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    There is only one major road, Freeway Z, that links County X and County Y. The border of the two counties is primarily defined by a mountain range, over which the construction of new roads is severely restricted by environmental laws. A cost-effective solution to the problem of traffic congestion on Freeway Z is to build a commuter train tunnel through the mountain range. The successful implementation of this plan would cost far less than expanding the existing freeway and would also reduce the number of cars clogging the roads in both counties.

    Which of the following, if true, could proponents of the plan above most appropriately cite as a piece of evidence for the soundness of their plan?


    An effective commuter train tunnel between the counties would require major investment in mass transit within both counties.
    The majority of all vehicles on the nationís freeways are traveling from one state to another.
    60% of the cars on Freeway Z are driven by people who live in County Y and work in County X.
    Many new freeways are being built in areas that are presently served by commuter trains.
    A large proportion of the vehicles on Freeway Z are commercial trucks carrying transcontinental shipments.

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    An effective commuter train tunnel between the counties would require major investment in mass transit within both counties. - Weakens
    The majority of all vehicles on the nation’s freeways are traveling from one state to another. - General, so out of scope.
    60% of the cars on Freeway Z are driven by people who live in County Y and work in County X. -Correct. This would mean a constant source of traffic and hence a good purpose for the plan.
    Many new freeways are being built in areas that are presently served by commuter trains.- General view
    A large proportion of the vehicles on Freeway Z are commercial trucks carrying transcontinental shipments. - Irrelevant.

    IMO, ans is C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmsolis View Post
    There is only one major road, Freeway Z, that links County X and County Y. The border of the two counties is primarily defined by a mountain range, over which the construction of new roads is severely restricted by environmental laws. A cost-effective solution to the problem of traffic congestion on Freeway Z is to build a commuter train tunnel through the mountain range. The successful implementation of this plan would cost far less than expanding the existing freeway and would also reduce the number of cars clogging the roads in both counties.

    Which of the following, if true, could proponents of the plan above most appropriately cite as a piece of evidence for the soundness of their plan?

    An effective commuter train tunnel between the counties would require major investment in mass transit within both counties.
    The majority of all vehicles on the nationís freeways are traveling from one state to another.
    60% of the cars on Freeway Z are driven by people who live in County Y and work in County X.
    Many new freeways are being built in areas that are presently served by commuter trains.
    A large proportion of the vehicles on Freeway Z are commercial trucks carrying transcontinental shipments.
    A - weakens
    B - weakens
    C - Possible
    D - Beckons the question, why do we have to build railways then
    E - If many trucks use Freeway Z, then even if railways are built, the traffic will not reduce.

    So I pick C

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    C it is

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    Another vote for C

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    Quote Originally Posted by anilmanu View Post
    A - weakens
    B - weakens
    C - Possible
    D - Beckons the question, why do we have to build railways then
    E - If many trucks use Freeway Z, then even if railways are built, the traffic will not reduce.

    So I pick C
    Why not E because the load of the commercial trucks could be carried on the railway easily whereas the daily commuters might be particular about travelling through the road because there might be a connectivity issue or things like those from the railway stations to their work place or to wherever they commute daily

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