Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 12:09

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In order to finance road repairs, the highway commision of a

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
In order to finance road repairs, the highway commision of a [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 09:28
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
In order to finance road repairs, the highway commision of a certain state is considering a 50 percent increase in the 10-cents-per-mile toll for vehicles using its toll highway. The highway commissioner claims that the toll increase will increase the annual revenue generated by the toll highway by atleast 50 percent per year.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the highway commisioner's claim depends?

(A) The amount of money required annually for road repairs will not increase from its current level.
(B) The total number of trips made on the toll highway per year will not decrease from its current level.
(C) The average length of the trip made on the toll highway will not decrease from its current level.
(D) The number of drivers who consistently avoid the highway tolls by using secondary roads will not increase from its current level.
(E) The total distance traveled by vehicles on the toll highway per year will not decrease from its current level.

Please explain.

Regards,
Brajesh
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 1498
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR - Toll Highway [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 09:38
it is a clear E. B and C are traps. others donot help.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1270
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 10:16
B.

Increase in toll will not cause decrease in trips.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1270
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR - Toll Highway [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 10:18
Good catch MA... I got side-tracked by the 10-cent and didn't pay attention to the 10c/mile.
Should be E.

MA wrote:
it is a clear E. B and C are traps. others donot help.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1419
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 10:38
ha... excellent example of a tricky question!

I also got the 10cent/mile thing the 2nd time I read it...

So we need to increase the total revenue, and increase in fare will do such thing only when and if people travel same or longer distance... (E)

in B... the trips might be shorter despite the larger number and less mileage means less revenue
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2922
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 11:12
E for sure.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 26 Mar 2006
Posts: 647
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 18:46
Hi Brajesh

Is this topic posted twice? and running in paralle in 2 different threads..

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=30454
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1741
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 20:24
Great question.
Indeed B and C are traps........when I first read this question, was wondering if you deliberately wnated to confuse us.

The passage states that the taxex will be increase per mile hence trips or lenght doesnot matter. Its the distance travelled.

E
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 280
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2006, 21:14
C is misleading. E is correct answer.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 176
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 07:29
Yup,

It's E.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2006, 08:55
Beyond700 wrote:
Hi Brajesh

Is this topic posted twice? and running in paralle in 2 different threads..

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=30454


Oh...Yes...My mistake. Apology!!
I think I was :drunk while posting the CR.

Well OA is E.

OE:

The toll is charged on a per-mile basis.
A 50 percent increase in the toll will bring a 50 percent increase in revenue only if the total number of miles traveled on the toll highway per year does not increase.

Thanks,
Brajesh
  [#permalink] 14 Jun 2006, 08:55
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 In order to finance road repairs, the highway commission of TehJay 15 26 Sep 2010, 11:59
1 Work Problem: Repairing a Road I3igDmsu 2 19 May 2010, 18:26
1 Is MS Finance a road to hell m.manasvi 1 04 Nov 2007, 23:11
Road to Finance PhD fedge 7 26 Aug 2007, 18:45
In order to finance road repairs, the highway commision of a b14kumar 6 12 Jun 2006, 09:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In order to finance road repairs, the highway commision of a

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.