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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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10 Oct 2007, 14:23
How u guys rate this problem???? Easy/Medium/Tough???
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10 Oct 2007, 23:32
singh_amit19 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.

I'd rate it a very easy logic question.

We are given two facts:
1. More people say in Springfield hotels than Harristown hotels
2. The largest hotel in Harristown has more guests than Royal Arms

From this we can conclude that Royal Arms is not the only hotel in Springfield.

E.
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10 Oct 2007, 23:34
I forgot to add: keyword in this question is which of the following must be in error.

The other answers are either unknown or definitely not in error.
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10 Oct 2007, 23:38
JingChan wrote:
I forgot to add: keyword in this question is which of the following must be in error.

The other answers are either unknown or definitely not in error.

BINGO.....great man! OA is E
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10 Oct 2007, 23:42
JingChan wrote:
singh_amit19 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.

I'd rate it a very easy logic question.

We are given two facts:
1. More people say in Springfield hotels than Harristown hotels
2. The largest hotel in Harristown has more guests than Royal Arms

From this we can conclude that Royal Arms is not the only hotel in Springfield.

E.

Agree w/ E.

The only reason this question may be a bit more difficult than normal CR's is because the question type is somewhat unfamiliar.

Took me a lil longer for this one b/c I didn't quite get what the question wanted.
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Re: CR - SET 24 Q16 [#permalink]

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11 Oct 2007, 08:38
This was easy compared to many CRs. I played with numbers and obvious answer is E.

More ppl stay in S hotels say 500 then H hotels say 400
Lh (largest hotel in H) claims it has more tourists(100) than in Hotel RS=50 (in S)

So the obvious error is E. RA cant be the only hotel in S to add up to 500. There have to be other hotels.
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