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

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25 Sep 2014, 00:33
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
ronr34 wrote:
Hi Karishma,
I don't understand from your post what you think is the right answer.
Can you elaborate?

The answer is (B) only. I have a typo in that post. (B) explains that there are fewer pure aquariums, not (C). So answer stays (B). Since there are fewer pure aquariums, vacationers find those attractive since they may not have pure aquariums in their own cities. This explains the higher proportion of vacationers among aquarium visitors.

(b) limits the scope of this to just metropolitan areas.
But we aren't talking about tourists or citizens of metropolitan areas, so how can this be right?
Doesn't this option limit us to the sample size we are talking about?
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06 Dec 2014, 03:13
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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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My explanation : never waste time on such questions , just look on the top level construction
Conclusion - why aquariums are visited more then zoos?
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07 Mar 2015, 21:43
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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?

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(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. ---> This option mentions only local residents. So, discard it.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums. ---> Well, I could easily figure out this option as the answer by method of elimination but to provide reasoning as to why this should be correct, I referred Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (The dictionary you can trust - 30 million copies sold ), which states a vacationer as a holidaymaker (a person who is visiting a place on holiday/vacation). So, this option makes sense. If few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums, then people from other places will have to visit these areas that 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. ---> Inconclusive because we don’t have any idea about the number of zoos and aquariums that were present 10 years back.

(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. ---> It only mentions likelihood (having a high probability) but not certainty. So, we can discard it.

(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. ---> It’s comparing irrelevant information (zoo aquariums of zoos & aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby).
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My choice is option B.

Hope that helps.

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I didnt understand why are you comparing Pureaquarium of one area to rest when question stem is providing the overall stats for the country (In the United States) . D is not the best answer but it is surely better than other options.
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08 Jul 2015, 19:09
(B). Plenty of zoos, comparatively fewer pure aquariums, and fewer pure aquarium visitors means that the niche of pure aquarium visitors would compose a smaller % of the zoo visitor population, assuming that zoos attract a wide general audience. So, less overall pure aquarium visitors and more general population means a smaller % of the zoo visitors should be seen for pure aquarium visitors.

And, pure aquarium visitors are probably more likely to go to a pure aquarium attraction to see water animals, and not to see land animals and birds. Zoos have aquariums, but they're more modest, so they may be more inclined to skip the zoo altogether. This is more of a tertiary (not even secondary) point since this effect would be negated by the fewer number of pure aquariums, which means less access, greater transportation cost, perhaps even higher ticket costs with greater relative demand, and so there's a greater compromise by pure aquarium visitors to go to the smaller zoo aquariums instead.
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14 Aug 2015, 14:39
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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.

Good explanation by Ron
http://www.beatthegmat.com/cr-pure-aqua ... 19532.html
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16 Apr 2016, 04:21
Sir. This one cannot be a "MUST BE TRUE", it should be an "EXPLAIN" question.
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12 Oct 2016, 18:06
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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?

Explanation:
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(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. ---> This option mentions only local residents. So, discard it.

(B) Virtually all large metropolitan areas have zoos, whereas only a few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums. ---> Well, I could easily figure out this option as the answer by method of elimination but to provide reasoning as to why this should be correct, I referred Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (The dictionary you can trust - 30 million copies sold ), which states a vacationer as a holidaymaker (a person who is visiting a place on holiday/vacation). So, this option makes sense. If few large metropolitan areas have pure aquariums, then people from other places will have to visit these areas that 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. ---> Inconclusive because we don’t have any idea about the number of zoos and aquariums that were present 10 years back.

(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. ---> It only mentions likelihood (having a high probability) but not certainty. So, we can discard it.

(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. ---> It’s comparing irrelevant information (zoo aquariums of zoos & aquariums of zoos that have no pure aquarium nearby).
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My choice is option B.

Hope that helps.

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Excellent explanation Technext....I chose B but I find it equally important to read why the others are wrong and you did a great job, thank you
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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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Bumping for further discussion.

I still think that D is the best contender of all.

The fight here is between B and D.

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

Okay, this could have been the answer, and I agree that its a contender for sure. But where it goes wrong is that it assumes a lot. We are talking about the percentage of people who visit zoos and pure aquariums. While it can be contested that because there are less pure aquariums than there are zoos, there are going to be a greater proportion of vacationers that go to pure aquariums, I still think it really does not close the gap as good as D does.

(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.

This is what I chose. Here's what I think. There are vacationers who visit only zoos, only pure aquariums, and both. Now we know for sure that at least a few vacationers visit only pure aquarium, and the same is the case with only zoos. Now read the option D. It means that at least a few people who do not visit the zoo for sure visit the aquarium, but people who visit the zoo also visit the aquariums. This adds to the people visiting the aquariums.

Experts please chip in. And we do not know the source of the question. Please also comment on the quality of this question.
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24 Jul 2017, 04:56
For similar reasons stated by Shashank
Even I chose D over B

Experts kindly help

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26 Jul 2017, 09:21
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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15 Sep 2017, 11:25
such type of qns are asked in The GMAT?

How to approach such questions?
Also, explain the solution
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