GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 27 Jun 2019, 03:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55804
The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Sep 2018, 05:06
2
16
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:53) correct 31% (02:04) wrong based on 773 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


Project CR Butler:Day 8:Critical Reasoning (CR1)


For all CR butler Questions Click Here

The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jurisdiction of the municipal government, which finds it politically impossible either to raise fares or to institute cost-saving reductions in service. If public transportation were handled by a private firm, profits would be vigorously pursued, thereby eliminating the necessity for covering operating costs with government funds.

The statements above best support the conclusion that


(A) the private firms that would handle public transportation would have experience in the transportation industry

(B) political considerations would not prevent private firms from ensuring that revenues cover operating costs

(C) private firms would receive government funding if it were needed to cover operating costs

(D) the public would approve the cost-cutting actions taken by the private firm

(E) the municipal government would not be resigned to accumulating merely enough income to cover costs

_________________
Most Helpful Community Reply
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 02 Dec 2017
Posts: 10
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GRE 1: Q167 V163
GPA: 4
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Consumer Products)
Reviews Badge
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jan 2019, 06:01
6
1
Must be True Question: Inference Question

Process of Elimination :

A) Out of Scope, we have no mention about the experience of any firm
B) Yes this is true cuz private firms can raise fares and can do cost saving, thereby earning profits , which municipal govts. couldn't do due to political reasons .
C) Earlier the govts covered up the costs of losses but now such a need would be finished. It has no link with the private firms receiving the compensation.[ Cause & Effect relation - ing ] Therefore, its not true.
D) Out of scope, No mention of the public No such Inference about such a public trend possible.
E) No such inference possible


____________________________________

Kudos if you like my explaination :)
All the best with your preparation :thumbup:
Happy Learning
General Discussion
Ask GMAT Experts Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing for GMAT
Joined: 25 Nov 2015
Posts: 1022
Location: India
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Sep 2018, 09:29
1
1
This is an Inference question. The correct answer choice must be 100% true.

(A) the private firms that would handle public transportation would have experience in the transportation industry - Irrelevant.

(B) political considerations would not prevent private firms from ensuring that revenues cover operating costs - The last sentence of the argument says that 'thereby eliminating the necessity for covering operating costs with government funds'. So, this answer choice can be inferred.

(C) private firms would receive government funding if it were needed to cover operating costs - Not stated in argument.

(D) the public would approve the cost-cutting actions taken by the private firm - May or may not be true.

(E) the municipal government would not be resigned to accumulating merely enough income to cover costs - Not stated in argument.

Answer B.
_________________
Please give kudos, if you like my post

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...
CR Forum Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 25 Apr 2018
Posts: 580
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2018, 08:07
1
+1 Kudos to the posts containing explanations for all the choices.
_________________
Please give kudos if you found my posts helpful!

Project CR Butler - 2 CR's everyday
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2301
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2018, 07:30
3
1
1
The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jurisdiction of the municipal government, which finds it politically impossible either to raise fares or to institute cost-saving reductions in service. If public transportation were handled by a private firm, profits would be vigorously pursued, thereby eliminating the necessity for covering operating costs with government funds.

Type - inference

(A) the private firms that would handle public transportation would have experience in the transportation industry - Incorrect - This may be true in real life, but we can't say this with certainity

(B) political considerations would not prevent private firms from ensuring that revenues cover operating costs - Correct - Municipal government failed to profitably operate city’s public transportation because of political considerations, but the argument assumes that private firms would be able to pursue profits. So, we can infer that political consideration would no longer be a factor for private firms.

(C) private firms would receive government funding if it were needed to cover operating costs - Out of scope

(D) the public would approve the cost-cutting actions taken by the private firm - Out of scope - no discussion on public approval of cost-cutting

(E) the municipal government would not be resigned to accumulating merely enough income to cover costs - Irrelvant

Answer B
_________________
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Sep 2018
Posts: 44
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Dec 2018, 12:43
4
the essence of conclusion is that Private firms will vigorously pursue the profits .

Option B states just that , Nothing will stop private firms from pursuing profits
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Apr 2018
Posts: 84
Re: The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jun 2019, 04:39
Bunuel wrote:

Project CR Butler:Day 8:Critical Reasoning (CR1)


For all CR butler Questions Click Here

The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jurisdiction of the municipal government, which finds it politically impossible either to raise fares or to institute cost-saving reductions in service. If public transportation were handled by a private firm, profits would be vigorously pursued, thereby eliminating the necessity for covering operating costs with government funds.

The statements above best support the conclusion that


(A) the private firms that would handle public transportation would have experience in the transportation industry

(B) political considerations would not prevent private firms from ensuring that revenues cover operating costs

(C) private firms would receive government funding if it were needed to cover operating costs

(D) the public would approve the cost-cutting actions taken by the private firm

(E) the municipal government would not be resigned to accumulating merely enough income to cover costs




Is the highlighted word "politically" in the passage, is a reason to pick B ? because, I don't see anywhere mentioned, that the political considerations are stalling the profits or operating costs
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 25 May 2019
Posts: 2
The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2019, 17:24
at first , I think choice b make too much inference , then I found the word POLITICALLY in the stimulus
GMAT Club Bot
The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur   [#permalink] 24 Jun 2019, 17:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The city’s public transportation system should be removed from the jur

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne