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The Montridge Town Council has just voted to increase the local tax rate on all new commercial businesses within the town's border. The council believes that if it acts to keep the town as residential as possible, the town will attract wealthier people who will gravitate toward the town’s charm and will not complain about an increase in property taxes.

Which of the following best expresses the logical pattern underlying the Montridge Town Council's recent decision?

A) It rationalized that a drop in revenue from one source would ultimately be offset by an increase from another source.
B) It established its distaste for commercial activity within Montridge.
C) It questioned the assumption that all commercial businesses would react to the tax hike by leaving town.
D) It believes that in order to achieve goals, they must be prioritized.
E) It weighed several options and chose the one that it believed would result in the least collateral damage.

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pl. explain why option A is correct

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A: It didn't allow commercial businesses to set up and instead believed that would lead to an increase in wealthy customers being attracted because the area seems more residential. (Hold it)
B: No. Too strong.
C: Nothing of that sort is being spoken about.
D: Out of scope.
E: It did not weigh "several" options.
Hence, A is most concise and is the right answer!
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Re: The Montridge Town Council has just voted to increase the local tax ra  [#permalink]

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The Montridge Town Council has just voted to increase the local tax rate on all new commercial businesses within the town's border. The council believes that if it acts to keep the town as residential as possible, the town will attract wealthier people who will gravitate toward the town’s charm and will not complain about an increase in property taxes.


Given : town council voted to increase tax rate on commercial business to keep the town residential.wealty people will be attracted to residential town and will not complain about increased tax rate.

Increased taxes on property will compensate for reduced taxes from commercial activities.

Which of the following best expresses the logical pattern underlying the Montridge Town Council's recent decision?

A) It rationalized that a drop in revenue from one source would ultimately be offset by an increase from another source.( Correct)
B) It established its distaste for commercial activity within Montridge.( No distaste is established, whatever will be lost from one source will be gained from another source)
C) It questioned the assumption that all commercial businesses would react to the tax hike by leaving town.(rather it assumed that businesses would leave)
D) It believes that in order to achieve goals, they must be prioritized.(it's not a logical pattern)
E) It weighed several options and chose the one that it believed would result in the least collateral damage.( No other option discussed)

Will go with choice A

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