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# Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass

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Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods. It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking.

The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities

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22 Sep 2017, 00:50
Skywalker18 wrote:
Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods. It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking.

The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities

I'll go with B

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22 Sep 2017, 01:56
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Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods. It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking.

The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities

Will go with C as the whole Assumption is based on the fact that there are ways to increase the use of mass-transportation. Feel that B is close but comparison with other cities is irrelevant.
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22 Sep 2017, 03:15
I'll go with B. As when compared with the other options, only this seems to fit

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22 Sep 2017, 07:08
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Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods. It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking.

The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities

Premise :Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods.

Conclusion : It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking

The main assumption is that passenger car parking can improve all the above if communities invest in it.

A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase => There is comparision or relation stated on these two..Transport vs gasoline prices.
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation =>This is like to result of some implementation but not an assumption.
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods. => If there are other ways to increase then good parking option is not considered.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized => As per our prethinking..yes there can be some improvements if they invest....
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities => This is irrelavant and this is not at all discussed..

IMO option D.
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25 Nov 2017, 08:28
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Well-planned passenger-car parking can increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods. It's important that communities invest in improvements in passenger-car parking.

The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
A. Mass transportation is becoming more popular as gasoline prices continue to increase
B. Many cities that invested in new parking facilities have witnessed increased usage of mass transportation
C. There are other ways to increase the use of mass transportation , reduce the number of commuters , and encourage alternative travel methods.
D. Some fraction of the prospective increase in the use of mass transportation , and reduction of the number of commuters can be realized
E. Parking is the most critical issue for most local communities

I chose B in my first attempt, but after going through the above explanation D does makes sense.

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11 Dec 2017, 22:40
I negated B as the question is talking about the improvement in car parking while option B talks about the new parking facilities.
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12 Dec 2017, 00:58
nitin1989 wrote:
I negated B as the question is talking about the improvement in car parking while option B talks about the new parking facilities.

B is a classic trap answer choice that you will find mostly in all the CRs. That the intended outcome is realized in other city with similar action plan need not necessarily be true and hence, must be avoided in almost all questions. While C weakens the conclusion, D says that the author must have thought/ assumed that any improvement in the mentioned areas are possible and can be realized by improving car parking.

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01 Nov 2018, 10:21
Yeah C seems to be the correct answer and not D. Anybody has a better solution for D?
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01 Nov 2018, 19:49
passenger-car ? mass transportation ?
Im such an idiot ..I had to google those terms first lol

coz X ......., so we should do Y
assumption ?
If we do Y, X will happen

what is X ?
increase the use of mass transportation, reduce the number of commuters, and encourage alternative travel methods

Only D says the same thing
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05 Nov 2018, 08:38
Can someone explain why E is wrong? The parking is our issue.. we’re looking for an improvement in passenger car parking and since it is critical for communities they should invest in it..
thank youu

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08 Nov 2018, 02:33
Is there an OE for this question?? I did arrive at D as my answer but i would like to know the rejection reasoning for E
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08 Nov 2018, 02:38
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Can someone explain why E is wrong? The parking is our issue.. we’re looking for an improvement in passenger car parking and since it is critical for communities they should invest in it..
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E actually is OUT OF SCOPE .
In the argument we are concerned with PASSENGER-CAR (PUBLIC TRANSPORT) and not all cars ( private+public)
so even if parking is not the MOST important issue (negation of conclusion) for most local communities then also the conclsuion stands as there may still be a need for better parking for PASSENGER-CAR and hence it may still be important to improve parking for the later.
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