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# The population of Dorthhampthon is expected to grow at an average rate

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18 Jul 2019, 07:28
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. WRONG. Passage give information about only recreation areas in the city's centre. And we don't know the development of what recreation areas would be according to this sentence.
(B) Dorthhampthon's municipality intends to increase the city's jurisdiction, allocating new areas for parks and recreation in its surroundings. WRONG. Citizens worry about centre's recreation area.
(C) Dorthhampthon's ratio of park area per resident is about half that of similar cities in the region. WRONG. Out of scope.
(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes. RIGHT. They will create new flats for new people and will not touch the central recreation area.
(E) Annual population increase of 6 percent a year poses a significant challenge to the city's infrastructure. WRONG. Weaken major's argument.

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18 Jul 2019, 07:36

Only this relates with the assumption of author that population increase will not have adverse effect
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18 Jul 2019, 10:27
IMO for D to be true the word "ONLY" is a must because in its present form we do not know whether new projects will threaten recreation areas or not. We only know about old buildings.

Please correct me if am wrong.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.

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18 Jul 2019, 10:47
Prasannathawait wrote:
IMO for D to be true the word "ONLY" is a must because in its present form we do not know whether new projects will threaten recreation areas or not. We only know about old buildings.

Please correct me if am wrong.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.

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Hi,

No "only" is not required.
Basically the idea is only to strengthen. Strengthen is always about possibilities. So if I say that it will replace old ones then as per the context we only know that there are high chances that they won't replace the recreational areas, thereby not challenging their existence.

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18 Jul 2019, 10:52
rish2708 wrote:
Prasannathawait wrote:
IMO for D to be true the word "ONLY" is a must because in its present form we do not know whether new projects will threaten recreation areas or not. We only know about old buildings.

Please correct me if am wrong.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.

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Hi,

No "only" is not required.
Basically the idea is only to strengthen. Strengthen is always about possibilities. So if I say that it will replace old ones then as per the context we only know that there are high chances that they won't replace the recreational areas, thereby not challenging their existence.

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Then for the below answer also I can say that there are high chances that they will not threaten any as they will develop the areas..

"By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas"
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18 Jul 2019, 11:02
Prasannathawait wrote:
rish2708 wrote:
Prasannathawait wrote:
IMO for D to be true the word "ONLY" is a must because in its present form we do not know whether new projects will threaten recreation areas or not. We only know about old buildings.

Please correct me if am wrong.

(D) The new housing projects in central Dorthhampthon are planned to replace lower buildings in older complexes.

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Hi,

No "only" is not required.
Basically the idea is only to strengthen. Strengthen is always about possibilities. So if I say that it will replace old ones then as per the context we only know that there are high chances that they won't replace the recreational areas, thereby not challenging their existence.

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Then for the below answer also I can say that there are high chances that they will not threaten any as they will develop the areas..

"By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas"

Hmm, There is a subtle difference in how you wrote your statement and what Option A says.

Option A says [orthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
You say that they will not threaten any as they will develop the areas..
The collection of budget will necessitate the development? How likely within the context is that?

Now compare A and D
How likely do you feel that collection of Budget would protect those areas?
And how likely is it that if the new buildings are made in older ones the recreational ones would be protected?

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18 Jul 2019, 11:16
Hi,

No "only" is not required.
Basically the idea is only to strengthen. Strengthen is always about possibilities. So if I say that it will replace old ones then as per the context we only know that there are high chances that they won't replace the recreational areas, thereby not challenging their existence.

Regards,
Rishav[/quote]

Then for the below answer also I can say that there are high chances that they will not threaten any as they will develop the areas..

"By attracting more new citizens, Dorthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas"[/quote]

Hmm, There is a subtle difference in how you wrote your statement and what Option A says.

Option A says [orthhampthon's municipality will be able to increase its budget for the development of recreation areas.
You say that they will not threaten any as they will develop the areas..
The collection of budget will necessitate the development? How likely within the context is that?

Now compare A and D
How likely do you feel that collection of Budget would protect those areas?
And how likely is it that if the new buildings are made in older ones the recreational ones would be protected?

Regards,
Rishav[/quote]

I am still not convinced.
Maybe I am unable to get that subtlety. But Gmat doesn't care what I think.

But Thanks for the explanation.

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18 Jul 2019, 11:37
Prasannathawait wrote:
I am still not convinced.
Maybe I am unable to get that subtlety. But Gmat doesn't care what I think.

But Thanks for the explanation.

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See, the question is which of the following option STRENGTHENS the most. So when I say that, then it's about which of the following is MOST likely.

Option A says that with increase in population BUDGET for development will increase. Now do you know how religiously they would use the budget? Will that budget be SUFFICIENT enough to make those recreational areas SUSTAINABLE? There are some 2-3 or 4 assumptions you need to make. So that is why this option even though it strengthens, this would be very LESS LIKELY as there are some big leaps you need to create.

On other hand option D says that the new ones would replace old ones. How much belief you get? it's relatively high right? I mean you now know that the new ones would replace old ones then its HIGHLY LIKELY that the recreational areas might not get disturbed.

Regards,
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