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Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and 55 produce 65 pounds more garbage per year than they did in 1995. This increase has led to a higher percentage of the total garbage produced by all the age groups. This age group constitutes a growing percentage of the population, so it partially explains this rise.

Which of the following can be concluded from passage?

A. People over the age of 55 produce more garbage than people less than the age of 13.
B. Population has risen since 1995.
C. People between the age of 13 and 55 are more than half of current population.
D. Before 1995, people below age 13 and above age 55 produced higher percentage of total garbage than they do now.
E. People between the age of 13 and 55 produce more garbage than those below 13 or older than 55.
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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 12:45
C is my pick.
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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 21:39
my guess is E
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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 21:50
E, because in 1996, more people will turn 13, and will dispose more garbage...since the population is growing, we will see more people turning 13 than people becoming 56. Also we still have lot of people in 13-55 category.


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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 05:26
Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and 55 produce 65 pounds more garbage per year than they did in 1995. This increase has led to a higher percentage of the total garbage produced by all the age groups. This age group constitutes a growing percentage of the population, so it partially explains this rise.

Which of the following can be concluded from passage?

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A. People over the age of 55 produce more garbage than people less than the age of 13. ---> Nothing as such can be concluded from the passage.

B. Population has risen since 1995. ---> Not necessarily true. Even without any rise (i.e., constant growth rate) in population, we can still have the scenario described above.

C. People between the age of 13 and 55 are more than half of current population. ---> This cannot be concluded from the passage.

D. Before 1995, people below age 13 and above age 55 produced higher percentage of total garbage than they do now. ---> Irrelevant. What they did before 1995 is not relevant to the matter at hand.

E. People between the age of 13 and 55 produce more garbage than those below 13 or older than 55. ---> By process of elimination. We can also conclude this by the following: ...increase has led to a higher percentage.....by all the age groups...
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I too go for choice E.


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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 07:20
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Because the percentage of garbage produced by the people between the ages of 13 and 55 has increased, the percentage of garbage produced by those older than 55 and younger than 13 must have decreased. Choice D is the best answer.

I had to rethink this one and actually OA looks correct now.

D is saying if A+B+C = 100 in 1995 and now AND B increased now. A+C is less than what it was in 1995.
I believe E states a rise in B has led to an overall increase in A+B+C. So cannot conclude that B>A, B>C.
I believe that C states a rise in B has caused the increase and now B > 50%. Cannot conclude that either.
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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 19:29
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OA D.

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Because the percentage of garbage produced by the people between the ages of 13 and 55 has increased, the percentage of garbage produced by those older than 55 and younger than 13 must have decreased. Choice D is the best answer.

I had to rethink this one and actually OA looks correct now.

D is saying if A+B+C = 100 in 1995 and now AND B increased now. A+C is less than what it was in 1995.
I believe E states a rise in B has led to an overall increase in A+B+C. So cannot conclude that B>A, B>C.
I believe that C states a rise in B has caused the increase and now B > 50%. Cannot conclude that either.

Thanks for the OA & explanation ConkergMat!

As far as option E is concerned, I now think that it's wrong because it looks very generalised as no time frame has been specified (whether it holds true before 1995, in 1995 or recently).


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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 18:49
Between D&E I am inclined to E. Tks ConkerGmat
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Re: CR: Conclusion [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 13:26
agree with D. good one
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Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 19:24
Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and 55 produce 65 pounds more garbage per year now than they did in 1995. This increase has led to a higher percentage of the total garbage produced by all age groups. This age group constitutes a growing percentage of the population, so it partially explains this rise.

Which of the following can be concluded from the passage above?

a) People over the age of 55 produce less garbage than children below the age of 13.
b) The population has risen since 1995.
c) People between the ages of 13 and 55 are more than half of the current population.
d) Before 1995 people below the age of 13 and over the age of 55 produced a higher percentage of the total garbage than they do now.
e) People between the ages of 13 and 55 produce more garbage than those that are younger or older.
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 19:46
I go with B.

None of the other options can be concluded from the given information.
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 20:40
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Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and 55 produce 65 pounds more garbage per year now than they did in 1995. This increase has led to a higher percentage of the total garbage produced by all age groups. This age group constitutes a growing percentage of the population, so it partially explains this rise.

Which of the following can be concluded from the passage above?

a) People over the age of 55 produce less garbage than children below the age of 13.
b) The population has risen since 1995.
c) People between the ages of 13 and 55 are more than half of the current population.
d) Before 1995 people below the age of 13 and over the age of 55 produced a higher percentage of the total garbage than they do now.
e) People between the ages of 13 and 55 produce more garbage than those that are younger or older.

some info: 13-55 produce 65pds > 1995. increase lead to higher % total garbage by all age groups. this group seems to be growing.

It seems it is B because the passage says it constitus a growing percentage of population. E is tempting but there's no data behind it
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 20:59
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Recent studies show that people between the ages of 13 and 55 produce 65 pounds more garbage per year now than they did in 1995. This increase has led to a higher percentage of the total garbage produced by all age groups. This age group constitutes a growing percentage of the population, so it partially explains this rise.

Which of the following can be concluded from the passage above?

a) People over the age of 55 produce less garbage than children below the age of 13. No information is given regarding the difference between people over the age of 55 or below the age of 13
b) The population has risen since 1995. Only the age group 13-55's percentage of the population grew.It doesn't necessarily mean an increase in total population
c) People between the ages of 13 and 55 are more than half of the current population. Can't say
d) Before 1995 people below the age of 13 and over the age of 55 produced a higher percentage of the total garbage than they do now. If the % of the total garbage produced by people between 13 and 55 increased % of the total garbage produced by the rest of the population would have reduced since 1995
e) People between the ages of 13 and 55 produce more garbage than those that are younger or older.
We know that percentage of the total garbage produced by age group 13-55 > any age group (not the total percentage of all the remaining age groups). Suppose if there are 3 age groups like below. This is false
13-55- 40% of the total garbage <13 - 30% >55 -30%



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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 22:38
Was down to B and C. But B couldnt convince me as the pupulation could still remain the same while the no of people between age 13 -- 55 can grow.

So IMO C. OA Please
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 22:59
My choice is D.
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 00:52
Why not E?
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 03:11
None of the options seem convincing. Please provide the OA.
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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 04:38
I am going with E.

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Re: Garbage [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 05:19
I think E what is OA.
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