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Re: In the United States, vacationers account for more than half [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 03:58
Hmmmmmmmmmm ... I still believe that B is out of scope . Can any body clarify more why B in particular ? Thanks in advance
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Hmmmmmmmmmm ... I still believe that B is out of scope . Can any body clarify more why B in particular ? Thanks in advance


Hi TheNona,

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.

The stimulus says that Vacations account of > 50% (lets say 50) of all visitors at "aquariums", this implies that the rest i.e. < 50% (50) are locals. But these same visitors account for < 25% (50) of all visitors (\frac{25* 50}{100}= 200) at) "Zoos"; this would imply that >75% (200 - 25 = 175) are locals.

If there must be more zoos than pure aquariums, then people from other areas (vacationers) will visit the places which are not available to them in their local areas.

This is a tough question and it could be difficult to answer it correctly under 2 minutes.

Hope this helps,

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Re: In the United States, vacationers account for more than half [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 08:55
Wow !!! really tough !!!! thank you vercules for the explanation
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