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Critical Reasoning: Paradox Questions

The Japanese Gardens' coral reef, situated in the western tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is considered one of the most beautiful reefs on earth, contains many fish which are indigenous to it, and exhibits a unique construction of the subterranean landscape. However, it is not among the list of the 50 most visited diving areas.

All of the following may help resolve the seeming discrepancy above EXCEPT:

Incorrect.

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If most of the divers come from North and South America and the place in question is in the Arabian Peninsula, the distance between the two may make it a less likely choice, and so can help resolve the apparent discrepancy.

Incorrect.

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If one can only go to the Japanese Gardens during two months of the year, there is less of a chance that he or she will go there. This definitely helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy.

Incorrect.

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If only highly experienced divers can dive in a diving resort, all the less experienced divers will have to dive elsewhere. This helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy between the many attractions of the resort and the relatively few visitors it receives.

Incorrect.

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Accessibility can affect the decision to dive in a specific resort. We are hinted of this by the fact that almost all of the primary diving areas can be reached from the shore. This helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy between the many attractions of the resort and the relatively few visitors it receives.

Right on!

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If many of the diving areas require at least two weeks of training, the fact that the Japanese Gardens also requires training does not help to explain why other sites were chosen over it by most divers. This answer choice does not help resolve the paradox and is therefore the correct one.

Most of the world's divers are from the Americas, over 7000 miles away from the Arabian Peninsula.
Due to severe underwater currents throughout most of the year, the Japanese Gardens can only be accessed during two months of the year.
Diving in the Japanese Gardens requires a high level of expertise.
While the vast majority of the diving areas on the 50 most visited diving areas' list are accessible from the beach, the Japanese gardens can only be accessed from a boat.
As in many of the diving areas on the 50 most visited diving areas' list, one must train for at least two weeks before one can dive in the Japanese Gardens.