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CR - trip [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 04:51
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Please explain this...I think the OA given is wrong...
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 05:23
I would go with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 07:30
Í would go for D.

Not A (for me) coz: May be the costs are the same, but the time need not be the same.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 07:47
lanter1 wrote:
I would go with A.


the question is about time and cost, only A talks about costs. so probably A is correct.
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Re: CR - trip [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 08:12
vineetgupta wrote:
Please explain this...I think the OA given is wrong...


Conclusion : Trip by train saves time and money.

Evidence: time - Train journey -4.5 hours, Flight journey - 5 hrs

cost for train and flight tickets are - unkown.

Assumption made: cost of train ticket <cost of flight ticket


To support the conclusion we need a statement which supports the fact:
1.Total cost of train journey <Total cost of flight journey
2.Total time train journey <Total time flight journey

A strengthens. This implies Total cost of train journey <Total cost of flight journey
B Irrelevant. Distance doesnot matter because tain and flight have different speeds. Time taken to travel is relevant.
C strengthens. Flight journey of 5 hours is not the standard.
That implies other flight take less time .So taking the particular flight (5hrs) is not a wise option.
D Irrelevant . COST and time are relevant.
E strengthens. Cash rebate would have lowered the ticket cost.
However we dont know the cash valu eof the rebate and teh cost of the ticket.

I have narrowed down my answers choices to A or C.

I will pick A ( for cost factor)
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 09:25
I also picked A but answer is given as B...I guess it must be wrong then...
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 10:30
What is the source of this question?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 12:51
I voted A, too. I feel as though choice B is beyond the scope of the argument because nowhere did the stem mention a round trip.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 14:45
A actually weakens, b/c it says that the costs are the same. This leads us to believe that by train it is NOT more cost efficient.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 14:58
baer wrote:
A actually weakens, b/c it says that the costs are the same. This leads us to believe that by train it is NOT more cost efficient.
That's talking about the cost of transporting one's self to the trainstation/airport; this is independent of the train/air fare that one must also pay.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2007, 22:47
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 00:12
IMO B is correct as it takes round trip factor in account. A vacationer from country D would take round trip (obviously). Flight from D to T takes 5 hours with 2 layovers. What if return flight is direct flight (different route with no layovers). In that case, air travel might be quicker. B eliminates that possibility, strengthening the conclusion.

Answer can't be A as A talks about cost of only getting to and from train station/airport. We don't know train fares, air fares and other costs that might occur during travel. So, discussing cost factor might not relevent here.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 10:01
The OA is B...Thanks Juaz...ur explanation makes sense.But the round trip factor is not mentioned...but A can be eliminated by POE as per ur explanation...tough one though...
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