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26 Jun 2003, 02:19
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 tent to be smaller than the aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby.
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26 Jun 2003, 03:14
stolyar 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 tent to be smaller than the aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby.

B?
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26 Jun 2003, 03:43
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B is right
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12 Jul 2003, 07:52
B sounds great.
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15 Aug 2006, 03:41
Looks like a clear (B). Vacationers wanna see something exotic
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15 Aug 2006, 09:03
Can somebody explain???
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15 Aug 2006, 09:20
Blew the living lights out of me..
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15 Aug 2006, 12:19
A possible explanation:

"All Large Metropolitan Areas have zoos" indicates more number of local vistors compared to vacationers. Thus, vacationers would be a lesser fraction than wherein "Few Large Metropolitan Areas have pure aquariums".

In the second case the locals of the few metropolitan areas and vacationers would be concentrated into
these few pure aquariums thus resulting in a larger fraction of visitors being vacationers as compared to the previous case.

hence this explains the difference.

However, it was a difficult one for as well me as I was completely focussed on A, until I saw the answer.

I got foxed by the numbers in the argument and option A.
15 Aug 2006, 12:19
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