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# Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

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Which of the following most logically completes the passage? [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2007, 00:46
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Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

Concerned about financial well-being of its elderly citizens, the government of Runagiadecided two years ago to increase by 20 percent the government-provided pensionpaid to all Runagians over 65. Inflation in the intervening period has been negligible,and the increase has been duly received by all eligible Runagians. Nevertheless,many of them are no better off financially than they were before the increase, in large part because ________.

A. They rely entirely on the government pension for their income

B. Runagian banks are so inefficient that it can take up to three weeks to cash a pension check

C. They buy goods whose prices tend to rise especially fast in times of inflation

D. The pension was increased when the number of elderly Runagians below the poverty level reached an all-time high

E. In Runagia children typically supplement the income of elderly parents, but only by enough to provide them with a comfortable living

I don't agree with the OA

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07 Jun 2007, 02:18
Is it C?

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07 Jun 2007, 05:29
Excellent question.

I don't agree with C because these are not times of high inflation as clearly stated in the passage. Either D or A for me. If I got this in the test I would just guess.

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07 Jun 2007, 23:27
i think its D

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08 Jun 2007, 14:05
It is E for me

Why aren't elderly Runagians better off financially than they were before the increase in their pension? Well, because their children only help them to stay at the comfortable level. Yes, people over 65 now get higher pension but it's still not enough to live comfortably. Meanwhile, their children continue contributing only the difference between the pension and the comfortable living. If anything, children of the elderly may now be slightly better off because the difference has now decreased:)

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08 Jun 2007, 14:19
E for me .
Since the pension is increased, the contibution from the children will decrease as the contribution is enuff to have a comfortable living .
So for some the financial status will remain same.

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08 Jun 2007, 14:35
E makes more sense than any other answer choices:

A. WRONG To generic and does not give an explanation for the case.

B. WRONG Out-of-scope

C. WRONG It's particularly stated in the passage that inflation during the period was negligable.

D. WRONG So after the increase, the number of citizens should've been smaller than that when they decided to do the increase. This doesn't explain why the paradox.

E. CORRECT

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08 Jun 2007, 15:12
go with C, what's the OA ?

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08 Jun 2007, 15:18
go with C, what's the OA ?

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08 Jun 2007, 21:22
Mishari wrote:
E makes more sense than any other answer choices:

A. WRONG To generic and does not give an explanation for the case.

B. WRONG Out-of-scope

C. WRONG It's particularly stated in the passage that inflation during the period was negligable.

D. WRONG So after the increase, the number of citizens should've been smaller than that when they decided to do the increase. This doesn't explain why the paradox.

E. CORRECT

Agree with Mishari...E it is.

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08 Jun 2007, 22:37
D.

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09 Jun 2007, 07:16
E.

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09 Jun 2007, 09:10
Definitely E. If the children were supplementing the incomes prior to the increase, E infers that if the gov't paid more, the children would decrease the amount they supplement.

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10 Jun 2007, 01:16
I'm very sorry for the late OA.

The OA is E.

Tough one I think.

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11 Jun 2007, 11:57
good question.

E makes most sense.

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11 Jun 2007, 11:57
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