It is currently 16 Feb 2020, 22:54
My Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not r

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 9607
Followers: 199

Kudos [?]: 2363 [0], given: 9139

CAT Tests
The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not r [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2019, 08:06
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

72% (01:37) correct 27% (01:35) wrong based on 18 sessions
The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not rational. In 1986 alone, there were 46,000 fatalities in highway accidents, but from 1980 to the present an average of only 77 per year in accidents on major domestic airlines. The rate for regional airlines was only sligh tly higher.

If the evidence cited above is accurate, which of the following would be most important to know in order to evaluate the force of that evidence?

(A) Whether repeated airplane travel allays fear of flying in airplanes
(B) Whether regional and domestic airlines spend the same average amount of time per aircraft on maintenance
(C) How many people reported a fear of flying in airplanes that was strong enough to prevent them from traveling by air
(D) How many people per year have traveled by highway and how many by air since 1980
(E) How much higher the accident rate has been for regional airlines than for major domestic airlines since 1980
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Need Practice? 20 Free GRE Quant Tests available for free with 20 Kudos
GRE Prep Club Members of the Month: Each member of the month will get three months free access of GRE Prep Club tests.

1 KUDOS received
GRE Prep Club Tests Editor
User avatar
Affiliations: Partner at MyGuru LLC.
Joined: 13 May 2019
Posts: 150
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GRE 1: Q169 V168
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 142 [1] , given: 2

CAT Tests
Re: The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not r [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2019, 13:54
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Quote:
The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not rational. In 1986 alone, there were 46,000 fatalities in highway accidents, but from 1980 to the present an average of only 77 per year in accidents on major domestic airlines. The rate for regional airlines was only slightly higher.

If the evidence cited above is accurate, which of the following would be most important to know in order to evaluate the force of that evidence?

In addressing Logical Reasoning style Reading Comprehension problems, first identify the question task. In this case, the task is to find the choice that "would be most important to know in order to evaluate the evidence".

Then, identify the conclusion. In this case, that "the facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not rational". So, the correct choice should allow the reader to better determine if the fear of flying is or is not rational.

Evaluate the choices looking to eliminate choices that have a vague impact, or no impact on the conclusion.

(A) Whether repeated airplane travel allays fear of flying in airplanes
What allays fear has no clear impact on the conclusion, so eliminate for having no impact.

(B) Whether regional and domestic airlines spend the same average amount of time per aircraft on maintenance
What regional and domestic airlines spend on maintenance has no clear impact on the conclusion, so eliminate for having no impact.

(C) How many people reported a fear of flying in airplanes that was strong enough to prevent them from traveling by air
How strong the fear of flying is has no clear impact on the conclusion, so eliminate for having no impact.

(D) How many people per year have traveled by highway and how many by air since 1980
The number of people traveling by highway and by air could skew the collision rates, so select as having a potential impact in need of further evaluation.

(E) How much higher the accident rate has been for regional airlines than for major domestic airlines since 1980
What the difference is in the accident rate for regional and domestic airlines has no clear impact on the conclusion, so eliminate for having no impact.

Choice D is the only choice that provides additional evidence to help evaluate the conclusion, so select Choice D.
_________________

Stefan Maisnier


Director of Online Tutoring, MyGuru
www.myguruedge.com



Sign up today for a free 30-minute online GRE tutoring session!


Like us on Facebook
Watch us on YouTube
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Linkedin

Re: The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not r   [#permalink] 06 Jun 2019, 13:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic The beauty pageant contestant told the judges she wanted wor sandy 1 22 Oct 2017, 16:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The facts show that the fear of flying in airplanes is not r

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.