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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Five years ago, the town of Bayside, in the Katontic River V ##### This topic has 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Five years ago, the town of Bayside, in the Katontic River V ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Five years ago, the town of Bayside, in the Katontic River Valley, had catastrophic flooding one spring, and consequently, most insurers now refuse to write flood insurance for houses in Bayside. The town of Dryadia, in the Phemptic River Valley, is much like Bayside in its proximity to a similar river at an almost identical point in the river valley. We can conclude that the only reason the same insurers do not write flood insurance for houses in Dryadia either is its similarity to Bayside in terms of where it is situated in the river valley. Which of the following, if true, would most seriously undermine the argument? A)A small number of independent insurers will write flood insurance for at least some houses in each of the two towns. I B)It is hard for an homeowner to buy flood insurance if a large proportion of other houses in the same town have been flooded in recent years. C) In many other towns in the Katonic River Valley, it is hard for home-owners to buy flood insurance. D)The town of Dryadia has some flooding most springs. E) Flooding from spring surges in rivers is only one of the ways in which a home can become flooded. OA D Source: Magoosh ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 02 Mar 2018 Posted: 777 messages Followed by: 1 members Option A:- INCORRECT If a small number of independent insurers write flood insurance for some houses in this two towns it doesn't solve the problem of these two towns and still put them at a risk of loosing everything they have without a means of been refunded or paid so this argument remains very much active. Option B:- INCORRECT If this option happens to be true its still an alliance to the argument itself and does not in any way undermine the argument. Option C:- INCORRECT Insurers refuse to write flood insurance to people who resides in the katonic river valley due to a one time flood during spring. Option D:- CORRECT The town of Dryadia was never recorded to have any case of flooding but insurers still refuse to write flood insurance for inhabitants of this place because of its proximity to a similar river valley and therefore this seriously undermine the argument. Option E:- INCORRECT Flooding from springs into the rivers isn't the only way a house can be flooded , there are other ways a house can be flooded but this isn't the main concern of the argument. • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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