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

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27 Jan 2010, 20:05
I've doubt in OA of this one. My pick is D

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got it at last why D is wrong. Nice one thats why need to put this analysis for all:
(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.
We are talking about visitors or vacationers but still if it is true it weaks the argument

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums.
A plausible reason why vacationers would be more interested in visiting a pure aquarium than a zoo

(C) Over the last ten years, newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of two to one.
Proportion of aquariums to zoos is not an issue

(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.
Probability of visit is not an issue

(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.
Size of zoo is not an issue

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04 Mar 2010, 20:06
I missed this one but ans B seems obvious..

if more zoos are present at more places then the proportion of local people visiting the zoo is higher than vacationers.

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27 Nov 2010, 13:14
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I missed this one but ans B seems obvious..

if more zoos are present at more places then the proportion of local people visiting the zoo is higher than vacationers.

POE works best in this problem.
Even though I didn't understand the full implication of choice B in the first go, I was able to figure out that other options just don't apply to the context.

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29 Nov 2010, 14:23
pple mention POE...how does this work? Method of Elimination...
w/o a particular rule how can one eliminate?

The best way I could attack this problem was trying to be in the area of the premise/facts.
A simple answer such as "B" attacks it.

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29 Nov 2010, 14:55
nice one textnet.....I chose C Using POE i was left with B & C

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30 Nov 2010, 11:52
good one
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30 Nov 2010, 15:45
Not a bad question. Bah, got this one wrong.

nitya34 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.

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01 Dec 2010, 08:12
nitya34 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.

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Hey, what's the source?

Not a single answer choice fits perfectly imo. I guess B is the closest, but it still assumes too much. Again, this is my opinion.

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09 Mar 2011, 07:25
agreed ...its B

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25 Apr 2012, 22:45
nitya34 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.

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i had got confused with B and D and then went with B...now i feel that B is the right answer
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23 Jan 2013, 03:39
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In the USA, 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 simply include a "zoo aquarium" of modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, 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 metropolitan areas have pure aquariums.

C. Over the last 10 years newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of 2 to 1

D. People who visit zoos in a given year are two times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that year than are people who do not visit the 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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I feel its B.
My reasoning is that since there is a shortage of pure aquariums, therefore this shortage becomes a reason why there is difference.
Let me know if more clarification is required.
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23 Jan 2013, 04:49
I think too is B because all visitors to zoos, which simply include a "zoo aquarium" of modest scope.
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23 Jan 2013, 07:40
I feel number can play a crucial role and the reason why C is being kicked is that it talks about NEW CONSTRUCTED ZOOS. lets see what others think.
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23 Jan 2013, 15:03
Am really having trouble in understanding this today:-(

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23 Jan 2013, 16:59
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In the USA, 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 simply include a "zoo aquarium" of modest scope.

Which of the following, if true, 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
Wrong Wrong direction if local residents (LRs) would be twice as likely to visit A then there would be less of them in Z. The passage supports that there are rather fewer LRs in A.

B. Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few metropolitan areas have pure aquariums.
Correct One could conclude that people from other regions will go on vacation to visit A but not Z since they could do it at home. This would explain why the propotion of visitors to LRs is higher in A.

C. Over the last 10 years newly constructed pure aquariums have outnumbered newly established zoos by a factor of 2 to 1
Wrong Out of scope. We do not care about the number of Z or A.

D. People who visit zoos in a given year are two times more likely to visit a pure aquarium that year than are people who do not visit the zoo.
Wrong This says nothing about the relationship of the number of visitors to LRs in A or Z.

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.

Wrong Size says nothing about the relationship between the number of visitors to LRs.

Excellent Analysis!

I fell for C. My reasoning was as follows:

Since more aquariums are built, more aquariums exist compared to Zoos. This explains why more people are visiting aquariums. MY REASONING was clearly flawed, because I did not consider the possibility that more Zoos exist overall, despite the new construction.

B is the correct choice. As indicated earlier, less aquariums exist compared to the number of Zoos, so people must travel in order to visit a "Pure Aquarium."

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I feel number can play a crucial role and the reason why C is being kicked is that it talks about NEW CONSTRUCTED ZOOS. lets see what others think.

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23 Jan 2013, 20:15
I also chose B, but for a different reason.

My thinking was that most pure aquariums are located in popular tourist destinations outside of metropolitan areas, so most of the visitors are on vacation. However, most of the zoos are in big cities and are thus mostly visited by local residents.

The creators of the question probably meant the other explanation, though, namely that if people can go to a zoo at home, they choose a pure aquarium while on vacation.
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23 Jan 2013, 22:59
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jgomey wrote:

I fell for C. My reasoning was as follows:

Since more aquariums are built, more aquariums exist compared to Zoos. This explains why more people are visiting aquariums. MY REASONING was clearly flawed, because I did not consider the possibility that more Zoos exist overall, despite the new construction.

B is the correct choice. As indicated earlier, less aquariums exist compared to the number of Zoos, so people must travel in order to visit a "Pure Aquarium."

Actually, notice another thing. You don't have to explain why more people are visiting pure aquariums (actually that may not be true. Overall, the number of people visiting pure aquariums might be lesser). You have to explain why visitors to pure aquariums are 50% vacationers (and other 50% are perhaps local people) while visitors to zoos are only 25% vacationers while other 75% are local people. The number of people visiting the pure aquarium and the number visiting the zoo are not an issue at all. The issue is the different demography: vacationers vs locals.
The reasons can be two:
- Vacationers find pure aquariums attractive for some reason (as C explains - its because there are fewer pure aquariums)
- Local people prefer zoo over pure aquarium (probably because their kids want to visit zoos and often)

That makes sense. Thank you for the explanation

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Hmmmmmmmmmm ... I still believe that B is out of scope . Can any body clarify more why B in particular ? Thanks in advance
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