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# Fuel Efficient Requirments in Jalica: OG Verbal 2016

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In order to reduce dependence on imported oil, the government of Jalica has imposed minimum fuel-efficiency requirements on all new cars, beginning this year. The more fuel-efficient a car, the less pollution it produces per mile driven. As Jalicans replace their old cars with cars that meet the new requirements, annual pollution from car traffic is likely to decrease in Jalica.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument‘?

A. In Jalica, domestically produced oil is more expensive than imported oil.

B. The Jalican government did not intend the new fuel-eﬁiciency requirement to be a pollution- reduction measure.

C. Some pollution-control devices mandated in Jalica make cars less fuel-eﬁicient than they would be without those devices.

D. The new regulation requires no change in the chemical formulation of ﬁmel for cars in Jalica.

E. Jalicans who get cars that are more fuel-eﬂicient tend to do more driving than before.

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11 Jul 2015, 07:41
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If total driven miles increase, then pollution will increase.
So this weakens the author's argument.

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the above poster's reasoning is incorrect since the argument here is not reduce pollution but to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil. My reasoning is that lets say previously

So from the image file we can say that even though more fuel efficient cars came into existence they compensate for the amount of fuel used by driving more miles hence the level of dependence on imported oil remains the same. so this weakens the author's argument.

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16 Feb 2017, 05:24
Hi
I am Stuck up B & E.

My analysis as follows

B: As Govt didnt intend it as pollution reduction measure, Wont it make the conclusion less believable ?

E : More driving than earlier after getting equipped with fuel efficient;
More driving than earlier --> More KM--> Pollution will not likely to decrease.
Shatters the Conclusion.

Kindly let me know where i am faltered?

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16 Feb 2017, 08:39
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I am Stuck up B & E.

My analysis as follows

B: As Govt didnt intend it as pollution reduction measure, Wont it make the conclusion less believable ?

E : More driving than earlier after getting equipped with fuel efficient;
More driving than earlier --> More KM--> Pollution will not likely to decrease.
Shatters the Conclusion.

Kindly let me know where i am faltered?

B is already stated in the passage the intent of govt was to reduce the oil dependency .....
whatever the intent may be , we are more concern about the outcome ....and in this answer choice nothing is mentioned about outcome ...just intent of govt is outlined ...

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17 Feb 2017, 05:23
gvvsnraju@1 wrote:
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I am Stuck up B & E.

My analysis as follows

B: As Govt didnt intend it as pollution reduction measure, Wont it make the conclusion less believable ?

E : More driving than earlier after getting equipped with fuel efficient;
More driving than earlier --> More KM--> Pollution will not likely to decrease.
Shatters the Conclusion.

Kindly let me know where i am faltered?

Your query is correctly explained by sobby in the above post - closing this request.

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23 Aug 2017, 06:06
Although the correct answer choice is 'E' - The statement implies, if the new fuel-efficient cars are driven more miles per year than older cars are, they may produce as much or more pollution per year than older cars do even though they produce less pollution per mile driven.

Can anyone suggest the reasoning why choices A and C are incorrect? Thanks.
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29 Aug 2017, 12:36
In order to reduce dependence on imported oil, the government of Jalica has imposed minimum fuel-efficiency requirements on all new cars, beginning this year. The more fuel-efficient a car, the less pollution it produces per mile driven. As Jalicans replace their old cars with cars that meet the new requirements, annual pollution from car traffic is likely to decrease in Jalica.

Type - weaken
Boil it down - As Jalicans replace their old cars with cars with new fuel - efficiency standards, fuel consumption will decrease and thus annual pollution from car traffic will decrease
- The argument assumes the fuel consumption will not increase - either the people drive more now or the number of people who drive cars increase substantially

A. In Jalica, domestically produced oil is more expensive than imported oil. - Irrelevant - we are not concerned about the costs

B. The Jalican government did not intend the new fuel-eﬁiciency requirement to be a pollution- reduction measure. - Irrelevant - although pollution reduction was not a goal, it happened to be a by-product of new fuel efficiency requirement

C. Some pollution-control devices mandated in Jalica make cars less fuel-eﬁicient than they would be without those devices. - The argument does not discuss pollution control devices

D. The new regulation requires no change in the chemical formulation of ﬁmel for cars in Jalica. - Irrelevant

E. Jalicans who get cars that are more fuel-eﬂicient tend to do more driving than before. - Correct - if people tend to drive more now , then fuel consumption will increase

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Hi Experts,

Can you explain why option C is incorrect? If some devices are less efficient, then the cars with such devices would cause more pollution. The option suggests that cause will take place ----> Effect won't

This hurts the argument. Doesn't it?
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Hi Experts,

Can you explain why option C is incorrect? If some devices are less efficient, then the cars with such devices would cause more pollution. The option suggests that cause will take place ----> Effect won't

This hurts the argument. Doesn't it?

The key is "some" here, which can be as low as one in a sample space of 100.

So, if 1 or 2 car/cars is less efficient in a sample space of 10,000 cars - then does it hurt the conclusion ?

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