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# If tourists continue to visit Bridges National Park

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If tourists continue to visit Bridges National Park at the current rate, the fragile desert environment that the park seeks to protect will be irreparably harmed. The park's Director has put forth a proposal to charge visitors to the park a fee based on the number of hours spent in the park. This fee will induce tourists to limit their time in the park and thus protect the fragile desert environment.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?

A. Tourists will limit the amount of time they spend in the park by hiking only the shorter trails in the park.
B. Most tourists will easily be able to pay the fee even if they do not reduce the number of hours that they spend in the park.
C. The fee will not induce tourists to enter the park early in the morning before the fee collection station has opened and leave only after the fee collection stations has closed for the night.
D. Protecting the fragile desert environment is an important issue for most visitors to the park.
E. Tourists who do not wish to pay the fee can visit the nearby Chasmland National Park.

Originally posted by abansal1805 on 08 Nov 2017, 07:52.
Last edited by abansal1805 on 08 Nov 2017, 08:02, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Nov 2017, 08:00
That’s all good. But where’s the damn question?

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08 Nov 2017, 08:03
Dear craveyourave,

Thanks for bringing this to attention. The error has been fixed.
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09 Apr 2018, 07:52
A. Tourists will limit the amount of time they spend in the park by hiking only the shorter trails in the park. Possible answer. But it does not take into consideration that the tourists might increase the time by resting or detailed sightseeing on these short trails.

B. Most tourists will easily be able to pay the fee even if they do not reduce the number of hours that they spend in the park. Assumption out of scope.

C. The fee will not induce tourists to enter the park early in the morning before the fee collection station has opened and leave only after the fee collection stations has closed for the night. Highly probable since the tourists can avoid paying the fee if they do so, thereby defeating the purpose of the new arrangement.

D. Protecting the fragile desert environment is an important issue for most visitors to the park. Assumption is beyond scope.

E. Tourists who do not wish to pay the fee can visit the nearby Chasmland National Park. Out of scope.
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09 Apr 2018, 08:58
I think the answer should be C .

Here then conclusion says that the fee will cause tourists to limit time spent in the park . So Ira assuming that they have not found any alternative ways to reduce/ skip the the fee altogether

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09 Sep 2018, 08:19
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As it is the only loophole to the new entry fee policy, and the management would have to assume that that won't happen to believe in the efficacy of their new policy.
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09 Sep 2018, 08:20
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As it is the only loophole to the new entry fee policy, and the management would have to assume that that won't happen to believe in the efficacy of their new policy.
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09 Sep 2018, 09:22
I did not understood how C is the correct answer choice?

Since the argument has stated that tourists will limit the number of hours they spend in the parks if a fee is introduced.So tourists are not likely to pay a high fee if they want to spend greater number of hours in the park or fee is an important factor for the tourists to determine wether they want to spend more hours.Whereas option C introduces additional premise.

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09 Sep 2018, 09:46
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I did not understood how C is the correct answer choice?

Since the argument has stated that tourists will limit the number of hours they spend in the parks if a fee is introduced.So tourists are not likely to pay a high fee if they want to spend greater number of hours in the park or fee is an important factor for the tourists to determine wether they want to spend more hours.Whereas option C introduces additional premise.

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Hey, so yeah, the tourists should ideally limit their costs because they wouldn't want to pay more.

But what if people started entering the park before the toll booth opens, and start staying back until the toll booth is closed. If that were a possibility more people would start doing that to avoid paying the fee, and that would defeat the purpose of limiting hours spent by people.

So, if the plan were to be a success, the park authorities/management would have to assume that people won't do this.

C is the only option that presents a situation that the management would have had to assume would not arise for their plan to work.

Look at the other options.

A> Good, we want people to limit their time. An effect, not an assumption.
B> Weakening Statement
D>Maybe, the reason why people are fine with the new policy, but not an assumption
E> New park? Out of scope.

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09 Sep 2018, 10:42
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If tourists continue to visit Bridges National Park at the current rate, the fragile desert environment that the park seeks to protect will be irreparably harmed. The park's Director has put forth a proposal to charge visitors to the park a fee based on the number of hours spent in the park. This fee will induce tourists to limit their time in the park and thus protect the fragile desert environment.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?

A. Tourists will limit the amount of time they spend in the park by hiking only the shorter trails in the park.

B. Most tourists will easily be able to pay the fee even if they do not reduce the number of hours that they spend in the park.

C. The fee will not induce tourists to enter the park early in the morning before the fee collection station has opened and leave only after the fee collection stations has closed for the night.

D. Protecting the fragile desert environment is an important issue for most visitors to the park.

E. Tourists who do not wish to pay the fee can visit the nearby Chasmland National Park.

Only C makes sense as assumption.
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10 Sep 2018, 15:51
To limit their time:

A. Tourists will limit the amount of time they spend in the park by hiking only the shorter trails in the park.
B. Most tourists will easily be able to pay the fee even if they do not reduce the number of hours that they spend in the park.
C. The fee will not induce tourists to enter the park early in the morning before the fee collection station has opened and leave only after the fee collection stations has closed for the night.

For the new policy to work...make sure there's no other way for the tourists to visit the park

D. Protecting the fragile desert environment is an important issue for most visitors to the park.
E. Tourists who do not wish to pay the fee can visit the nearby Chasmland National Park.
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30 Sep 2018, 18:15
Srija221 wrote:
I did not understood how C is the correct answer choice?

Since the argument has stated that tourists will limit the number of hours they spend in the parks if a fee is introduced.So tourists are not likely to pay a high fee if they want to spend greater number of hours in the park or fee is an important factor for the tourists to determine wether they want to spend more hours.Whereas option C introduces additional premise.

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Srija221 Opton Aa actually weakens the conclusion by stating one possible reason which may fail the proposal. Whereas, in option C, provides a piece of information which binds the argument.
An assumption is indeed an additional unstated premise.

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