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# There are fewer apartments available for rent in the city

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There are fewer apartments available for rent in the city than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments. This month, over three thousand immigrants are expected to arrive in the city but two months ago, there were only five hundred apartments that were leased.

Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are fewer apartments available for rent than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments?

A. The immigrant population is rising significantly over the past few years.
B. The number of apartments leased last months is greater than the number of apartments leased two months ago.
C. The number of apartments leased in a month is generally approximately equal to the number of apartments available for lease.
D. The lease contract of a big chunk of houses is supposed to end this month.
E. Immigrants stay long enough in an apartment to continue the lease into the next year, reducing the number of apartments available for rent the next year.

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22 Jul 2018, 05:08
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aragonn wrote:
There are fewer apartments available for rent in the city than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments. This month, over three thousand immigrants are expected to arrive in the city but two months ago, there were only five hundred apartments that were leased.

Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are fewer apartments available for rent than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments?

A. The immigrant population is rising significantly over the past few years.
B. The number of apartments leased last months is greater than the number of apartments leased two months ago.
C. The number of apartments leased in a month is generally approximately equal to the number of apartments available for lease.
D. The lease contract of a big chunk of houses is supposed to end this month.
E. Immigrants stay long enough in an apartment to continue the lease into the next year, reducing the number of apartments available for rent the next year.

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A. The immigrant population is rising significantly over the past few years.
- Incorrect. This is a generic statement. It doesn't strengthen the argument
B. The number of apartments leased last months is greater than the number of apartments leased two months ago.
- Incorrect. This weakens the argument as it says that the number of apartments is going to increase and it doesn't talk about apartments that can be available.
C. The number of apartments leased in a month is generally approximately equal to the number of apartments available for lease.
- Correct. This tells us that there were 500 leased apartments and no apartments available. Hence number of immigrants are greater
D. The lease contract of a big chunk of houses is supposed to end this month.
- Incorrect. This weakens the argument by telling us that number of apartments available is going to increase.
E. Immigrants stay long enough in an apartment to continue the lease into the next year, reducing the number of apartments available for rent the next year.
- Incorrect. This is irrelevant as it doesn't talk about the required information

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23 Jul 2018, 03:12
Couldn't get the question well.IMO A.Looking for the confident answer.
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24 Jul 2018, 04:27
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prashant6923 wrote:
Couldn't get the question well.IMO A.Looking for the confident answer.

A tip from myside -- prashant6923, Even if you are wrong post a wrong reasoning , if some one corrected you, you will learn a lot. You could not get it is evident but what you did wrong? You could not identify the conclusion ? Is something wrong with your approach for such questions ??? you were confused between few options. I bet you this, if you approach your mistakes in this fashion you will learn a lot. You must have a plan for every question type. execute that plan and if wrong then find your fault.
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28 Jul 2019, 18:42
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aragonn wrote:
There are fewer apartments available for rent in the city than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments. This month, over three thousand immigrants are expected to arrive in the city but two months ago, there were only five hundred apartments that were leased.

Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are fewer apartments available for rent than there are recent immigrants looking for apartments?

A. The immigrant population is rising significantly over the past few years.
B. The number of apartments leased last months is greater than the number of apartments leased two months ago.
C. The number of apartments leased in a month is generally approximately equal to the number of apartments available for lease.
D. The lease contract of a big chunk of houses is supposed to end this month.
E. Immigrants stay long enough in an apartment to continue the lease into the next year, reducing the number of apartments available for rent the next year.

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A. The immigrant population is rising significantly over the past few years.
- Incorrect. This is a generic statement. It doesn't strengthen the argument
B. The number of apartments leased last months is greater than the number of apartments leased two months ago.
- Incorrect. This weakens the argument as it says that the number of apartments is going to increase and it doesn't talk about apartments that can be available.
C. The number of apartments leased in a month is generally approximately equal to the number of apartments available for lease.
- Correct. This tells us that there were 500 leased apartments and no apartments available. Hence number of immigrants are greater
D. The lease contract of a big chunk of houses is supposed to end this month.
- Incorrect. This weakens the argument by telling us that number of apartments available is going to increase.
E. Immigrants stay long enough in an apartment to continue the lease into the next year, reducing the number of apartments available for rent the next year.
- Incorrect. This is irrelevant as it doesn't talk about the required information

IF we go by your logic that no of immigrants is less than the no of homes available for rent, how do you account for the no of houses that might have become available . It might be possible that in the next two months no of house available for rent might be more than 3000 or fewer . But since we dont know can we say this strengths the arguement .

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30 Jul 2019, 22:11
Can someone please explain why C is the correct choice
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07 Aug 2019, 08:06
VeritasKarishma GMATNinja @egmat- I am confused between option C and option E
Option C - Doesn't give us how many apartments are available for lease this month?
Option D- Immigrants stay long enough gives us hint that even though there are apartments , they would not be available for lease
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17 May 2020, 05:49
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aragonn - I was caught between C and E. I went with E.

C- looks ok because it bridges the gap between leased apartments and availability.

E- this seems relevant since it elucidates the fact that immigrants stay in flats long enough to not vacate apartments and make them available for people to come in. Moreover, there are a lot of gaps in the question that I feel, could change the course of results:
1) information given about apartments leased 2 months ago, what happened in the time between now and then? Were more apartments leased out?
2) what if more people can stay in a apartment to accomodate > 3000 people in 500 apartments?

Any help here to explain why E isn't covering more bases would help.

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