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New post 23 Aug 2016, 02:02
In Q3. third option says- "They will increase the number of low-income residents in existing cities" while the passage reads- "increasing the concentration of low-income groups that are unable to provide tax income". Is the difference arising from the meaning, that is number of low income groups increasing means low income group people start settling in existing cities and concentration of low income groups increasing means since high income groups shift to 'new towns' the %age of low income groups w.r.t. total population increase, the reason why this option is out?

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3. According to the author, ill-considered New Towns will tend to weaken existing cities in which of the following ways?
I. They will cause an erosion in the tax base of existing cities.
II. The will divert residents from existing cities to other areas.
III. They will increase the number of low-income residents in existing cities.
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III
[Reveal] Spoiler:

Silly mistake , chose 2 and 3rd



5. The author’s tone in discussing “developers, builders, and financial institutions” (lines 25-26) can best be described as
(A) critical
(B) pedantic
(C) evasive
(D) captious
(E) vitriolic
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Confusing :idea:


6. It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes
which of the following about suburbs?
(A) They are a panacea for urban problems.
(B) They will soon be plagued by the same problems that now plague cities.
(C) They are poor models for New Towns.
(D) They drive up property values in inner cities.
(E) They alleviate some, but not all, of America’s urban problems.
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I infered it is B , but yes 3rd is better.

7. It can be inferred from the passage that the author considers the present American New Town formula to be
(A) thoroughly considered
(B) insufficiently innovative
(C) potentially workable
(D) overly restrictive
(E) financially sound
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between b and D , I chose D , but it seems D is too narrow.
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I think Q3 is not A . I think it's C, because of the ratio when rich people moved to the new town the poor people are staying in the same city, same numbers, but the proportion has increased.

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Can someone please explain why Statement 2 in question 3 is incorrect?

Statement 2: The will divert residents from existing cities to other areas.

We are already given in the passage that

Such ill-considered projects not only will fail to relieve pressures on existing cities but will, in fact, tend to weaken those cities further by drawing away high-income citizens

I think this means the same what option B is saying.

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12 min approx. 1 incorrect. Not too bad!! but still need to improve on timing

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Can someone please explain why Statement 2 in question 3 is incorrect?

Statement 2: The will divert residents from existing cities to other areas.

We are already given in the passage that

Such ill-considered projects not only will fail to relieve pressures on existing cities but will, in fact, tend to weaken those cities further by drawing away high-income citizens

I think this means the same what option B is saying.

Please confirm.


3. According to the author, ill-considered New Towns will tend to weaken existing cities in which of the following ways?
II. The will divert residents from existing cities to other areas. This option would weaken existing city if it explicitly stated high income citizens instead of residents because residents could include low income citizens. Also other areas is not specified. Other areas could be another Urban city which will not make any difference.

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Can any one explain why Question 3 has A as answer.
Please throw some light behind the reasoning of the answer.
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Can any one explain why Question 3 has A as answer.
Please throw some light behind the reasoning of the answer.


Hi,

These lines answer your question.

Such ill-considered projects not only will fail to relieve pressures on existing cities but will, in fact, tend to weaken those cities further by drawing away high-income citizens and increasing the concentration of low-income groups that are unable to provide tax income.

So, if they are unable to pay tax, it means "They will cause an erosion in the tax base of existing cities."
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arvind910619 wrote:
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Can any one explain why Question 3 has A as answer.
Please throw some light behind the reasoning of the answer.


Hi,

These lines answer your question.

Such ill-considered projects not only will fail to relieve pressures on existing cities but will, in fact, tend to weaken those cities further by drawing away high-income citizens and increasing the concentration of low-income groups that are unable to provide tax income.

So, if they are unable to pay tax, it means "They will cause an erosion in the tax base of existing cities."

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Can anyone explain #3?
I wonder why not (C).It is mentioned that ill-considered projects will weaken the existing cities further by drawing away high-income citizens.

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Can anyone explain #3?
I wonder why not (C).It is mentioned that ill-considered projects will weaken the existing cities further by drawing away high-income citizens.

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If high income citizens move from the cities, the proportion of low income citizens would increase rather than the number.

Let's say we have 25 low income and 75 high income citizens. Proportion of Low income = 25/100 = 1/4.

But now, say 50 high income citizens moved away. Proportion of Low income = 25/50 = 1/2.

So, even if the low income citizens remain the same, we have their proportion increased and not the actual number.

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Can anyone explain #3?
I wonder why not (C).It is mentioned that ill-considered projects will weaken the existing cities further by drawing away high-income citizens.

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Hi,

If high income citizens move from the cities, the proportion of low income citizens would increase rather than the number.

Let's say we have 25 low income and 75 high income citizens. Proportion of Low income = 25/100 = 1/4.

But now, say 50 high income citizens moved away. Proportion of Low income = 25/50 = 1/2.

So, even if the low income citizens remain the same, we have their proportion increased and not the actual number.

I hope that makes sense. :)


hi,appreciate your help :-)
I agree with your reasoning.But that is not my question
I wonder why (ii) is incorrect in question #3 as the OA is (A).

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hi,appreciate your help :-)
I agree with your reasoning.But that is not my question
I wonder why (ii) is incorrect in question #3 as the OA is (A).


Hi,

As explained by one of our friends above, this option is slightly on the difficult side.

It says it will divert residents from exciting cities. Which residents? Low income or high income? This thing is not clear.

Let's say this option meant Low income, in that case it would be good for the cities while the same is not true the other way round.

I hope that makes sense. :)
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Interesting passage. Took 11 mins 30 seconds in total :( including 3 mins to read. Got 7th incorrect
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Why the point no. III is not correct in Question No. 03

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Why the point no. III is not correct in Question No. 03


Hi sandipbhuyan ,

I have explained this here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-idea-of- ... l#p1850189
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can anyone plz explain question 6 (why c is the answer)
&& question 8 ( why a is the answer and why d is not the answer?? )

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