The use of automobile safety seats by children aged 4 and under has nearly doubled in the past 8 years. It is clear t...

VPH on February 26, 2020

Why is the correct Answer B?

Hello! Can someone please explain why the correct answer choice is B? I don't see how the number of accidents being the same strengthens the stilimus.

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Ravi on February 26, 2020


Let's take a look at (B).

(B) says, "The proportion of serious automobile accidents involving
child passengers has remained constant over the past 8 years."

(B) looks great, as it helps to strengthen the argument because it
keeps the proportion of kids who have been in serious car accidents
constant. If there were actually fewer children involved in car
accidents, then that could potentially explain the smaller rise of
child fatalities during the last 8 years, so (B) eliminates this
alternative possibility, thereby strengthening the argument.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!

VPH on February 26, 2020

Yes, it makes sense now. Thanks!