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# Traveler: Southern Airways has a far worse safety record

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Traveler: Southern Airways has a far worse safety record that Air Dacentaria over the past few years, in terms of both the frequency of accidents and the severity of accidents. Therefore, although Air Dacentaria is slightly more expensive, I will choose it over Southern Airways for my flight from Pederton to Dacenta, since it is worth paying extra to have a safer flight.

Which of the following, if ture, casts the most serious doubt on the traveler
s argument?

A. Air Dacentaria's flight from Pederton to Dacenta is nonstop, whereas Southern Airways' flight touches down in Gorinda on the way.
B. Most Southern Airways flights, ut not its flight from Pederton to Dacenta, use Sarmouth airport, which because of its mountainous location is one of the world's most dangerous.
C. For its flights from Pederton to Dacenta, Southern Airways uses a different model of airplane, with a smaller capacity, that the model Air Dacentaria uses for its flights on the same route.
D. Only in the last few years has the cost of flying from Pederton to Dacenta been more expensive on Air Dacentaria than on Southern Airways.
E. Although the frequency of accidents is greater on Southern Airways, on both airlines the proportion of flights that have accidents is very small.
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30 Apr 2006, 07:56
Oops~
Sorry, due to poor network fluency, the overlap was occured..

If moderators can delete overlapped posts, pls do so.
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30 Apr 2006, 08:49
I think it is C.

I was confused between C and E.
C provides the reason why most of SA flights probably have accidents and why this reason will not be there in this particular case. Hence, paying the extra money for this flight does not make sense.

E also provides some insight that proportion of flights that have accidents is small for both. That means that maybe SA has higher frequency of accidents as it has more flights and AD has less flights and hence the frequency is less. But proportionbof flights with accidents remains small. But I did not chose this option as it does not provide any data on the proportion relation between SA and AD. They both can be small, but still one may be bigger than the other and hence traveller's choice still be valid.
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30 Apr 2006, 09:57
C

Risk element is same in this option
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30 Apr 2006, 10:32
I think it is B.
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30 Apr 2006, 10:49
Looks like I had indicated the right reasoning, but wrong ALphabet option ear;ier.
I was confused between B and E
and Choose B

Reasoning is the same as discussed earlier.
30 Apr 2006, 10:49
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# Traveler: Southern Airways has a far worse safety record

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