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Advertisement in the Harptown Train Station:

The Harptown Transport Society reports that the Silver Bullet train has the fewest delays per rush-hour period
of any high-speed train. This shows that the Silver Bullet train is one of the most efficient trains currently in use.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument in the advertisement?

(A) The Harptown Transport Society report listed many non-high-speed trains in other metropolitan areas
that were more frequently delayed than the Silver Bullet train.

(B) In recent years more travelers have regularly ridden the Silver Bullet train than any other high-speed train.

(C) High-speed trains are more likely to be delayed during rush hour than any other type of train.

(D) The difference between the number of delays on the Silver Bullet train and that for other high-speed trains
is quite pronounced.

(E) The Harptown Transport Society updates its findings regarding train delays only once a year.


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Re: Advertisement in the Harptown Train Station:... [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 05:33
Imo c
Silver bullet train ( high speed train) is the most efficient of all trains.

C says that high speed trains are more likely than any other type of train to get delayed clearly weakens it

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Re: Advertisement in the Harptown Train Station:... [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 05:37
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Answer: C This is a classic example of a scope shift. The evidence (the first sentence) compares the Silver Bullet to other "high-speed trains." The conclusion compares it to all trains. Just because a train has few delays relative to other high-speed trains doesn't mean it has few delays (or is "efficient") compared to ALL trains. Look for a choice that points out the scope shift. Choice (C) does that. If high-speed trains are often delayed, then argument is weakened. It exposes the flaw in the argument, which is along the lines of "Alex is the smartest ‘D' student in the class." (C) is correct.
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Sometimes thinking too hard can also be deleterious. C was an obvious choice. I thought really hard and switched to A. :(
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Re: Advertisement in the Harptown Train Station:... [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2014, 12:52
avohden wrote:
Advertisement in the Harptown Train Station:

The Harptown Transport Society reports that the Silver Bullet train has the fewest delays per rush-hour period
of any high-speed train. This shows that the Silver Bullet train is one of the most efficient trains currently in use.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument in the advertisement?

(A) The Harptown Transport Society report listed many non-high-speed trains in other metropolitan areas
that were more frequently delayed than the Silver Bullet train.

(B) In recent years more travelers have regularly ridden the Silver Bullet train than any other high-speed train.

(C) High-speed trains are more likely to be delayed during rush hour than any other type of train.

(D) The difference between the number of delays on the Silver Bullet train and that for other high-speed trains
is quite pronounced.

(E) The Harptown Transport Society updates its findings regarding train delays only once a year.


Source: GMAT Hacks - 091713


C and E are the only obvious.

for me E is better.

The Harptown Transport Society updates its findings regarding train delays only once a year ==> Then it is not a current observation, but an observation based on last year data...

Perhaps C weakens better...
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