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As a form of public transportation, trains are faster than buses and m

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As a form of public transportation, trains are faster than buses and more accessible than subways. Furthermore, in most
situations, constructing a train line is much less expensive than establishing a subway line. In most situations, as a result, establishing a railroad is the best way to connect communities, except for communities that derive most of their income from winter sports tourism.

Which of the following, if true, would best explain the exception given above?

A Commuter trains do not need to negotiate traffic in the way that buses and cars do.
B Building a railway is much more expensive than other forms of transport in mountainous terrain.
C In order to minimize damage, trains must be periodically serviced, which can be anexpensive process.
D In some areas, trains are used to transport dangerous chemicals and industrial supplies.
E Trains in areas that rely on winter sports tourism have approximately the same safety record as those that run anywhere else.

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New post 11 Feb 2018, 17:44
B.
Its a Paradox question;
Trains are suited for connecting all areas but winter sports tourism.
Aim :- Look for an option which shows negative about train in winter regions.

A Commuter trains do not need to negotiate traffic in the way that buses and cars do.
No clarification in paradox about trains in winter sports tourism.
B Building a railway is much more expensive than other forms of transport in mountainous terrain.
Yes, Hang on.
C In order to minimize damage, trains must be periodically serviced, which can be an expensive process.
So what ? a generalized statement.
D In some areas, trains are used to transport dangerous chemicals and industrial supplies.
Some ? Not related to winter sports tourism. Kick this option out
E Trains in areas that rely on winter sports tourism have approximately the same safety record as those that run anywhere else.
Does not co relate the Paradox.

So, B is the best of five available options.

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It's a huge gap to jump to winter regions just looking at winter sport tourism. need some light on the explaination
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But what if the winter sports are held in regions that are not mountainous?


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New post 12 Feb 2018, 01:40
B by elimination. But clearly does not justify the paradox here. Winter sports can very well be held in areas that are not mountainous.
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New post 12 Feb 2018, 10:47
chinmoi wrote:
But what if the winter sports are held in regions that are not mountainous?


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it does not matter, the question is a type of hybrid explanation and assumption, so we should look for the answer that points out why the light rail is not preferred in some areas.
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