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# The city's transportation department has noticed that the city's exten

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Re: The city's transportation department has noticed that the city's exten [#permalink]
In this argument:
Premise : traffic prevents the buses from reaching their stops on time, despite the existence of a number of bus-only lanes throughout the city.

Conclusion: Create additional bus-only lanes on city streets to allow more buses to bypass traffic.

Assumption: Creation of more lanes should not increase the traffic. Option B works
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Re: The city's transportation department has noticed that the city's exten [#permalink]
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Assumption is something that the author must believe to be true in order to draw the given conclusion. Without the assumption, the argument fails.

The ultimate technique to find assumption is to negate it, when you nagate the assumption argument fall apart.
When we negate option B it destroys the argument. Therefore B is the answer.
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Re: The city's transportation department has noticed that the city's exten [#permalink]
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