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# Each year, fires in the United States cause \$ 12 billion in

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Each year, fires in the United States cause \$ 12 billion in property losses, insurance costs, fire-fighting expenses, and loss of worker productivity. These fire losses are seven times those in Japan on a per capita basis.

Which of the following, if true, would be LEAST likely to be a factor contributing to the difference between fire losses in Japan and those in the United States?

A. Significantly more money per capita is spent each year on fire-prevention efforts in the United States than is spent on such efforts in Japan.

B. The rate of arson, a major contributor to fire statistics in the United States, is almost negligible in Japan.

C. Most Japanese homes, unlike those in the United States, are equipped with specially designed and effective fire-extinguishing equipment.

D. Foam-based and plastic furniture, less popular in Japan than in the United States, ignites readily and releases twice the heat energy of equivalent weights of natural fibers.

E. Japanese fire departments devote proportionately more personnel time to inspection, training, and public education than do United States fire departments.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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