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Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses. Rural communities have found that wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than land-based networks.

Which of the following would most likely be cited by a supporter of the argument?
Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks.
Wireless networks work far better where population density is low.
Iceland, a very rural country, successfully uses wireless networks.
The expenses of wireless transmission in areas with large buildings is much higher.
Poor neighborhoods have less access to cable internet than do educators or businesses.

HOW AND WHY?PLEASE EXPLAIN...
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15 Aug 2011, 00:20
A. The answer to the question must support the point that wireless networks should be used in even urban areas.

premise:Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses.

Another Premise talks about the benefits of wireless networks in rural areas.

The supporter of the argument would most likely agree that even in urban areas they can be successfully implemented and can be benefitted.
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15 Aug 2011, 00:22
I chose A by POE..

Need to understand whatz wrong with B..
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15 Aug 2011, 02:15
+1 for A.

B is essentially out of scope. Even if it were in scope, B would in effect, weaken the argument. It says wireless networks work better in rural communities(low density) than in urban environment. While the conclusion is the Wireless networks should be widely used in urban environment.
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15 Aug 2011, 02:42
Two or three things to consider, firstly in such instances more than premise and conclusion identification it is more Imp to understand what the argument is stating, secondly automatically eliminate those answers where one of the premises are being weakened. Concentrate on the answer choice which strengthens either both or doesn't weaken both. A meets that criteria.

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15 Aug 2011, 03:25
DeeptiM wrote:
I chose A by POE..

Need to understand whatz wrong with B..

I used POE as well and came to answer A..But could not formalize the method of choosing A..
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15 Aug 2011, 04:35
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Argument is:
- wireless is good in rural areas.
- would therefore be good in urban areas

This argument is quite weak. The first reaction is "but what works in rural areas may not work in cities"! A nicely resolves this issue.

Argument is now:
- wireless is good in rural areas.
- no obstacles to transferring this to urban areas
- would therefore be good in urban areas

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15 Aug 2011, 04:38
crick20002002 wrote:
+1 for A.

B is essentially out of scope. Even if it were in scope, B would in effect, weaken the argument. It says wireless networks work better in rural communities(low density) than in urban environment. While the conclusion is the Wireless networks should be widely used in urban environment.

I don't think scope matters here. We are bringing outside information "in" to strengthen the argument.

The much much bigger issue is the weakening, which you discussed.

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15 Aug 2011, 04:51
pike wrote:
Argument is:
- wireless is good in rural areas.
- would therefore be good in urban areas

This argument is quite weak. The first reaction is "but what works in rural areas may not work in cities"! A nicely resolves this issue.

Argument is now:
- wireless is good in rural areas.
- no obstacles to transferring this to urban areas
- would therefore be good in urban areas

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+1 for the simple explanation..
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07 Mar 2016, 20:22
OptimusPrimea1 wrote:
Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses. Rural communities have found that wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than land-based networks.

Which of the following would most likely be cited by a supporter of the argument?
Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks.
Wireless networks work far better where population density is low.
Iceland, a very rural country, successfully uses wireless networks.
The expenses of wireless transmission in areas with large buildings is much higher.
Poor neighborhoods have less access to cable internet than do educators or businesses.

HOW AND WHY?PLEASE EXPLAIN...

oh wow..really? 700 lvl? looks more like a 600 to me..
we need to provide evidence that wireless is better than land-based.
in order to do so..I immediately thought about a possible weakener..what if quality of internet is not the same? thus, a negation of this statement would be a good strengthener..

A - looks good..
B - so what? does it support the argument? NO. out.
C - out of scope
D - cost of the installation is out of scope.
E - comparison between households and schools/business - out of scope.

as we can see..only A stands.
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07 Mar 2016, 22:44
OptimusPrimea1 wrote:
Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses. Rural communities have found that wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than land-based networks.

Which of the following would most likely be cited by a supporter of the argument?
Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks.
Wireless networks work far better where population density is low.
Iceland, a very rural country, successfully uses wireless networks.
The expenses of wireless transmission in areas with large buildings is much higher.
Poor neighborhoods have less access to cable internet than do educators or businesses.

HOW AND WHY?PLEASE EXPLAIN...

At first difficult to understand what the question is trying to say (Maybe its because of the irregular formatting? :-/)

Now, at first glance it seems there are two premises. A closer look explains that the second sentence is a premise and the first sentence is built up on the second.
B) Although new info is allowed, nothing is said about population density in rural or urban areas.
C) Iceland is a country. Illogical comparison.
D) The word 'expense' put me off the track. But this option is similar to B. Nothing is said about the large buildings stuff.
E) Irrelevant.

A by poe. I do not like the quality of the question though. Anyone else agree with me?
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04 Jun 2016, 11:15
Hi,

Thank you for posting such a good question. After reading the comments I think I did not understand the argument. My understanding was : Wireless network successful in cities and now rural areas are also finding several benefits but I think what author meant was vice versa . Please help me in understanding this argument. . Would really appreciate it.

Also is it ok to practice GMAT questions from sources other OG ?? . I find this question format quite different. Please advise.

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16 Jul 2016, 14:42
What's wrong with C? Doesn't it directly support the argument?
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19 Jul 2016, 04:59
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What's wrong with C? Doesn't it directly support the argument?

The conditions in Iceland may not be same as conditions in the villages where wireless networks are being considered. Therefore this reasoning in not a very strong supporter for the argument. Nonetheless option C does have a weak support for the argument, but the support provided by option A is stronger and hence better.

Negate both statement and see which one weakens the argument more. Negativng option A weakens the argument, almost to the point of breaking it down. Negating option C weakens as well, but generalising from one example is not a severe weakener (or a strengthener).
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I ignored the tense at first so that I didn't recognize which is the premise and which is the conclusion, or the reasoning direction.
Because of the benefits of wireless networks in rural areas, the author deduced that the application of wireless networks would be a practical way in urban areas.
So A perfectly eliminates other negative impacts and thus strengthen the argument.
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