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The advanced technology of ski boots and bindings has brought a dramatic drop in the incidence of injuries that occur on the slopes of ski resorts: from 9 injuries per 1,000 skiers in 1950 to 3 in 1980. As a result, the remainder of ski-related injuries, which includes all injuries occurring on the premises of a ski resort but not on the slopes, rose from 10 percent of all ski-related injuries in 1950 to 25 percent in 1980. The incidence of these injuries, including accidents such as falling down steps, increases with the amount of alcohol consumed per skier.
Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) As the number of ski injuries that occur on the slopes decreases, the number of injuries that occur on the premises of ski resorts increases.

(B) The amount of alcohol consumed per skier increased between 1950 and 1980.

(C) The technology of ski boots and bindings affects the incidence of each type of ski-related injury.

(D) If the technology of ski boots and bindings continues to advance, the incidence of ski-related injuries will continue to decline.

(E) Injuries that occurred on the slopes of ski resorts made up a smaller percentage of ski-related injuries in 1980 than in 1950.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 09:24
(A) As the number of ski injuries that occur on the slopes decreases, the number of injuries that occur on the premises of ski resorts increases.
---we're talking about percentages, not numbers.

(B) The amount of alcohol consumed per skier increased between 1950 and 1980.
---don't find reference to this

(C) The technology of ski boots and bindings affects the incidence of each type of ski-related injury.
---I don't like this, but I choose this. I infer from the passage that there are only 2 types of injuries when it says: As a result, the remainder of ski-related injuries.... So for example if percentage X% rises, 1-X% drops.

(D) If the technology of ski boots and bindings continues to advance, the incidence of ski-related injuries will continue to decline.
---Not easy to refute, not easy to infer. :roll:

(E) Injuries that occurred on the slopes of ski resorts made up a smaller percentage of ski-related injuries in 1980 than in 1950.
---two possibilities on this one: either I didn't understand the language, or it is a repetition of a sentence of the stem. If anyone could clarify, I would appreciate :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 09:30
I hate this kind of questons. I pick E, really not sure.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 10:51
My choice is E.

The words As a result in the stem, signify that the increase in the % of premises injuries was because of the decrease in the slope injuries. It could be assumed that there was no change in the no. of premises injuries between 1950-1980 and therefore E stands true.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 11:23
Id go for C because there is a sentence in the passage saying "As a result...' so there seems to be a correlation being drawn between accidents on the slopes and off the slopes. this being stated we also have a link to the type and quality of equipment which forms a underlying link between not sking and the sking equipment.
seems od but its the only one that is logical from what is given
E seems wrong because i would assume that we cannot specifically determine which type of injury occurs more.
so to say tht injuries go down might not be correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 12:40
i am going with 'D'

A) As the number of ski injuries that occur on the slopes decreases, the number of injuries that occur on the premises of ski resorts increases.
>> there is no direct way to compare.

(B) The amount of alcohol consumed per skier increased between 1950 and 1980.
>> there isn't sufficient data to substantiate this,

(C) The technology of ski boots and bindings affects the incidence of each type of ski-related injury.
>> it affects injuries on the slopes. but does it affect other ski-related injuries ? no

(D) If the technology of ski boots and bindings continues to advance, the incidence of ski-related injuries will continue to decline.
>> yes. this has been proven as the incidents have declined.

(E) Injuries that occurred on the slopes of ski resorts made up a smaller percentage of ski-related injuries in 1980 than in 1950.
>> we do not know what was the total for each year.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 12:44
oops .. on second thought, i think i misinterpreted 'E'
between D and E, i would have to go with E (since this is more of an inference)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 23:38
OA is E.
the question is from LSAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2005, 04:38
Late but i pick E. It can't be D of course
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2005, 10:38
inga wrote:
OA is E.
the question is from LSAT.


which LSAT test paper is this. Maybe I can find an explanation from all those materials out there.

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