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Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, 1,431 pounds of food per year, 35 pounds more than in 1980. This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage above?
(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64.
(B) The population has risen since 1980.
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64.
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.


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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 19:33
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Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, 1,431 pounds of food per year, 35 pounds more than in 1980. This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage above?
(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64.
(B) The population has risen since 1980.
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64.
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.


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IMO,

"ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population"
--> means "%" 15-64 age increased" --> it infers that.. 15-64 eat more than rest ..

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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 19:41
Yup,clear E.
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 23:25
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, 1,431 pounds of food per year, 35 pounds more than in 1980. This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage above?
(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64. (Never mentioned)
(B) The population has risen since 1980. (Never mentioned)
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64. (Never mentioned)
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64. (Never mentioned)
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older. (can be inferred as there was an increasing share in this section and that was the reason for increase in food intake)

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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 07:59
Yep for the reasons explained above, I would go with E.
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 10:04
Clear E for this one...
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 20:18
Only when there are more number of children before 1980s, will the population share of persons between the age of 15 and 64 increase.

Doesn't D state the above fact???

E, just repeats what is said in the argument - The argument attributes the increase in the consumption of food to the increased number of persons between age 15 and 64. This means that persons between 15 and 64 eat more and this is no way an inference

Am I reading too much??

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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 04:45
@ unplugged
You really don't have to infer too much while looking for the answer, sometimes it is just a paraphrase of one of the premises as is in this case
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 10:36
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Option D could be otherwise too, where in people above 64 could also have outnumbered the ages of 15-64 thus D cannot be properly inferred where E can be properly inferred thus E

(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 01:43
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Re: Pounds of food per year [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 02:47
My answer is E.

E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.
can be clearly inferred from the paragraph
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