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# In the United States, vacationers account for more than half

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In the United States, vacationers account for more
than half of all visitors to what are technically called
“pure aquariums” but for fewer than one quarter of
all visitors to zoos, which usually include a “zoo
aquarium” of relatively modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account
for the difference described above between visitors to
zoos and visitors to pure aquariums?

(A) In cities that have both a zoo and a pure
aquarium, local residents are twice as likely to
visit the aquarium as they are to visit the zoo.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos,
whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have
pure aquariums.

(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure
aquariums have outnumbered newly established
zoos by a factor of two to one.

(D) People who visit a zoo in a given year are two
times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that
year than are people who do not visit a zoo.

(E) The zoo aquariums of zoos that are in the same
city as a pure aquarium tend to be smaller than
the aquariums of zoos that have no pure
aquarium nearby.

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05 Aug 2007, 20:19
trahul4 wrote:
In the United States, vacationers account for more
than half of all visitors to what are technically called
“pure aquariums” but for fewer than one quarter of
all visitors to zoos, which usually include a “zoo
aquarium” of relatively modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account
for the difference described above between visitors to
zoos and visitors to pure aquariums?

(A) In cities that have both a zoo and a pure
aquarium, local residents are twice as likely to
visit the aquarium as they are to visit the zoo.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos,
whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have
pure aquariums.

(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure
aquariums have outnumbered newly established
zoos by a factor of two to one.

(D) People who visit a zoo in a given year are two
times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that
year than are people who do not visit a zoo.

(E) The zoo aquariums of zoos that are in the same
city as a pure aquarium tend to be smaller than
the aquariums of zoos that have no pure
aquarium nearby.

Is the answer B? This shows that there are more zoo aquariums than pure aquariums which would explain the difference.

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05 Aug 2007, 21:14
B or E. But I think I'll go for B

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05 Aug 2007, 23:37
ioiio wrote:
B or E. But I think I'll go for B

I will go for E.

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05 Aug 2007, 23:52
beckee529 wrote:
trahul4 wrote:
In the United States, vacationers account for more
than half of all visitors to what are technically called
“pure aquariums” but for fewer than one quarter of
all visitors to zoos, which usually include a “zoo
aquarium” of relatively modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account
for the difference described above between visitors to
zoos and visitors to pure aquariums?

(A) In cities that have both a zoo and a pure
aquarium, local residents are twice as likely to
visit the aquarium as they are to visit the zoo.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos,
whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have
pure aquariums.

(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure
aquariums have outnumbered newly established
zoos by a factor of two to one.

(D) People who visit a zoo in a given year are two
times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that
year than are people who do not visit a zoo.

(E) The zoo aquariums of zoos that are in the same
city as a pure aquarium tend to be smaller than
the aquariums of zoos that have no pure
aquarium nearby.

Is the answer B? This shows that there are more zoo aquariums than pure aquariums which would explain the difference.

I didnt get the question statement itself...

"In the United States, vacationers account for more
than half of all visitors to what are technically called
“pure aquariums” but for fewer than one quarter of
all visitors to zoos, which usually include a “zoo
aquarium” of relatively modest scope.
"
what does this mean??? I am really not clear what is written here..perhaps some typo?

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06 Aug 2007, 00:15
Rephrasing on request....

For Pure Aquariums, more than 50% of visitors are vacationers. But for Zoos which usually includes a small aquarium, the vacationers account for less than 25 % of all visitors.

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06 Aug 2007, 00:27
ioiio wrote:
Rephrasing on request....

For Pure Aquariums, more than 50% of visitors are vacationers. But for Zoos which usually includes a small aquarium, the vacationers account for less than 25 % of all visitors.

Thanks ioiio....i think i am clear now....

The answer most def has to be B...cos that bridges the gap as to why the proportion of vacationers visiting aquariums is higher than the proportion visiting aquariums in zoo...

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06 Aug 2007, 00:50
agree with B

most cities have zoos few cities have aquariums
so more visitors for aquariums
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06 Aug 2007, 00:57
Whats the OA???

I didnt go with E because it looked like a statement right out of the passage. The last line of the passage already claims the zoo aquariums are modest sized.

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06 Aug 2007, 02:30
I choose between B and D.
And go for D.
I can try to explain if I am right.

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06 Aug 2007, 05:20
B-> Irrelevant, as we r comaring in the same city.
C-> May not be the reason as there may be more number of zoos finally even after new ones out numbering.
D-> No comparision between vacationers and locals, so does not account for the reason.
E-> Correct, as it gives the reason for the non-residents to more likely visit the pure acquarium than a zoo acquarium.

OA plz..

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06 Aug 2007, 05:27
AimHigher wrote:
agree with B

most cities have zoos few cities have aquariums
so more visitors for aquariums

That is what I think too. B!

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06 Aug 2007, 06:52
whats OA

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06 Aug 2007, 08:10
B it is...E repeats the idea in the passage.

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08 Aug 2007, 02:20
Hi trahul4 can u post the OA and the OE if possible?

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08 Aug 2007, 08:23
OA is B. I got this question from one of those retired paper tests.

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