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Consumer income reports produced by the government [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 15:35
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Consumer income reports produced by the government distinguish between households and families by means of the following definition: "A family is a household containing a householder and at least one person related to the householder." Except for the homeless and people in group living quarters, most people live in households.

According to the definition above, which of the following must be true?

A All householders are members of families.
B All families include a householder.
C All of the people related to a householder form a family.
D Some people residing in group living quarters are members of families.
E Some homeless people reside in group living quarters.
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Re: CR: classic set theory [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 16:01
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Consumer income reports produced by the government distinguish between households and families by means of the following definition: "A family is a household containing a householder and at least one person related to the householder." Except for the homeless and people in group living quarters, most people live in households.

According to the definition above, which of the following must be true?

A All householders are members of families. (Not true)
B All families include a householder. (Should be true)
C All of the people related to a householder form a family. (Irrelevant)
D Some people residing in group living quarters are members of families. (Irrelevant)
E Some homeless people reside in group living quarters.(It is stated in the question)


B for me.

Whats OA ?
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Re: CR: classic set theory [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 19:00
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Consumer income reports produced by the government distinguish between households and families by means of the following definition: "A family is a household containing a householder and at least one person related to the householder." Except for the homeless and people in group living quarters, most people live in households.

According to the definition above, which of the following must be true?

A All householders are members of families.
B All families include a householder.
C All of the people related to a householder form a family.
D Some people residing in group living quarters are members of families.
E Some homeless people reside in group living quarters.


B seems to be most relevant. I will go for B. whats OA?
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Re: CR: classic set theory [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 19:39
From above definition, a family contains householder and at least one person related to the house holder. In other words, a family contains at least one house holder and a person related to the house holder.

A All householders are members of families. (Definitely goes way out of the definition – Family contains a householder and one person related to the Householder - eliminate it)

B All families include a householder. (Hold it)

C All of the people related to a householder form a family. (Definitely not as per the argument)

D Some people residing in group living quarters are members of families. (May be / may not be – Eliminate it)

E Some homeless people reside in group living quarters. (Eliminate it)

Answer: B
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Re: CR: classic set theory [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:06
"B"

A is not possible because all householders might not be related to the householder ( at least one person as mentioned in the original sentence )

C,D,and E are out of scope.
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Re: CR: classic set theory [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2008, 15:07
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