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All of John's friends say they know someone who has smoked [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 05:12
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All of John's friends say they know someone who has smoked 40 cigarettes a day for the past 40 years and yet who is really fit and well. John does not know anyone like that and it is quite certain that he is not unique among his friends in this respect.
If the statements in the passage are true, then which one of the following must also be true? (A) Smoking often lie about how much they smoke.
(B) People often knowingly exaggerate without intending to lie.
(C) All John's friends know the same lifelong heavy smoker.
(D) Most of John's friends are not telling the truth.
(E) Some of John's friends are not telling the truth.
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 05:49
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 06:04
I would go for D..
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 09:55
- Since, John is not unique, some of the friends must not know the smoker, so some of them are lying.

(A) Smoking often lie about how much they smoke.
- No relation.

(B) People often knowingly exaggerate without intending to lie.
- No relation.

(C) All John's friends know the same lifelong heavy smoker.
-'Lifelong heavy smoker' is never mentioned in passage.

(D) Most of John's friends are not telling the truth.
- We can not conclude on 'most' part.

(E) Some of John's friends are not telling the truth.
-My take. This one is the answer.


Can you please confirm ?
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 11:24
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- Since, John is not unique, some of the friends must not know the smoker, so some of them are lying.

(A) Smoking often lie about how much they smoke.
- No relation.

(B) People often knowingly exaggerate without intending to lie.
- No relation.

(C) All John's friends know the same lifelong heavy smoker.
-'Lifelong heavy smoker' is never mentioned in passage.
Here I think Lifelong Smoker represent the same guy who is smoking for 40 years.
But option is still incorrect because if all his friend know the gu then he will become unique among the friends which is not true. So this is incorrect.


(D) Most of John's friends are not telling the truth.
- We can not conclude on 'most' part.
Agree that most is close to all. Some is better as mentioned in E.
This is because for John not to be unique ==> we need only some friends who knows (..) not most of them.


(E) Some of John's friends are not telling the truth.
-My take. This one is the answer.


Can you please confirm ?

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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 19:39
Hss to be within D or E.

I go with D.. OA pls
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 19:46
E because "he is not unique" means some of his friends do not know that fact, but the stem says "all of his friends know". So some of his friends must lie...
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 21:03
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Re: John's friends [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 01:23
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Has to be E Since
Arg 1) "All of John's friends say they know someone ..."
Arg 2) "John does not know anyone like that and it is quite certain that he is not unique among his friends in this respect."

Since "all" of John;s friend say they know someone and John believe he doesn't know and he is not "unique" then definetely some of his friends are lying. :)
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