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Since the deregulation of the air travel industry
in the late 1970’s, air fares have been relatively
low and the number of passenger miles flown
has been increasing. In recent months, however,
air fares have risen but the number of passenger
miles flown is still going up.

Which of the following can most reasonably be
inferred from the statements above?

(A) The cost of air travel does not affect the
number of passenger miles flown.
(B) People are now flying to destinations that
they formerly reached by train or by other
modes of transportation.
(C) Factors other than low air fares must be
contributing to the rise in the number of
passenger miles flown.
(D) Takeovers in the deregulated air travel
industry have been responsible for the
rise in air fares.
(E) Air fares can climb even higher without
causing a drop in the number of
passenger miles flown.

Friends...need help to answer above question....could someone please provide explanation to above quest ?..
I think answer is B but as per Answer key it is C ....I am not able to understand how. :x
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Re: Critical reasoning explanation needed [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2009, 11:50
The stimulus is stating that in 1970, he air fares have been relatively low and no of passenger miles has been increasing. In the recent months, even though air fares have been rising, the no of passenger miles still are increasing.

We can clearly infer that irrespective of the air fares, the no of passenger miles flown kept on increasing. So something else is contributing to the increase in the no of passenger miles flown. This is clearly restated as answer choice C.

B cannot be the answer choice, because the stimulus does not provide information on how the people traveled during 1970’s. So this cannot be ruled out.

For inference questions, the critical words in the answer choice must be there in the stimulus.
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Re: Critical reasoning explanation needed [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2009, 12:29
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