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It doesn't matter whether it is more difficult to drive the new ones. We cannot assume that a driver for a new bus is more expensive.
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lets say driving them will be MORE difficult. How much difficult a bit more or They can't drive at all.

If a bit more difficult Cool The buses still work, Generate good ridership, in turn good revenue and profits.
If they can't drive at all. Why to buy it.

So ambiguous option won't gurantee to destroy conclusion on negating.

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A private bus company gained greater profits and provided bus service to the area at lower fares by running buses more frequently and stimulating greater ridership. Hoping to continue these financial trends, the company plans to replace all older buses with new, larger buses, including some double-decker buses.

The plan of the bus company as described above assumes all of the following EXCEPT

(A) the demand for bus service in the company’s area of service will increase in the future
(B) increased efficiency and revenues will compensate for any new expenses the company incurs
(C) the new buses will be sufficiently reliable to ensure the company a net financial gain once they are in place
(D) driving the new buses will be no more difficult than driving the buses they are to replace
(E) the larger, double-decker buses will not face obstacles such as height and weight restrictions in the bus company’s area of service



A. Incorrect, new service will be beneficial if it is being fully utilized and that is expected as per plan.
B. Incorrect, Additional cost should come to a breakeven point so that company continue to make profit and forecasted revenue
C. Incorrect, New bus should stand at par with the plan and requirement.
D. Correct, Passage don't talk about driving challenges anywhere
E. Incorrect, Obviously if company is launching something then it assumes that current infrastructure will support this plan.
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Re: A private bus company gained greater profits and provided bus service [#permalink]
(D) driving the new buses will be no more difficult than driving the buses they are to replace
in Reversal it says driving new buses will be difficult , The is company planning to stimulate greater ridership, which is still sustained hence the statement is not the assumption.
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The plan is to continue the "Financial trends"
Everything will affect the finance of the company, except D.

E: If there are restrictions, then company will not be able to utilize the new buses - hence loss in the business

D: Even if they need new Drivers, it is not affecting their financial strength.
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Re: A private bus company gained greater profits and provided bus service [#permalink]
The answer should be E.

If the buses are difficult to drive, at best, the frequency of service will become slower (question doesn't tell about the range of difficulty - 'a lot' or 'a bit'). Still, the company will be able to execute it's plan.

If the DD-buses can't play on the route then the company's plan is not executable.

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