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# The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing

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The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imposes a large burden on people who live or work near airports. When airports operate late at night or early in the morning, the disturbance can disrupt normal sleeping patterns, even leading to severe sleep deprivation disorders. When the flight paths of airplanes lie too close to the ground, the resulting noise interferes with work performance in nearby businesses and the peaceful enjoyment of life by residents in the proximity. However, the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly, provides a valuable benefit to the surrounding community, in the form of convenient transportation for both personal and economic purposes. Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

1. It explains why one potential alternative to establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.

2. It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.

3. It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.

4. It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.

5. It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.
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07 Sep 2013, 02:59
can someone please comment why is it A?
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The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imposes a large burden on people who live or work near airports. When airports operate late at night or early in the morning, the disturbance can disrupt normal sleeping patterns, even leading to severe sleep deprivation disorders. When the flight paths of airplanes lie too close to the ground, the resulting noise interferes with work performance in nearby businesses and the peaceful enjoyment of life by residents in the proximity. However, the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly, provides a valuable benefit to the surrounding community, in the form of convenient transportation for both personal and economic purposes. Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

1. It explains why one potential alternative to establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.-Correct- the argument is strengthened by contradicting the alternative..."the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly"

2. It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.-Incorrect-It is important for the conclusion

3. It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.-Incorrect-It does not support the policy..infact it says that both music and airplanes causes noise ..but airplanes atleast provide benefits... music unnecessarily creates noise...

4. It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.-Incorrect- infact a system of regulation is required according to the argument

5. It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.-Incorrect-Contradicts the argument- Argument says that the noise causes a huge burden on the residents
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Re: The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing [#permalink]

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07 Sep 2013, 23:18
imo B or D, they say that there is no conncetion between conclusion and bolface
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14 Oct 2013, 19:18
yogirb8801 wrote:
The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imposes a large burden on people who live or work near airports. When airports operate late at night or early in the morning, the disturbance can disrupt normal sleeping patterns, even leading to severe sleep deprivation disorders. When the flight paths of airplanes lie too close to the ground, the resulting noise interferes with work performance in nearby businesses and the peaceful enjoyment of life by residents in the proximity. However, the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly, provides a valuable benefit to the surrounding community, in the form of convenient transportation for both personal and economic purposes. Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

1. It explains why one potential alternative to establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.

2. It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.

3. It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.

4. It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.

5. It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

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29 Nov 2013, 02:12
Agree with A.

Choice D is the exact opposite answer. The bold face statement does not undermine but supports the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for unreasonable operations.
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09 Feb 2014, 11:28
juliasanzharova wrote:
can someone please comment why is it A?

It should be A because the bold statement is saying that having airports is beneficial so they should not be fined for the noise they create, unlike a loud music noise coming from a neighbor.

Option A says it is unacceptable to find alternative of fining the airports.
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01 Jun 2015, 06:25
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Bold face sentence explains that y people should not just stop living near airport rather than establishing a system of standards and fines
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03 Jun 2015, 05:51
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The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imposes a large burden on people who live or work near airports. When airports operate late at night or early in the morning, the disturbance can disrupt normal sleeping patterns, even leading to severe sleep deprivation disorders. When the flight paths of airplanes lie too close to the ground, the resulting noise interferes with work performance in nearby businesses and the peaceful enjoyment of life by residents in the proximity. However, the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly, provides a valuable benefit to the surrounding community, in the form of convenient transportation for both personal and economic purposes. Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

A. It explains why one potential alternative to establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.
It advocates fines to regulate noise but keep the benefits of airport operation instead of ceasing airport operations (the one potential alternative).

B. It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
The statement is an opinion, and therefore can't be called "background information."

C. It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
The neighbors playing music was used to contrast airport noise, not to compare the strictness of regulation.

D. It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
It actually supports a system of fines and regulations.

E. It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.
It definitely doesn't do this.
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19 Jun 2015, 07:51
Thanks to denobitz for pointing the thread that showed that the source of this question is dubious. I spent at least 10 mins on this question.

yogirb8801 wrote:
The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imposes a large burden on people who live or work near airports. When airports operate late at night or early in the morning, the disturbance can disrupt normal sleeping patterns, even leading to severe sleep deprivation disorders. When the flight paths of airplanes lie too close to the ground, the resulting noise interferes with work performance in nearby businesses and the peaceful enjoyment of life by residents in the proximity. However, the operation of an airport, unlike a neighbor who simply plays music too loudly, provides a valuable benefit to the surrounding community, in the form of convenient transportation for both personal and economic purposes. Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

1. It explains why one potential alternative to establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.

2. It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.

3. It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.

4. It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.

5. It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

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