State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state go [#permalink]
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State government manager: By removing the fax machines in our state government offices, we will save costs and also avoid hassle of maintaining and replacing or repairing fax machines. We all have access to computers in our offices and we can make sure those computers are equipped with electronic faxing accounts. Therefore, the faxing machines in our offices can be eliminated without any loss of efficiency in how we do work.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the proposal, if carried out, will have announced effect?

A: Citizens who visit the state government offices do not require the use of fax machines
B: Maintaining fax machines cost \$100,000 annually
C: The computers in the state government are old and frequently needs repair
D: Officials in state government offices sometimes waste large amount of time dealing with broken fax machines
E: On any given day, a significant percentage of the fax machine in state government offices are out of services

Source:Prep4Gmat

Official Explanation

Reading the question: our ears prick up at the strong language in the phrase "without any loss of efficiency." Quite possibly, the rest of the argument could be true (as we take it to be, as evidence) and there could be some loss of efficiency. That will be our prediction. More specifically, the question asks for a strengthener, we will look for an answer choice like, "We won't lose efficiency from the change."

Applying the filter: our filter involves imagining the future state, but choices (B), (D), and (E) are all relevant only to the state of affairs before the change. Choice (C) weakens the plan, by giving a reason to that the cost and/or efficiency may worsen.That leaves us only with (A).

Logical proof: we apply the negation test to (A). Say citizens who visit the offices do require the use of fax machines. Then removing the fax machines would result in a loss of efficiency.

The correct answer is (A).
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