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akshaya0002 wrote:
Question 2 explanation pls ??


03SrishtiAgrawal wrote:
Please explain why option B is not the answer in Q2.


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2. The author refers to the “cost-benefit analysis” (Highlighted) undertaken by the FAA most likely in order to

Difficulty Level: 700

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This question asks why the author discusses the FAA’s “cost-benefit analysis,” and the line reference places this quoted text in the third paragraph. Once again, this question does not require any additional research beyond the notes you’ve already taken. According to your notes, the third paragraph introduces and explains the author’s position, which is that the FAA’s duties are not incompatible. Because this is a defense of the FAA against the critics who claim that the agency is incapable of managing its competing responsibilities, (E) is the correct answer.

(A) is incorrect because the author’s summary of the FAA’s responsibilities is in the first paragraph, not the third.

(B) is incorrect because the author’s primary concern in the third paragraph is to defend the FAA, not merely to explain a lone policy decision. While the author offers a justification for the FAA’s position on lap children, she does so in order to support her broader point, which is that the agency is able to balance its responsibilities.

(C) and (D) are incorrect because the author does not “question” or “criticize” the FAA in the third paragraph. Those characterizations are more closely aligned with the critics, whose opinions are discussed in the first and second paragraphs.

Answer: E
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to describe main ideA of passage , it is needto read whole passage
are main idea of passage in first passage?
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GAngstA wrote:
to describe main ideA of passage , it is needto read whole passage
are main idea of passage in first passage?


One need to read the whole passage to know the main idea of the passage correctly, First paragraphs usually introduces the topic.
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Explanation for question 1 please ?
I thought A was correct.
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akshaya0002 wrote:
Question 2 explanation pls ??


03SrishtiAgrawal wrote:
Please explain why option B is not the answer in Q2.


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2. The author refers to the “cost-benefit analysis” (Highlighted) undertaken by the FAA most likely in order to

Difficulty Level: 700

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(B) is incorrect because the author’s primary concern in the third paragraph is to defend the FAA, not merely to explain a lone policy decision. While the author offers a justification for the FAA’s position on lap children, she does so in order to support her broader point, which is that the agency is able to balance its responsibilities.

Answer: E


Yes, the primary concern is to defend, but this question asks something else. Why did the author mention "cost benefit analysis"? If the question was "why did the author write the 3rd paragraph, than I would answer E.

As per my logic, the author mentioned "cost benefit analysis" not to define primary concern of the passage. The author mentions this to tell us that this analysis took place and the critics just misunderstood how and why the FAA takes it into consideration. For this reason, B seems to be the more correct answer to me.

I would be glad to hear others' thoughts.
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03SrishtiAgrawal wrote:
Please explain why option B is not the answer in Q2.



"...underpins a policy decision made by the FAA"

it is not made by FAA, rather it is made by Congress
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arieframadhanm wrote:
03SrishtiAgrawal wrote:
Please explain why option B is not the answer in Q2.



"...underpins a policy decision made by the FAA"

it is not made by FAA, rather it is made by Congress



Not by Congress I feel, it is written as the agency's decision making policies.
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