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# Q. Since the passage of the state s Clean Air Act ten years

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29 Aug 2012, 17:13
I don't think any answer is correct actually; as for C we can't rule out the possibility that the 5% of the companies that closed their doors were the source of half the declined pollution.

E strengthens the conclusion, if there were only 2 violators of the law, then most probably the pollution source was the companies that went out of business.
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29 Aug 2012, 18:27
so what is the OA???? i see the answer as posted is E..... so is the OA C or E???
i also picked C but when i revealed the spoler it says E
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29 Aug 2012, 20:50
i was dissapointed to see the answer first

but c has been proved on the analysis simulating mine so i m doing good
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30 Aug 2012, 05:56
C) Of the businesses that ceased operating in the state during the last ten years, only 5 percent were engaged in air-polluting industries. --> this arguments states that the reduction is due to the act and not because of decline of business. This is a much better answer compared to D...

(D) Several large corporations left the state during the last ten years partly in order to avoid compliance with the Clean Air Act. --> this states that business decline is the reason for the reduce in pollution because the company ceased its operation.
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01 Oct 2012, 08:00
I agree with Qassam. The 5% could be responsible for the 18% fall in pollution. But given the answer choices, I would choose B.
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30 Nov 2013, 00:18
All you guys who stand for "c" are right. E would have been a correct choice had it disclosed who were the violators: Industrial or others. Moreover, E strengthen the argument saying that the regulation is not as effect as it must be-"Only two caught"
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06 Oct 2015, 00:48
IMO, B is the correct answer. we need to say that business decline is not the reason and C says amendment is the reason for less pollution.
next best option could be E, but i don't have reason to substantiate it.
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