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# Mary Anne prefers Business Psychology to Introductory

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08 Feb 2011, 09:18
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Mary Anne prefers Business Psychology to Introductory Physics. She likes Business Psychology, however, less than she likes American Literature. She actually finds American Literature preferable to any other college course, and she dislikes Inductive Statistics more than she dislikes Introductory Physics.

All of the following statements can be inferred from the information above EXCEPT:

(A) Mary Anne prefers American Literature to Business Psychology.

(B) Mary Anne likes Business Psychology better than she likes Inductive Statistics.

(3) Given a choice between Advanced Calculus and American Literature, Mary Anne is likely to choose the latter.

(D) Given a choice between World History and Introductory Physics, Mary Anne is likely to choose the former.

(E) Mary Anne likes Introductory Physics less than she likes Business Psychology.
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08 Feb 2011, 14:48
D. No mention of World History vs. Introductory Physics in the passage.
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08 Feb 2011, 15:02
Simple method -

Order of the Highest Liked to the least according to the passage

1) American Literature ( The Most Liked)
3)Introductory Phsyics(Third in Rank)
4)Inductive Statistics(4 Rank but not for certain the least liked of all courses)

The flaw here is .. We do NOT know the place of World History ( No Mention) and We do know that Introductory Physics is not the least liked.
Ans : D
For that matter even If we had a choice that said -'' She likes World History more than Inductive Statistics'' , We still can NOT Infer that . Cos we do NOT for certain ( Unlike American Literature) know that Inductive Statistics is the least liked.

Also , the statement C is derived ONLY on the basis of AMERICAN LITERATURE being shown as the most prefered of all courses .

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08 Feb 2011, 21:21
But advanced calculus also wasn't mentioned
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08 Feb 2011, 23:49
Lolaergasheva wrote:
But advanced calculus also wasn't mentioned

True , that could be also taken into account , but more Importantly the Paragraph is the source for us to Analyze.

Lolaergasheva wrote:
Mary Anne prefers Business Psychology to Introductory Physics. She likes Business Psychology, however, less than she likes American Literature. She actually finds American Literature preferable to any other college course, and she dislikes Inductive Statistics more than she dislikes Introductory Physics.

All of the following statements can be inferred from the information above EXCEPT:

(A) Mary Anne prefers American Literature to Business Psychology.

(B) Mary Anne likes Business Psychology better than she likes Inductive Statistics.

(3) Given a choice between Advanced Calculus and American Literature, Mary Anne is likely to choose the latter.

(D) Given a choice between World History and Introductory Physics, Mary Anne is likely to choose the former.

(E) Mary Anne likes Introductory Physics less than she likes Business Psychology.

Lets suppose, In the given para the Line I have put in Bold/ Blue is not given. Then how would you determine whether Option (3) could be Inferred or NOT! Sometimes a mere ''NO Mention'' of a subject does not Guarantee us the right to Eliminate the Option.

Hope that helps.

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09 Feb 2011, 02:20
D it is. No mention of world history anywhere.
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