• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations TAKE A FREE GMAT QUIZ
  • 7 CATs FREE!
    If you earn 100 Forum Points

    Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
    100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE

    Veritas Prep
    VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS
    Earn 10 Points Per Post
    Earn 10 Points Per Thanks
    Earn 10 Points Per Upvote
    REDEEM NOW

The fewer restrictions there are on the advertising of legal

This topic has 1 member reply

The fewer restrictions there are on the advertising of legal

Post

Timer

00:00

Your Answer

A

B

C

D

E

Global Stats

Difficult



The fewer restrictions there are on the advertising of legal services, the more lawyers there are who advertise their services, and the lawyers who advertise a specific service usually charge less for that service than lawyers who do not advertise. Therefore, if the state removes any of its current restrictions, such as the one against advertisements that do not specify fee arrangements, overall consumer legal costs will be lower than if the state retains its current restrictions.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true?


(A) Some lawyers who now advertise will charge more for specific services if they do not have to specify fee arrangements in the advertisements.

(B) More consumers will use legal services if there are fewer restrictions on the advertising of legal services.

(C) If the restriction against advertisements that do not specify fee arrangements is removed, more lawyers will advertise their services.

(D) If more lawyers advertise lower prices for specific services, some lawyers who do not advertise will also charge less than they currently charge for those services.

(E) If the only restrictions on the advertising of legal services were those that apply to every type of advertising, most lawyers would advertise their services.

OA C

Source: Official Guide

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Top Member

Legendary Member
Joined
03 Feb 2014
Posted:
2073 messages
Followed by:
133 members
Upvotes:
955
GMAT Score:
800
Most Responsive Member
Post
Often, the correct answer to an Inference question is based on a small portion of what the passage says, as is the correct answer to this question.

In answering such a question, we have to notice that, even though the correct answer is directly related to only a small portion of what the passage says, it is fully supported by some part of what the passage says and, therefore, can be properly inferred from what the passage says.

The passage states the following:

    The fewer restrictions there are on the advertising of legal services, the more lawyers there are who advertise their services.

It also indicates that there is a "current" restriction , "the one against advertisements that do not specify fee arrangements".

From these two pieces of information alone, we can infer the following:

    If the restriction against advertisements that do not specify fee arrangements is removed, more lawyers will advertise their services.


The correct answer is (C).

_________________
Marty Murray
GMAT Coach
m.w.murray@hotmail.com
https://infinitemindprep.com/
In Person in the New York Area and Online Worldwide

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • The Princeton Review
    FREE GMAT Exam
    Know how you'd score today for $0

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    The Princeton Review
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT

Top First Responders*

1 Ian Stewart 66 first replies
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow 53 first replies
3 Jay@ManhattanReview 51 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 27 first replies
5 ceilidh.erickson 20 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

192 posts
2 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

94 posts
3 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

89 posts
4 image description Ian Stewart

GMATiX Teacher

72 posts
5 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

70 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts