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Census data for Prenland show that unmarried Prenlandic men [#permalink]
15 Jul 2004, 09:36
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Census data for Prenland show that unmarried Prenlandic men in their thirties outnumber unmarried Prenlandic women in that age group by about ten to one. Most of these men do wish to marry. Clearly, however, unless many of them marry women who are not Prenlandic, all but a minority will remain unmarried.
The argument makes which of the following assumptions?
(A)It is unlikely that many of these unmarried Prenlandic men will marry women more than a few years older than themselves.
(B)Most of the unmarried Prenlandic men are unwilling to marry women who are not Prenlandic
The assumption is that the set of men that is compared is going to marry the given set of women. Only if this happens would the argument hold. If the set of men married older (or younger) women, we would not be able to say if they would remain unmarried or not, because we do not know abt the older (or younger) women of that area.
It is A. You neagte B and the conclusion will not hold true.
Why is A correct,
For all to get married, they have to go outside of their region, Since many of the men will not go outside, they will remain unmarried. the most important part of the assumption is that women should be in the same category. B does not talk about it.
Last edited by Bhai on 16 Jul 2004, 11:32, edited 1 time in total.