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# Springfi eld Fire Commissioner: The vast majority of false fire alarms

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01 Aug 2017, 10:21
the argument is made to specify a problem that is"false fire alarms" and the fire dept is willing to fight it by removing the fire alarm box
conclusion:removing the boxes will reduce the number of prank calls without hampering people's ability to report a fire.

here announced effect:reducing prank call without hampering ability to report a fire
option a:clearly discuss about how both objective is achieved
option c:suggest only about the advantage of phone call over fire larm box

asnwer is A

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31 Aug 2017, 06:56
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Can you please explain why A and not C?
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31 Aug 2017, 07:10
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chetan2u
Can you please explain why A and not C?

hi..

you can pick up the right choice between A and C, if you home on to the EXACT requirement..

REQUIREMENT
Quote:
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the proposal, if carried out, will have the announced effect?

what is the announced effect

Quote:
Removing the boxes will reduce the number of prank calls without hampering people's ability to report a fire.

Now lets see the choices and the likely benefit of it.

A. The fire department traces all alarm calls made from private telephones and records where they came from.
If fire department can TRACE back all private calls, any prank call can be traced to the caller and he can be penalized. so calls from private numbers would lessen down the prank calls and will have the announced effect

C. A telephone call can provide the fire department with more information about the nature and size of a fire than can an alarm placed from an alarm box.
Yes it is in favour of removing alarm boxes but what is the intended effect - it is that the fire department will have better knowledge of the incident and will be better prepared while moving to the site.
BUT what is the announced effect - Lowering PRANK calls without hampering...

so A wins over C
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07 Sep 2017, 09:26
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Springfield Fire Commissioner: The vast majority of false fire alarms are prank calls made anonymously from fire alarm boxes on street corners. Since virtually everyone has access to a private telephone, these alarm boxes have outlived their usefulness. Therefore, we propose to remove the boxes. Removing the boxes will reduce the number of prank calls without hampering people's ability to report a fire.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the proposal, if carried out, will have the announced effect?
*NOTE: We care about not hampering someones' ability to report a fire when the fire alarm boxes are removed*

(A) The fire department traces all alarm calls made from private telephones and records where they came from.
- The fire department can trace calls? that's new info. okay, so if fire alarm boxes were to be removed, people will still be able to report a fire (from private telephones). the number of prank calls would be reduced b/c of the removal of fire alarm boxes, and peoples' ability to report a fire will not be hampered b/c virtually everyone has access to a private telephone.

(B) Maintaining the fire alarm boxes costs Springfield approximately five million dollars annually.
- Who cares what maintaining fire alarm boxes costs?

(C) A telephone call can provide the fire department with more information about the nature and size of a fire than can an alarm placed from an alarm box.
- Out of scope. "A telephone call" is not the same as a call from a private telephone. That aside, we're not concerned with the details of a fire. We're concerned with: 1) reducing the # of prank calls; and 2) not hampering peoples' ability to report a fire

(D) Responding to false alarms significantly reduces the fire department's capacity for responding to fires.
- Well, no shit it does. Tell me something I don't know. How does this affect someones' ability (or inability) to report a fire?

(E) On any given day, a significant percentage of the public telephones in Springfield are out of service.
- - Who cares about public telephones?

Tricky question. Hopefully I was able to explain why the OA is A. Kudos please if you find this helpful

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