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# Whenever a major airplane accident occurs, there is a

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Whenever a major airplane accident occurs, there is a dramatic increase in the number of airplane mishaps reported, a phenomenon that may last for as long as a few months after the accident. Airline officials assert that the publicity given the gruesomeness of major airplane accidents focuses media attention on the airline industry and the increase in the number of reported accidents is caused by an increase in the number of news sources covering airline accident, not by an increase in the number of accidents.
Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the assertions of the airline officials?

A. The publicity surrounding airline accidents is largely limited to the country in which the crash occurred.

B. Airline accidents tend to occur far more often during certain peak travel months.

C. News organizations do not have any guidelines to help them decide how severe or how close an accident must be for it to receive coverage.

D. Airplane accidents receive coverage by news sources only when the news sources find it advantageous to do so.

E. Studies by government regulations show that the number of airplane flight miles remains relatively constant from month to month.

I dont agree w/ OA.

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22 Oct 2007, 23:28
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Whenever a major airplane accident occurs, there is a dramatic increase in the number of airplane mishaps reported, a phenomenon that may last for as long as a few months after the accident. Airline officials assert that the publicity given the gruesomeness of major airplane accidents focuses media attention on the airline industry and the increase in the number of reported accidents is caused by an increase in the number of news sources covering airline accident, not by an increase in the number of accidents.

Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the assertions of the airline officials?

A. The publicity surrounding airline accidents is largely limited to the country in which the crash occurred.

B. Airline accidents tend to occur far more often during certain peak travel months.

C. News organizations do not have any guidelines to help them decide how severe or how close an accident must be for it to receive coverage.

D. Airplane accidents receive coverage by news sources only when the news sources find it advantageous to do so.

E. Studies by government regulations show that the number of airplane flight miles remains relatively constant from month to month.

I dont agree w/ OA.

B. if it is true that Airline accidents tend to occur far more often during certain peak travel months, then the dramatic increase in news coverage
about airplane mishaps is not because of an increase in the number of news sources covering airline accident but because of an increase in the number of accidents.

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23 Oct 2007, 00:37
B: States that more accidents occurring is the cause of more accidents being reported (as opposed to more news coverage).

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23 Oct 2007, 11:17
"B"

Gives an alternate explanation.

The airline industry claims that it is due to excess coverage.

B. gives an alternate reasoning.

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23 Oct 2007, 11:28
B for me 2!

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