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Life in an urban center, with daily experiences of subways, [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 07:41
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Life in an urban center, with daily experiences of subways, crowded sidewalks and dense living, provides countless opportunities for social contact and connection. Exurban life, by contrast, exists in the openness of freeways and one-acre lots, exhibiting little that would suggest social commonality. Yet studies show that people who live in exurbia consistently rate their feeling of connectedness to their community as strong whereas urban dwellers more frequently express feelings of isolation.

Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of the difference in the reported feelings of connectedness between urban and exurban dwellers?

a-The cost of living in exurbia is significantly lower than that in urban areas.

b-Rates of attendance at houses of worship are much higher in exurban areas than in urban ones.

c-Exurban school districts often spend more per capita on their students than do those in urban areas.

d-The rate of violent crime is much lower in exurban areas than in urban ones.

e-Many people who live in exurbia moved there from urban areas.
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 17:25
Good question.

The answer choice needs to explain difference in the perception of connectedness between urban and rural people.


a-The cost of living in exurbia is significantly lower than that in urban areas. - there is no discussion about cost of living

b-Rates of attendance at houses of worship are much higher in exurban areas than in urban ones. - if rates of attendance is higher that means people are getting chance to become social with people

c-Exurban school districts often spend more per capita on their students than do those in urban areas. - OOScope

d-The rate of violent crime is much lower in exurban areas than in urban ones. - nothing about crime, OOS

e-Many people who live in exurbia moved there from urban areas - even though many people move from urban to rural , this still does not prove that they moved because they were feeling less connected in urban areas and that is the reason they moved

The only two contenders to me were options B and E , after some analysis I can conclude B as clear winner
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 13:12
B - the rate of attendance is high means more people are joining..hence there is more feeling of connectedness.
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 10:31
Narrowed down to B and E.
B - As rate of attendance is higher, more conncectedness.
E -doesnt make sense.
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 13:55
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Hey all,

With questions that ask you to explain a discrepancy or some kind of disconnect, the real key is to rephrase the question in very clear and specific terms. Here, for example, the question is:

"Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of the difference in the reported feelings of connectedness between urban and exurban dwellers?"

The real question that you should be asking yourself when you look through the answer choices, however, is:

"Which of the following, if true, contributes most to why exurbanites feel more connected to each other than urbanites?"

Once you've rephrased this (and all other "explain the discrepancy") question to be more specific, it's easier to get to the right answer. B is really the only one that works, as E really doesn't explain WHY exurbanites feel more connected.
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 11:16
I looked this up. OA is
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Weird question.

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Life in an urban center, with daily experiences of subways, crowded sidewalks and dense living, provides countless opportunities for social contact and connection. Exurban life, by contrast, exists in the openness of freeways and one-acre lots, exhibiting little that would suggest social commonality. Yet studies show that people who live in exurbia consistently rate their feeling of connectedness to their community as strong whereas urban dwellers more frequently express feelings of isolation.

Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of the difference in the reported feelings of connectedness between urban and exurban dwellers?

a-The cost of living in exurbia is significantly lower than that in urban areas.

b-Rates of attendance at houses of worship are much higher in exurban areas than in urban ones.

c-Exurban school districts often spend more per capita on their students than do those in urban areas.

d-The rate of violent crime is much lower in exurban areas than in urban ones.

e-Many people who live in exurbia moved there from urban areas.
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2010, 21:27
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B - the rate of attendance is high means more people are joining..hence there is more feeling of connectedness.


Yeah my answer is also B...
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Re: confusing [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 07:22
Good explanation
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Re: Life in an urban center, with daily experiences of subways, [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 01:22
B--I think its easy
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Re: Life in an urban center, with daily experiences of subways, [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 08:19
IMO B.

High rate of attendance ---> higher number of people joining----> Higher feeling of connectedness.
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