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# Following two questions are based on the following passage.

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Following two questions are based on the following passage.

1.If highways were restricted to cars and only those truck with capacity of less than 8 tons, most the truck traffic would be forced to run outside highway. Such a reduction in the amount of truck traffic would reduce the risk of collision in highway.
The conclusion draw in the first sentence depends on which of the following assumptions?

A.The roads outside highway would be as convenient as highway for most drivers of truck.

C.Most trucks that are currently running in highway have a capacity of more than 8 tons.

D.Cars are at greater risk of becoming involved in collisions than are trucks.

E.A reduction in the risk of collision would eventually lead to increases in car traffic.

2.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn in the second sentence?

A.Cars with a capacity of more than 8 tons are already excluded outside highways.

B.Highways are experiencing overcrowded traffic primarily because of sharp increases in car traffic.

C.Many drivers of trucks would rather buy truck with a capacity of less than 8 tons than be excluded from highways.

D.The number of collisions that occur near highways has decreased in recent years.

E.Trucks that have a capacity of more than 8 tons cause a disproportionately large number of collisions in highways.

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18 Aug 2009, 09:00
1. C - The agurment says that trucks with capacity less than 8 tons will remain if the restriction were passed and this will cause more trucks to run outside the highway...So we can assume (c)

2. E - if trucks with capacity more than 8 tons are involved in accidents then the conclusion is justified

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18 Aug 2009, 09:20
I agree with the above. For 2, I'd also mention that the other 4 statements are clear "weaken" ones.

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18 Aug 2009, 10:47
I also agree with C and E

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19 Aug 2009, 02:37
crejoc wrote:
Following two questions are based on the following passage.

1.If highways were restricted to cars and only those truck with capacity of less than 8 tons, most the truck traffic would be forced to run outside highway. Such a reduction in the amount of truck traffic would reduce the risk of collision in highway.
The conclusion draw in the first sentence depends on which of the following assumptions?

C.Most trucks that are currently running in highway have a capacity of more than 8 tons.

For the assumption questions think in this way if Most trucks that are currently running in highway have a capacity of less than 8 tons than Such a reduction in the amount of truck traffic would not reduce the risk of collision in highway. because the proposition will be useless.

2.Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn in the second sentence?

If trucks that have a capacity of more than 8 tons did not cause a disproportionately large number of collisions in highways. Then again propositon of hig restricting highways to cars and only those truck with capacity of less than 8 tons,
will be useless.
E.Trucks that have a capacity of more than 8 tons cause a disproportionately large number of collisions in highways. ..

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19 Aug 2009, 07:10
OA C AND E

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02 Sep 2009, 00:19
IMO C and E

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28 Sep 2009, 02:56
I'll go with C and E as well.
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28 Sep 2009, 07:07
C, E... what is OA

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28 Sep 2009, 08:21
i think c & E

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