The temperature in Taychester is always at least 10 degrees lower than the temperature in Charlesville. However, the ...

Sidra on August 21, 2019

Please explain

Can you please explain why B ic correct? If the temperature in Charlesville drops at night, wouldn't that explain why average residents of Charlesville spends 10 to 20 percent more on winter heating expenses than the average resident of Taychester?

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Irina on August 21, 2019


(B) does not help because we are talking about relative temperatures, and the stimulus tells us that "the temperature in T is always at least 10 degrees lower than in C", so even if temperatures in C drop steeply at night, T is still 10 degrees colder than C, so why are C residents paying more for heating than C? Also, night temperatures are irrelevant to winter heating expenses.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

GabbyS on August 4, 2021

I understand why B is correct but how does A resolve the Paradox

Emil-Kunkin on June 26, 2023

A explains why one group spend extra heating their homes, if I have to spend more to keep my home warm due to heat loss than someone else that would explain why my spending is greater.