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# At Happywell, Inc., last year the average annual salary for

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At Happywell, Inc., last year the average annual salary for [#permalink]  02 Mar 2006, 11:03
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At Happywell, Inc., last year the average annual salary for dieticians was \$50,000, while the average annual salary for physical therapists was \$42,000. The average annual salary for all Happywell employees last year was \$40,000.

If the information above is correct, which one of the following conclusions can properly be drawn on the basis of it?

(A) There were more physical therapists than dieticians at Happywell last year.
(B) There was no dietician at Happy well last year who earned less than the average for a physical therapist.
(C) At least one Happywell employee earned less than the average for a physical therapist last year.
(D) At least one physical therapist earned less than the lowest-paid Happywell dietician last year.
(E) At least one dietician earned more than the highest-paid Happywell physical therapist last year.
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C is the only one that makes sense. Since average is 40,000 which is less than 42,000, there has to be at least one person less than 42,000 for the avg to be lower.
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IMO C
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one more vote for C
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(C) At least one Happywell employee earned less than the average for a physical therapist last year. Certainly there needs to be atleast one such employee for the average of all employees to be less than the averages of the two categories mentioned in the argument. So C is the right answer

I could probably illustrate each wrong answer with examples, but this is the verbal section, isn't it?
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Has to be C!
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C for me
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