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# CR: In the United States, vacationers account for more than

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In the United States, vacationers account for more than half of all visitors to what are technically called "pure aquariums" but for fewer than one quarter of all visitors to zoos, which usually include a "zoo aquarium" of relatively modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account for the difference described above between visitors to zoos and visitors to pure aquariums?

A In cities that have both a zoo and a pure aquarium, local residents are twice as likely to visit the aquarium as they are to visit the zoo.
B Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums.
C Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of two to one.
D People who visit a zoo in a given year are two times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that year than are people who do not visit a zoo.
E The zoo aquariums of zoos that are in the same city as a pure aquarium tend to be smaller than the aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby.
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22 Nov 2007, 23:22
B or E?

I chose B

trying to explain/resolve why vacationers constitute a higher percentage of visitors to "pure aquariums" as opposed to visitors of "zoo aquariums".

a) pertains to local residents; eliminate

b) explains that a larger % of visitors to pure aquariums are "vacationers" b/c not all metropolitan areas have these kinds of aquariums, whereas all metro areas have zoos, so people from other cities comes to see these aquariums and perhaps not go to the zoo ones in the city that they are visiting.

c) doesn't explain why vacationers in particular would be attracted to one vs the other; eliminate

d) just gives probabilities about all visitors; nothing specific about subgroup vacationers; eliminate

e) tempting answer choice. one can assume that vacationers visiting a specific city tend to be attracted to the bigger "pure aquarium" vs the smaller zoo aquariums and thus can account for the % differences stated in the stimulus. I choose to eliminate this answer choice b/c the stimulus states that in the US (i.e. on an aggregate basis - tally up all the cities' figures), vacationers constitute a higher % of visitors to "pure aquariums" vs zoo aquariums. This answer does not explain why, on an aggregate basis, vacationers don't visit zoo aquariums in enough numbers when the zoo aquariums are the only show in town.
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27 Nov 2007, 21:00
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B or E?

I chose B

trying to explain/resolve why vacationers constitute a higher percentage of visitors to "pure aquariums" as opposed to visitors of "zoo aquariums".

a) pertains to local residents; eliminate

b) explains that a larger % of visitors to pure aquariums are "vacationers" b/c not all metropolitan areas have these kinds of aquariums, whereas all metro areas have zoos, so people from other cities comes to see these aquariums and perhaps not go to the zoo ones in the city that they are visiting.

c) doesn't explain why vacationers in particular would be attracted to one vs the other; eliminate

d) just gives probabilities about all visitors; nothing specific about subgroup vacationers; eliminate

e) tempting answer choice. one can assume that vacationers visiting a specific city tend to be attracted to the bigger "pure aquarium" vs the smaller zoo aquariums and thus can account for the % differences stated in the stimulus. I choose to eliminate this answer choice b/c the stimulus states that in the US (i.e. on an aggregate basis - tally up all the cities' figures), vacationers constitute a higher % of visitors to "pure aquariums" vs zoo aquariums. This answer does not explain why, on an aggregate basis, vacationers don't visit zoo aquariums in enough numbers when the zoo aquariums are the only show in town.

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