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Reading Comprehension: Application Questions

The relationship between gas prices and the operating costs of air travel is most similar to which of the following?

Incorrect.

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An increase in the cost of healthcare causes a decrease in the number of people who can afford it.

Incorrect.

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An increase in the number of cars causes the quality of the air to decrease.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice presumes that if more books were sold in an area, each person in that area bought and read more books. However, it is possible that a specific population (for example, professors) bought and read more books.

Incorrect.

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An increase in the price of flights does not directly impact the prices of hotels near the airport.

Good!

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The higher a student's grades, the better chances he or she has of being accepted to a university.

the number of cars in a city and the quality of its air
the cost of healthcare and the number of people who can afford it
the number of books sold in an area and the level of education of its population
the price of flights and the price of a hotel near the airport
the grades of a given student and his or her chances of being accepted to a university