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If central business districts were restricted to commercial traffic, which includes taxis and buses, most personal cars

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If central business districts were restricted to commercial traffic, which includes taxis and buses, most personal cars would not enter urban centers. Such a reduction in traffic would reduce the risk of congestion and collisions in central business districts.

The conclusion drawn in the first sentence depends on which of the following assumptions?
 
A) Roads and parking facilities outside urban centers are as convenient as those in central business districts for personal cars.
B ) Most roads and parking facilities outside urban centers are not designed to handle commercial traffic.
C) Most personal cars are not used for commercial purposes.
D) Personal cars are more likely to cause congestion or be involved in collisions than commercial traffic.
E) A reduction in personal cars in central business districts would lead eventually to increases in commercial traffic.

 

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Its an assumption question, hence the answer will be one if wrong would break the argument. Asumption must be true

Premise : Central district -> only allow commercial traffic,
Conc :      Reduce congestion
we want something links our premise to the conclusion

 

A) OOS, may be true but does not affect our case
B) OOS
C) Possible, hold on
D) Possible, hold on 
E) not concerned right now
let us apply the negation 
C) Most personal cars are used as commercial traffic. This breaks the argument, if yes it would not lead premise to conclusion
D)  Personal cars are less likely to cause congestion or be involved in collisions than commercial traffic. Well, this does not change much, okay if they are less likely but does not convince 
hence answer is C

 

answered Jun 25, 2014 by Guru (5,599 points)
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