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The state legislature has proposed a law that would provide a tax credit to people who install alarm systems in their homes. Members of the legislature claim that the new law will reduce crime, citing studies showing that crime rates fall as the percentage of homes with alarm systems rises.

Which would cast the most doubt on the claim that the new law will reduce crime?

A. No law can prevent crime altogether.
B. The amount of the tax credit is so low relative to the cost of alarm systems that very few people will install alarm systems to obtain this credit.
C. neighborhood crime prevention programs can reduce crime as effectively as alarm systems can.
D. the state would have to build more prisons to house all people caught by the new alarm systems.
E. the state cannot afford to reduce taxes further.

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why B? weaken or assumption?
E seems correct as well.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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chesstitans wrote:
The state legislature has proposed a law that would provide a tax credit to people who install alarm systems in their homes. Members of the legislature claim that the new law will reduce crime, citing studies showing that crime rates fall as the percentage of homes with alarm systems rises.

Which would cast the most doubt on the claim that the new law will reduce crime?

A. No law can prevent crime altogether.
B. The amount of the tax credit is so low relative to the cost of alarm systems that very few people will install alarm systems to obtain this credit.
C. neighborhood crime prevention programs can reduce crime as effectively as alarm systems can.
D. the state would have to build more prisons to house all people caught by the new alarm systems.
E. the state cannot afford to reduce taxes further.




why B? weaken or assumption?
E seems correct as well.



hi..

On your two points..

1) why NOT E?
the Q is about effect of new law, so the q already takes into account that the new law is put in place.
SAY, the q was - what, if true, shows that it will be difficult to implement the law.

2) why B?
If the people are loosing money inspite of tax credit, they may not install the alarm system in first place. so the new law will not have desired effect.

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