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Read the options carefully !

by ymach3 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:20 am
Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city
will be approved. If it is, the city will be able to build the water and sewer
systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These
buildings would attract new residents, and the increased population would
probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so
congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional
schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen
Hills. Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes
Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together, developers will not build
apartment houses.
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial
tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills.
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass, the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will
not be lost.
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the
residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially.
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the schools of Glen
Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested.

Hint: Read right to mark it right..(will/may).

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by gmat1011 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:47 am
I'd say its B -- if apts come ---> new residents ----> "certainly" result in congested roads; new roads required. Schools may/may not be required --- but the roads will require substantial tax increase for Glenn Hill residents...

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by missionGMAT007 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:22 am
one more for B

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by ymach3 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:53 am
Yes, you guys got it right..

I marked it as C--> C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass, the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will
not be lost.
considering below sentence from argument:

Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes
Glen Hills so attractive.

I dint notice 'might' in the sentence. A ' might/well' can do lot of damage..

However B is the correct answer and learnt that options should be read very carefully.

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Last edited by ymach3 on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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by kapur.arnav » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:53 am
ymach3 wrote:Unless the residents of Glen Hills band together, the proposal to rezone that city
will be approved. If it is, the city will be able to build the water and sewer
systems that developers need in order to construct apartment houses there. These
buildings would attract new residents, and the increased population would
probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so
congested that new roads would be built. Neither new roads nor additional
schools could be built without substantial tax increases for the residents of Glen
Hills. Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes
Glen Hills so attractive.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

(A) If the citizens of Glen Hills band together, developers will not build
apartment houses.
(B) If developers build apartment houses in Glen Hills, there will be substantial
tax increases for the residents of Glen Hills.
(C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass, the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will
not be lost.
(D) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the taxes of the
residents of Glen Hills will not increase substantially.
(E) If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the schools of Glen
Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested.

Hint: Read right to mark it right..(will/may).
this is a terrible q... all options are so close... what is the source of this q...

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by gmat1011 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:11 am
did you mean to say answer is e or b?

i dont think you can conclusively say overcrowding through other means (say building of hotels) is not possible based on the stimulus...

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by sharmasumitn1 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:48 am
ymach3 wrote:Yes, you guys got it right..

I marked it as C--> C) If the rezoning proposal does not pass, the rural atmosphere in Glen Hills will
not be lost.
considering below sentence from argument:

Ultimately this growth might even destroy the rural atmosphere that makes
Glen Hills so attractive.

I dint notice 'might' in the sentence. A ' might/well' can do lot of damage..

However E is the correct answer and learnt that options should be read very carefully.

Thanks.
E does not seem to be correct answer.
Reasons:

If developers do not build apartment houses in Glen Hills, the schools of Glen
Hills will not be overcrowded and roads will not be congested.

The passage mentions that "These
buildings would attract new residents, and the increased population would
probably result in overcrowded schools and would certainly result in roads so
congested that new roads would be built."


You can not infer from this that if the developers do not build houses there will not be any other factor for the overcrowded schools and congestion on roads. There could be many other reasons for over crowded and congestions.

You can certainly infer that if the developer build houses, the schools may get overcrowded and roads may get congested.

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by ymach3 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:53 pm
I am EXTREMELY Sorry for the confusion created..That was a Typo. (edited the original Post)

B is the Correct Answer.

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