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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Critical Reasoning tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Critical Reasoning Although compact cars make up only 38 percent of the vehicles in traffic, 48 percent of the cars that are followed too closely ("tailgated") are compact. On the other hand, fewer than 27 percent of the cars tailgated are middle sized, even though middle-sized cars make up 31 percent of the vehicles in traffic. Which of the following, if true, most contributes to an explanation for the phenomenon described above? (A) The shape of compact cars makes it easy for a tailgate to see far enough ahead around such cars to minimize the chances of a rear-end collision. (B) Middle-sized cars, owned by families with children and pets, are likely to have bumper stickers that are so interesting to read that tailgaters stay behind such cars longer. (C) Compact cars sometimes have superior engines taht allow them to pass middle-sized cars on the highway easily. (D) The percentage of cars on the highway that are middle sized has been steadily decreasing over the last decade. (E) Compact cars are often driven by fast drivers OA is A what is the proper sense behind this? an Expert help, please. Thanks ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Roland2rule wrote: Although compact cars make up only 38 percent of the vehicles in traffic, 48 percent of the cars that are followed too closely ("tailgated") are compact. On the other hand, fewer than 27 percent of the cars tailgated are middle sized, even though middle-sized cars make up 31 percent of the vehicles in traffic. Which of the following, if true, most contributes to an explanation for the phenomenon described above? (A) The shape of compact cars makes it easy for a tailgate to see far enough ahead around such cars to minimize the chances of a rear-end collision. (B) Middle-sized cars, owned by families with children and pets, are likely to have bumper stickers that are so interesting to read that tailgaters stay behind such cars longer. (C) Compact cars sometimes have superior engines taht allow them to pass middle-sized cars on the highway easily. (D) The percentage of cars on the highway that are middle sized has been steadily decreasing over the last decade. (E) Compact cars are often driven by fast drivers OA is A what is the proper sense behind this? an Expert help, please. Thanks The phenomenon: compact cars are disproportionately represented in the population of cars getting tailgated. So we want a. reason why it might be more desirable for tailgaters to target compact cars. This is what A gives us . If tailgaters are less worried about getting into an accident with a compact car, they'll be more likely to risk the danger that tailgating entails. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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