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Energy analyst: During this record-breaking heat wave, air conditioner

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Energy analyst: During this record-breaking heat wave, air conditioner use has overloaded the region’s electrical power grid, resulting in frequent power blackouts throughout the region. For this reason, residents have been asked to cut back voluntarily
on air conditioner use in their homes. But even if this request is heeded, blackouts will probably occur unless the heat wave abates.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy in the information above?

(A) Air-conditioning is not the only significant drain on the electrical system in the area.

(B) Most air-conditioning in the region is used to cool businesses and factories.

(C) Most air-conditioning systems could be made more energy efficient by implementing simple design modifications.

(D) Residents of the region are not likely to reduce their air conditioner use voluntarily during particularly hot weather.

(E) The heat wave is expected to abate in the near future.

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Energy analyst: During this record-breaking heat wave, air conditioner use has overloaded the region’s electrical power grid, resulting in frequent power blackouts throughout the region. For this reason, residents have been asked to cut back voluntarily on air conditioner use in their homes. But even if this request is heeded, blackouts will probably occur unless the heat wave abates.


The passage suggests that cut back on air conditioner use in household doesn't prevent blackouts. If most air-conditioning in the region is used to cool businesses and factories, then cut back in household doesn't help to prevent blackouts. Answer B.
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Businesses and factories are NOT included in residents.Took a few seconds to figure this out....rest was easy....

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Can someone explain why D is wrong ?
The argument says residents have been asked to cut their consumption.
Option D says that Residents probably won't cut it voluntarily.
What did i miss here ?

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The passage states, "even if the request is heeded.." this means that we have to assume that the citizens will voluntarily stop using air conditioner.
"Heeded" is the trick word here.

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