It is currently 23 Jul 2017, 05:55

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

V10-28

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 15247
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Sep 2015, 12:03
Expert's post
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

36% (03:13) correct 64% (01:42) wrong based on 50 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Editorial: One year ago, Seattle increased its minimum wage to $10.35 per hour, much higher than the current federal minimum wage of $7.35 per hour. Since the increase was passed, 5,000 jobs have been lost in the Seattle metropolitan area. Most of the jobs that were lost were low wage positions in the fast food industry. This examples shows that the federal minimum wage should not be raised, because it will cause low wage jobs to be lost across the board.

Which of the following is not a reason to question the author’s conclusion?


A. The borders of the Seattle metropolitan area can be defined in different ways, and the number of jobs lost varies depending on the definition
B. When surveyed, the owners of fast food restaurants stated that a nationwide trend towards healthier eating was causing an industry-wide decline in sales in the fast food industry
C. Two years ago, one national fast food chain decided to gradually decrease its subsidies for franchise owners in the Seattle area
D. Jobs in the fast food industry are not considered to be representative of low wage jobs in general
E. As a result of the higher minimum wage, some fast food restaurants in Seattle became unprofitable and had to shut down
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 15247
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Sep 2015, 12:03
Expert's post
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Official Solution:


Editorial: One year ago, Seattle increased its minimum wage to $10.35 per hour, much higher than the current federal minimum wage of $7.35 per hour. Since the increase was passed, 5,000 jobs have been lost in the Seattle metropolitan area. Most of the jobs that were lost were low wage positions in the fast food industry. This examples shows that the federal minimum wage should not be raised, because it will cause low wage jobs to be lost across the board.

Which of the following is not a reason to question the author’s conclusion?


A. The borders of the Seattle metropolitan area can be defined in different ways, and the number of jobs lost varies depending on the definition
B. When surveyed, the owners of fast food restaurants stated that a nationwide trend towards healthier eating was causing an industry-wide decline in sales in the fast food industry
C. Two years ago, one national fast food chain decided to gradually decrease its subsidies for franchise owners in the Seattle area
D. Jobs in the fast food industry are not considered to be representative of low wage jobs in general
E. As a result of the higher minimum wage, some fast food restaurants in Seattle became unprofitable and had to shut down


(A) If the borders of the Seattle metropolitan area were specifically selected to create the impression that 5,000 jobs were lost, this is a reason to question the author’s conclusion.

(B) If there has been an industry-wide decline in sales in the fast food industry, this would be an alternative explanation for the job losses, and would undermine the author’s conclusion that the minimum wage increase had caused job losses.

(C) If the national chain is began paying less money to the Seattle area franchisees two years ago, this could lead some of them to close down. Thus, this answer does question the author’s conclusion.

(D) If jobs in the fast food industry do not accurately represent low wage jobs in general, then the author cannot justify drawing his conclusion from the evidence presented.

(E) Correct. This choice clearly supports the author’s conclusion that the minimum wage increase led to job losses; it is not a reason to question the conclusion.


Answer: E
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2013
Posts: 4
Location: United States (CT)
Schools: Sloan '20, Duke '20
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
Reviews Badge
Re V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 May 2016, 15:17
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. 1. 1st option does not talk about low pay jobs. Also it says the no. of jobs lost depends on the definition. So based on definition, the number may vary, but cause may remain the same.

2. 2nd option talks about healthier eating leading to decrease in sales and nowhere discusses the loss of jobs due to this reason. No relation between sales and low wage jobs lost was provided.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Aug 2015
Posts: 133
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.38
Reviews Badge
Re V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Sep 2016, 17:45
I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Please help what category is the question belongs to ?

Is it a weaken, strengthen etc question type. The question stem is unclear to me,.
Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3118
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Sep 2016, 18:07
1988achilles wrote:
I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Please help what category is the question belongs to ?

Is it a weaken, strengthen etc question type. The question stem is unclear to me,.


This is a weaken (except) type question. The stem means:
Which of the following does not weaken the author's conclusion?
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 31 Jul 2015
Posts: 33
Location: India
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Apr 2017, 04:01
If I'm not wrong the word board in the last sentence of this question
This examples shows that the federal minimum wage should not be raised, because it will cause low wage jobs to be lost across the board.

must be border.
_________________

Likes = Kudos

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3118
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: V10-28 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 May 2017, 02:24
urhowig wrote:
If I'm not wrong the word board in the last sentence of this question
This examples shows that the federal minimum wage should not be raised, because it will cause low wage jobs to be lost across the board.

must be border.


"Board" is alright - "across the board" means "at all levels". There is no context of country/state in this question - so I am not sure why "across the border" comes to your mind.
Re: V10-28   [#permalink] 01 May 2017, 02:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

V10-28

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: Bunuel, Vyshak



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.