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Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton

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Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton

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Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton train service because low ridership caused total fares collected to be substantially lower than the cost of operating the service. However, the number of people living in communities near the Somerton train line has increased significantly this year. Therefore, potential ridership must also have increased, and so there is a good chance that restoring the Somerton train service this year would not result in serious deficits.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the rail executive's argument?

A)Once rail service along a given route has been discontinued, there are substantial start-up costs associated with restoring service along that route.
B)Most potential Somerton riders are unwilling to pay more for the train service than riders paid last year.
C)Very few of the Somerton line's former daily commuters find the means of transportation that they now use as satisfactory as the train service had been.
D)After the train service was discontinued last year, several stores and factories in Somerton went out of business and their properties have remained vacant.
E)Several retail businesses that once each had a single store, located in the Somerton business district near the train station,now also have branches that are conveniently located in communities near Somerton

Please explain your line of reasoning

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NandishSS wrote:
Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton train service because low ridership caused total fares collected to be substantially lower than the cost of operating the service. However, the number of people living in communities near the Somerton train line has increased significantly this year. Therefore, potential ridership must also have increased, and so there is a good chance that restoring the Somerton train service this year would not result in serious deficits.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the rail executive's argument?

A)Once rail service along a given route has been discontinued, there are substantial start-up costs associated with restoring service along that route.
B)Most potential Somerton riders are unwilling to pay more for the train service than riders paid last year.
C)Very few of the Somerton line's former daily commuters find the means of transportation that they now use as satisfactory as the train service had been.
D)After the train service was discontinued last year, several stores and factories in Somerton went out of business and their properties have remained vacant.
E)Several retail businesses that once each had a single store, located in the Somerton business district near the train station,now also have branches that are conveniently located in communities near Somerton

Please explain your line of reasoning

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Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton train service because low ridership caused total fares collected to be substantially lower than the cost of operating the service. However, the number of people living in communities near the Somerton train line has increased significantly this year. Therefore, potential ridership must also have increased, and so there is a good chance that restoring the Somerton train service this year would not result in serious deficits.

My reasoning: Somerton train service faced deficit caused by low ridership.
    Now,Somerton train service will not face deficit because of expected high ridership


So, correct answer will strengthen the likelihood of getting high ridership

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the rail executive's argument?

A)Once rail service along a given route has been discontinued, there are substantial start-up costs associated with restoring service along that route. .......>Weakened the Rail Executive's argument
B)Most potential Somerton riders are unwilling to pay more for the train service than riders paid last year. ......>Weakened the Rail Executive's argument
C)Very few of the Somerton line's former daily commuters find the means of transportation that they now use as satisfactory as the train service had been. Correct
D)After the train service was discontinued last year, several stores and factories in Somerton went out of business and their properties have remained vacant. .......>Irrelevant to the scope of the argument
E)Several retail businesses that once each had a single store, located in the Somerton business district near the train station,now also have branches that are conveniently located in communities near Somerton .......>Weakened the Rail Executive's argument

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Conclusion: Somerton train service will be in profits this year because the living in communities near Somerton have increased significantly.
The argument states that Somerton train service was in serious deficits because of low ridership. Now that people living near Somerton have increase, Officials think that restoring Somerton train service is a good idea and it would be profitable. This is only possible if people living near Somerton prefer train rides over other transport. Increase in number of people living near Somerton will increase the revenue of Somerton train service only if those additional people take train rides.
Choice C states that only few people find any other transportation mode as efficient as good as train service. So, they are supposed to take train rides if the Somerton train service is restored. This statement best strengthens the argument. Hence, C is the answer.

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