The reasoning behind the "literature" (line 9), as that reasoning is presented in the passage, is most analogous to t...

Eugenia on June 25, 2019

Why E?

Why is the answer to question 1 E? Thanks.

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Julie on September 6 at 04:53PM

I'm not sure if this is the best explanation for this answer choice, but I saw that in line 11 the literature being mentioned states that the law didn't have a significant impact. Since (E) states that the fare increase didn't significantly reduce the number of fares sold, it sounded like it paralleled what I pointed out earlier in line 11.

Irina on September 7 at 07:32PM

@Eugenia-Ouyang & @Julie,

The literature referred to in line 9 is described as arguing that "unless right-to-work laws significantly reduce union membership within the state, they have no effect" (lines 15-17). (E) parallels this description, stating that a fare increase does not significantly reduce the number of fares sold / does not significantly reduce union membership, hence the fare hike had no negative effective/ right-to-work laws have no effect.

Does this make sense?

Let me know if you have any further questions.