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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.

As there is no conclusion stated I approached this ques with the mentioned part "be cited by a supporter" but no success.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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13 Apr 2010, 03:23
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ykaiim 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.

As there is no conclusion stated I approached this ques with the mentioned part "be cited by a supporter" but no success.

IMHO B.

Rural area >>> less population (assumption..!!) >>> wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than
land-based networks.
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13 Apr 2010, 04:16
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IMO: A. We are asked to pick a choice that a supporter of the conclusion will endorse. The passage concludes that deploying wireless networks is advantageous. So, a supporter of this conclusion will only talk about the advantages and not mention the disadvantages. Which of the choices support wireless networks? Choice A.
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The passage specifies wireless networks are useful in cities as well as rural communities.

• Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks.
>> Yes. This is how I see the passage.
• Wireless networks work far better where population density is low.
>> Not mentioned in passage.
• Iceland, a very rural country, successfully uses wireless networks.
>> Not related here.
• The expenses of wireless transmission in areas with large buildings is much higher.
>> This sentence can not be inferred from passage given.
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I am thinking B, because it gives an additional reason to install wireless services in rural areas.
Not A, because no additional problems in urban areas do not mean no additional problems in rural areas.
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+ 1 for A. What is the OA?
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OA is A. Good job.

Today, I looked at this question from a different perspective. The conclusion in stated in the beginning and then premise is stated. Question asked which option can be raised by a supporter. So, I think the correct answer choice must be a mix of Assumption + Strengthen.

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

So, only A act as the required assumption to support and strengthen the conclusion. Plug-in A b4 the conclusion:

Rural communities have found that wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than land-based networks. Because Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks. Therefore, Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses.

OR another way to prove:
Rural communities have found that wireless networks are both more reliable and cheaper than land-based networks. Therefore, however Urban areas do not pose additional problems for the effective operation of wireless networks,Wide dissemination of wireless networks in cities is a practical way to meet the needs of city households, schools and businesses.
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Thank you for detailed analysis. First, I got the problem wrong, but after your explanation, I understood that the only answer could be A.
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30 May 2010, 01:45
Nice and simple.
ykaiim, I did this CR with the second approach you showed. Thanks for the question.
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I have found this one very tricky. I didn't understand that this one was a strengthen question because I didn't find the conclusion. In stimulus like this one, how can you find the conclusion?
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09 Jul 2013, 14:44
ykaiim 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.

As there is no conclusion stated I approached this ques with the mentioned part "be cited by a supporter" but no success.

HERE IS OE

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

Thus, we are concluding that wireless networks will meet the needs of cities because they have met the needs of rural communities. The assumption we must make is that rural areas and cities are comparable in terms of our ability to implement these networks and make them work.

We are asked to choose an answer choice that strengthens the argument. A supporter of the argument will affirm this assumption. Answer choice A does this nicely.

Answer choice B actually goes AGAINST the conclusion--it says that wireless networks work much better in areas where population is low. Thus, it casts doubt on the idea that wireless networks will be a good solution for cities.

The argument claims that wide dissemination of wireless access is now a practical way to meet urban needs, based on the evidence of its successful use in rural areas. The author then must assume that urban areas provide no additional problems for wireless use.

(A) CORRECT. This choice confirms an assumption of the argument and thus strengthens the conclusion.

(B) This choice weakens the argument because it damages the assumption that urban areas pose no extra problems for wireless use.

(C) This choice is irrelevant because it provides information about another rural area; however, the conclusion concerns urban areas.

(D) This choice weakens the argument because it damages the assumption that urban areas pose no extra problems for wireless use.

(E) This choice is an irrelevant distinction. The argument mentioned all three groups as in need of this service. The suggestion that one group needs it more than the others is irrelevant to the conclusion.
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I thought that this was an inference question, because the question stem stated a "supporter of the argument" and Strengthen questions require "if true" in the question stem, and because there was no conclusion indicator in the passage.
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Dissemination :- the act of spreading something, especially information, widely; circulation.
The argument claims that wide dissemination of wireless access is now a practical way to meet urban needs, based on the evidence of its successful use in rural areas. The author then must assume that urban areas provide no additional problems for wireless use.
A supporter would cite something that bolsters the argument.

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

One can 'directionally' prephrase the answer, we have to prove that wireless dissemination in cities is a good idea and the evidence given to support it is that it works well in rural areas, if somehow we can link the rural wireless effectiveness to the urban setting we are good to go!

A - Good! Makes the connection between rural and urban conditions. Mark as a contender
B - Oops! If wireless works better in low density areas (aka rural areas) it is a problem, because cities might not be low density areas. Hence reject.
C - Great that Iceland uses wireless and it is rural but it still misses the rural to urban connect. Hence reject.
D - Nah! If this is true wireless in cities not a good idea.
E - The argument is not about rich or poor neighborhoods, it is about wireless in cities. This choice is way off the mark.

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