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Critical Reasoning: Paradox Questions

Converting a vehicle from running on petrol to running on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is relatively inexpensive. A vehicle that has been converted in such a way is also friendly to the environment. Nevertheless, only a few people choose to convert their vehicles so that they run on LPG.

All of the following resolve the seeming discrepancy above EXCEPT

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This answer choice does not resolve the paradox - it emphasizes the paradox, providing yet another advantage of LPG conversion and making it harder to understand why people don't convert their cars.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice resolves the paradox as it presents a drawback of the conversion to LPG. Expensive maintenance explains why only a few people convert their cars.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice resolves the paradox as it presents a limitation of the conversion to LPG which could explain why only a few people convert their cars - some of them simply cannot because their cars are too old or have too large a motor. Remember, we are looking for a statement that does not solve the paradox.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice presents a negative aspect of having an LPG car. Therefore, it further justifies why people are not taking up LPG for their cars. Remember, we are looking for a statement that does not solve the paradox.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice resolves the paradox, but we're looking for a statement which does not. If the LPG cars break down often, then it becomes clear why only a few people are buying them.

Few gas stations sell LPG.
Converted cars tend to break down more often.
Only cars that were manufactured after 1995 and whose motors are relatively compact can undergo such conversion.
LPG is cheaper than regular gasoline.
The maintenance of converted vehicles is more expensive.