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 gcs4v333
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I don't understand how "when something valuable costs no money you get over-consumption and long lines" is the overall conclusion. It seems to support the idea that "What is needed is a system for charging people for the use of roads during rush hour. Then rush hour congestion will abate."

If you take out "when something valuable costs no money you get over-consumption and long lines" then that last sentence doesn't make any sense. Or, it makes sense, but there's no support for it. All you have is a problem, and a solution that doesn't have any principle to hang its hat on. What am I missing?
 Adam Tyson
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I think what you might be missing is the correct answer key, gcs4v333! :-) The correct answer to this question is D, a general claim made in support of the conclusion, and not E, the overall conclusion. I tagged this claim as a subordinate conclusion, based on the ice cream store evidence and supporting the claim about ruch hour congestion abating.

You got it right, and your analysis is good! You must have just looked at the wrong part of the answer key when checking into it. Happens to the best of us!
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I was really thrown by the phrase, "we learn from this that..." Does this indicate that the prior sentence is supporting what follows?

I kept trying to use the find the conclusion strategy and both ways made sense for me when deciding between the 2nd and 3rd sentences. What threw me was that phrase and I think I ended up confusing myself in the moment.
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I see now. I completely missed this one and must have been really tired toward the end of the section!

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