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The World Automobile Association (WAA) publishes a list of [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 16:42
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The World Automobile Association (WAA)
publishes a list of the “Best and Worst Drivers of
the World,” ranking the drivers of every nation
according to the number of traffic deaths per
mile driven in that country.
Each of the following, if true, would by itself
provide a logical objection to using the WAA’s
ranking as a representation of the quality of
drivers in each nation EXCEPT:
(A) The roads in some countries are in bad
repair and are therefore more dangerous
than roads in other countries.
(B) The average driver in industrialized
countries can afford to maintain his or her
car in better condition than can the
average driver in less developed countries.
(C) Some countries contain hundreds of
thousands of miles of road while other
countries contain relatively few miles of
road.
(D) Minor accidents that would cause little
injury in many countries are often fatal
when they occur in extremely mountainous
countries.
(E) Because of differences in national
economies, the average car in some
countries contains many more passengers
than does the average car in other
countries.
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 17:26
Its C.

The question is which is not critiquing the list published..

the argument says rank is given based on the drivers of every nation according to the number of traffic deaths per
mile driven in that country.

C says Some countries contain hundreds of
thousands of miles of road while other
countries contain relatively few miles of
road.

so it does not matter whether the roads are whatever length... because the list is produced based on the states of traffic deaths /mile.
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 17:50
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Its C.

The question is which is not critiquing the list published..

the argument says rank is given based on the drivers of every nation according to the number of traffic deaths per
mile driven in that country.

C says Some countries contain hundreds of
thousands of miles of road while other
countries contain relatively few miles of
road.

so it does not matter whether the roads are whatever length... because the list is produced based on the states of traffic deaths /mile.

agdimple333 - Yes, the number of miles does not object the conclusion.
Read it as a rate problem.
Rate = Number of Accidents/Number of miles
We need both the (length of road) and (number of accidents) to say that increasing length of road affect the Death rate. We are given only length of road, but nothing about number of accidents. It can and cannot affect, so we cannot say it objects, right ?

All other options cite other factors that weaken the conclusion, so logically C is the correct option by POE/straight away.
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 18:23
Yes chose C, and I agree with the explanation given above.
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 19:40
+1 for C. deaths per mile in effect means that the total mileage is not significant.

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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 02:10
i couldnt choose between B and C and took a chance with C but

how would you eliminate B? i mean we cannot assume better condition of the vehicle means fewer can we?
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 02:21
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 11:54
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between B and C:

the list will be reflecting if no external conditions will affect the list:
if the roads (in A) or the maintenance of the car (B) or the extremely mountainous
conditions (D) are responsible for the number of accidents then it's not the drivers fault and he can not be considered "worse" or if the number of passengers that can die in a car accident (E) is greater because of economical matters and not driving skills than the list cant be done.

thus C is the choice
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 04:47
+1 C
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i couldnt choose between B and C and took a chance with C but

how would you eliminate B? i mean we cannot assume better condition of the vehicle means fewer can we?
Pls help!!

if the cars are in bad condition,then it's not the fault of the driver if he were to meet with an accident
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viks4gmat wrote:
i couldnt choose between B and C and took a chance with C but

how would you eliminate B? i mean we cannot assume better condition of the vehicle means fewer can we?
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if the cars are in bad condition,then it's not the fault of the driver if he were to meet with an accident

This is it! There are any number of potentially fatal failures and old, run-down car could experience. These would increase the number of fatalities per mile driven, through no failure of driving skill or capability. This weakens the link between the WAA's evidence about fatalities and their conclusion about "bad drivers."

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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 20:58
its a clean C
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 03:15
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LifeChanger wrote:
viks4gmat wrote:
i couldnt choose between B and C and took a chance with C but

how would you eliminate B? i mean we cannot assume better condition of the vehicle means fewer can we?
Pls help!!

if the cars are in bad condition,then it's not the fault of the driver if he were to meet with an accident

This is it! There are any number of potentially fatal failures and old, run-down car could experience. These would increase the number of fatalities per mile driven, through no failure of driving skill or capability. This weakens the link between the WAA's evidence about fatalities and their conclusion about "bad drivers."

Hope this help!




Thanks Eli and guys for all your help on this! yup now its clear why the answer is C.
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Re: Kaplan Verbal [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 09:37
C

It does not matter how many miles of road a country has. The ratio includes "mile driven". If a person drives only a mile per day but the country has a zillion miles of road in total, it'll be the same as a person driving only a mile per day in a country with only 20 miles of road in total.

Mile driven counts, nothing else
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