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# Last year, in an effort to decrease fossil fuel use, Suzanne traded in

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Last year, in an effort to decrease fossil fuel use, Suzanne traded in  [#permalink]

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Last year, in an effort to decrease fossil fuel use, Suzanne traded in her late-model gas-powered car for a brand new gas/electric “hybrid” vehicle which uses significantly less gasoline for each mile driven. Because she has not changed her normal driving habits since then, it is obvious that Suzanne is now responsible for less fossil fuel use than she would have been if she had not switched to a hybrid vehicle.
Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?
(A) Many drivers who have not switched to hybrid vehicles have nonetheless decreased their gasoline use by using various modes of public transportation.
(B) Suzanne’s old, gas-powered car is more fuel efficient than some hybrid vehicles.
(C) Many drivers who switch to gas/electric hybrid vehicles do so in part to make a statement regarding the importance of the environment.
(D) The original retail price of Suzanne’s old car was significantly greater than the retail price of her new hybrid vehicle.
(E) The total amount of fossil fuels used in the production and use of Suzanne’s new hybrid vehicle was less than the amount that Suzanne would have used had she not switched to a hybrid vehicle.

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06 Feb 2018, 08:59
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Last year, in an effort to decrease fossil fuel use, Suzanne traded in her late-model gas-powered car for a brand new gas/electric “hybrid” vehicle which uses significantly less gasoline for each mile driven. Because she has not changed her normal driving habits since then, it is obvious that Suzanne is now responsible for less fossil fuel use than she would have been if she had not switched to a hybrid vehicle.
Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?
(A) Many drivers who have not switched to hybrid vehicles have nonetheless decreased their gasoline use by using various modes of public transportation.
(B) Suzanne’s old, gas-powered car is more fuel efficient than some hybrid vehicles.
(C) Many drivers who switch to gas/electric hybrid vehicles do so in part to make a statement regarding the importance of the environment.
(D) The original retail price of Suzanne’s old car was significantly greater than the retail price of her new hybrid vehicle.
(E) The total amount of fossil fuels used in the production and use of Suzanne’s new hybrid vehicle was less than the amount that Suzanne would have used had she not switched to a hybrid vehicle.

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The argument: Because she has not changed her normal driving habits since then, it is obvious that Suzanne is now responsible for less fossil fuel use than she would have been if she had not switched to a hybrid vehicle.

Option A: Incorrect...Irrelevant. we are not discussing habits of other drivers. Also Suzanne didn't change her driving habits
Option B: Incorrect...we are only comparing her old car with the specific hybrid model she bought, which the question says IS more fuel efficient.
Option C: Incorrect... We are not discussing motivations of the drivers in the argument
Option D:Incorrect... The argument is not about the price of the car
Option E: Correct... strengthens the argument that she is now using less fossil fuels.
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