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In the course of her researches, a historian recently found two documents mentioning the same person, Erich Schnitzer. One, dated May 3, 1739, is a record of Schnitzer's arrest for peddling without a license. The second, undated, is a statement by Schnitzer asserting that he has been peddling off and on for 20 years.
The facts above best suppport which of the following conclusions?
A) Schnitzer started peddling around 1719
B) Schnitzer was arrested repeatedly for peddling
C) The undated document was written before 1765
D) The arrest record was written after the undated document
E) The arrest record provides better evidence that Schnitzer peddled than does the undated document
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2005, 16:50
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My bad!!!

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2005, 17:34
E is the best choice.

A) We can't tell if Schnitzer's statement was made prior to the arrest of after
B) We catn't tell if that's the case
C) Not supported by passage
D) Can't tell
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2005, 19:13
ywilfred wrote:
E is the best choice.

A) We can't tell if Schnitzer's statement was made prior to the arrest of after
B) We catn't tell if that's the case
C) Not supported by passage
D) Can't tell


OA is C. This was from one of the paper tests.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2005, 20:50
Indeed C it is.
E does not quite tell us which one is better!
But c says before 1965 - so 20 years either way from 1939, has to before 1965. SO C is the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 07:17
Just do the math and C becomes a simple answer.
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