GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 11 Nov 2019, 18:35

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 04 Sep 2017
Posts: 291
A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2019, 12:07
2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:42) correct 31% (01:53) wrong based on 332 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine annual inspections of all aircraft. On inspecting Azura Airlines' airplanes in December, they reported considerably more violations of AB rules this year, compared to a year ago. This fact explains why Azura had more accidents this year, compared to last year.

Which of the following, if true, would cast most doubt on the conclusion in the passage?

A. Some aviation experts in other countries consider certain AB rules to be too lax and too easy to get around.
B. Azura's routes are no more dangerous than are those of most other airlines.
C. The AB increased the length and rigor of its inspections this year, compared to last year.
D. Prior to last year Azura had an excellent safety record with very few accidents.
E. In both years the AB report on Azura did not include violations on airplanes owned by Azura but leased by another airline.


CR60661.01
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 10 Sep 2013
Posts: 313
Location: India
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
Re: A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2019, 11:33
Easy C, if the rules themselves have changed, any comparison between the two(old and new) stand null and void.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 04 Sep 2017
Posts: 291
Re: A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Sep 2019, 02:26
1
gmatt1476 wrote:
A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine annual inspections of all aircraft. On inspecting Azura Airlines' airplanes in December, they reported considerably more violations of AB rules this year, compared to a year ago. This fact explains why Azura had more accidents this year, compared to last year.

Which of the following, if true, would cast most doubt on the conclusion in the passage?

A. Some aviation experts in other countries consider certain AB rules to be too lax and too easy to get around.
B. Azura's routes are no more dangerous than are those of most other airlines.
C. The AB increased the length and rigor of its inspections this year, compared to last year.
D. Prior to last year Azura had an excellent safety record with very few accidents.
E. In both years the AB report on Azura did not include violations on airplanes owned by Azura but leased by another airline.


CR60661.01


Official Explanation

Argument Evaluation

During the Aeronautic Board (AB)'s annual inspection, it found more violations among Azura Airlines' airplanes this year than last. The argument suggests that this increase in the number of violations provides an explanation for why Azura Airlines experienced more accidents this year than last. We must choose the statement that most weakens the conclusion.

A. This statement is outside the scope of the argument; aviation experts in foreign countries' opinion of AB has no bearing on the AB and its evaluation of Azura Airlines.

B. This statement is outside the scope of the argument; even if Azura's routes are more dangerous than its competitors', the relationship between Azura's routes and other airlines' routes has no bearing on the AB and its evaluation of Azura Airlines.

C. Correct. This statement provides an alternative reason that the number of violations for Azura Airlines would have increased. That is, if the AB conducted more extensive and more rigorous inspections this year, then it is very likely that the number of violations found by the AB would increase. In other words, if more points are tested or existing tests are made stricter, then the increase in rigor of the testing would presumably lead to an increase in violations.

D. This statement is outside the scope of the argument; the argument only concerns last year as compared to this year. Azura Airlines' record prior to last year is irrelevant to this.

E. This information does not apply to the argument at hand; the argument only concerns the planes that were in fact counted both years. If we could take this information to imply that even more Azura-owned airplanes violate safety standards than previously thought, this would actually strengthen the argument rather than weaken it.

The correct answer is C.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Jan 2017
Posts: 33
Re: A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2019, 15:44
I was stuck between C and E. And, what confused me about C is if the criteria changed, hence explaining the increase in violations; how would that neutralize or not affect the increase in accidents for the same year?

The argument is set up as

cause: more violations of AB rules this year than last year by Azure Airlines
effect: Azure Airlines had more accidents as a result of not meeting standards

Where am I going wrong?
GMAT Club Bot
Re: A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine   [#permalink] 14 Oct 2019, 15:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A country's Aeronautics Board (AB) employs inspectors who make routine

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne