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March 4, 2014



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

Since the 1950s, jets have steadily replaced smaller propeller planes as the preferred method of transportation within the island nation of Kawaii. Jets are quieter and more comfortable for passengers, and can fly faster and higher. The fuel efficiency of jets has steadily improved as much as 70% since the 1950s, and travel at cruising altitude is especially efficient, as motion relies mainly on aerodynamics. However, turboprop planes are now enjoying a resurgence in Kawaii, replacing jets for short trips between the islands.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain why turboprop planes are enjoying a resurgence in Kawaii?
(A) Because trips within Kawaii are relatively short, planes spend little time at cruising altitude.
(B) As jets have become more popular, their increased price has erased the financial advantages of their fuel efficiency.
(C) Turboprop planes have also enjoyed a resurgence in other island nations, especially those with extreme climates.
(D) Many of the independent airlines that once served Kawaii have been purchased by larger multinational airlines.
(E) Due to Kawaii's remote location, jet fuel is more expensive there than in most other parts of the world.


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