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Q12 for similar cars and drivers automobile insurance

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q12: For similar cars and drivers, automobile insurance for collision damage has always cost more in Greatport than in Fairmont. Police studies, however, show that cars owned by Greatport residents are, on average, slightly less likely to be involved in a collision than cars in Fairmont. Clearly, therefore, insurance companies are making a greater profit on collision-damage insurance in Greatport than in Fairmont. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? A. Repairing typical collision damage does not cost more in Greatport than in Fairmont. B. There are no more motorists in Greatport than in Fairmont. C. Greatport residents who have been in a collision are more likely to report it to their insurance company than Fairmont residents are. D. Fairmont and Greatport are the cities with the highest collision-damage insurance rates. E. The insurance companies were already aware of the difference in the likelihood of collisions before the publication of the police reports. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q13: Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making fuel efficiency a priority when shopping for cars. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q14: 7
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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines. A. the numbers of tucks alone B. that number of trucks alone C. the number of trucks by themselves D. as many trucks themselves E. as many trucks by themselves ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q15: FastMart, a convenience store chain, is planning to add pancake syrup to the items it sells. FastMart stores do not have shelf space to stock more than one variety of syrup. Surveys of FastMart customers indicate that one-fourth of them prefer low-calorie syrup, while three-fourths prefer regular syrup. Since FastMart’s highest priority is to maximize sales, the obvious strategy for it is to stock regular syrup. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument? A: People buying pancake syrup at convenience stores, unlike those buying it at supermarkets, generally buy it only a few times. B. People who prefer low-calorie syrup generally use about the same amount of syrup on their pancakes as those who prefer regular syrup.
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