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. There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.
Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?
(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade.
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year.
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 16:51
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If the number of people waiting to adopt is increasing, it implies that are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt.
B - Doesn't give useful info.
C - Weakens
D - Irrelevant
E - Irrelevant
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Re: CR:adoption [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 19:12
A for strnthening

B-no use
C-ireelavant
D-irrelevant
E-out of scope


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. There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.
Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?
(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade.
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year.
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents.
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Re: CR:adoption [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 20:40
no guys C doesnot weaken the argument but actually strenthens. A is easy trap.

suppose there are 400 children available in x year for adoptation and the number of couples waiting fore the adoption is lets say 60. in year x1, 700 children available for adoption and the number of couples ready for the adoption are 62. it doesnot strengthen the argument/conclusion. SO A is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2005, 23:09
its C...whats the OA
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 00:23
The author says that there are fewer children available for adoption and in support of this, he also says that only 50,000 adoption happened.

Here he is saying that this 50,000 is the number of children available for adoption, which is explained in (C).

Therefore, (C) is the answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 12:39
D ! This shows big demand !
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 18:36
I also got C.

If supply gets exhausted then demand is more.
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Re: CR:adoption [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 09:06
gmacvik wrote:
. There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.
Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?
(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade.
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year.
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents.


The answer is C. The argument clearly states that "There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt"
Then there are 2 million couples waiting to adopt and only 50000 were adopted. C say that the no. of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the no. of children available in that period. This clearly strngthens the conclusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 09:48
For me C is true correct answer. B D and E are all irrelevant. A is also irrelevant because the number of couple wanting to adopt could also have increased. It only remains C. If C is true, then all the children are adopted and the two millions of couples waiting for adotion must be a higher than the number of available children.
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