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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.-out, increasing budget for the development doesn't ensure whether recreation area will be protected or not.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.-correct, as allocating new areas will ensure that recreation area won't be threatened.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.-out, as it weakens the argument.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.-out, lower building replacement doesn't strengthen the mayor's claim
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.-out, it rather weakens the argument.

So, the correct answer choice is (B)
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1. Dorthampton's population is expected to grow at 6% annually for next 10 years.
2. Dorthampton's citizens are concerned that this will adversely affect the city's recreational space.
3. Mayor is not concerned about this.

Now what does the mayor know that the citizens don't!? if population increases there will be lesser space for each individual. Lets review the options to see which of them explains this anomaly:

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. - Development of recreational areas may improve the amenities on offer but the issue of overcrowding shall still remain. A does not help explain the mayor's claim.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. - If the city itself expands, then recreational space shall expand along with it. Perfect! that is why the mayor was so nonchalant! B is our answer.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. - If this is true, this would mean the mayor should be very concerned about the lack of recreational spaces in Dorthampton, it is already below the regional average and with its population rapidly expanding, the city would soon run out of recreational space for its inhabitants! In essence this option is the opposite of assurance we were looking for. C is out then.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. - D is concerned with residential rather than recreational space. Not relevant. Remove D.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. - This gives us no info on how the rise in population shall affect recreational spaces. Eliminate.

Correct answer is thus B.
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?
Type: strengthen
if we break it down : ___ -> Population of D expected to increase, so residents worry about existing recreation area in the city centre. mayor office claims it wont be affected.
missing information :How the existing recreation area in the city centre wont be affected by increasing population
Goal: a reason which will link both information ie by catering the increasing population without affecting the recreation area in the city centre.
Analysis: take a eg if the recreation areas measure around 1000 square metre , so the mayor reassured the existence ie the size wont decrease.

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
This option will result in the development of recreation area, it didnt cater neither about increasing population nor about saving the area (eg 1000 square metre) city centre recreation area.

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
Definitely a very close candidate. If the question asked is about the recreation facility per person. then option will strengthen. But in our question it is about the recreation areas in the city's centre. Hence This option dont talk about city centre, new areas for parks in the surrounding is not related to the existing recreation area in city's centre.

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
This option dont talk about the city centre recreation area. hence out.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
( this addresses the existing area in the city centre, which wont get affected as the new housing for increasing population will be catered without affecting the existing area. by building above the older complexes.) hence this is correct answer.

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. ( This option dont talk about the city centre recreation area . hence out.

Hence option is D
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(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. --> Correct. This correctly strengthens the mayor's claim as it proves that with an increase in population, more money will be spent on developing existing facilities to ensure they fo not get over stressed.

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. --> Wrong. Out of scope. The passage is talking about the recreation places in the city's center and hence other areas of recreation are out of scope for this discussion.

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. --> Wrong. Irrelevant. The comparison with other cities is irrelevant to the claim/discussion at hand.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. --> Wrong. Irrelevant. The housing projects coming up are irrelevant to the claim/discussion at hand.

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. --> Wrong. The stress on the overall infrastructure of the city due to increase in population is not being discussed here. The passage is only focussed on the impact of increase in population on the recreation areas in the city's center.
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.


Premise- citizens worried from expected pop. growth-->mayor's office claims no threat
Missing Info- there is some capacity to handle the pop. increase and therefore its pressure on the recreation areas

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Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?


(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.- attracting more citizens is mild out of focus
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.-Bingo! if the recreation area increase is planned then that may cope up with the increase in population and hence does not necessarily put further more pressure on the existing recreational areas
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.- we have no idea about similar cities and therefore it can not be treated as the basis of comparison
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.- ok, but how does that solve the recreation area problem?
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.- that is what the citizens are worried about, this rather weakens the argument
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

As per the argument, the DH mayor's office claims that annual average population growth rate of 6% over next decade will not affect the recreation areas in the city's center which is a concern raised by DH residents.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?
Right Option could be one which says that recreation areas will also grow as per the growth rate or recreation areas are already more than sufficient to cater to the population after the growth.

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. --> No mention of new citizens that will be attracted. Also increase in budget for the development doesn't necessarily implies that the budget will be utilized. Incorrect.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. --> By increasing the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation there could be least to no impact of population growth on the recreation areas in the city's center. Correct.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. -->Similar cities in the region is out of scope. Incorrect.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. --> With new housing projects replacing the lower buildings in older complexes, the total infrastructure remains the same. Hence DH residents concern in this case could remain valid. This does not strengthen the claim of mayors office. Incorrect.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. --> If population increase poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure then this weakens the claim of mayors office. Incorrect.

Answer Choice: B
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

Note that mayor is claiming that recreation areas in the CITY's CENTER will not be affected. So we dont care about new recreation areas outside existing city.

Options prefixed with X are discarded.

X(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
>>At first this does seem to make sense. But, increase in budget may be used for development of new recreation areas, but it does not guarantee that the existing recreation areas in the CENTER wont be affected. So D seems a better option.

X(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
>>New parks in surroundings do not strengthen mayors claim that recreation areas in citys center wont be threatened

X(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
>>This ratio doesnt tell us whether recreation areas will be threatened or not. Irrelevant.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
>>THIS SEEMS CORRECT. If new housing projects will replace lower buildings in central region, that means new projects will not replace the recreation areas in the central region. This strengthens mayors argument.

X(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
>>This would be concerning rather than strengthening mayors claim. Recreation areas might have to make way for infrastructure projects


ANSWER: D
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Paraphrasing:

Population is expected to increase by an average of 6% and the residents are concerned this growth will impact the recreation areas in the city's center. But the mayor's office claims that such growth is not a threat to the rec. areas.

We have to find an answer choice that strengthen the mayor's office claim that increase in population will not have an impact on the city's rec. areas.

Pre-thinking:
What are the residents concerned about? May be the increased crowd at the rec. areas. So, if the city has plans to expand the rec. areas, then there might not be an impact to the existing areas.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. Incorrect. Although a close contender, key to eliminating this answer choice would be, asking whether increasing the budget really means doing something to relieve the residents concerns for the crowded recreation areas.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. Correct. Matches with pre-thinking. With increased population, the recreation areas in the city's center could get crowded. Hence, allocating new areas for recreation would strengthen the mayor's claim.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. Incorrect. Irrelevant comparison to other cities in the region.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. Incorrect. Does not address what happens to the rec. areas.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. Incorrect. Out of scope.
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We need to strengthen the claim by Dorthhampthon mayor. Any information that tells us that recreation areas will not be destroyed or threatened due to any kind of construction (houses, markets and so on) is our answer.

A. Option A tell us about the plans that can increase the budget for the development. (Irrelevant)
B. Option B is a shell answer. It tells us about the plans to increase the recreational areas in the surrounding of the cities . {Incorrect}
C. Option C gives us the info about the ratio of parks to the residents. It doesn't effect the claim. {Incorrect}
D. This option is similar to our pre-phrasing. The new housing projects will replace the older complexes. It will have no effect on the recreation areas. {Correct option}
E. This will weakens the Mayors claim. Out!!

IMO D
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.(too general)
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.(Strengthens mayors claim)
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.(irrelevant)
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.(info in stimulus is about the whole of Dorthampthon)
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.(weakens the mayors claim)

Answer B

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We need to find out what could be the reason that major is not worried about effect of increase population on recreation activities, It may be that its not used much , or they will have more planned or at present its used much less, that gorwing population will balance it.

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. : Incorrect, As we are talking not about its budget but about present recreation facilities maintainence
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. : No discussion of new areas, Incorrect
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.: This may be reason, as area is currently under used, so more residents will complete that gap and park will not be affected.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. : Incorrect,
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. : Incorrect
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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas. - straight to the point
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. - the given information is not connected to recreation areas in the city's center.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. - the situation in other cities in irrelevant for us
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. - it may make situation even worse
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. - weaken the the claim of the mayor's office

the answer is A
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Argument: Population growth expected at 6% average --> concern on potential effects of the growth on recreation areas in the city's center --> mayor's office claims that such growth won't threaten the existence of any of these areas.

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
The future ability of Dorthhampthon's municipality to increase budget for the recreation area development doesn't address the issue regarding the effects of population growth on the recreation areas. In fact, the municipality may be able to increase such budget in the future, but chooses not to do so. In addition, the population annual growth does not necessarily translate to more new citizens: foreigners in Dorthhampthon can choose to stay in the municipality as long as they wish without having to convert to its citizenship.

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
BEST ANSWERS. The plan of Dorthhampthon's municipality to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings, effectively resolves or mitigates the effects of population growth on the recreation areas. This information most strengthens the claim of the mayor's office.

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
This comparison information is unimportant and doesn't address the issue regarding the effect of population growth on the recreation areas.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
This information weakens the claim of the mayor's office. The presence of new, taller buildings in the city's center in the future will aggravate the effects of population growth on the recreation areas.

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
This information weakens the claim of the mayor's office or, at best, does not address the concern regarding the effects of population growth on the recreation areas.


Answer is (B)
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conclusion ; regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these
to strengthen mayors office claim ; IMO B ; Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.

The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
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Deconstructing argument- 'Population expected to grow at 6%' is a claim put forth by the argument. This makes residents concerned about the recreation areas. Why? Perhaps they think there isn't enough space for new population and that such areas will be compromised? But the mayor's office says not to worry. May be they go a plan?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
Looks okay but increased budget for development of such areas (or new ones?) suggests that Mayor's office acknowledge residents concern.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
It's not about new parks but more about preventing existing areas from any harm.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
If more citizens will move into the city the ratio will fall further.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
This one's much better. Lower buildings replaced with new housing project will be able to accommodate growing population.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
This is out of scope and reiterating the summary of the sentence

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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

Conclusion :- increase in population will not threaten the existence of any of the recreation areas in the city's center.

Prethinking :- May be the mayor is planning to create more recreation areas in the city center.

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
Ok

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
here we are talking in the city center .

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
no comparison needed for other cities

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
Nothing discussed about the recreation areas

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
Nothing discussed about the recreation areas

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The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate of 6 percent a year in the coming decade. Many of Dorthhampthon’s residents raised concerns regarding the effect of this growth on the recreation areas in the city's center, yet the Dorthhampthon mayor's office claims that such growth will not threaten the existence of any of these.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

Pre thought : existence of recreation area is not at threat .==> Nothing is done at this area

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.-Incorrect
Out of scope , as this talks about the income for municipality

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.-Incorrect
both city and parks are increased - not intended in the arguement

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.-Incorrect
In appropriate comparison with other region/cities

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.-Correct
This implies that no new places are being built and no change is done to recreational area

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.-Incorrect
Population increase is irrelevant as we are talking about area/space , more members of family can stay at one place

Option D is the answer
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(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.--budget can directly improve the recreation centres. CORRECT
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.-- area is the problem is not mentioned
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.---not related
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.----not helpful
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. ---weakening.
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Population of D is expected to grow at an average 6%. Residents have raised concerns regarding the effect this growth can bring in on recreation areas. How does it impact recreation areas? Mayor claims this growth will not impact existence of recreation areas.

Which of the following, if true, will most strengthen the claim of the mayor's office?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
Effect of population growth will help increase in budget for development of recreation areas. It will bring in additional advantages. however, it does not impact the mayor's claim above

(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.
new jurisdiction is being added for new parks and recreation areas. Does that mean population growth does impact and hence jurisdiction is being increased. this could weaken the claim.

(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.
this is comparing recreation land size/people of D's with that of other cities. it has no bearing on the claim though.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.
the new housing projects are planning to replace lower building in old complexes. which could infer , additional population will be accommodated in the same land size as today as new housing projects will increase the no of houses. this certainly helps add more to mayor's claim.

(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.
this option suggests there is challenge with the increasing population and goes against the mayor's claim.

D is the answer!
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Prethinking: Is there any reason possible because of which the threat of increasing population can be countered such as better and larger housing complexes without destroying recreational areas?

(A) By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.-incorrect-problem is not the budget but the space
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings.-incorrect-people's concern is regarding the recreational areas in city's centre & not in surroundings
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region.-incorrect-no comparison is to be done with other cities-out of scope
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.-correct- mathces with our pre-thinking. This would solve the problem by providing housing complexes that are bigger than the old existing ones.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure.-incorrect-out of scope-it does not give answer to any problem instead just repeats it.

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