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Trancorp currently transports all its goods to Burland

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Trancorp currently transports all its goods to Burland [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2007, 16:02
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Trancorp currently transports all its goods to Burland
Island by truck. The only bridge over the channel separating Burland from the mainland is congested, and trucks typically spend hours in traffic. Trains can reach the channel more quickly than trucks, and freight cars can be transported to Burland by barges that typically cross the channel in an hour. Therefore, to reduce shipping time, Trancorp plans to switch to trains and barges to transport goods to Burland.

Which of the following would be most important to know in determining whether Trancorp’s plan, if implemented, is likely to achieve its goal?
A: Whether transportation by train and barge would be substantially less expensive than transportation by truck.
B: Whether there are boats that can make the trip between the mainland and Burland faster than barges can
C: Whether loading the freight cars onto barges is very time consuming.
D: Whether the average number of vehicles traveling over the bridge into Burland has been relatively constant in recent years?
E: Whether most trucks transporting goods into Burland return to the mainland empty?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2007, 17:22
C

Down to B and C.

Picked C because if loading takes very long time, the main goal is not achieved.
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question [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 00:10
can anybody explain please?
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explain [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 00:10
explanation please
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 14:43
C is the answer...

clearly the concern is over time.. if C is not true, one will not be able to achieve the reduction in delivery time..

B is irrelevant as clearly trucks are spending hrs in the traffic...
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 17:53
C.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 18:38
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C is the answer...

clearly the concern is over time.. if C is not true, one will not be able to achieve the reduction in delivery time..

B is irrelevant as clearly trucks are spending hrs in the traffic...



That's true for barges ... but how about switching to train... no information
seen in the option c about train.
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 17:31
C.

Passage talks about travel thru bridge is time consuming and to save time trains can help but a good question would be whether loading stuff onto barges would be time consuming?
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 17:36
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 17:42
C for me as well.

A, D and E are out of scope. Between B and C, C is better ... passage doesnt mention anything about boats, so thats really out of scope as well
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 18:16
Its between B and C for me.

Would go for C, over B, as in B it may still take time for loading on to a ship, and ships are not mentioned as a part of the passage.

C is my answer
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 20:32
C is the answer since it is a question of time and not money (so we eliminate A) - boats are not being talked about, so that puts B away. D and E are not relevant to the time being saved.
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Re: cr prep question [#permalink] New post 25 May 2008, 19:22
Yup another C.
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Re: Trancorp currently transports all its goods to Burland [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2015, 13:56
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