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# Which of the following most logically completes the argument

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.
(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.
(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.
(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.
(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.
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Two accurate statements:
More tourists stay in springfield than in harristown
more tourists stay in largest hotel in harristown than royal arms hotel in springfield.

Now based on this information which statement is inaccurate? We can deduce since there is one hotel in harristown where more tourists stay than royal arms, and since overall more tourists stay in springfield- it must follow that there are other hotels in springfield where tourists stay. Hence to say there is only one (royal arms hotel) in springfield is inaccurate.

Ans E it is.
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+1 E.

Choices A through D can all be true along with the two statements mentioned in the stimulus. So if the "Report of Tourism" mentions any of A through D. It could be right. Where as E contradicts the statements of the stimulus. If E is reported by tourism then it is definitely in error.
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FACT 1 ---- more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown
FACT 2-----largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.IRRELEVANT BUT CAN HAPPEN..... DOES NOT COUNTER FACT 1 & 2.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.CAN HAPPEN..... DOES NOT COUNTER FACT 1 & 2....

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.CAN HAPPEN..... DOES NOT COUNTER FACT 1 & 2...[

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.CAN HAPPEN..... DOES NOT COUNTER FACT 1 & 2...[

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.CORRECT....THIS CANNOT HAPPEN...COUNTERS FACT 1
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nelz007 wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

According to promotional material published by the city of Springfield, more tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in the neighboring city of Harristown. A brochure from the largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield. If both of these sources are accurate, however, the “Report on Tourism” for the region must be in error in stating that ____________.

(A) the average length of stay is longer at the largest hotel in Harristown than it is at the Royal Arms Hotel.

(B) There is only one hotel in Harristown that is larger than the Royal Arms Hotel.

(C) More tourists stay in hotels in Harristown than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel.

(D) The Royal Arms hotel is the largest hotel in Springfield.

(E) The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield.

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Simple question. Not sure whether this is a 700 level question. The question involves working around the statistical data.
My take is Option E.

Explanation:

Question Stem:
There are two towns - Harristown and Springfield.
Data 1: More tourists stay in hotels in Springfield than stay in Harristown
Data 2: Largest hotel in Harristown claims that more tourists stay in that hotel than stay in the Royal Arms Hotel in Springfield

If above facts are true then there must be other hotels in Harristown where tourists stay, so that Harristow has more tourists than Springfield.

Looking at Option E - "The royal arms hotel is the only hotel in Springfield." It directly contradicts Data 1. Hence the answer.

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looks like Inference Except type. Answered wrong but really enjoyed
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