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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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10 Sep 2008, 23:01
dancinggeometry wrote:
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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11 Sep 2008, 02:01
dancinggeometry wrote:
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.

I choose D as my answer. If I'm correct, then I'll be more than glad to provide an explanation.
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11 Sep 2008, 03:16
D for me.

People visiting zoo are two times more likely to see pure aquarium....also, there are additional people that are likely to see pure acquarium....hence, this explains the argument.
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11 Sep 2008, 05:05
I'd have to go with B.

If aquariums are only in a few cities then they are more likely to get vacationing visitors, as the aquarium visit is more "special" compared to a zoo visit people can do back home.

I don't see how D makes any difference to vacationers vs. non-vacationers.
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11 Sep 2008, 09:42
dancinggeometry wrote:
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.

vacationers account = > 1/2 of all visitors -->to--> Pure Aquarium
= < 1/4 of all visitors -->to--> Zoo Aquarium

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. WRONG (We are talking about vacationers NOT local residents)
(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums. HOLD
(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of two to one. Out-of-scope --> We are talking about visitors visiting Zoo and Aqua.... COnstructing new Aqua doesn't necessarily menas that Visitors will go there
(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.

# of ppl visited Zoo (1/4th) = 25 --> visited aquarium = 2*12 = 24
# of ppl didnot visit Zoo = 75 --> Visited Aquarium = 12

Adding the two still doesn't give us a # close to 50% (As specified in argument)

BUT I see a flaw in this calculation!

(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. Size does matter but we dont know the size of "pure aquarium" vs "size of the aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby"

Very confused between B and D...

'll go with D
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29 Sep 2009, 23:00
very confused one Will choose B
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30 Sep 2009, 10:21
IMO A

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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.
- Here, visitors can be of two types: vacationers and local residents.
- As local residents prefer to go to the zoo aquarium, they decrease the ratio of the vacationers to the visitors visiting it.
- Ratio also matches as per the premises.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums.
- Irrelevant. Size is not an issue but the ratio.
(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of two to one.
- Irrelevant.
(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.
- It is talking not about the vacationers but about the visitors. We need a ratio of vacationers to visitors to resolve the difference.
(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.
- Irrelevant. As we are talking about the ratio of vacationers to visitors.

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14 Dec 2010, 14:51
IMO B.

What is the OA? or can anyone from Manhattan clarify?
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16 Dec 2010, 03:30
dancinggeometry wrote:
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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16 Dec 2010, 06:55
I say B
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