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On the basis of a decrease in the college-age population, many colleges now anticipate increasingly smaller freshman classes each year. Surprised by a 40 percent increase in qualified applicants over the previous year, however, administrators at Nice College now plan to hire more faculty for courses taken by all freshmen.
Which of the following statements about Nice Collegeâ€™s current qualified applicants, if true, would strongly suggest that the administratorsâ€™ plan is flawed?
(A) A substantially higher percentage than usual plan to study for advanced degrees after graduation from college.
(B) According to their applications, their level of participation in extracurricular activities and varsity sports is unusually high.
(C) According to their applications, none of them lives in a foreign country.
(D) A substantially lower percentage than usual rate Nice College as their first choice among the colleges to which they are applying.
(E) A substantially lower percentage than usual list mathematics as their intended major.
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19 Nov 2005, 20:06
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On the basis of a decrease in the college-age population, many colleges now anticipate increasingly smaller freshman classes each year. Surprised by a 40 percent increase in qualified applicants over the previous year, however, administrators at Nice College now plan to hire more faculty for courses taken by all freshmen.
Which of the following statements about Nice Collegeâ€™s current qualified applicants, if true, would strongly suggest that the administratorsâ€™ plan is flawed?
(A) A substantially higher percentage than usual plan to study for advanced degrees after graduation from college.
(B) According to their applications, their level of participation in extracurricular activities and varsity sports is unusually high.
(C) According to their applications, none of them lives in a foreign country.
(D) A substantially lower percentage than usual rate Nice College as their first choice among the colleges to which they are applying.
(E) A substantially lower percentage than usual list mathematics as their intended major.

D. The adminstrator's plan is flawed because it assumes all of the applicants will choose to come to Nice College.
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19 Nov 2005, 21:58
Yup, would choose D.

None of the answer choices, except for D, suggest that the plan is flawed.
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19 Nov 2005, 23:43
It should be D.
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20 Nov 2005, 08:46
D suggests that many applicants do not think nice college as first choice.
Less students are likely to come finally to nice college.
So answer is D
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21 Nov 2005, 08:50
D is the best.

If D is true, students who choose to attend the college will not increase.
--> HIring more faculty members it not neccesary
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21 Nov 2005, 09:48
D is my choice also. If not many students select or come to Nice then the hiring plan is flawed
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21 Nov 2005, 11:13
it is a clear D for me.
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21 Nov 2005, 12:17
i would choose also D since it explains why the administration plans are flawed.
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21 Nov 2005, 12:22
Another one for D
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10 Mar 2012, 11:40
I dont get Why not A...
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12 Mar 2012, 03:38
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I dont get Why not A...

A says 'higher percentage than usual plan to study for advanced degrees after graduation from college'. Nice college plan is not flawed if all the additional eligible folks choose to join Nice college. But we are not given anything so we cannot establish a conclusion whether college reasoning is flawed or not.

Answer choice D attacks the Nice's reasoning as it claims that these additional folks prefer Nice college as just an alternative.

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22 Mar 2012, 01:47
............d goes the only one
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22 Mar 2012, 13:42
Vote for D

if lower % have Nice college as first choice. It will weaken the plan "of administrators at Nice College to hire more faculty for courses taken by all freshmen"
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23 Mar 2012, 01:58
should be D as all applicant wont come to nice college
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02 Jan 2013, 04:26
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agarwalva wrote:
I dont get Why not A...

A says 'higher percentage than usual plan to study for advanced degrees after graduation from college'. Nice college plan is not flawed if all the additional eligible folks choose to join Nice college. But we are not given anything so we cannot establish a conclusion whether college reasoning is flawed or not.

Answer choice D attacks the Nice's reasoning as it claims that these additional folks prefer Nice college as just an alternative.

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even i had gone for A ... but D explains it better ...
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23 Oct 2016, 02:54
On the basis of a decrease in the college-age population, many colleges now anticipate increasingly smaller freshman classes each year. Surprised by a 40 percent increase in qualified applicants over the previous year, however, administrators at Nice College now plan to hire more faculties for courses taken by all freshmen.

Which of the following statements about Nice College’s current qualified applicants, if true, would strongly suggest that the administrators’ plan is flawed?

a. A substantially higher percentage than usual plan to study for advanced degrees after graduation from college.
b. According to their applications, their level of participation in extracurricular activities and varsity sports is unusually high.
c. According to their applications, none of them lives in a foreign country.
d. A substantially lower percentage than usual rate Nice College as their first choice among the colleges to which they are applying
e. A substantially lower percentage than usual list mathematics as their intended major.

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23 Oct 2016, 09:02
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