It is currently 19 Nov 2017, 13:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 653

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 7

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:19
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (02:02) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over the past 5 yrs, yet the airlines are doing a booming buisness. Clearly, people today have more money to spend on vacations than they did five yrs ago.

All of the following, if true, would weaken the argument above EXCEPT:

a) Most ppl buying transatlantic tickets use them for buisness trip, so air fare is refunded by their companies
b) there are fewer airlines in existence today than 5 yrs ago
c) ppl are taking shorter vacations and staying in cheaper hotels than they used to
d) Crossing Atlantic by ship requires more tine than ppl can afford
e) Domestic airline flights have seen a steady increase in passengers

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 7

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Jan 2006
Posts: 96

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 2

Schools: HKUST
Re: CR weaken the argu [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:39
E

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 2

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 780

Kudos [?]: 189 [0], given: 0

Re: CR weaken the argu [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Aug 2008, 13:02
Between D and E:

D is irrelevant where as E already stated

D

Kudos [?]: 189 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 653

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 7

Re: CR weaken the argu [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Aug 2008, 14:47
agree and OA is E.

how do you guys do these EXCEPT problem. I always get confused after first 2-3 choices .. as to what I was supposed to do. And then eventually end up with choosing wrong answer.

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 7

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1534

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Re: CR weaken the argu [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2008, 05:16
"All of the following, if true, would weaken the argument above EXCEPT:"

If I re-read the EXCEPT question as "which of the answer choices would not weaken the argument"

or

"which of the answer choices would either be neutral or strengthen the argument".

then it helps me eliminate the answer choices.

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Re: CR weaken the argu   [#permalink] 14 Aug 2008, 05:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.