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Taking a step towards going green, last year the state of Wississipi planned on giving interest free loans and free installations for households installing solar power generators. Many houses in Wississipi took advantage of this and a report claimed that up to 10% of households in the state were benefiting from the scheme. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.
Which of the following, if true, does most to explain the result that followed the implementation of the scheme?

A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified.
B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before.
C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme.
D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place.
E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year.

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So what is the paradox ? Reports says only 10% has solar. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.. So prethinking is that something came up and that is causing high demands of energy. Let's see the answer choices to see that. before start we have to give a moment to "if true" part. let's go !

A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified. --- which means actual figure was a bit less. let say only 9% has the solar. is it going to explain why new demands for energy came up.
B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before. --- lets notice that 10% were getting benefit from this scheme since last year. means 10% people increase since last year that are using solar. and still damands of extra light cause less sun/day time. This is not clearly explaining . clearly some hidden fact is there.
C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme. ---- out of scope.
D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place. --- seems a tempting option. so people started leaving their TV on for longer time but on solar . rest of the energy they are using as it or recklessly, well we don't know. anyways this is not explaining why demands are high.
E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year. --- clearly the answer. something in a dire need of energy.

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Taking a step towards going green, last year the state of Wississipi planned on giving interest free loans and free installations for households installing solar power generators. Many houses in Wississipi took advantage of this and a report claimed that up to 10% of households in the state were benefiting from the scheme. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.
Which of the following, if true, does most to explain the result that followed the implementation of the scheme?

A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified.
B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before.
C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme.
D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place.
E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year.
The answer should be E. It says there is an alternate reason for an increase in demand for electricity.
A - Doesn't talk about the demand. Even if it is less than 10%, it is still significant
B - talks about amount of solar energy generated
C - irrelevant to the question
D - Usage is out of scope

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After gravitating towards the right answer ended up selecting the wrong answer.Super question this!!!!
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So what is the paradox ? Reports says only 10% has solar. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.. So prethinking is that something came up and that is causing high demands of energy. Let's see the answer choices to see that. before start we have to give a moment to "if true" part. let's go !

A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified. --- which means actual figure was a bit less. let say only 9% has the solar. is it going to explain why new demands for energy came up.
B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before. --- lets notice that 10% were getting benefit from this scheme since last year. means 10% people increase since last year that are using solar. and still damands of extra light cause less sun/day time. This is not clearly explaining . clearly some hidden fact is there.
C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme. ---- out of scope.
D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place. --- seems a tempting option. so people started leaving their TV on for longer time but on solar . rest of the energy they are using as it or recklessly, well we don't know. anyways this is not explaining why demands are high.
E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year. --- clearly the answer. something in a dire need of energy.

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A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified - This does not give us enough information about why demand for electricity was high. Incorrect

B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before - No sufficient information provided.

C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme - Out of scope

D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place - Out of scope for our question.

E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year - This gives us enough evidence to say why electricity demand was higher - Correct
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SandhyAvinash wrote:
Taking a step towards going green, last year the state of Wississipi planned on giving interest free loans and free installations for households installing solar power generators. Many houses in Wississipi took advantage of this and a report claimed that up to 10% of households in the state were benefiting from the scheme. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.
Which of the following, if true, does most to explain the result that followed the implementation of the scheme?

A- During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified.
B- Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before.
C- Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme.
D- Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place.
E- Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year.


I have read that right answer for paradox question should explain both sides of the paradox. Option E doesn’t talk about solar installations or households benefitting from the Free schemes. The scenario explained in option E can as well be true even if there weren’t any solar installations or any free schemes. E only explains one half of the paradox. Please correct me if am wrong . D on the other hand talks about solar installations and people using it recklessly which explains increase in demand.

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Clear E

Choice B and D are clever trap answers.

Let x be amount of electricity used before solar power installation.
Now choice D says, people wasted the energy generated from solar power generator, and but it DOES NOT say they wasted energy from electricity. The amount of energy from electricity would have stayed as it is. But choice D does not explain help why there was increase in demand for electricity.

Likewise choice B, sunlight hours was not that high. so what? still they could have obtained say 'y' amount energy from solar and remaining x-y energy from electricity. But still choice B does not help resolve why there was increase in demand for electricity

on other choice E, clearly resolves the paradox, increase in demand was from somewhere else (new manufacturing plants)
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