aren't you a little bit hurry?
E ?? ........
am I right or wrong?
you are right
but i was wrong, since i chose (b)
. anyway, here is the explanation:
let's paraphrase the three points of this inference question:
(1) conjunctivitis (or pinkeye, for those of you who want to know) was more common than glaucoma;
(2) glaucoma affects older people, but conjunctivitis affects everyone; and
(3) people are getting older. from this information, we know that since the average age of americans will rise, then the average age of pinkeye sufferers will also rise; (e) is the best choice. people have better success on this problem by ruling out the alternatives. (a) and (b) are opposites of each other. we don't know which disease will be more common, so they're both out. (c) is also tempting, but we don't know if it will the case. what if some new wonder drug is invented? and we most certainly know nothing about (d); most americans
is awfully extremen.