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Country X contains many rivers that flow down from its high mountains. These rivers have
been dammed to harness the hydroelectric power that can be derived from this resource.
More than enough power is generated from these dams to meet the country’s energy needs.
Yet, citizens of Country X often experience power shortages or even outages. Which of the
following, if true, best explains the situation described above?
A) The flow of the rivers is heavier in the spring than at other times of year.
b) Citizens of Country X rely heavily on electronic appliances in their homes.
c) Country X has not invested in alternate sources of energy.
d) Most of the electricity generated in Country X is sold to other countries.
e) Some of the most powerful rivers in Country X have yet to be dammed.

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Re: CR - Paradox - # 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 20:39
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A) The flow of the rivers is heavier in the spring than at other times of year. - Then the outages should be season specific.
b) Citizens of Country X rely heavily on electronic appliances in their homes. - The question stem already tells us that more than enough electricity is produced to meet the needs of the citizens.
c) Country X has not invested in alternate sources of energy. They don't need to.
d) Most of the electricity generated in Country X is sold to other countries. - Ah well here's our answer what if the electricity produced is not available to the citizens of country X?
e) Some of the most powerful rivers in Country X have yet to be dammed. - We are already producing enough electricity to support the needs of the citizens of country X
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Re: CR - Paradox - # 2 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 04:22
straight D rest are irrelevant
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