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The number of aircraft collisions on the ground is increasing because of the substantial increase in the number of flights operated by the airlines. Many of the fatalities that occur in such collisions are caused not by the collision itself, but by an inherent flaw in the cabin design of most aircraft, in which seats, by restricting access to emergency exits, impede escape. Therefore, to reduce the total number of fatalities that result annually from such collisions, the airlines should be required to remove all seats that restrict access to emergency exits.

9. Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the proposal?

(A) The number of deaths that occurred in theater fires because theater patrons could not escape was greatly reduced when theaters were required to have aisles leading to each exit.

(B) Removing the seats that block emergency exits on aircraft will require a costly refitting of aircraft cabins.

(C) In the event of fire, public buildings equipped with smoke detectors have fewer fatalities than do public buildings not so equipped.

(D) In the event of collision, passengers on planes with a smaller passenger capacity generally suffer more serious injury than do passengers on planes with a larger passenger capacity.

(E) The safety belts attached to aircraft seats function to protect passengers from the full force of impact in the event of a collision.

10. Which one of the following proposals, if implemented together with the proposal made in the passage, would improve the prospects for achieving the stated objective of reducing fatalities?

(A) The airlines should be required, when buying new planes, to buy only planes with unrestricted access to emergency exits.

(B) The airlines should not be permitted to increase further the number of lights in order to offset the decrease in the number of seats on each aircraft.

(C) Airport authorities should be required to streamline their passenger check-in procedures to accommodate the increased number of passengers served by the airlines.

(D) Airport authorities should be required to refine security precautions by making them less conspicuous without making them less effective.

(E) The airlines should not be allowed to increase the ticket price for each passenger to offset the decrease in the number of seats on each aircraft.
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03 Jan 2004, 11:33
A and A also
I first hesitated on question 1 between E and A. But since it is already stated in the question that the collisions do not result in fatalities, then A would be right
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03 Jan 2004, 13:21
The answers are A and B.
I support B ( only A and B make sense here ) because A is already stated in the argument indirectly. The question asks what in addition to be enforced. Again I wont mind if you folks pounce on me.
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03 Jan 2004, 13:22
What does the number of lights have to do with anything?
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03 Jan 2004, 13:31
More the flights cause more accidents and more accidents do result in more injuries no matter how safe the aircraft are.
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03 Jan 2004, 13:52
light and flight... that was the difference and B would then make sense because by increasing the number of flights, assuming the same percentage of casualties, the number of casualties would increase and this is not one of the stated objectives. The typo was crucial
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03 Jan 2004, 14:02
Hi,
I am extremely sorry about the typo. The site has the typo. I will correct such thing next time I post the questions. I just did the cut and paste from that site.

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