• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations
• 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 PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Weakens the argument ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Weakens the argument How A is correct?? Are they decided to build a new stadium (proposed stadium )in replacement of old (previous)stadium?? if it is yes then in argument it is not mentioned clearly. If it is no then how can be A correct?? If only a new stadium is built in place of old stadium then this choice weaken the argument. If a new stadium is not built in place of old stadium then this new stadium besides old stadium will increase the employment and tax base even if the proposed (new stadium) will actually employ fewer people than the previous people. For example earlier in the city only 60 people were employed in the previous stadium. But now due to open of a new stadium more 30 people will get employment which is though less in the number than that of previous(old) stadium. So now the total number of people employed in the city is 60+30=90.So the number of employed people increase than before due to construction of new stadium. This choice therefore strengthening the argument instead of weakening the argument. Am I missing something?? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 07 Jan 2013 Posted: 417 messages Followed by: 93 members Upvotes: 132 GMAT Score: 750 Soumita Ghosh wrote: How A is correct?? Are they decided to build a new stadium (proposed stadium )in replacement of old (previous)stadium?? if it is yes then in argument it is not mentioned clearly. If it is no then how can be A correct?? If only a new stadium is built in place of old stadium then this choice weaken the argument. If a new stadium is not built in place of old stadium then this new stadium besides old stadium will increase the employment and tax base even if the proposed (new stadium) will actually employ fewer people than the previous people. For example earlier in the city only 60 people were employed in the previous stadium. But now due to open of a new stadium more 30 people will get employment which is though less in the number than that of previous(old) stadium. So now the total number of people employed in the city is 60+30=90.So the number of employed people increase than before due to construction of new stadium. This choice therefore strengthening the argument instead of weakening the argument. Am I missing something?? No, you nailed it spot on. There is an assumption embedded in this argument that once the new stadium is built, the old stadium will no longer be needed. Therefore, using your math, there are now only 30 people working instead of 60, and certainly not 90. Hope this helps. -Brian _________________ _________________ Brian Lange Instructor, Manhattan GMAT Expert Contributor to Beat The GMAT Merci, Danke, Grazie, Gracias -- Whichever way you say it, if you found my post helpful, please click on the 'thank' icon in the top right corner of this post. And I encourage you to click on 'follow' to track all my posts -- all the cool kids are doing it! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions
25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5-Day Free Trial
5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
Register now and save up to \$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

### Top First Responders*

1 Ian Stewart 64 first replies
2 Jay@ManhattanReview 53 first replies
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow 52 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 28 first replies
5 Scott@TargetTestPrep 19 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

200 posts
2 Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

93 posts
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

90 posts
4 Ian Stewart

GMATiX Teacher

71 posts
5 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

68 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts