A study of ticket sales at a summer theater festival found that people who bought tickets to individual plays had a no-show rate of less than 1 percent, while those who paid in advance for all ten plays being performed that summer had a no-show rate of nearly 30 percent. This may be at least in part because the greater the awareness customers retain about the cost of an item, the more likely they are to use it.
Which of the following would, if true, best serve as an alternative explanation of the results of the study?
A The price per ticket was slightly cheaper for those who bought all ten tickets in advance.
B Many people who attended the theater festival believed strongly that they should support it financially.
C Those who attended all ten plays became eligible for a partial refund.
D Usually, people who bought tickets to individual plays did so immediately prior to each performance that they attended.
E People who arrived just before the performance began could not be assured of obtaining seats in a preferred location.
我想问这道题的问题说serve as an alternative explanation这是削弱题吗？我怎么觉得是说提出与题中的观点一致的另外一种说法而已呢？