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# The noise caused by airplanes during takeoff and landing imp

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Hey Guys,

Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

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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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.
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16 Sep 2013, 13:11
kalravaibhav wrote:
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Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

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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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

The alternative to establish standards is to shut down the airport, but this is clearly unacceptable, why? because it still provides values
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kalravaibhav wrote:
Hey Guys,

Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

Thanks a ton!!!

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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

The alternative to establish standards is to shut down the airport, but this is clearly unacceptable, why? because it still provides values

Why do you assume that the other option is shutting down the airport?
How about moving it someplace else? limiting the times?
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07 Jul 2014, 04:12
Why E cannot be the answer?

It explains clearly the reason for the bold line.

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Hey Guys,

Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

Thanks a ton!!!

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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

Hi,

Let me try to help. A simplified version of the passage: Because of A, there are disadvantages. However, there is a benefit too. Thus, reasonable operation of A is ok but should be fined otherwise.

Now, lets look at options:

1. Bold phrase which provides the benefit is trying to delineate that one potential solution cannot solve the problem because there are both advantages and disadvantages arising out of the situation. It means that we cannot abandon airport operations at the same time cannot allow unreasonable operations -> Correct answer.

2. Bold phrase gives the benefit because of which the conclusion is two fold: continue reasonable operation and fine unreasonable operation. Else it would be only ban the operation - so option B is related to conclusion

3. Bold phrase is not supporting strict policy. In fact, because of the bold face, the conclusion has agreed to reasonable operation

4. Bold phrase supports and not undermines

5. "Some" people may or may not choose to live next to Airport because of the benefit it provides but it is no way connected with the argument
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19 Sep 2014, 04:45
arichinna wrote:
kalravaibhav wrote:
Hey Guys,

Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

Thanks a ton!!!

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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

Hi,

Let me try to help. A simplified version of the passage: Because of A, there are disadvantages. However, there is a benefit too. Thus, reasonable operation of A is ok but should be fined otherwise.

Now, lets look at options:

1. Bold phrase which provides the benefit is trying to delineate that one potential solution cannot solve the problem because there are both advantages and disadvantages arising out of the situation. It means that we cannot abandon airport operations at the same time cannot allow unreasonable operations -> Correct answer.

2. Bold phrase gives the benefit because of which the conclusion is two fold: continue reasonable operation and fine unreasonable operation. Else it would be only ban the operation - so option B is related to conclusion

3. Bold phrase is not supporting strict policy. In fact, because of the bold face, the conclusion has agreed to reasonable operation

4. Bold phrase supports and not undermines

5. "Some" people may or may not choose to live next to Airport because of the benefit it provides but it is no way connected with the argument

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

Where in the statement, does it say anything about an alternative?
It just says that it's fine as long as there are fines and regulations...
I need some help here please.
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19 Sep 2014, 23:00
ronr34 wrote:
arichinna wrote:
kalravaibhav wrote:
Hey Guys,

Can you please help me solve this question. Please answer with a proper and detailed explanation. I got this question from Princeton Review test and cannot make any sense of their explanation.

Thanks a ton!!!

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.
b) It provides background information that is not directly related to the conclusion of the argument.
c) It supports a policy of stricter regulations for airports than for neighbors playing of music.
d) It undermines the argument advocating a system of regulations and fines for the unreasonable operation of an airport.
e) It explains why some people choose to live near enough to airports to be affected by the noise.

Hi,

Let me try to help. A simplified version of the passage: Because of A, there are disadvantages. However, there is a benefit too. Thus, reasonable operation of A is ok but should be fined otherwise.

Now, lets look at options:

1. Bold phrase which provides the benefit is trying to delineate that one potential solution cannot solve the problem because there are both advantages and disadvantages arising out of the situation. It means that we cannot abandon airport operations at the same time cannot allow unreasonable operations -> Correct answer.

2. Bold phrase gives the benefit because of which the conclusion is two fold: continue reasonable operation and fine unreasonable operation. Else it would be only ban the operation - so option B is related to conclusion

3. Bold phrase is not supporting strict policy. In fact, because of the bold face, the conclusion has agreed to reasonable operation

4. Bold phrase supports and not undermines

5. "Some" people may or may not choose to live next to Airport because of the benefit it provides but it is no way connected with the argument

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

Where in the statement, does it say anything about an alternative?
It just says that it's fine as long as there are fines and regulations...
I need some help here please.
I went for E

Hello Ron34

Let rephrase A: The bold part explains why one potential alternative other than establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.
It means the ONLY way is to establish a system of standards and fines.

Now, let read the last sentence of the argument:
Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

So, A is clearly the answer.
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21 Sep 2014, 00:18
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Hello Ron34

Let rephrase A: The bold part explains why one potential alternative other than establishing a system of standards and fines is unacceptable.
It means the ONLY way is to establish a system of standards and fines.

Now, let read the last sentence of the argument:
Thus the only option is to establish standards for the reasonable operation of airports and fine those that violate the guidelines.

So, A is clearly the answer.

Hi,
I still don't see where there is a reference to a different potential alternative. Where is that alternative even mentioned?
What is the alternative that is mentioned here?
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