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Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.
b) On average, the weather at Mayville Airport is worse than it is at Newcomb Airport.
c) Mechanical problems cause a greater number of delays at Newcomb Airport than at
Mayville Airport.
d) The fleet of airplanes leaving from Newcomb Airport is better equipped to handle inclement
weather than the fleet of airplanes leaving from Mayville Airport.
e) Mayville Airport experiences a greater number of arrival delays per 100 flights than
Newcomb Airport does.

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I am in the same boat. could somone please explain in detail

swapneilghodke wrote:
Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.

I did not get the answer..
-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..
due to bad weather , Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb Airport does
that means there is less departure delay is taking place at M than airport N...due to weather
now option 1 says exactly opposite...
Please explain.. n tell me if i am wrong somewhere...
Thanks ..

-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..

When the delays caused by bad weather is disregarded the number changes to

M - M Delay per 100 flights
N - M+5 Delay per 100 Flights

Lets Say M is 10

M - 10 per 100 flights
N - 15 per 100 flights

So we can conclude that due to bad weather more flights gets delayed at M airport (16) compared to N(5). Hope its clear
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at first C is more lucrative answer to me. but it is a conclusion question. so conclusion must be within the scope of the stimulus. then i took A
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Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.
b) On average, the weather at Mayville Airport is worse than it is at Newcomb Airport.
c) Mechanical problems cause a greater number of delays at Newcomb Airport than at
Mayville Airport.
d) The fleet of airplanes leaving from Newcomb Airport is better equipped to handle inclement
weather than the fleet of airplanes leaving from Mayville Airport.
e) Mayville Airport experiences a greater number of arrival delays per 100 flights than
Newcomb Airport does.

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As this comes under must be true or proven question type we must able to point out or prove the answer from from the question so let's find out

As the question is comparing the two airports so by careful examination we can say that by not considering the climatic conditions the Mayville Airport has less number of delays than New comb Airport so climatic conditions make more delays in Mayville Airport than Newcomb Airport more delays so we must prove this.

A.This states that climate conditions are responsible for delays in Mayville airport so this must be out choice
B. The question does state about climatic conditions but did not say about how worse so eliminate this
C.mechanical problems are not mentioned in the question so eliminate this (we should remember in proven or must be true family questions that if anything not mentioned in the Passage is mentioned in choices then we should straight forward eliminate it .)
D.what ever Airports are better equipped to handle weather conditions ,the planes can be safe within the Airport but who know's what happened when they fly so eliminate this and we should also consider that we are not discusses about weather equipment in question so eliminate it.
e.As we are talking about the delays of departure not about the arrivals ,so eliminate it on this basics.

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13 Jun 2012, 07:51
IMO strong contenders are A and B.

Marked B but i think the answer is A.
Wrong with B is the the weather between the two airports is nowhere mentioned in the stimulus.
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16 Jul 2012, 21:08
This is a startight A.

All other options are either Irrelevant or Out of Scope. Conclusion should strictly come from argument. No inference.
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17 Jul 2012, 20:19
Its A because passage says if we neglect weather then Mayville has lesser delays
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Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.

I did not get the answer..
-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..
due to bad weather , Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb Airport does
that means there is less departure delay is taking place at M than airport N...due to weather
now option 1 says exactly opposite...
Please explain.. n tell me if i am wrong somewhere...
Thanks ..
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Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?

A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport. Going by the logic, correct
b) On average, the weather at Mayville Airport is worse than it is at Newcomb Airport.not necessary, maybe both mayville and newcomb have similar weather conditions but newcomb's airport is more efficient in such conditions because of there mechanical, communication adequacy
c) Mechanical problems cause a greater number of delays at Newcomb Airport than at
Mayville Airport.out of scope
d) The fleet of airplanes leaving from Newcomb Airport is better equipped to handle inclement
weather than the fleet of airplanes leaving from Mayville Airport.out of scope
e) Mayville Airport experiences a greater number of arrival delays per 100 flights than
Newcomb Airport does.out of scope, as we are discussing about departure scenario

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I am in the same boat. could somone please explain in detail

swapneilghodke wrote:
Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.

I did not get the answer..
-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..
due to bad weather , Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb Airport does
that means there is less departure delay is taking place at M than airport N...due to weather
now option 1 says exactly opposite...
Please explain.. n tell me if i am wrong somewhere...
Thanks ..
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ganesamurthy wrote:
I am in the same boat. could somone please explain in detail

swapneilghodke wrote:
Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.

I did not get the answer..
-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..
due to bad weather , Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb Airport does
that means there is less departure delay is taking place at M than airport N...due to weather
now option 1 says exactly opposite...
Please explain.. n tell me if i am wrong somewhere...
Thanks ..

-> M airport experiences 26 delay per 100 flights..
-> N airport experiences 20 delay per 100 flights..

When the delays caused by bad weather is disregarded the number changes to

M - M Delay per 100 flights
N - M+5 Delay per 100 Flights

Lets Say M is 10

M - 10 per 100 flights
N - 15 per 100 flights

So we can conclude that due to bad weather more flights gets delayed at M airport (16) compared to N(5). Hope its clear
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A and B were somewhat close to the logic. After elimination, reached A as the correct one.
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OA is A

use this for reference: http://gmatclub.com/forum/inference-revision-mayville-airport-and-newcomb-airport-have-193143.html?fl=similar

Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights,
while Newcomb Airport experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights.
When delays caused by bad weather are disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb Airport does.

A. Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at Newcomb Airport.

B. On average, the weather at Mayville Airport is worse than it is at Newcomb Airport.

A and B are the strongest contender for the OA if we use the process of POE as C D E are out of scope and also, I am not taking them here to discuss. Option B uses a very strong word "on average" as it is no where mentioned about the average or daily figure, we are only told that each day there are 100 flights that depart from both airports (each)
and normal day MA = NC - 5
on bad weather day MA = 26 but NC =20.
so you cannot take if this bad weather day happens once in a day/month/quarter/ or in decades

I hope this helps.
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31 Oct 2016, 23:06
i am not clear with the logical deduction of the numbers given in the passage.
It says that 26 departure delays per 100 flights for Mayville as compared to 20 departure delays per 100 flights for Newcomb.Then it says that 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights for Mayville,so does it no become the following:

Mayville Newcomb
26/100 20/100
26-5=21/100 20/100

So basically, Mayville has more departure delays compared to Newcomb???
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Mayville Airport and Newcomb Airport have the same number of flight departures each day.
Mayville Airport experiences 26 departure delays per 100 flights, while Newcomb Airport
experiences 20 departure delays per 100 flights. When delays caused by bad weather are
disregarded, Mayville Airport has 5 fewer departure delays per 100 flights than Newcomb
Airport does. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information given
above?
A) Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport.
b) On average, the weather at Mayville Airport is worse than it is at Newcomb Airport.
c) Mechanical problems cause a greater number of delays at Newcomb Airport than at
Mayville Airport.
d) The fleet of airplanes leaving from Newcomb Airport is better equipped to handle inclement
weather than the fleet of airplanes leaving from Mayville Airport.
e) Mayville Airport experiences a greater number of arrival delays per 100 flights than
Newcomb Airport does.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

Option A should have:

A. Bad weather causes a greater number of departure delays [per 100 flights] at Mayville Airport than at
Newcomb Airport

There might be a possible case that total number of departures at airport M is less and in that case original option A is not true. So, comparison should be between "Number of departures per 100 flights" rather than "Number of departure".

Correct me if I am wrong.
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