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The president of the Coral Isle Homeowner's Association proposed a pl

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The president of the Coral Isle Homeowner's Association proposed a plan to install a guard gate in front of the community in order to boost property value, enhance security, and increase the exclusivity of the community. Proposals of this nature must be approved by a majority of the homeowners in the association before they can be implemented. At the most recent meeting of the association, the proposal to build a new guard gate was approved by sixty percent of those present. Although this did not represent enough total votes for the proposal to pass, the president nevertheless concluded that Coral Isle would soon be installing a new guard gate.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the president's conclusion that Coral Isle will soon install a new guard gate?

A) Many of the homeowners voting against the proposal do not believe that the proposed benefits of increased property value, security, and exclusivity will occur if the gate is installed.
B) The most recent meeting was attended by a majority of the homeowners in Coral Isle.
C) In a neighboring community, the installation of a guard gate did not lower the crime rate, increase property values or enhance exclusivity.
D) In a recent poll, a majority of the homeowners in the neighborhood indicated that lowering property taxes is more important than installing a guard gate.
E) The homeowners in the association who did not attend the most recent meeting did so as a means of expressing their opposition to the guard gate proposal.

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My answer E- as only this statement ensures that the Coral Isle will not be able ti install a new guard gate soon because of the opposition.
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Got it through POE.

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The answer is E.

This question is all about finding the hidden assumption, thus we can use the Logical approach.
From the fact that most of the people in the meeting voted for the proposal, the president concludes that most people in total will vote for it. This means he assumes that the people in the meeting are representative of the people in the community at large.
Since we are seeking to weaken (cast doubt) this conclusion, we will violate the assumption: what if the people outside the meeting are different than those inside? what if, specifically, they are less likely to support the proposal? This is exactly what E tells us - and thus it is our answer.
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New post 09 Oct 2018, 02:28
why not C? SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN.
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why not C? SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN.


Gladly. While C does indeed cast doubt on the suggestion that a guard gate is a good idea, and thus maybe it suggests that the people of Coral Isle shouldn't vote to approve one - it tells us nothing about what they will actually do (which is what the president's argument is about). I
f we were told that this is new data that the people in Coral Isle had just found out, then maybe it would work - but we know no such thing. apparently, even though is the case, a majority in the meeting voted to approve it. Thus, this data doesn't help cast doubt.
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