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Roland: It is important for us to cut down on our usage of fossil fuel

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Roland: It is important for us to cut down on our usage of fossil fuels. Therefore, we must invest in new hybrid technology for vehicles. Hybrid technology will help us decrease our dependency on fossil fuels. Hybrid vehicles use half the fossil fuels per mile than other vehicles.

Tomassi: Not true. There are many ways that we can reduce our usage of fossil fuels without spending money on developing hybrid vehicles.

Tomassi assumes which one of the following?

    A. That other technology is more effective at cutting fossil fuel usage

    B. That consumers will not buy hybrid cars

    C. That hybrid cars are not as durable as non-hybrid cars

    D. That alternative means of reducing fossil fuel consumption will be sufficient to avert any looming crisis

    E. That hybrid vehicles will not cut down on the usage of fossil fuels if they are driven for longer distances

Originally posted by AshutoshB on 01 Aug 2018, 01:06.
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The best answer is D. This is an assumption question. Tomassi concludes that simply because there are other ways to reduce fossil fuel consumption, it is not necessary to invest in hybrid vehicles. So, Tomassi must be assuming that the savings that will be realized from these other means will be enough to make a switch to hybrid vehicles unnecessary. Each of the other answer choices is irrelevant to the conclusion.

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Tomassi mentions in his argument that there are many other ways, which means alternate ways to achieve what hybrid tech can achieve.

D exactly talks about that

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Re: Roland: It is important for us to cut down on our usage of fossil fuel  [#permalink]

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Tomassi assumes which one of the following?

A. That other technology is more effective at cutting fossil fuel usage

Tomassi didn't mention any other technology in his argument. He only mentions that there are many other ways than developing hybrid vehicles. Since this option talks about other "technology" which Tomassi didn't specify, this option is INCORRECT

B. That consumers will not buy hybrid cars

Tomassi didn't agree with Roland regarding the ways to reduce fossil fuel usage. Tomassi said nothing about consumers buying hybrid cars INCORRECT

C. That hybrid cars are not as durable as non-hybrid cars

Tomassi didn;t compare hybrid and non-hybrid cars INCORRECT

D. That alternative means of reducing fossil fuel consumption will be sufficient to avert any looming crisis

Tomassi clearly specifies there are many ways to reduce fossil fuel usage other than investing on hybrid cars. He must have assumed that the alternative means are sufficient to reduce fossil fuel usage compared to hybrid cars.

E. That hybrid vehicles will not cut down on the usage of fossil fuels if they are driven for longer distances

Tomassi didn't specify/assume anything about the hybrid vehicles cutting down on fossil fuels when driven for long distances INCORRECT

Hence option D
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