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In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown

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In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university. No matter how many trains the subway runs on the KP line, there are always congestion and delays on the KP line. The subway submitted a proposal for an alternate subway line that would travel from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university via the inland neighborhoods, hoping to draw some of the congestion from the KP line. The city hired urban planning consultants who concluded the subway's proposal of a new line would not reduce commuter congestion on the KP line.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the urban planning consultants' position?

A) Construction of a new subway line would involve constructing a number of new stations throughout the city.
B) The city buses that run along the river between downtown and the university would be more attractive to commuters than an inland subway line.
C) Construction of a new subway line would inevitably stimulate the growth of new business and restaurants along that line, especially in the vicinity of the stations of that new line.
D) Some commuters have reported having to wait as long as half an hour to board a train on the KP line.
E) The most popular after-work destinations, such as riverfront restaurants and bars as well as the ballpark, would only be accessible by the current KP line.

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Hello Harley

Please explain how E is the correct answer.
I am confused between C and E. Though C seems unconvincing answer, it looks better than E.
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Please explain how E is the correct answer.
I am confused between C and E. Though C seems unconvincing answer, it looks better than E.



C) Construction of a new subway line would inevitably stimulate the growth of new business and restaurants along that line, especially in the vicinity of the stations of that new line.
If this were true, the line via the Inlands would eventually become congested as the new businesses will attract more commuters. However, this does not provide any support to the consultants' conclusion. We need to understand why the consultants believe the KP line traffic will not be reduced.

E) The most popular after-work destinations, such as riverfront restaurants and bars as well as the ballpark, would only be accessible by the current KP line.
This choice will bolster the consultants' conclusion that a new line will not mitigate the congestion on the KP line.

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In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university. No matter how many trains the subway runs on the KP line, there are always congestion and delays on the KP line. The subway submitted a proposal for an alternate subway line that would travel from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university via the inland neighborhoods, hoping to draw some of the congestion from the KP line. The city hired urban planning consultants who concluded the subway's proposal of a new line would not reduce commuter congestion on the KP line.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the urban planning consultants' position?

A) Construction of a new subway line would involve constructing a number of new stations throughout the city.
B) The city buses that run along the river between downtown and the university would be more attractive to commuters than an inland subway line.
C) Construction of a new subway line would inevitably stimulate the growth of new business and restaurants along that line, especially in the vicinity of the stations of that new line.
D) Some commuters have reported having to wait as long as half an hour to board a train on the KP line.
E) The most popular after-work destinations, such as riverfront restaurants and bars as well as the ballpark, would only be accessible by the current KP line.


C only tells us about the growth of business and restaurants along the line, this growth might or might not be the reason of congestion and delays. Plus the words "in the vicinity of the station" also gives a hint that growth might not lead to delay of KP line. May be not picturing what is written in C will help :)

E gives us a reason to believe that people will still use KP line for commutation and the alternate subway line will not be used as often as it should be, leading to normal congestion at old KP line. Hence E support the consultant's position.
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Please explain how E is the correct answer.
I am confused between C and E. Though C seems unconvincing answer, it looks better than E.


Hello gaurav22nitj

I agree with dina98

C and E are both good but C talks about future and E talks about current situation so E is better.
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Harley1980 wrote:
In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university. No matter how many trains the subway runs on the KP line, there are always congestion and delays on the KP line. The subway submitted a proposal for an alternate subway line that would travel from downtown to the neighborhoods surrounding the university via the inland neighborhoods, hoping to draw some of the congestion from the KP line. The city hired urban planning consultants who concluded the subway's proposal of a new line would not reduce commuter congestion on the KP line.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the urban planning consultants' position?

A) Construction of a new subway line would involve constructing a number of new stations throughout the city.
B) The city buses that run along the river between downtown and the university would be more attractive to commuters than an inland subway line.
C) Construction of a new subway line would inevitably stimulate the growth of new business and restaurants along that line, especially in the vicinity of the stations of that new line.
D) Some commuters have reported having to wait as long as half an hour to board a train on the KP line.
E) The most popular after-work destinations, such as riverfront restaurants and bars as well as the ballpark, would only be accessible by the current KP line.


C only tells us about the growth of business and restaurants along the line, this growth might or might not be the reason of congestion and delays. Plus the words "in the vicinity of the station" also gives a hint that growth might not lead to delay of KP line. May be not picturing what is written in C will help :)

E gives us a reason to believe that people will still use KP line for commutation and the alternate subway line will not be used as often as it should be, leading to normal congestion at old KP line. Hence E support the consultant's position.



E gives straight forward explanation too . For C to be correct, we need to assume so many things
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Re: In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown  [#permalink]

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gaurav22nitj wrote:
Hello Harley

Please explain how E is the correct answer.
I am confused between C and E. Though C seems unconvincing answer, it looks better than E.


Hello gaurav22nitj

I agree with dina98

C and E are both good but C talks about future and E talks about current situation so E is better.


I'm still not convinced how E is better? The use of "would" in E doesn't mean it is about about future or assumption? and also it says after work destination and passage says congestion in train is always
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The KP line is crowded, and the city wants to solve this problem by building a second line further inland. The urban planning consultants conclude this will not help. We need some reason why, even with the presence of the second line, the first line would remain congested. We want to strengthen/justify the urban planning consultants' conclusion.

(E) is the credited response. If all the places people want to go are on the KP line, then building another line somewhere else won't draw many passengers from the KP line to the new line.

(A) is irrelevant. Of course a new line would involve new stops, but this doesn't explain why the new line wouldn't draw passengers from the KP line.

(B) is a weak strengthener. It suggests as a possibility that the corridor along the river is more attractive than an inland route --- that's one reason the buses would be more popular, but not the only one. Because this is unclear, it's not the most powerful strengthener.

(C) weakens the urban planning consultants' conclusion: if there are attractive destinations along the new line, passengers would be drawn from the KP line to the new line. This response weakens the conclusion that we need to strengthen.

(D) emphasizes the nature of the problem the city is trying to solve, but it doesn't explain why the suggested solution of a new inland line wouldn't work.
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