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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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In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown [#permalink]

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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.

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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.



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.

Does that help?

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Re: In Metroville, the KP subway line follows the riverfront from downtown [#permalink]

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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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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.
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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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