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If there are more oak trees in Oregon than there are leaves [#permalink]
16 Apr 2012, 20:41
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If there are more oak trees in Oregon than there are leaves on any one Oregon oak tree, and if every Oregon oak tree has at least one leaf, then ______. Which of the following most logically completes the passage? (A) the average number of oak tree leaves per Oregon oak tree must be less than half the number of Oregon oak trees.
(B) there are fewer leaves on at least one Oregon oak tree than half the number of those trees.
(C) there must be at least two oak trees in Oregon with the same number of leaves.
(D) there must be at least as many Oregon oak trees with half as many leaves as the Oregon tree with the most leaves, as there are Oregon oak trees with twice as many leaves as the Oregon oak tree with the fewest leaves.
(E) there must be more oak trees than any other type of tree in Oregon.
In an inference question , you have to stick very close to the premises.
Here the answer is (C) let's say there is an one oak tree in Oregon which has one leaf . Then there must be at least one more oak tree because the no of oak trees in oregon exceed the number of leaves in one oak tree . This second oak tree must have at least one leaf based on the premises ( it may have more than one leaf but it should have at least one leaf) . This you must have at least two oak trees
Re: If there are more oak trees in Oregon than there are leaves [#permalink]
22 Jun 2012, 16:51
IMO C. Keywords-"atleast" When a question ask about maximum and minimum, verify the extremes, none of the answer talks about the extremes except D&E,in which D deals with the ambiguous numbers and E with other trees so are irrelevant . I agree with "OldFritz" for his reasoning.
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