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Gabriella on August 26, 2018

LR QUESTION 17 (1991)

Why is the correct answer choice A instead of B? The answer asks for an answer that conflicts, however, A directly CONTRADICTS the passage.

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Gabriella on August 26, 2018

October 1991 LR1 Q17

Avi on May 26, 2020

Great question Gabriella. I also struggled with this one and I picked answer B. The reason that A isn't correct is because we don't know the number of deaths in 1950. All we know is the percentages of 9/1000. According to this, it is possible that there were very few skiers in 1950, less than 300 would result in less deaths than 3. What we do know is that there is a higher percentage of deaths, based on the end of the passage. Hope that helps.

Karen on February 3 at 10:42PM

I picked A also because the passage states there were 9 accidents per 1000 on the slopes in 1950 (it doesn't mention deaths) and 3 in 1980. Although it doesn't specifically say per 1000, since it doesn't say otherwise, that's what I think it means.

Karen on February 3 at 10:45PM

If it means 3 total, then it still contradicts the information in the passage.

Ravi on February 4 at 11:48AM

A doesn't work because we cannot conclude anything about numbers from information about percentages, so this answer could be true. We don't have enough info about it.

B is correct because we know that a greater proportion of skiing injuries on the slopes occurred in the 1950s, so someone in the 1950s was more likely to be injured on the ski slopes. This has to be false.