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# Residents of an apartment complex are considering two

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Residents of an apartment complex are considering two possible plans for collecting recyclable trash.
Plan 1 - Residents will deposit recyclable trash in municipal dumpsters located in the parking lot. The trash will be collected on the first and the fifteenth days of each month.
Plan 2 - Residents will be given individual containers for recyclable trash. The containers will be placed at the curb twice a week for trash collection.
Which of the following points raised at a meeting of the residents, if valid, would most favor one of the recycling plans over the other?
(A) Residents will be required to exercise care in separating recyclable trash from nonrecyclable trash.
(B) For trash recycling to be successful, residents must separate recyclable bottles and cans from recyclable paper products.
(C) Penalties will be levied against residents who fail to sort their trash correctly.
(D) Individual recycling containers will need to be made of a strong and durable material.
(E) Recyclable trash that is allowed to accumulate for two weeks will attract rodents.
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05 Apr 2010, 10:57
I think it's E.

(A) Residents will be required to exercise care in separating recyclable trash from nonrecyclable trash. - irrelevant
(B) For trash recycling to be successful, residents must separate recyclable bottles and cans from recyclable paper products. - separation of recyclable material is irrelevant for plan implementation !
(C) Penalties will be levied against residents who fail to sort their trash correctly. - This does not favor one of the recycling plans over the other. It favors both equally !
(D) Individual recycling containers will need to be made of a strong and durable material. - irrelevant
(E) Recyclable trash that is allowed to accumulate for two weeks will attract rodents. - Correct. This will favor Plan 2 over Plan 1. Since as per Plan 2, trash will be collected twice a week.
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05 Apr 2010, 11:12
Would pick (E) for same reasoning as above.
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05 Apr 2010, 17:03
ohhh i dont know how i missed this question thanku guys
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06 Apr 2010, 02:42
E, for the reasons that all other points are equally important to both the plans.
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14 Apr 2011, 04:34
guys i DO think it C, becuz of penalties residents will favor plan 1.

one more thing about E: Who cares about Rodents as long as they are in parking lot?
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