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People traveling in small cars are more likely to be seriously injured than those traveling in larger vehicles when their vehicle is
involved in an accident. Therefore, if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars, the number of seriously injured
traffic accidents would reduce.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles.
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead.
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries.
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years.
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past.
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Got A by POE and A also makes sense. The argument only takes into account the people in the car involved in the accident. A gives a reason for why it is possible for larger cars to cause more damage than smaller cars.

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01 Nov 2012, 09:43
I think it's D..
It cannot be A, since we are concerned with injuries of people driving the cars, and in A, it talks about the injuries of the pedestrians.
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02 Nov 2012, 10:25
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People traveling in small cars are more likely to be seriously injured than those traveling in larger vehicles when their vehicle is
involved in an accident. Therefore, if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars, the number of seriously injured
traffic accidents would reduce.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles.
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead.
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries.
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years.
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past.

The argument has too many reasoning errors.
But the most obvious one is If people change their cars to larger vehicles , the no. of traffic accidents would reduce. There may be people who are pedestrians or riding bicycle who get involved in accidents with small cars. But may be in such accidents none of the small cars or large vehicle riders get injuries.

A outlines the same issue.

Lets look at D which cannot be right answer as it kills the conclusion.
Conclusion advocates to switch from Small cars to large vehicles but D states that the injuries are seriously declining. That means there is no need of switching.
its totally out of scope and Irrelevent.
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02 Nov 2012, 11:51
by elinimation..only A make sense..A is the best choice among these five ..after all all choice luking too strange..

No any option luks too attractive to weaken the conclusion.
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People traveling in small cars are more likely to be seriously injured than those traveling in larger vehicles when their vehicle is involved in an accident. Therefore, if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars, the number of seriously injured traffic accidents would reduce.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles.- That's it. If the no. of larger vehicles increase the no. of traffic accidents involving pedestrians will increase thus, weakens the argument.
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead. Out of Scope.
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries. Out of Scope.
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years. ISWAT. Does not talk about larger or smaller vehicles.
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past. Strengthener
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People traveling in small cars are more likely to be seriously injured than those traveling in larger vehicles when their vehicle is
involved in an accident. Therefore, if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars, the number of seriously injured
traffic accidents would reduce.

So overall this argument is saying that small cars are less safe

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

So... We need evidence that small care are more safe

A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles. This looks good to me. It is providing evidence that small cars are SAFER than big cars
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead. Nope. Says nothing about comparative safety
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries. No, again no comparison here between big/small
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years. Nope. This says nothing about the two things side by side. It's good news that numbers are down, but no interest to us in the GMAT
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past. This if anything strengthens the argument. More evidence that larger vehicles are safe.
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11 Jul 2013, 07:52
A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles.- That's it. If the no. of larger vehicles increase the no. of traffic accidents involving pedestrians will increase thus, weakens the argument.
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead. Out of Scope.
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries. Out of Scope.
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years. ISWAT. Does not talk about larger or smaller vehicles.
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past. Strengthener

what is ISWAT and OFS used in explaining the ans above??
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11 Jul 2013, 08:04
UrviRathod wrote:
A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles.- That's it. If the no. of larger vehicles increase the no. of traffic accidents involving pedestrians will increase thus, weakens the argument.
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead. Out of Scope.
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries. Out of Scope.
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years. ISWAT. Does not talk about larger or smaller vehicles.
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past. Strengthener

what is ISWAT and OFS used in explaining the ans above??

Hi URVi,

you need not bother about those terminology..
those are the terminology used by e-gmat prep company...and is not known to all....the author of that post must be..student of e-gmat.
just you have to understand why the option is wrong==normally we give wrong answer type a name.
OFS:OUT OF SCOPE....i dont know about ISWAT.
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11 Jul 2013, 10:07
hi shailesh,

Thanks a lot.

Definitely helps
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11 Jul 2013, 22:15
Not really sure here ... but may be incorrect SWAT analysis
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18 Aug 2013, 21:03
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People traveling in small cars are more likely to be seriously injured than those traveling in larger vehicles when their vehicle is
involved in an accident. Therefore, if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars, the number of seriously injured
traffic accidents would reduce.

So overall this argument is saying that small cars are less safe

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

So... We need evidence that small care are more safe

A. In traffic accidents that involve pedestrians, far fewer pedestrians are seriously injured by small cars than by larger vehicles. This looks good to me. It is providing evidence that small cars are SAFER than big cars
B. It is not likely that most people who currently drive small cars will begin to drive larger vehicles instead. Nope. Says nothing about comparative safety
C. Fewer than half of the injuries that are caused in traffic accidents are serious injuries. No, again no comparison here between big/small
D. The proportion of traffic accidents that result in serious injuries has been steadily declining for the last ten years. Nope. This says nothing about the two things side by side. It's good news that numbers are down, but no interest to us in the GMAT
E. Recent technological improvements make larger vehicles safer now than larger vehicles of the past. This if anything strengthens the argument. More evidence that larger vehicles are safe.

Hi,

The conclusion is that :
if more people drove larger vehicles instead of small cars ------> then, the number of seriously injured traffic accidents would reduce.

The assumption that author is making while deducing the conclusion is that both large vehicles and small vehicles are drived in the same manner.
SO, basically it is the strength of the large vehicles that makes them more secure and less vulnerable to passengers serious injuries.

Now, as in B if i say that people are not likely to driver large cars, how can we say then the no. of seriously injured traffic accidents will reduce.

I agree with A, but B could also weaken the conclusion.

Thanks,
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