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Financial success does not guarantee happiness. This claim [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 06:21
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Financial success does not guarantee happiness. This claim is not mere proverbial wisdom but a fact verified by statistics. In a recently concluded survey, only one-third of the respondents who claimed to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy.

Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the conclusion drawn from the survey results?

(A) The respondents who reported financial success were, for the most part, financially successful.
(B) Financial success was once thought to be necessary for happiness but is no longer considered a prerequisite for happiness.
(C) Many of the respondents who claimed not to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy five years ago.
(D) Many of the respondents who failed to report financial success were in fact financially successful.
(E) Most of the respondents who reported they were unhappy were in fact happy.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:11
boh,
really unsure bout this one.

I'd pick D, although the reasoning is equally plump as in E. D means, that there were actually more people who were financially successful, and therefore there is a posibility, that a lot more were happy than actually known...

Other answers are all kinda vague to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:14
E)...
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:16
oh no...its A)...it supports the accuracy of the group...
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:19
christoph wrote:
oh no...its A)...


hahah f§$K... true A) clearly

d a m n sometimes takes a while entangle the gist... practise practise practise
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Re: CR- Happy [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:22
It should be A.

if the respondents who reported financial success were in fact financially successful, then only the statement "Financial success does not guarantee happiness" is true and a fact verified by statistics otherwise not. so, to verify this fact the respondents who reported financial success were, for the most part, financially successful.
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Re: CR- Happy [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:31
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Financial success does not guarantee happiness. This claim is not mere proverbial wisdom but a fact verified by statistics. In a recently concluded survey, only one-third of the respondents who claimed to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy.

Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the conclusion drawn from the survey results?

(A) The respondents who reported financial success were, for the most part, financially successful.
(B) Financial success was once thought to be necessary for happiness but is no longer considered a prerequisite for happiness.
(C) Many of the respondents who claimed not to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy five years ago.
(D) Many of the respondents who failed to report financial success were in fact financially successful.
(E) Most of the respondents who reported they were unhappy were in fact happy.


Well, guess that if you picked D at first , it means you understand that the group of respondents is a mix of " financial successful" and " not financial successful" ....this is wrong if we read it carefully...."who..." indicate that the group is a sheer one of "financial successful" people ...Thus, D can't be correct . It should be A.
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Re: CR- Happy [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:33
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Antmavel wrote:
Financial success does not guarantee happiness. This claim is not mere proverbial wisdom but a fact verified by statistics. In a recently concluded survey, only one-third of the respondents who claimed to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy.

Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the conclusion drawn from the survey results?

(A) The respondents who reported financial success were, for the most part, financially successful.
(B) Financial success was once thought to be necessary for happiness but is no longer considered a prerequisite for happiness.
(C) Many of the respondents who claimed not to have achieved financial success reported that they were happy five years ago.
(D) Many of the respondents who failed to report financial success were in fact financially successful.
(E) Most of the respondents who reported they were unhappy were in fact happy.


Well, guess that if you picked D at first , it means you understand that the group of respondents is a mix of " financial successful" and " not financial successful" ....this is wrong if we read it carefully...."who..." indicate that the group is a sheer one of "financial successful" people ...Thus, D can't be correct . It should be A.


TRUE!! ;) that was exactly what I was thinking! thx, gonna try to keep an eye on the detail
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:38
I got A.

A. is assuming that the other 2 third who did not claim to have achieved financial success are happy or they are actually not financially successful.
either way if those who claimed to be financially successful, are actually successful, then it strengthens the conclusion.
B. is totally out of scope
C. those who are not financially successful were happy 5 years ago, does help us resolve anything.
D. Is a trap. if most people who failed to report financial success are in fact suceessful, there will be a lot of happy people who are financially successful.
so it weakens the conclusion.
E. also weakens the conclusion
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 07:56
I'll pick A.

No other answer can be acceptable.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 09:44
I also got A since it bolster the claim.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2005, 18:22
no OE
but OA is A
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