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In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 06:56
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In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alcohol legally used to be 18. In 1990, in an attempt to reduce alcohol consumption and thereby to reduce alcoholrelated traffic deaths among Berinians under 21, the legal drinking age was raised to 21. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people under 21 have decreased significantly since 1990. Nevertheless, surveys show that people in that age-group drink just as much alcohol as they did before 1990.

Which of the following, if true of Berinia, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy?

A. For the population as a whole, annual alcohol consumption is no lower now than it was in 1990.
B. Alcohol consumption away from home, for example in bars and restaurants, is much lower among people under 21 than it was in 1990.
C. The proportion of people under 21 who own a car is higher now than it was in 1990.
D. Alcohol consumption is lower among people under 21 than among adults in most other age-groups.
E. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people over 21 have increased slightly since 1990.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 09:25
[strike]I think (C) resolves the paradox...[/strike]

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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 09:47
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In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alcohol legally used to be 18. In 1990, in an attempt to reduce alcohol consumption and thereby to reduce alcoholrelated traffic deaths among Berinians under 21, the legal drinking age was raised to 21. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people under 21 have decreased significantly since 1990. Nevertheless, surveys show that people in that age-group drink just as much alcohol as they did before 1990.

Which of the following, if true of Berinia, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy?

A. For the population as a whole, annual alcohol consumption is no lower now than it was in 1990.
B. Alcohol consumption away from home, for example in bars and restaurants, is much lower among people under 21 than it was in 1990.
C. The proportion of people under 21 who own a car is higher now than it was in 1990.
D. Alcohol consumption is lower among people under 21 than among adults in most other age-groups.
E. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people over 21 have increased slightly since 1990.


IMO B... If now people under the age group 21 avoids alcohol consumption away from home, then the traffic related deaths will automaticaly reduce, because they wont need to drive to go to bars and restaraunts for drinking alchohol.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 10:06
The answer should be B. If alcohol consumption in bars and restaurants and places away from home has gone down then there is no need for young people to drive back home, and risk getting into an accident. Therefore although, the total alcohol consumption among those under 21 has gone up, most of it is done at home, where there is no need to drive and thus risk getting into an accident.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 17:58
A. For the population as a whole, annual alcohol consumption is no lower now than it was in 1990. -Additional Fact
B. Alcohol consumption away from home, for example in bars and restaurants, is much lower among people under 21 than it was in 1990. - People do not have to drive to public places for drinking and drinking being restricted to home eliminates the chance of alcohol related traffic accidents. - Correct Answer
C. The proportion of people under 21 who own a car is higher now than it was in 1990. - Deepens Paradox
D. Alcohol consumption is lower among people under 21 than among adults in most other age-groups. - Irrelevant comparison
E. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people over 21 have increased slightly since 1990. - Out of scope

Hence answer B
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 22:24
OA .....is B.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2009, 23:35
Yep B it is

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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 20:28
clean B explaining the reason.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 21:28
B in 1:16 min. i want to reduce the timing to 1:00 min or less.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 08:39
It is B, although I reached it by POE.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 22:31
B all the way.

Alchohol consumption for people under 21 is banned in public. This would mean kids would not drink at bars. But they might continue to do so in private ie at home etc.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2012, 01:37
B is the answer. Alcohol-related traffic deaths in the demographic segment in question has reduced because its constituents drink less at places away from home, where some of them ostensibly might have to drive to and from, reducing the likelihood of accidents.


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The Argument: Under-21 drinking is banned and traffic accidents amongst that group drop. At the same time, the group continues to drink the same amount. Apparently, the group is not driving as much as did previously. Designated drivers, drinking in places near public transportation, i.e. any situation in which under-21ers are drinking but NOT driving can help us resolve discrepancy.

A. For the population as a whole, annual alcohol consumption is no lower now than it was in 1990.

We only care about under-21 group.

B. Alcohol consumption away from home, for example in bars and restaurants, is much lower among people under 21 than it was in 1990.

Hmm, if people aren't even leaving their homes when they drink, then they are not driving. This helps us resolve the paradox.

C. The proportion of people under 21 who own a car is higher now than it was in 1990.

We only care about under-21ers who are drinking.

D. Alcohol consumption is lower among people under 21 than among adults in most other age-groups.

Comparing age groups does not help resolve discrepancy.

E. Alcohol-related traffic deaths among people over 21 have increased slightly since 1990.

Again, we are concerned with under-21ers.
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2012, 17:52
garimavyas wrote:
B in 1:16 min. i want to reduce the timing to 1:00 min or less.


same here, for easy ones wants to reduce to near 1 min, i took 1:19 min
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2012, 21:48
IMO-B
less drive...less accidents
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Re: In Berinia, the age at which people could begin to drink alc [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2012, 06:02
Yeah B says the drunkards are having way too much fun in places other than accident areas.
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