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# On a certain day, nine scheduled flights on Swift Airlines

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On a certain day, nine scheduled flights on Swift Airlines were canceled. Ordinarily, a cancellation is due to mechanical problems with the airplane scheduled for a certain flight. However, since it is unlikely that Swift would have the mechanical problems with more than one or two scheduled flights on a single day, some of the nine cancellations were probably due to something else.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) More than one or two airplanes were scheduled for the nine canceled flights.
(B) Swift Airlines has fewer mechanical problems than do other airlines of the same size.
(C) Each of the canceled flights would have been longer than the average flight on Swift Airlines.
(D) Swift Airlines had never before canceled more than one or two scheduled flights on a single day.
(E) All of the airplanes scheduled for the canceled flights are based at the same airport

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05 Jul 2004, 09:38
A it is. Took me 3 min on this one! Was bogged down between E and A
A schedule flight needs not have an appointed airplane. Hence, a plane has to be appointed to it in order to claim "mechanical problems"
E) out of scope
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05 Jul 2004, 20:34
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sorry here. i am having some other opinions.

i think for this question, none of the options seems to be right.

for A , paul has taken some assumption which is not stated or implied in the passage. actually , here none of the options seems to be correct to me.

However for me also A is right with some other reasoning

C,D,E - are very strong
C - each of
D - never before
E - all of the
hence deleted

B - never stated or compared with other airplane

A - take it granted. least no of problems.

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06 Jul 2004, 06:48
A (100%)

The reason to cancel a flight is a problem with the plane. The question implies that it is OK if one or two planes break down, so we don't have to look for other reasons if these two planes are used for 9 flights

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Re: On a certain day, nine scheduled flights on Swift Airlines [#permalink]

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09 Oct 2013, 06:54
Great question.

I am doubting between A and E.

Oa is A, but why not E?

If the nine canceled flights would make stops at different airports.
Lets say the flight, Frankfurt-London-Montreal

If the flight got canceled from Frankfurt, the flight from London to Montreal also could get canceled?

What am I missing here??

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17 Jun 2017, 03:26
boksana wrote:
On a certain day, nine scheduled flights on Swift Airlines were canceled. Ordinarily, a cancellation is due to mechanical problems with the airplane scheduled for a certain flight. However, since it is unlikely that Swift would have the mechanical problems with more than one or two scheduled flights on a single day, some of the nine cancellations were probably due to something else.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) More than one or two airplanes were scheduled for the nine canceled flights.
(B) Swift Airlines has fewer mechanical problems than do other airlines of the same size.
(C) Each of the canceled flights would have been longer than the average flight on Swift Airlines.
(D) Swift Airlines had never before canceled more than one or two scheduled flights on a single day.
(E) All of the airplanes scheduled for the canceled flights are based at the same airport

Can anybody explain this , not able to understand the explanations already given.
Thank you.
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