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As media exposure increased for the Jersey Shore in the last 5 years, the annual number of people visiting the shore increased each year. Over the same period, however, the number of people getting sun burns from suntanning decreased, even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day. Further, the number of sunny days and the UV (Ultraviolet) Index actually increased.

Which of the following, if true for the Jersey Shore over the last 5 years, most helps to explain the decrease?

(A) Sunburns are most likely to happen when beach go-ers suntan for consecutive sunny days at the beach.

(B) Sunburns severely damage at least several people's skin each year at the Jersey Shore (hyperpigmentation, discoloration and burned patches of skin)

(C) People going to the Jersey Shore used suntan lotion with increasing levels of UV protection and monitored UV levels to help determine what times during the day were most suitable for being in the sun.

(D) The average length of stay for people visiting the Jersey Shore increased slightly.

(E) Construction of new shops, malls, and casinos by the Jersey shore helped attract visitors to go indoors rather than stay outdoors.

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26 Apr 2013, 19:40
C looks best .gives us a reason as why the number of people suffering sunburns will decrease although the number of people visiting the shore has increased
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27 Apr 2013, 00:00
IMO, C is correct.

Although there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day, the number of people getting sun burns from suntanning will decrease if these people are protected from sun burns or they go to the beach at a suitable time. C is correct.
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27 Apr 2013, 05:55
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IMO, C is correct.

Although there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day, the number of people getting sun burns from suntanning will decrease if these people are protected from sun burns or they go to the beach at a suitable time. C is correct.

Hi pqhai,

C can be the ans but does not give us the info that earlier they did not do what they did now (used suntan lotion with increasing levels of UV protection and monitored UV levels to help determine what times during the day )

whereas E clearly mentions a reason why the number with suntanning has decreased :go indoors rather than stay outdoors

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Hi Himus,

The issue with E is that it contradicts with a sentence in the main paragraph:

even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day.

Which means that the new shops have not had any impact on the number of people on the beach.

We are looking for something that means that the number of sun burn cases has gone down, whilst the number of people has gone up/stayed the same...
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02 Nov 2016, 15:16
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Hi Himus,

The issue with E is that it contradicts with a sentence in the main paragraph:

even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day.

Which means that the new shops have not had any impact on the number of people on the beach.

We are looking for something that means that the number of sun burn cases has gone down, whilst the number of people has gone up/stayed the same...

I chose E, because I reasoned in the following way.

Because of the new attractions in Jersey shore, people did not spend as much time suntanning on the beach as they used to do earlier. Therefore the incidences of Sunburns have decreased.

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05 Nov 2016, 10:44
plumber250 wrote:
Hi Himus,

The issue with E is that it contradicts with a sentence in the main paragraph:

even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day.

Which means that the new shops have not had any impact on the number of people on the beach.

We are looking for something that means that the number of sun burn cases has gone down, whilst the number of people has gone up/stayed the same...

I chose E, because I reasoned in the following way.

Because of the new attractions in Jersey shore, people did not spend as much time suntanning on the beach as they used to do earlier. Therefore the incidences of Sunburns have decreased.

Your argument is valid. E can definitely be an explanation. However option C is a more direct explanation, whereas for E, a small assumption needs to be taken (that the visitors spent less time outdoors). In absence of C, E would be the best answer.
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05 Nov 2016, 11:19
Looking for an explanation as to why sun burns decreased "even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day"

Reason is C.

E doesn't justify the premise in the argument --> "even though there was no reduction in the number of people suntanning on the beach each day"
Re: As media exposure increased for the Jersey Shore in the last   [#permalink] 05 Nov 2016, 11:19
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