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

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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

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I do not agree that D is the correct answer because it uses the word sometimes and sometimes does not mean most of the time . Although , it strengthens the arguement , Option A strengthens it the most .
Correct me if I am wrong .

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How about the efficiency and the lowering of cost being talked of in the argument. You need a reason to balance that.

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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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sameerspice wrote:
tagmag wrote:
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 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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