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Of the ten professional tennis players who are generally considered the greatest of all time, six had no brothers or sisters. However, only a small portion of the general population is made up of such “only children.” Clearly, if you are a professional tennis player, you have a better chance of being considered among the greatest if you are an only child.

Which one of the following, if true, would undermine the argument in the passage?
(A) Some great tennis players never play professionally.
(B) Ascribing “greatness” to tennis players is necessarily subjective.
(C) Among all professional tennis players, seven out of ten have no brothers or sisters.
(D) An only child tends to be better at individual sports than at team sports.
(E) Parents who have only one child have more time to invest in the child’s tennis career than do other parents.

Please explain your answers.
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Re: CR 1000: Professional tennis players [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 08:03
eyunni wrote:
Of the ten professional tennis players who are generally considered the greatest of all time, six had no brothers or sisters. However, only a small portion of the general population is made up of such “only children.” Clearly, if you are a professional tennis player, you have a better chance of being considered among the greatest if you are an only child.

Which one of the following, if true, would undermine the argument in the passage?
(A) Some great tennis players never play professionally.
(B) Ascribing “greatness” to tennis players is necessarily subjective.
(C) Among all professional tennis players, seven out of ten have no brothers or sisters.
(D) An only child tends to be better at individual sports than at team sports.
(E) Parents who have only one child have more time to invest in the child’s tennis career than do other parents.

Please explain your answers.


Straight C. The argument implies that being an only child increases one's chances of being considered great. However, if the coterie of professional tennis players itself is comprised of PREDOMINANTLY single child individuals, then it is no surprise that there are MORE single child individuals who are being considered great.

It's a bit twisted..but the other choices are completely wasted anyway.
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Re: CR 1000: Professional tennis players [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 08:52
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eyunni wrote:
Of the ten professional tennis players who are generally considered the greatest of all time, six had no brothers or sisters. However, only a small portion of the general population is made up of such “only children.” Clearly, if you are a professional tennis player, you have a better chance of being considered among the greatest if you are an only child.

Which one of the following, if true, would undermine the argument in the passage?
(A) Some great tennis players never play professionally.
(B) Ascribing “greatness” to tennis players is necessarily subjective.
(C) Among all professional tennis players, seven out of ten have no brothers or sisters.
(D) An only child tends to be better at individual sports than at team sports.
(E) Parents who have only one child have more time to invest in the child’s tennis career than do other parents.

Please explain your answers.


Straight C. The argument implies that being an only child increases one's chances of being considered great. However, if the coterie of professional tennis players itself is comprised of PREDOMINANTLY single child individuals, then it is no surprise that there are MORE single child individuals who are being considered great.

It's a bit twisted..but the other choices are completely wasted anyway.


That was a good one. OA is indeed C. I was wondering how on earth can (C) be correct. There was one reason.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 09:40
just to add to the explanation...in general prof. tennis player ..single childs are 70% while in top 10 players the % is only 60. Hence C obviously weakens the claim...btw..rest choices..are crap..hence C can also come by POE
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Re: CR 1000: Professional tennis players [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 19:13
This was a good SC. Overlooked C and choose E!!
Re: CR 1000: Professional tennis players   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2007, 19:13
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